Are you a woman with a degree in STEM subjects passionate about your study? You could receive a scholarship to study a master's degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics programme at a leading UK university.

The British Council has launched a scholarship programme in partnership with 19 UK universities aimed at benefiting women from the Americas, South Asia and South East Asia. We are looking for women with a background in STEM, who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.

Why a scholarship programme

This scholarship programme aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women. According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women and only 30 percent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.

Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and Communications Technology (three percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (five percent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (eight percent). 

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for women who:

  • are citizens and residents of the eligible countries in the Americas, South Asia and East Asia (see full list below)
  • are able to take up a full-time course of study in the UK for the academic year from Sept/Oct 2021 – 2022
  • can demonstrate a need for financial support
  • have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access onto one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university
  • can attain the level of English required for postgraduate study at a UK university now or upon completion of a pre-sessional English course
  • are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area
  • are passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council scholarship alumni

Main benefits

  • academic prestige - the UK’s universities are amongst the world’s leaders in STEM subjects
  • economic support will include tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees
  • special support for mothers
  • English language support

Applications will be made directly to the participating universities and will be available in early January 2021. Information on this Webpage will be updated as the application process in each participating university becomes live. Please visit this link for further information.

South East Asia

Eligible countries

Courses on offer

UK universities

Websites and how to apply

Cambodia

Indonesia

Laos

Malaysia

Myanmar

Philippines

Thailand

Vietnam

Energy Transition and Climate Change

University of Glasgow

Website

Health and Life-Sciences

Liverpool John Moores University

Website

Agriculture

University of Stirling

Website