UK Scholarships for International Students

Do you want to study in the UK for free? The UK Universities provide a large number of scholarships for international students who want to study in the United Kingdom.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the top “UK Scholarships for International Students” that will help you to apply some of the best-known scholarship opportunities in the UK. These scholarships provided by the UK universities are generally open to applicants from outside the UK.

Investing the time to apply for scholarships can really pay off. So start the search for your future education right away!

International Ambassador Scholarships

The University of West London (UWL) is proud to be offering up to 50 scholarships worth up to £5,000 for international applicants applying to start in September 2018. The International Ambassador Scholarship is intended to recognize and provide financial support for outstanding students who wish to act as ambassadors for UWL. Students are eligible to apply if they have been offered a place to study on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of West London, commencing in September 2018. The program provides a discount for the cost of tuition for the first year of study only.

Provided By: University of West London
Course: Any full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course
Award: £250,000
Eligibility: International Students
Deadline: 5 pm GMT on Sunday, July 15th, 2018
Apply Now: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/fees-and-scholarships/international-ambassador-scholarships

Think Big Postgraduate Scholarship

The University of Bristol is committed to helping and nurturing global talent to produce the future leaders of tomorrow. They have 26 Think Big Postgraduate Scholarships available for 2018 entry. You can apply for a Think Big Scholarship if you are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes and applied to start a one year, full-time taught the postgraduate program at the University of Bristol in September 2018. These awards cover between 25 and 100 percent of tuition fees for the duration of your course.

Provided By: University of Bristol
Course: Full-time postgraduate program
Award: 26 Scholarships cover between 25 and 100 percent of tuition fees
Eligibility: International Students
Deadline: Friday 23 March and Friday 29 June
Apply Now: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/awards/think-big-postgraduate/

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Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarships

At the Sheffield Hallam University, Transform Together Scholarships are exclusively for international and European Union (non-UK) students starting a full-time taught course in 2018- 2019. To be eligible to apply for one of TTS programs you must have accepted an offer for a full-time taught an undergraduate or postgraduate course at Sheffield Hallam University. A half fee waiver (50% discount) is available for postgraduate courses and for each year of an undergraduate degree.

Provided By: Sheffield Hallam University
Course: Postgraduate courses and undergraduate degree
Award: A half fee waiver (50% discount)
Eligibility: Be an international or a European Union (non-UK) fee-paying student
Deadline: May 31st, 2018
Apply Now: https://www.shu.ac.uk/?sc_itemid=CC2E6E96-9EB7-4CBD-9B67-1419FBED4CDC

Denys Holland Scholarship

At the University College London, the Denys Holland Scholarship aims to support undergraduate students from any country, who without the support of the scholarship would be unable to secure the funding required to study at UCL, and who can demonstrate their intention to make full use of the activities offered by UCL and the Student Union. The scholarship is worth £9,000 per year for three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress and scholars may choose to use all or part of the scholarship to cover fees.

Provided By: University College London
Course: Multiple courses
Award: £9,000 per year for three years
Eligibility: Undergraduate students from any country
Deadline: Friday, 6 July 2018 at 5 pm (UK time)
Apply Now: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/undergraduate/denyshollandug

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Newton International Fellowship Scheme

The Newton International Fellowship Scheme is open to select the very best early career postdoctoral researchers from all over the world and enable them to work at UK research institutions for two years. The scheme is offered by the Royal Society, British Academy and Academy of Medical Sciences. Eligible applicants for these disciplines can apply from any country outside the UK (Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be in the final stage of their Ph.D.). Approximately 40 Newton International Fellowships will be available in this round. Funding will consist of £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs (tax exempt), up to £8,000 per annum for consumables, a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses in year one only.

Provided By: Royal Society, British Academy and Academy of Medical Sciences
Course: Physical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities
Award: £24,000 per annum, up to £8,000 per annum, and up to £2,000
Eligibility: Postdoctoral researchers from all over the world
Deadline: 3 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Apply Now: http://www.newtonfellowships.org

President’s Ph.D. Scholarships

If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student and have a strong desire to undertake a Ph.D. program at a world-class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a Ph.D. place at Imperial College London. Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years: Full funding for tuition fees, a stipend of £21,000 per annum to assist with living costs and a consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study.

Provided By: Imperial College London
Course: Ph.D. program
Award: Full tuition fees and a generous stipend of £21,000 per annum
Eligibility: Undergraduate or Master’s student
Deadline: March 23, 2018
Apply Now: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/scholarships/

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International Undergraduate Scholarships

Queen’s University Belfast is committed to welcoming students from all over the world and helping them to achieve their ambitions. The University’s International Scholarships offer for 2018-19 entry have just launched and are listed: International Office Undergraduate Scholarship (£2500 or £3000), Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship – Undergraduate (Full tuition fees paid for all years of program), Queen’s Loyalty Scholarship (20% tuition fee reduction on year 1), and Early Bird Reward (10% tuition fee discount on year 1).

