54 UK Scholarships for International Students

54 UK Scholarships for International Students

Fancy the idea of studying in the United Kingdom? Scholarships are a great way of bridging the gap between the increasing cost of tuition and what you and your family can afford to pay out of pocket.

Take a look at our list of 54 scholarships available to international students interested in pursuing a degree in the UK.

Available to Students From:ScholarshipsEligibility
Multiple RegionsAga Khan Foundation International Scholarships / LoansMasters & PhD. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.
Multiple RegionsAll Saints Educational TrustVarious.
Multiple RegionsBellerbys Colleges Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipsUndergraduate. Open to international students who are currently studying at Bellerbys College in Brighton, Cambridge, London or Oxford.
Multiple RegionsChevening Scholarships160 countries, Masters only.
Multiple RegionsCommonwealth Shared ScholarshipStudents from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters only.
Multiple RegionsCommonwealth ScholarshipsStudents from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters and PhD.
Multiple RegionsCommonwealth BEIS Scholarships for PhDStudents who are resident/citizens/refugees in Australia, The Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cyprus, Malta or New Zealand
Multiple RegionsDistinguished Alumni ScholarshipsAny country. University of Birmingham alumni seeking to undertake a Masters.
Multiple RegionsFoundation PathwaysAny country, foundation study
Multiple RegionsGen Foundation ScholarshipsAny country. Postgraduate. Study and/or research in the field of natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology.
Multiple RegionsIslamic Development Bank Scholarships56 countries, PhD only.
Multiple RegionsOpen Society Foundations Grant ProgrammeVarious grants, scholarships & fellowships with varying requirements.
Multiple RegionsRoberto Rocca FellowshipsStudent from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania, Venezuela. Candidates from the fields of Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical or Petroleum Engineering and whose research offers potential benefits to the steel industry. PhD only.
Africa & Middle EastBeit Trust ScholarshipsMalawi, Zambia or Zimbabwe. Masters and PhD.
Africa & Middle EastEgyptian Government Research ScholarshipsEgypt. PhD. Awards are administered by the Egyptian Cultural Centre & Educational Bureau in London.
Africa & Middle EastEgypt Qalaa Scholarship (also know as ‘Citadel Scholarships’)Egypt. Masters.
Africa & Middle EastIsrael AJA Karten ScholarshipIsrael. Masters & PhD.
Africa & Middle EastIsrael Kenneth Lindsay Trust ScholarshipsIsraeli citizens (including those from all religious or other communities).
Africa & Middle EastKenya Higher Education Loans Board Loans & ScholarshipsKenya. Postgraduate.
Africa & Middle EastLebanon ‘The British Lebanese Association’ ScholarshipsLebanon. Masters.
Africa & Middle EastNigeria ‘Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company’ (SNEPCo) Postgraduate ScholarshipNigeria, MSc Geotechnical Engineering only
Africa & Middle EastOman Government ScholarshipsOman. Undergraduate & postgraduate.
Africa & Middle EastPalestinian Territories Gaza Fakhoora’s ScholarshipPalestinian students from Gaza. Undergraduate & Postgraduate.
Africa & Middle EastPalestinian Territories ‘Higher Education Scholarship Palestine’ (HESPAL) ScholarshipJunior academic staff in Palestinian universities.
Africa & Middle EastSaïd Foundation ScholarshipSyrian, Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel), Lebanese or Jordanian students. Masters only.
Africa & Middle EastSaudi Arabia Government ScholarshipsSaudi Arabia. Various levels.
Africa & Middle EastSudan Gordon Memorial College Trust ScholarshipsSudan and South Sudan. Masters.
AmericasArgentina BEC.AR FundingArgentina.
AmericasCanadian Centennial Scholarship FundCanada. Postgraduate.
AmericasCanada Student Loans ProgramCanada. Government of Canada offers student loans to students who demonstrate financial need in most provinces and territories across Canada.
AmericasChile CONICYT (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica) ScholarshipsChile. For leading Chilean students to undertake postgraduate study abroad at Masters and PhD level in a range of subject areas which includes science, engineering, architecture and business.
AmericasColombia COLFUTURO FundingColombia.
AmericasMexico CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) ScholarshipsMexico. CONACYT will consider most subjects for funding, however applicants to priority areas are at an advantage. PhD research applicants are a priority but masters applicants will also be considered. Note applicants must hold an ‘unconditional’ offer to study at a UK University before they can apply for a CONACYT scholarship. Applicants can apply to both the Federal level calls and State level calls which have different deadlines.
AmericasMexico FIDERH LoansMexico. Masters. Loans to support the education and self-improvement of technical and higher-degree specialists in scientific, technological and administrative fields that significantly contribute to the country’s economic and social development.
AmericasMexico FUNED GrantsMexico. Masters. Subjects: Business Administration and Financing, Economics, Law, International Trade and Political Science, Engineering, Architecture, International Relations.
AmericasPeru PRONABEC FundingPeru.
AmericasSantander ScholarshipsStudents from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, USA or Venezuela. Masters.
AmericasUSA Federal Student Aid / Sallie Mae LoansUnited States citizens or permanent residents may be eligible. The University of Birmingham is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer the Federal Direct Loan Programme and the Funding, Graduation & Awards office process loan applications from July-Aug each year.
AmericasUSA Fulbright ScholarshipUSA, Postgraduate.
AmericasUSA Marshall ScholarshipUSA, Postgraduate.
AsiaAviva ScholarshipChina, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan & Vietnam. Masters only. Must be an Aviva customer or son/ daughter of Aviva customer.
AsiaAzerbaijan SOCAR ScholarshipsAzerbaijan. Masters.
AsiaCharles Wallace Trust Bursaries & FellowshipsStudents from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar or Pakistan. Various funding opportunities available at Masters or PhD level.
AsiaChina Medical Board Next Generation FellowshipsChina. Masters degree in fields related to Health Policy and Systems Sciences.
AsiaHong Kong Scholarship for Excellence SchemeHong Kong, Undergraduate and Masters.
AsiaIndia Goa Education Trust ScholarshipsGoan students, India. Masters.
AsiaIndia Inlaks ScholarshipsIndia. Masters (Excluding: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Fashion Design, Music and Film Animation).
AsiaIndia JN Tata Endowment Loan ScholarshipsIndia. Masters & PhD.
AsiaIndia Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust ScholarshipsOpen to Indian women seeking postgraduate study.
AsiaIndia Ravi Sankaran Fellowship ProgramIndia. Masters in ecology or conservation fields.
AsiaIndonesia LPDP ScholarshipsIndonesia. Postgraduate.
AsiaKazakhstan Bolashak ScholarshipsKazakhstan. Masters
AsiaPakistan Higher Education Commission ScholarshipsPakistan. Postgraduate.

You can also find UK scholarships at ScholarshipPortal.com.  Scholarship Portal has the most comprehensive database of scholarships online.  Scholarship-search.org.uk also has a great online search tool for students searching for financial support to study in the UK, with over 3,6300 scholarships to choose from.

If you are still not able to find a scholarship opportunity from the list provided above, or from the various search tools, we recommend searching online for UK scholarships for international students.

Once you have found a scholarship, verify the deadline and APPLY.  Millions of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed every year! 

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