Study in the UK – top scholarships for international students

The UK is known for the high quality of its education, but it is also one of the most expensive. For many international students the expense of studying in the UK is prohibitive, which is why getting some form of financial assistance is a must.

PRODIREKT is well known for helping students coming from the developing countries enter the Western universities. We believe that education should be a right, not a privilege. Therefore, we promote universities that see the value in diversifying their campuses. Although here on our website you may find some of the programs offering scholarships exclusive to our international students, there are many other scholarships, especially in the UK, that are available. Today, we bring you a list of top scholarships in the United Kingdom:

A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship

The A.S. Hornby Educational Trust was established in 1961 to promote the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language. The trust awards scholarships to English language teachers from outside the UK so they can earn their master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of Warwick. This scholarship is open to applicants from countries on the DAC list.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening is the UK government’s scholarship and fellowship program aimed at bringing future global leaders to the country. Since 1983, the organization has delivered over 50,000 professionals to study in the UK.

Chevening scholarships are offered to outstanding students enrolling in a one-year master’s degree, and demonstrating high leadership potential. They cover the full cost of tuition, flights, and accommodation.

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) is the UK’s main scholarship initiative focused on international development. Their goal is to attract talent from across the Commonwealth, supporting innovators and future leaders.

The CSC offers several scholarships and fellowships, including:

  • PhD Scholarships
  • Split-site Scholarships
  • Master’s Scholarships
  • Shared Scholarships
  • Distance Learning Scholarships
  • Rutherford Fellowships
  • Medical Fellowships
  • Professional Fellowships

While each of these has different criteria, they are generally available to students from Commonwealth countries outside the UK, such as India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships are offered to US students pursuing postgraduate studies in the UK. Every year, the organization selects up to 50 scholars to study at any postgraduate program in the country.

To qualify, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 in their undergraduate studies and demonstrate leadership and ambassadorial potential.

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is a program offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities. Fifty awards worth £8,000 are offered toward tuition for a year of a full-time postgraduate master’s program at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.

These scholarships target students studying in science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy. Students must be from Canada, China (excluding Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan, or the US to be eligible.

If you are not eligible to apply for the above stated governments/trust scholarships, don’t worry. Many universities offer scholarships and bursaries to qualifying international students based on academic merit, leadership potential, and financial need. Contact us here and we will help you find the right scholarship and university in the UK…or in some other study abroad destination.

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