GREAT Scholarships
Scholarship Name GREAT Scholarships
Academic Year 2023
Scholarship amount £10,000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 1 April 2023

The GREAT Scholarships 2023 programme, launched by the British Council together with 49 UK universities, supports postgraduate students from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam to access world-class UK higher education opportunities.

The scholarship programme offers financial support of a minimum of £10,000 to students pursuing one-year postgraduate study in the UK.

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, Edge Hill University is offering two scholarships, one for India and one for Nigeria, to students applying for one-year, full time postgraduate courses. Edge Hill University is also committed to increasing the scholarship to cover the full tuition fees of the chosen programme of study for the successful scholarship recipients.

Please note that applicants should be passport holders of India or Nigeria.

To consider if you are eligible for this scholarship, we have provided an overview of what a GREAT scholar profile would look like:

  • be a citizen of a GREAT target country (India or Nigeria).

  • have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university.

  • be motivated and academically able to follow and benefit from a UK postgraduate taught course.

  • be active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the proposed subject area.

  • meet the English language requirement of the UK HEI.

  • we willing to embody the UK higher education experience, by attending lectures and tutorials and engaging with extra-curricular activities, and act as an ambassador for UK higher education, by promoting the value of studying at a UK HEI.

  • be willing to establish an engagement with the UK as a scholar, through personal and academic fulfilment.

  • represent the high standards of the GREAT brand by becoming an advocate for scholarships.

  • be willing to attend a networking event of all UK-based GREAT scholars, to discuss experiences and capture perceptions of studying in the UK.

  • be willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education.

  • be willing to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the GREAT Scholarships, by sharing experiences of studying in the UK with future GREAT scholars.

  • as an alumnus of the GREAT Scholarships, willing occasionally to speak to potential candidates about their own experience of studying in the UK.

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