Provided By: Queen’s University Belfast
Course: Multiple courses
Award: Vary
Eligibility: Students from all over the world
Deadline: June 30, 2018
Apply Now: https://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/

The International Undergraduate Full Scholarship

At the University of Westminster, the International Undergraduate Full Scholarship is now available. You must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University. The program will provide the Full tuition fee award, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

Provided By: University of Westminster
Course: A full-time undergraduate degree
Award: Full tuition fee, living expenses, and flights
Eligibility: An international student from a developing country
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Apply Now: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/scholarships/westminster-full-international-scholarship

The Global Study Awards: Expand Your Horizons

To eligible, the applicant must be planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate program abroad starting between 1 January and 31 March 2018. The aim of the program is to encourage more students to study overseas in order to further intercultural understanding and exchange. An individual award has a maximum value of £10,000, which will be applied toward the cost of tuition fees in the first instance.

Provided By: University of York
Course: Multiple courses
Award: Maximum value of £10,000
Eligibility: Be aged 18 years or over
Deadline: The application of round 4 is open (7th August – 27th November).
Apply Now: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/international/fees-funding/

Chancellor’s International Scholarship

The University of Sussex is pleased to offer 25 scholarships to international postgraduate students who can demonstrate academic excellence. To be eligible for the Chancellor’s International Scholarships you need to be classified as overseas for fee purposes. The program will award 50% tuition fee reduction.

Provided By: University of Sussex
Course: Postgraduate
Award: 50% tuition fee reduction
Eligibility: International postgraduate students (Non-UK/EU)
Deadline: May 1st, 2018 (23:59 GMT)
Apply Now: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/masters/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/view/841

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Vice-Chancellor’s Awards & Cambridge International Scholarships

On behalf of the University, the Cambridge Trust is pleased to offer the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards (for UK and EU students) and the Cambridge International Scholarships (for international students) for those undertaking Ph.D. studies. The aim of the program is to ensure that the 250 highest ranked students, irrespective of nationality, receive full financial support to undertake research leading to a Ph.D.  The Scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.

Provided By: Cambridge Trust
Course: Ph.D. studies
Award: University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient
Eligibility: EU students and international students
Deadline: Varies according to the courses
Apply Now: https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholarships/v-c-awards-and-cambridge-international-scholarships/

Westminster’s Scholarship Programs

The University of Westminster is one of the few universities in the UK to offer full scholarships to postgraduate students. You can only apply for a scholarship once you have applied for admission (undergraduate and postgraduate) for a place on the course you wish to study and be offered either a conditional or unconditional offer. The university cannot accept any scholarship application without an admissions offer. In 2016–17, the university awarded scholarships to students from over 50 countries across the world.

Provided By: University of Westminster
Course: Postgraduate and undergraduate courses
Award: A Full Scholarship
Eligibility: Postgraduate students
Deadline: Applications are now open for September 2018
Apply Now: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/scholarships

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Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the most generous international scholarships available. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The aim of the Gates Cambridge program is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. It covers the following costs: the university composition fee, a maintenance allowance for a single student (£14,900 for 12 months at the 2017-18 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)

Provided By: Gates Cambridge
Course: A full-time postgraduate degree in any subject
Award: (£14,900 for 12 months
Eligibility: A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
Deadline: Varies
Apply Now: https://www.gatescambridge.org

Fees and Funding For International Students

The University of York is pleased to offer a number of scholarship programs as Undergraduate, Postgraduate taught, and Research degrees for international students. The applicants have an opportunity to receive tuition fees, funding options and the cost of living in York. Tuition fee rates and funding opportunities vary depending on where you’re from and the course and level you wish to study.

Provided By: University of York
Course: Undergraduate, Postgraduate taught, and Research degrees
Award: Tuition fee rates and funding opportunities vary
Eligibility: International applicants
Deadline: Varies according to the program
Apply Now: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/international/fees-funding/

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Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in Humanities

The University of St Andrews is pleased to offer three fully-funded doctoral scholarships for outstanding students looking to commence their doctoral degree in September 2018. The scholarships are funded by the Wolfson Foundation. The scholarships are open to both UK/EU applicants and international applicants and are of sufficient size to cover the higher fees payable by international students. Each scholarship is worth £84,000 covering both fees and maintenance costs for three years (full-time registration) or six years (part-time registration).

Provided By: University of St Andrews
Course: History, literature, and languages
Award: Each scholarship is worth £84,000 covering both fees and maintenance costs
Eligibility: Both UK/EU applicants and international applicants
Deadline: Varies
Apply Now: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/postgraduate/scholarships/wolfson-postgraduate/

Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students

The Rhodes Trust provides the Rhodes Scholarships in partnership with the Second Century Founders, John McCall MacBain O.C. and The Atlantic Philanthropies, and many other generous benefactors. The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.

Provided By: University of Oxford
Course: Multiple courses
Award: Various
Eligibility: People from all over the world
Deadline: Varies
Apply Now: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk