Fully-funded Women in Stem Master’s Degree in Selected International Countries by the British Council, 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on May 15, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Science Technologies
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Iran, Laos, Maldives, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Vietnam
  • Expenses covered

    Monthly subsistence allowance, Travel and visa costs, Insurance, Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected]

The achievements and contributions of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have been obscured by systemic barriers and ingrained biases, Today, we stand witness to a growing movement that recognizes the immense potential and unique perspectives that women bring to STEM disciplines.

Across the globe, women scientists, engineers, technologists, and mathematicians become more inclusive and diverse, the rise of brilliant women reshaping history. Their brilliance illuminates previously uncharted territories, enriching our collective understanding and propelling humanity toward a brighter future.

Women In Stem Scholarship

The British Council’s commitment to nurturing female talent in STEM is evident in its comprehensive range of programs and initiatives. By providing targeted support, mentorship, and access to resources, the organization aims to bridge the gender gap and create a level playing field for women in STEM. Through strategic partnerships with academic institutions, industry leaders, and government bodies, the British Council facilitates networking opportunities and knowledge exchange, empowering women to overcome barriers and excel in their chosen fields.

For the academic year of 2023-2024, the British Council invites women in the eligible countries to apply for the Women In Stem Scholarship which covers a fully-funded award to provide them the assistance they need to pursue their master’s degree. The British Council is looking for women with a STEM background who can demonstrate their needs and support to further their higher education and inspire the future women generation to pursue their STEM careers.

The Women in STEM Scholarship enables successful candidates to receive a scholarship that will help them pursue their master’s degree in STEM at the leading university in the United Kingdom.

The Women in STEM Fellowship is intended for the Early Academic Fellowships available to women who have obtained a STEM Ph.D. in the past three years. Apply now to secure a Women in STEM Fellowship and advance your career in academia.

Eligible Countries: 

The British Council Women in STEM Scholarships program in its 3rd year will be collaborating with 19 United Kingdom Universities which will help them support the Women In Stem in the following countries:

  • Americas
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Western Balkans
  • Central Asia
  • Brazil
  • Egypt
  • Mexico
  • Turkey

Scholarship Provider: British Council 

About the Provider

Established in 1934, the British Council is an international organization that focuses on promoting culture and exchange and education opportunities to other countries in the United Kingdom. The council operates in more than a hundred countries, and engages in a wide range of activities that will foster collaboration and understanding.

The primary goal of the British Council is to build lasting relationships and create opportunities for people from different cultures to connect and learn from one another. It achieves this through various programs and initiatives in the fields of education, arts, and English language teaching. One of the key areas of focus for the British Council is education. It works closely with governments, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to enhance the quality of education and provide learning opportunities for individuals of all ages. The organization supports the development of educational policies, offers scholarships and grants, and facilitates academic exchanges and partnerships between the UK and other countries.

British Council plays a significant role in promoting cultural understanding, educational excellence, and global cooperation. By fostering connections and providing platforms for collaboration, it contributes to building a more inclusive and interconnected world. Through its diverse range of programs and initiatives, the British Council continues to make a positive impact on individuals and communities across the globe.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Applicant’s Nationality: Eligible Listed Countries
  • Degree Level: Master’s Degree
  • Field: STEM
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Duration: NA
  • Awards: Fully-funded
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Eligibility 

To be eligible for the scholarship the applicants must meet the following:

  • Eligible for academic year study in the UK from September/October 2023 – 2024.
  • Demonstrates a genuine financial need for support.
  • Holds an undergraduate degree qualifying for access to pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university (for Masters level) or completed all components of PhD in the last three years (for Early Academic Fellowships).
  • Capable of meeting the required English language proficiency for postgraduate study/research at a UK university.
  • Actively engaged in their field with relevant work experience or a proven interest in the subject area.
  • Exhibits passion for their chosen course of study and commits to actively participating as a British Council scholarship alumni.

Full version of eligibility criteria can be access in the documents provided by the British Council.

Applicants who are not eligible: 

Applicants will not be eligible for the scholarship if:

  • You hold dual British citizenship.
  • A former emplopyee or relatives of an employee in Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions), the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), Department for Business and Trade (DBT), the Ministry of Defence, or the Home Office.
  • You are an employee, former employee, or relative in any of the employee of the scholarship team of the British Council.
  • You have previously studied in the United Kingdom and altead receive a funds from the Government.

Application Process

The appliocationmust be completed directlyu to the eligible participating universities, which can be found in the official website of the provider. Keep in mind that you cannot make more application, you can only choose one university.

Scholarship Benefits

The successful studnets wil be receiving the following awards:

  • An academic prestige to pursue your higher education in the leading universities in the United Kingdom.
  • Special supports for the studentrs family.
  • Tuition fee
  • Stipend
  • Travel costs
  • Visa
  • Health Insurance
  • IELTS Support

Application Deadline 

The deadline to complete and submit the applicaiton is until May 22, 2023.

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