GREAT Scholarships for Indians to study in UK

GREAT Scholarships for Indians to study in UK

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Priya Garg
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Updated on Feb 28, 2024 12:08 IST
GREAT Scholarships: The British Council's largest scholarship programme, GREAT Scholarships, is offered by many universities for students to pursue postgraduate courses in the UK. Students from a total of 14 nations are given the opportunity to obtain £10,000 towards their tuition fees for various 1-year taught postgraduate programmes. A total of 26 GREAT scholarships will be provided to Indian students for the academic year 2024-25. 
GREAT Scholarships for Indians to study in UK

The GREAT scholarships, which are one of the most popular UK scholarships for Indian students, are funded by both the British Council and the UK government's GREAT Britain Campaign with the United Kingdom's institutes of higher education which are participating.

Those selected will receive atleast £10,000 towards tuition fees for a one-year PG programme. Also, as per the norms, an invitation will be sent to the scholarship recipients to attend a welcome event in the first semester and a networking event in the next one.

Check: Popular Scholarships to Study in the UK for Indian Students 2024

The table below features all the institutions in the UK which are providing the postgraduate scholarship for the year 2024-25.

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Arts University Bournemouth Edge Hill University Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Imperial College London Keele University Nottingham Trent University
Robert Gordon University Royal Northern College of Music Sheffield Hallam University
University of Edinburgh Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance University College London
University of Bath University of Bristol University of Essex
University of Hull University of Southampton University of York
University of Birmingham University of Kent University of Strathclyde
University of Plymouth University of Nottingham St George's University of London


GREAT Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

In order to get considered for GREAT scholarships, an applicant must be:

  • An Indian citizen
  • Possessing a bachelor's degree, having the motivation and interest in the subject area proposed
  • Fulfilling the English language requirements of the UK HEI
  • Able to set up an engagement with the UK as a scholar, through academic and personal fulfilment
  • Ready to become a part of a networking event of all UK-based GREAT scholars
  • Ready to stay in touch with the British Council and their HEI, acting as a GREAT scholarship representative
  • Ready to interact with potential candidates, as GREAT scholarship alumnus, sometimes about his/her experience pursuing a degree in the UK 

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GREAT Scholarship Application Process

  • Those who wish to apply for GREAT scholarships can do so by following the below-mentioned instructions:
  • Visit the British Council website and click on the 'Scholarships and Funding' tab
  • Select GREAT Scholarships and then select your country on the next page
  • A list of UK universities will appear which are offering this scholarship
  • Click on the university name and read the details related to the scholarship. Follow the link provided to apply for the scholarship
  • Every institution has a different deadline to apply for the same. Apply before the date approaches
  • Those selected will be intimated by individual institutions 

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The British Council also launched the Great Career Guide which will help Indian students choose to study in Britain and learn about opportunities available in that country. The purpose of the GREAT Scholarship programme is to improve UK brand perception in the Indian market with the goal of significantly increasing the number of students choosing to study in the UK.

UK universities have always attracted a large number of students from all over the world and annually, over 400,000 foreign students study there out of which nearly 30,000 are from India.

Read More: Scholarships for Masters Courses

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