Scholarship Overview

Are you a STEM-trained woman who is enthusiastic about your field of study? A top UK university may offer you a scholarship to pursue a master's degree in a program in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. The British Council has started a scholarship program for women from the Americas, South Asia, South East Asia, Egypt, Turkey, and Ukraine for the second year in a row in collaboration with 26 UK universities. We're looking for women with STEM backgrounds who can prove they require financial assistance and who want to encourage younger generations of women to pursue STEM careers.

The goal of this scholarship initiative is to give more women and girls opportunities in STEM fields. Less than 30% of researchers globally are women, and just 30% of female college students choose STEM-related disciplines, according to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In the fields of engineering, manufacturing, and construction (three percent), natural science, mathematics, and statistics (five percent), and information and communications technology (three percent), female enrollment is especially low (eight per cent).

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Host institution(s)

Various top UK Universities including:

  • University of Strathclyde
  • Middlesex University
  • The University of Newcastle
  • University of Durham
  • The Manchester Metropolitan University
  • City University, London
  • The University of Manchester
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • University of Southampton
  • Imperial College
  • University of Stirling
  • The University of Edinburgh


A master's degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Scholarship value

The scholarship will cover tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees


Eligible candidates must meet the following:

  • can establish a need for financial support and be eligible to enroll in a course of study in the UK for the academic year beginning in September or October 2023–2024.
  • possess a first-level degree that will allow them to enroll in one of the postgraduate programs of their choice at a UK university.
  • can speak English at the level necessary for postgraduate research or study at a UK university.
  • are committed British Council scholarship alumni who are actively involved in their field, have professional experience, or have demonstrated a passion for their field of study.

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Application instructions

  • Applications should be made directly to the participating universities as listed above.