UK Commonwealth Scholarships
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission provides a variety of Master's and PhD Scholarships to students from the 62 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. Applicants can search HERE for eligible scholarships for their home country. Applicants may also want to use the Marshall Commission's search engine to identify potential post-graduate courses in the UK.
The Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. The scholarships allow students from over 160 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study in universities in the UK. Selection criteria include academic excellence and the "personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership." In 2017-18 1650 scholarships were awarded from approximately 65,000 applicants worldwide.
Saltire Scholarships to Scotland
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships offers up to 50 awards, each worth £8000, towards tuition fees for any one year of full time study on a postgraduate Masters programme at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.
Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA.
Kanders Churchill Scholarship to Cambridge
The Kanders Churchill Scholar will hold a bachelor’s degree in science, mathematics, or engineering, and will attend the Cambridge Master’s in Public Policy. The selection process will be different from that for the other 15 Churchill Scholars. Applicants for the Kanders Churchill Scholarship must be US citizens who have graduated with a degree in science, mathematics, or engineering, from any US institution within the past two years. Unlike the other Churchill Scholarships, there will be no application to the Churchill Foundation. Instead, candidates will tick a box on their Cambridge application. The next deadline will be October 2020. As with all Churchill Scholarships, applicants must put Churchill College as their first college choice. The selection process will be completed in early February. The Selection Committee will consider candidates’ academic achievements in STEM as well as their preparation for the Master’s in Public Policy.
Pershing Square Scholarships to Oxford MBA
Every year, the Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five full scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering both the Master's degree and the MBA year. Pershing Square Scholars are exceptional individuals who can demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding scalable and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges.
Skoll Scholarships to Oxford MBA
The Skoll Scholarship is a competitive, full-tuition scholarship for an MBA at the Said School of Business at the University of Oxford for students who pursue entrepreneurial solutions for urgent social and environmental challenges. The Scholarship provides funding and exclusive opportunities to meet with world-renowned entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and investors. The Skoll Scholarship provides tuition for entrepreneurs who have set up or have been working in entrepreneurial ventures with a social purpose, and who wish to improve their knowledge of market-oriented practices so they can be more effective in their subsequent social change pursuits.
UK Post-Graduate Fulbright Fellowships
The All Disciplines Award can be applied to any master's or doctoral degree at any recognised UK university, as well as for independent research projects.We also offer dozens of Awards partnered with universities across the UK, some of whom are looking for Fulbrighters interested in graduate study in specific disciplines.
Stipends vary from year to year. They are typically enough to comfortably cover the cost of living in the UK as a student.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be a US citizen. Dual US-UK citizens are eligible to apply.
- Not currently reside in the UK
- Hold or expect to attain a bachelor's degree or equivalent professional training/experience in a relevant field before departure to the UK
The US-UK Fulbright programme aims to foster cultural understanding between our two countries. Preference is therefore given to applicants who do not have extensive experience (six months or longer) in the UK. Applicants with extensive UK experience should explain in detail how further experience in the UK will fulfil the Fulbright mission in ways that their prior visits did not.
Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation
The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation at Queen's University Belfast will provide a full tuition-fee waiver to an exceptional female student from the USA who wishes to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights. Five master's programs at QUB are eligible:
LLM Human Rights Law
MA Conflict Transformation and Social Justice
MA Global Security and Borders
MA Violence, Terrorism, and Security
University of Warwick Chancellor's International Scholarship
There will be 25 Chancellor's International Scholarships available to be awarded to the most outstanding international PhD applicants. Awards include: full tuition and stipend for 3.5 years.
King's College London International Scholarships
The Graduate School at King's College London is offering up to 8 scholarshipsto international students who wish to pursue a full-time postgraduate Masters degree programme in any discipline at King's College London.
Applicants will be judged against the following criteria:
- Academic merit / degree qualifications;
- Professional qualifications achieved, where relevant;
- Strength of personal statement;
- Applicant’s future plans, and what they plan to do with the postgraduate taught degree;
- Confirmation of other funds sought/secured, whether from other scholarships or family/self funds. Note that preference may be given to applicants who have already secured some ‘partial’ funding from alternative sources towards the cost of the postgraduate taught degree programme;
- Preference may be given to students who have not previously undertaken a postgraduate degree programme.
Value of award
Oxford Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities
Oxford Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities provides fundng for post-graduate study in fields covered by the following Faculties:
- Classics (including classical archaeology)
- English Language and Literature
- Fine Art (DPhil in Contemporary Art History and Theory only)
- History (including History of Art and the History of Architecture)
- Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
- Medieval and Modern Languages (covering most European languages and their literature)
- Oriental Studies (including Far Eastern and Middle Eastern Studies, and the study of a wide range of languages)
- Theology and Religion
- Film Aesthetics
- Women's Studies interdisciplinary courses.
Ertegun Scholars have the exclusive use of The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun House for the Study of the Humanities, a building in the heart of Oxford dedicated to study and research by Ertegun Scholars, and they are mentored by Professor Rhodri Lewis, the full-time Ertegun Director and an Oxford faculty member. Ertegun Scholars have access to a programme of lectures, seminars, concerts and other activities designed especially for them.
Oxford Clarendon Scholarships
The Clarendon Scholarship is one of the biggest of the University’s scholarship schemes, offering around 140 new scholarships each year. Clarendon scholarships are competitive, prestigious and highly sought-after. Like all fully-funded Oxford scholarships, they cover all tuition and college fees, and offer a generous grant for living costs; however Clarendon’s additional appeal lies in its unique community of scholars. Each year there are around 400 Clarendon scholars at Oxford representing around 70 different countries.
Whilst there are no quotas by course type, the majority of Clarendon scholars are working towards a DPhil (Oxford's name for a PhD). Scholarships are also awarded for two-year graduate degrees (such as the MPhil or BPhil) or one-year degrees (such as the MSc, MSt, MBA or MFE).The University has one goal in mind when selecting Clarendon scholars: to choose the best students worldwide, as decided by experts in each student's field.
Oxford Graduate Scholarships
Oxford is proud to be able to offer a very high number of fully-funded scholarships each year, with over 1,000 available for courses.
For over two thirds of Oxford scholarships, nothing more than the standard course application is usually required. If you fulfil the eligibility criteria, you will be automatically considered.
To find out more about the scholarships available at Oxford, and how to apply for scholarships which require applications, please use the Fees, funding and scholarships search.
Cambridge Trust Scholarships
The University of Cambridge offers a large number of scholarships to highly ranked international students seeking admission to post-graduate degree programs. Typically these applications are built into the graduate admissions application itself. Use this search function to identify eligible scholarship opportunities.
Queen's University Belfast Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship
All new International applicants holding an offer for a place on a full-time postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2017 have the opportunity to apply for the Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship. Exclusions apply, please see below for more details. This scholarship provides full tuition for up to three years.
Applicants to 1-year taught master's programs at QUB will also want to apply for the Internatiuonal Office's Postgraduate Taught Scholarship which provides full tuition for one year.
Imperial College London President's PhD Scholarships
The President’s PhD Scholarships aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.
Opportunities for PhD funding via this scheme are extremely competitive, with higher than usual eligibility requirements. Applicants should be confident that they are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance before applying for this scholarship scheme. Previous successful recipients of the scholarship have ranked highly in their class, often achieving grades of 85% or higher in their degree(s).
The earliest start date for funded places is 1 August 2017, the latest start date is 1 November 2017.
Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:
- Full funding for tuition fees
- A stipend of £20,800 per annum to assist with living costs
- A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study
- A programme of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School