Additional sources of funding

There are various external funding bodies which can help you to cover tuition fees and living costs as an international student.

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 detailed information about sources of funding for international students.

British Council funding information

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.

US Citizens

The following organisations offer scholarships for US citizens to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

There are also a number of loans available to US students. 

United States student loans information

Useful websites

The UKCISA provides information on a variety of scholarships for postgraduate study. The Association of Commonwealth Universities website also contains brief information about grants for students who wish to study at a Commonwealth University.