When it comes to scholarships, if you know where you’d like to study, the best place to look is on the institution's website. Otherwise, you can search for scholarships on the Study UK website to see what different universities have to offer. You can also contact your local British Council Office to find out what the offer is for students from your country to study in the UK.

To get you started, we've created a list of some of the biggest scholarships offered on a national scale.

British Chevening Scholarships

British Chevening Scholarships is the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarship offers full financial support to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also giving access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

Find out more at chevening.org

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

The Commonwealth Scholarship Fellowship Plan (CSFP) allows citizens of Commonwealth countries to study in the UK. Depending on which Commonwealth country you are from, CSFP Scholarships include scholarships for PhD positions, Masters programmes, undergraduate study, distance learning and Academic and Professional Fellowships.

Find out more at cscuk.dfid.gov.uk

Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright Awards programme offers a range of awards for US citizens to study abroad in the UK. These awards include post-graduate awards, and awards for academics and professionals to lecture, study, or conduct research in the UK.

Find out more at www.fulbright.org.uk

Royal Society Grants

The Royal Society provides a range of grants for scientific research fellowships. This includes post-doctoral and early career fellowships, senior career schemes, and grants to work collaboratively with industry.

Find out more at royalsociety.org

Saltire Scholarships

Saltire Scholarships are available to postgraduate Masters students from Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA. Eligible courses must be in one of the following subject areas: science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy. 

Saltire Scholarships

Saltire Scholarships are available to postgraduate Masters students from Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA. Eligible courses must be in one of the following subject areas: science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy. 

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