Thanks for taking the time to read our blog on UK Scholarships.
As an international student looking for funding to study abroad, then you have come to the right place.
Here is our complete guide to let you know everything about the scholarships.
If you have done a little research on studying abroad, you will have known by this time that it won’t come cheap, after all, you are moving to another country.
With visa and flight charges to tuition fees and insurance costs, you are going to need a fat bank balance for the most coveted overseas stint.
Studying in the UK will undoubtedly provide you with world-class qualification and skill development to enhance your career opportunities.
But it can be seriously costly with your combined expense for tuition fee and living expenses topping up to £20,000 a year.
You can’t give up on your dream as you have many ways to get an extra bit of help for funds even if you or your parents can’t afford it at the moment.
That’s why scholarships, awards, etc. come in handy.
These scholarships not only help you fund your studies but also provides recognition for your academic potential.
So, your mind may be racing with questions like
No worries! We have gone through many university websites and UK government policies.
And put together a complete guide for a scholarship for international students in the UK.
Scholarships can be awarded in many forms and for various reasons.
The terms scholarships, awards, grants, bursaries may sound different but have the common basic principle “Support students financially"?.
Let’s see the reason for each of the term:
Students generally misunderstand that scholarships are for academically gifted and Bursaries are for those in financial need so that people in between do not get anything. This is not true.
There are so many funding opportunities designed by each of the universities in the UK to support international students. Now you have come to the right place to know about all these details. Let’s jump in!
There are a number of scholarships offered by UK universities as well the UK government to the international students. Before applying for them, you must make sure that your application is strong enough to meet the eligibility criteria and has a good chance of securing that scholarship.
But of course, you must prepare a backup plan as there are no guarantees. So, you must investigate the type of scholarship before you apply. The major three categories are:
Let’s see about these scholarships in detail.
This is a broader scholarship that is available to students from most of the foreign countries. Only a few countries may not be included.
They have a strict eligibility criterion.
Some of them may be funded by the UK government and some may not.
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship
British Chevening Scholarship:
Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship
Surf Shark Privacy and Security Scholarship
These scholarships are applicable to the students from a specific country. Below are some of the examples.
Almost all the universities in the UK offer financial support to international students. If you have your eye on a particular university, look for its website to know more details about scholarships.
There are a lot of opportunities for international students to do their research programs with funding in the UK. Some of the encouraging scholarships provided are:
The internet has a whole lot of information which makes overseas education a whole lot easier. There are hundreds of scholarships which are impossible for us to compile them all in this blog.
If you are looking for scholarship details there are great chances for you to come across spam. So always try to go through reliable websites as follows:
When you have thought of applying for a UK University scholarship, make your application as early as possible. Because sometimes you may be eligible for a first come first serve basis.
Always check for the deadline for the scholarships that you are applying for. Eligibility depends on the scholarship. So, if you think that you are eligible, apply without any second thoughts.
Every scholarship has its own requirement which you will need to search on your own.
While applying for the scholarships, you must be sure that what is the scholarship amount and how much of the fares can be covered with it. Some scholarships may not even cover half of your tuition fee.
There are some scholarships on which you don’t need to spend anything for travel, visa, accommodation or tuition fee. You must be aware of the university policies on scholarship and plan accordingly.
Your biggest dream to pursue your higher education in the world-class UK universities should not be stopped by the simplest financial issues. A second thought could hinder your opportunity to gain top qualifications and skills much needed for your future career.
Receiving financial support in the form of scholarships could help you to achieve your dreams – be it starting your own business, helping your community, etc. This small opportunity could transform your future in a good way that you never imagined.
Started yearning for fish n’ chips? YES!!! Now you are considering studying in the UK. What are you waiting for then?
Apply for the scholarships confidently, cross your fingers, and hope you will reach the UK in the bat of an eye.
Need more information on your favourite university’s scholarship details? Or want to know about the scholarships available exclusively for Indian students?
You may have missed the January 21 intake. But you have loads of time to apply for September 21 intake and make full use of the scholarships.