GREAT Scholarships 2023-2024 British Council | UK

The Great Scholarships offer students from 14 countries the chance to receive £10,000 towards their tuition fees for a wide range of one-year taught postgraduate courses.

In the 2023-24 academic year, 200 scholarships are offered by 49 universities in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Great Scholarships are available for students from the following countries. To see which scholarships are offered in your country, click on the links below:

  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam

Each scholarship is jointly funded by the UK Government’s Great Britain Campaign and the British Council with participating UK higher education institutions.

As a part of the program, all Great Scholars will be invited to a reception in the first semester and a networking event in the second semester.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters
  • Institution(s): See the List below
  • Study in: UK
  • Program Period: one-year for a postgraduate course
  • Deadline: Varies, according to university admission deadlines

Institutes under Great Scholarship:

  • Bangor University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Derby
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of York
  • Bournemouth University
  • University of East Anglia
  • University College London

Eligibility Criteria for Great Scholarships

  • To qualify for the Great Scholarships, a candidate must meet all of the following requirements:
  • Required Language(s): English
  • Eligible Countries: Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand
  • Hold an undergraduate degree, be motivated, and have an interest in the proposed subject area
  • Meet the English language requirement of a UK HEI.
  • Build an engagement with the UK as a scholar, through personal and academic fulfillment.
  • Get ready to attend a networking event for all the great UK-based scholars, to discuss and gain feedback on your experiences of studying in the UK.
  • Be prepared to liaise with the British Council and their HEIs and act as ambassadors for great scholarships.
  • As an alumnus of Great Scholarships, be willing to occasionally speak to potential candidates about your experience of studying in the UK.

How to Apply for Great Scholarships?

  • To apply for the Great Scholarships please follow the application instructions below:
  • To get more information visit the university page above and then follow the link through the university website.
  • Apply for individual scholarships by following the instructions on each university’s scholarship web pages.
  • The deadline to apply for the Great Scholarship varies from institution to institution. For details on individual institution deadlines, please visit the institution page.
    Successful scholars will be notified by individual universities of the outcome of their applications.
    Scholarship funding will be released to successful scholars by individual universities after registration.


To know more about Great Scholarships, please visit the official website:

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