GREAT Scholarships 2024: 71 UK universities offering 210 postgraduate scholarships

For the academic year 2024-2025, a total of 210 GREAT Scholarships are being offered by 71 UK universities to students hailing from 15 different countries. These scholarships aim to support postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom (UK).

GREAT Scholarships 2024

Each of these scholarships, funded by the UK government’s GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council, offers a minimum value of £10,000 towards tuition fees for a one-year postgraduate course. This year, 25 UK universities are providing 26 postgraduate GREAT scholarships specifically to Indian students.

Relevance and Eligibility

The GREAT Scholarships cater to a wide array of fields including Finance, Marketing, Business, Psychology, and Humanities among others. Additionally, there are scholarships available for Justice and Law studies as well as Science and Technology subjects.

Expert Insight

According to Rittika Chanda Parruck MBE, Director of Education India, British Council, “The GREAT Scholarships offer Indian students valuable opportunities for postgraduate studies in the UK, covering diverse academic disciplines. It’s a testament to the strong educational ties between India and the UK.”

Application Process

Eligible candidates must be Indian passport holders, possess an undergraduate degree, and meet the academic and English language requirements of the chosen UK university. Application deadlines vary, typically falling between April and May 2024.

Where to Apply

Applicants can visit the official website to access detailed information about available scholarships. Each university’s scholarship webpage provides specific application instructions, including essay submissions and academic achievements.

Assistance from British Council

While the British Council doesn’t directly assist with applications, it offers online sessions and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to provide insights into scholarship opportunities. Additionally, pre-departure briefings cover essential topics for students heading to the UK for academic pursuits.

“The GREAT Scholarships program underscores the UK’s commitment to fostering global education collaborations. It provides Indian students with access to world-class educational opportunities, further strengthening the India-UK educational partnership.”

This initiative reflects the UK’s dedication to promoting international education exchanges and nurturing future leaders in various fields.

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