The UK is not only one of the most popular countries to live in but also one of the best countries to study in. While the country offers a well demanded and high-quality education in world-class universities and numerous job opportunities, this glam overshadows the high cost of education in the country. But down get your hopes down! The UK also offers numerous scholarships for international and domestic students to combat this exact problem. This could potentially become the turning point of your life. So here is a list of the top 10 fully-funded scholarships that would cover tuition fees, accommodation, travel and so much more!
The Commonwealth Scholarships
The Commonwealth Scholarships are one of the most competitive scholarships in the world. It is fully funded and is targeted at students hailing from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries. If you are talented, motivated and believe in making a difference in the world, then apply as soon as you can. The scholarships are offered under:
- Science and technology for development
- Access, inclusion, and opportunity
- Strengthening health systems and capacity
- Strengthening resilience and response to crises
- Promoting global prosperity
- Strengthening global peace, security, and governance
The UniAcco Fly High Scholarships
Instituted by UniAcco, this scholarship aims to recognise and reward Indian students who plan to study in the grand country of the UK. The total value Is around 6500 with no application fee and is one of the best scholarships in the UK. The award applies to a graduate or postgraduate course at an accredited university in the UK. The entire ward is divided into 3 categories:
Responsible Leader: This is worth 1000 awarded to two students who have supported or worked in noble social causes.
Passionate scholar: 750 worth scholarships awarded to four students who have demonstrated academic excellence or worked to achieve significant honours in their field of study.
All Rounder: 750 worth scholarships awarded to two students who have put great efforts to develop a holistic profile.
The Chevening Scholarships
These fully-funded scholarships are provided to international students every year and are one of the UK’s most demanded scholarship programmes. More than 1500 students benefit from this programme. They offer fellowships in various streams like Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP), Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF), Chevening Healthcare, Health Policy, and Health Reform Fellowship, Chevening British Library Fellowship, Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowships, Chevening/Clore Fellowship etc.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Instituted by Bill and Melinda gates foundation, these fully funded scholarships are awarded to students who wish to study at the super expensive university of Cambridge. If you are one of them, apply now and be one of the 80 candidates who are lucky enough to pursue their postgraduate degree in the subject of their interest. The award covers university composition fees, maintenance allowance, travel health insurance and so much more.
Arguably one of the most prestigious scholarships for international students. The Rhodes Scholarship identifies and awards outstanding students who wish to pursue their postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford. They cover everything from oxford application fees and tuition fees to health insurance and travel. Their eligibility criteria mainly depend on the home country of the applicant, so make sure to thoroughly go through it before applying.
The Global Study Awards
This unique scholarship programme is incredibly prestigious and is, even more, harder to get. Two international students are offered the opportunity to study in the UK twice a year. They offer a total fund of £10,000 which is equally divided among the two students. The British Council identifies incredibly talented and motivated students who have taken the IELTS test for their awards.
Bristol University Think Big Scholarships
Bristol university’s Think Big Scholarships is one of the most generous university-based scholarships in the UK. The award ranges from £5,000 and £10,000. If you are thinking of pursuing any full-time undergraduate course (excluding dentistry, veterinary science, medicine) at the University of Bristol.
The Royal Society Grants
If your research is based on natural sciences, this is the perfect scholarship for you! The Royal Society fully covers the cost of your PhD research. If you are a high achieving student, apply as soon as you can!
Chancellor’s International Scholarships
Are you looking for an opportunity to pursue your PhD abroad? If so, the Chancellors international scholarships instituted by Warwick University awards 25 top applicants with this amazing opportunity. The scholarship includes a maintenance stipend of £15,239/year for up to 3.5 years.
Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships
Every year, 30 international students who hold a 1st or 2nd class Bachelor or Master’s degree are awarded this amazing fully funded scholarship as a part of the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships. It is worth £5,000 (every year) and is one of the most prestigious awards out there. So if you are a high achieving student, this is your chance to get this scholarship.
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