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Great Scholarship 2022- Eligibility, Application, and Selection

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The British Council, in collaboration with the UK Government, has launched the Great Scholarship. This is applicable for those students who wish to study for a Master’s degree at the participating UK universities. This blog will provide an overview of Great Scholarship, its eligibility criteria and application process. Keep reading! 

What are Great Scholarships? 

British Council Great Scholarship for Indian students is a joint initiative by the UK Government and British Council. It aims to attract postgraduates to study at universities in the UK. There are more than 140 Great Scholarships in 2021 available for deserving students. Students from India, Bangladesh, Egypt, China, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, Mexico, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Vietnam and Thailand can apply. The disciplines mentioned below are covered under this Great Scholarship. 

  1. Education 
  2. Life Sciences 
  3. Environmental Science, Sustainability and Climate Change 
  4. Humanities 
  5. Math, Data Science and Statistics 
  6. Art, Visual and Creative 
  7. Human Rights 
  8. Gender Studies 
  9. Infrastructure Development and Urban Planning 
  10. Developmental Studies and Social Sciences 
  11. Behavioural Science and Public Health 

The amount awarded is a minimum of £10,000, which must be used to pay one’s tuition fees for a year. If one’s tuition fees are lower than the scholarship amount, they cannot use it to pay accommodation fees. 

Country University
India Bishop Grosseteste University Cranfield University Edinburgh Napier University Falmouth University Goldsmiths, University of London Keele University Queen’s University Belfast Royal Agricultural University Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance University of Derby University of East Anglia University of Edinburgh University of Kent University of Manchester University of Plymouth University of St Andrew’s University of Southampton
Bangladesh Aston University Nottingham Trent University Teesside University University of Dundee University of Glasgow University of Hull University of Reading University of Westminster
Brunei Oxford Brookes University, University of Essex, University of Glasgow, University of Northampton, University of Surrey
China Anglia Ruskin University Cardiff University Cranfield University Falmouth University Sheffield Hallam University University of Edinburgh Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance University College London University of Bath University of Cumbria University of Derby University of Exeter University of Glasgow University of Hull University of Reading University of St Andrew’s University of Surrey University of Sussex
EgyptAston University Glasgow Caledonian University Nottingham Trent University Oxford Brookes University Queen’s University Belfast Swansea University University of Stirling University of Westminster
Ghana Bangor University Bournemouth University Cranfield University University of Warwick University of Derby University of Hull University of St Andrew’s
Indonesia Keele University Sheffield Hallam University Swansea University University of Bath University of Derby University of Dundee University of Nottingham University of Stirling University of Wolverhampton
Malaysia Bishop Grosseteste University Keele University Liverpool John Moores University Teesside University University of Derby University of Sussex
Kenya Imperial College London Ulster University University of Bradford University of East Anglia University of Hull University of Kent University of Stirling University of Warwick
Nepal Aston University Glasgow Caledonian University Oxford Brookes University Royal Agricultural University Ulster University University of Essex University of Reading University of Wolverhampton
NigeriaEdinburgh Napier University Imperial College London University of Bristol University of Derby University of Manchester University of Surrey University of York
Pakistan Bangor University Edinburgh Napier University Goldsmiths, University of London University of Bristol University of Derby University of Oxford University of Wolverhampton University of York
Sri Lanka Teesside University University of Bradford University of Cumbria University of Dundee University of Essex University of Northampton University of Warwick University of York
Singapore University College London University of Exeter University of Oxford University of Plymouth University of Reading
Thailand Cardiff University Imperial College London Newcastle University Nottingham Trent University University of Cumbria University of Derby University of Hull University of Kent
Turkey Anglia Ruskin University Royal Agricultural University University of Bradford University of East Anglia University of Edinburgh University of Hull University of Northampton University of York
Vietnam University College London University of Hull University of Greenwich University of Westminster

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Great Scholarship 2022- Eligibility, Application, and Selection

The UK’s Ministry of Justice introduced great Scholarship 2021 for Justice and Law. Students who wish to pursue a Master’s in Law, Justice or Human Rights can apply for this. 30 scholarships are offered under it. 

What Are the Eligibility Criteria? 

To be eligible for the Great Scholarship, one must be an Indian resident. Furthermore, one must hold a passport and must be planning to study Master’s in 2022-23. One must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. Candidates must meet the English proficiency requirements as set by the Universities. Moreover, they must have an acceptance letter from the university mentioned above. 

What Are the Necessary Documents? 

One must have the following documents handy while applying: 

  1. A valid passport 
  2. UK Visa 
  3. One must have a graduation mark sheet and certificates of higher secondary.  
  4. One must show their English proficiency scores such as IELTS and TOEFL. 

How to Apply for a Great Scholarship? 

One can apply for a Great Scholarship by following the steps mentioned below: 

Step 1 – Select the desired university from the list mentioned above. 

Step 2 – Then, one must choose the course. 

Step 3 – You must check the eligibility criteria and whether you qualify. 

Step 4 – Register at the University and Colleges Services Admission portal. 

Step 5 – Login with your credentials and click on the application form. 

Step 6 – Enter your necessary information and attach the documents. 

Step 7 – Pay the fees as mentioned. 

Country Number of Scholarships Available 
India 12
Thailand 11
Malaysia 10 
Indonesia12
Turkey 13
China 45 

Moreover, the scholarship award varies from university to university. Listed below are the number of awards: 

University Program Amount Number of Scholarships 
Robert Gordon UniversityAll subjects GBP 10,0001
Imperial College of LondonScience, Technology, Engineering and Medicine GBP 10,0001
Sheffield Hallam UniversityAll subjects GBP 10,000
University of BathEngineering & Design; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science; ManagementUp to GBP 25,0001
University of CranfieldEnergy and Power, Environment and Agrifood, Water, Manufacturing, Transport SystemsGBP 11,000
University of KentAll subjects GBP 10,000
University of NottinghamAll subjectsGBP 10,000
University of WarwickMaster’s programs in the School of EngineeringGBP 20,000
Newcastle UniversityAll subjectsGBP 10,000
University of East AngliaAll subjects GBP 10,000

The Great Scholarship aims to award deserving individuals who wish to study in the UK. However, now that they know the eligibility criteria and application process, they can start applying beforehand. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. What is the amount provided under the Great Scholarship? 

The amount provided under the Great Scholarship is a minimum of £10,000.

2. Are Great Scholarships for an undergraduate degree as well? 

No, it is only valid for Master’s degrees.

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