The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
Over 100 scholarships are available to women STEM scholars from Asia and the Americas, out of which 65 scholarships are reserved for women STEM scholars from India and other South Asian countries. These will be awarded on a merit basis with no country-specific cap. Selected scholars will obtain a Master’s degree or an Early Academic Fellowship at a UK university. The scholarship will cover tuition, monthly stipend, travel costs, visa, health coverage, as well as funding for dependents if any scholar wishes to travel with their children.
The first cohort of 119 scholars, including 19 Indian women candidates, enrolled in the autumn session of 2021.
Barbara Wickham OBE, Director India, British Council, said, “Since 2018, over 180 Indian women have been able to pursue a Master’s in STEM subjects in the UK and these new scholarships will support even more women in making transformational changes in their lives.”
As part of the programme, Indian women STEM scholars can apply for Master’s courses and Early Academic Fellowships across 13 UK universities in courses like Data Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Public Health systems, Information Technology, Renewable Energy & Energy Management and Project Management. The scholarship is also open to women with dependants.
Applications are open toll March 31, 2022. Students are encouraged to check individual university deadlines. For more details, visit