External sources of funding

Postgraduate Funding

You can find more information on other funding bodies for postgraduate research applicants on the following webpage:

Postgraduate research scholarships

British Government Scholarships

The British Government offers a range of scholarships for international students wishing to study in the UK.

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships

This scheme assists Commonwealth students and academics of high intellectual calibre wishing to study in other Commonwealth countries.

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British Chevening Scholarships

These prestigious awards, for overseas students wishing to study in the UK, are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Chevening programme

British Council

The British Council provide a comprehensive website detailing sources of funding for International Students.

British Council funding information

Fulbright Scholar Programmes

Fulbright offer various types of scholarships for all individuals, offering opportunities not only for college and university faculty and administrators, but also professionals from business and government, as well as artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholarships and many others.

Find out more about the Fulbright Scholar Programmes on their website

International Agencies

Some international organisations such as UNESCO and WHO operate scholarship schemes, usually for developing countries. Details are available from the agencies or the Ministry of Education within each country.

Voluntary organisations

Voluntary organisations, such as religious bodies and charities, sometimes award scholarships, though they can be limited in size and scope. Local newspapers and local British Council offices may also hold details of these schemes as they become available.

Canon Collins Scholarship

These scholarships are for taught masters programmes in any subject field.

Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK

Useful websites

International Awards

The Association of Commonwealth Universities website contains brief information about grants for students who wish to study at a Commonwealth University:

The Association of Commonwealth Universities website

Sources of Funding for International Students

This link includes information on a variety of scholarships for postgraduate study:

UKCISA website

Scholarship searches

The International Education Financial Aid website contains a scholarship search and grant listing:

International Education Financial Aid website