The British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM for the academic year 2022/23 have been announced by Imperial College London.
Imperial College London, in collaboration with the British Council, is awarding five fully funded scholarships to female students enrolled in a qualifying program from one of the countries specified in the Eligibility section. The Scholarships were established to address the under-representation of women in STEM fields. Applicants must demonstrate financial necessity as well as how they will inspire future generations of women to pursue STEM careers.
About the Scholarship:
Imperial College London is a top public research institution in the world and the UK’s only university dedicated solely to science, engineering, medicine, and business. Imperial College was founded in 1907 and now has students and faculty from over 140 nations, making it one of the world’s most international colleges. More than half of the students are from outside the UK, and more than a third are non-EU students from other countries. More than 100 undergraduate programmes and more than 150 postgraduate courses are available at Imperial. It provides a wide range of scholarships to worthy students and is one of the most financially generous institutions in the UK. Imperial College London has been awarded the Gold Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for its outstanding teaching, learning, and student achievements. It is one of the best colleges in the UK for job prospects. When compared to any other university in the UK, Imperial graduates are said to have the highest average starting salaries.
Imperial College’s primary teaching and research site is in South Kensington, London. The lively campus is surrounded by some of London’s most well-known landmarks, such as Kensington Palace and the Royal College of Music. The innovation cluster and postgraduate campus are located in White City and Silwood Park. Imperial’s top-ranking topics include medicine, computer science, electronics and electrical engineering, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering, and civil engineering. Imperial College is a strong community of world-class researchers and academics dedicated to teaching excellence, innovation, globally challenging and high-level interdisciplinary research, including Nobel laureates, Turing Award Winners, Fields Medallists, and Fellows of the Royal Society, Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The discovery of penicillin, the invention of holography, and the foundations of fiber optics are all examples of groundbreaking research related with the college. Imperial College was originally a component of the University of London and is now one of London’s best public universities. The institution became self-sufficient in 2007, but it has been serving as a history of research pioneers for a long time prior to that. Alexander Fleming, one of the infamous researchers, was an Imperial alumnus. Imperial College is dedicated to creating famous scientists, academicians, and researchers in a range of areas, having established a niche in the international education system for its significant research and teaching excellence. According to reports, more than 90% of Imperial graduates land their desired employment.
As a draw for international students, the college has a long list of well-known graduates, including Rajiv Gandhi, India’s sixth Prime Minister. It received the renowned Gold Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) award for its considerable attention on teaching and learning outcomes. Imperial College has been ranked among the top 10 universities in the world since 2017, according to statistics from renowned ranking providers such as QS, THE, The Guardian, and The Complete University Guide. Imperial College graduates are highly skilled, and employers around the world value the Imperial College degree. The Guardian ranking, which is well-known in the UK and evaluates universities on a variety of factors such as teaching quality, career possibilities, and student-staff ratio, has consistently put Imperial among the top 10 higher education institutions worldwide for the past five years. Imperial College London is consistently recognized as one of the world’s best institutions, with the majority of rankings placing it in the top ten worldwide. The MSc Management Program was ranked first in the UK and 12th in the world by the Financial Times in 2013, and the Imperial MBA was placed eighth in the UK, 15th in Europe, and 49th in the globe in a prior Financial Times MBA poll. Medicine, engineering, life sciences, and physical sciences, among other subjects, all perform extraordinarily well on a national basis. Imperial College London now includes 20 halls of residence, practically all of which are located in the London neighborhoods of South Kensington and Chelsea. New Imperial first-year undergraduate students are given priority in terms of availability, as they are assured a spot in a college residence. The bulk of older students and postgraduates live in the private sector, with Imperial College’s private housing division providing assistance.
Imperial offers a variety of campuses in London and the South East, all of which have excellent transportation connections and are easily accessible by public transportation. The main campus is in London’s South Kensington, close to the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum, and Science Museum. Three of the UK’s largest airports are close to the university. Special services connect Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted airports.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Imperial College London
Host Country(s): United Kingdom
Scholarship Worth: £16,680
Study Level: PhD
Nationality: Brazil, Mexico, or Peru.
Each scholarship includes full tuition, a stipend of up to £16,680 per year, and a return economy-class flight from the student’s home country to the UK. It also includes an acceptable English language competency test exam fee* (*only if an English language test is required as part of the admissions offer), visa application, and NHS surcharge. It also covers the cost of study materials with £200.
If scholars have care obligations, they may be eligible for additional support.
Eligibility for Scholarship
To be considered for a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM, you must complete the following steps:
- Be a permanent resident of Brazil, Mexico, or Peru with a valid passport.
- Be available to begin your academic studies in the UK by September/October 2022, the start of the UK academic year.
- Have applied to Imperial College London and obtained an offer to study in one of the relevant programs by the time selection takes place to be considered for a scholarship. Selection will most likely take place shortly following the scholarship deadline.
- Have finished or have all components of an undergraduate degree that will allow you to enter a postgraduate program at Imperial College London and meet the academic entry standard for admissions before the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2022.
- Have not previously studied or resided in the United Kingdom at a degree level or higher.
- Fulfill the English language requirement for your Imperial College London program. By July 29, 2022, applicants who are awarded this scholarship must have completed College English entry requirements (pre-sessional English courses are not covered by this program).
- Make a compelling argument for financial need.
- After your course/scholarship is completed, return to your home country for a minimum of two years.
- Demonstrate active participation in the field through job experience or a demonstrated interest in the program area for which you are applying.
- Through the benefits gained after graduating from Imperial College London and returning to your native country, demonstrate that you are eager to contribute in the future to capacity-building and socio-economic growth.
- In your application, show that you have a strategy and a desire to involve other women and girls in STEM in your own nation.
- Accept to keep in touch with the British Council, work as a UK ambassador, and participate in activities as a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM alumna during and after your time in the UK. Any participation in these activities during your time in the UK will not exceed five hours per term.
Imperial College Postgraduate Scholarship Interview Date, Process, and Location
You are not eligible for a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM if any of the following points apply to you:
- You are a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
- Work for Her Majesty’s Government (including British embassies/high commissions, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department of International Trade, the Ministry of Defence, and the Home Office) as an employee, former employee, or relative of an employee.
- Are a current or former employee of the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM – eligible countries, or a relative of an employee of the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM – eligible countries.
- You are currently receiving financial support or financing from another source for your study in the UK.
- Have previously studied in the United Kingdom with the assistance of a UK government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary.
The British Council 2022 Scholarships for Women in STEM – Imperial College London is open to all international students of Brazil, Mexico, or Peru.
Are you both interested and qualified? To apply, go to imperial.eu.qualtrics.com and type in imperial.eu.qualtrics.com.
Please note that in order to be considered for a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM, you must have applied to Imperial College London and have received an offer from Admissions by the time selection takes place. Selection is likely to take place soon following the scholarship deadline of March 16th.
If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected] with the topic ‘Women in STEM’ in the subject line.
The application deadline for British Council 2022 Scholarships for Women in STEM – Imperial College London is March 16, 2022