Want To Study In The UK For Free? Explore The Government-backed Scholarships

The United Kingdom, one of the best student countries in the world, is popular for its quality education besides physical geography. This is the reason why thousands of prospective international students fly to the United Kingdom year-on-year.

With the decision to leave the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom has literally shut down the interest of pursuing an education in the country. Millions of prospective students are shocked with the referendum results and are in dubiety whether to take up education in the UK or not. However, what happened later is really a positive for students.


Post-Brexit, the UK is leaving no stone unturned to bring back the glory of international students in their country. It has launched a student recruitment campaign, 'Study UK: Discover You', besides increasing the number of student visas issued, specifically to Indians.

Just like the United States, the UK education doesn't come cheap. Finding a student loan or scholarship prior to the application process is advised. We too understand that achieving a scholarship from a university is extremely difficult because of the huge competition. Here are some of the government and non-government-funded scholarships for international students.

Government Scholarships To Study In UK

British Chevening Scholarships

This is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It provides full or part funding for candidates who enrolled at the UK universities for a full-time education. Students can avail this scholarship in any subject.

Commonwealth Scholarships For Developing Commonwealth Countries

This is available to all the international students from developing countries in the Commonwealth countries. Students who take up a master's and PhD can apply for this scholarship.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

This is for the international students who are undertaking master's programs in the UK. However, the programs should be relevant to the development of economy, society or technology within the student's country of origin.

Government Scholarships To Study In UK

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships

This scholarship is meant for Indian students. This is exclusively for doctoral students, research students and fellows visiting the UK from India.

Saltire Scholarships

This scholarship will be awarded to students at any degree level. However, students from the US, India, Pakistan, Canada, China and Hong Kong are only eligible to apply for this scholarship.

British Council GREAT Scholarships For Indian Students

A range of scholarships is offered by the British Council, specifically for Indian students who wish to take up an education in the UK.

Apart from the government-backed scholarships, international students are advised to search for the university-specific scholarships also. Keep following us for more information to study abroad!

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