GREAT Scholarships India 2019: Enabling students to realise their UK education dreams

>>35 GREAT scholarship awards are available this year for subject areas ranging from Social Sciences and Humanities to Biological Sciences, Data Sciences and Climate Change across 36 UK higher education institutions

The British Council, partner to the GREAT Britain campaign, has announced the GREAT Education Scholarships India 2019. GREAT, along with 36 partner UK universities will offer up to 35 full tuition scholarships to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate, full-time students who will enrol in the September/October 2019 session at the designated universities.

The scholarships cover a broad range of fields – Social and Natural Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Governance, Education and others. The scholarships will enable students to study in world class institutions which foster creativity, critical thinking and offer hands on experience to students. The GREAT and other scholarships offered and facilitated by the British Council, are part of the organisation’s efforts to enable student mobility between India and the UK by improving access to quality education. Scholarships like Charles Wallace India Trust, Hornby, Commonwealth and British Council India 70th Anniversary have been giving Indian students access to some of the best universities in the world.

Almost 19,500 Indian nationals were granted a student visa in 2018, showing a 35% increase over 2017 and the highest since 2011. 96% of students who applied for a UK student visa in this time period were successful.

Scholarship details & eligibility criteria

  • For an undergraduate degree, the tuition scholarship is for the first year of study only
  • For a post graduate study, the tuition scholarship is for one year of study at the master’s level (Scholarships can be offered for the first year of study of a two-year master’s programme)
  • Scholarships will be awarded to those selected students who demonstrate leadership qualities and potential
  • To be considered for the scholarship, participating UK higher education institution will have to nominate candidates in a prescribed format before 15 May 2019.
  • The nominated students need to submit an application for the scholarship through their chosen UK higher education institution before 1 June 2019.
  • The British Council selection panel will select the scholarship awardees on set parameters. The names of the selected scholars will be announced by 1 July 2019.
Subject areas for GREAT Scholarship Awards
Social Sciences and Development Studies Natural and Physical Sciences Math, Statistics and Data Sciences
Humanities Art – Visual and creative Gender Studies and Ageing
Public Administration Education Biological Sciences
Governance and Social Policy Climate change, Sustainability and Environmental Science Urban planning and infrastructure development
Human rights Public Health and Behavioural science Conflict Resolution/Peace Studies


Participating UK Higher Education Institution (HEIs)
Anglia Ruskin University The University of Manchester University of East Anglia
Arts University Bournemouth Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance University of Glasgow
Bangor University UCL University of Greenwich
Birkbeck, University of London Ulster University University of Kent
Brunel University London University of Aberdeen University of Leeds
Cranfield University University of Bath University of Northampton
Falmouth University University of Bradford University of Plymouth
Newcastle University University of Cambridge University of Reading
Sheffield Hallam University University of Central Lancashire University of South Wales
The Glasgow School of Art University of Derby University of Westminster
The University of Edinburgh University of Dundee Queen Mary University of London
University of Southampton Somerville College Oxford St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford


To learn more about applying to universities in the UK, refer to

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