- Saturday, August 01, 2015
Are you thinking about studying in UK but require some help with funding? UK is the home of famous universities like Oxford and Cambridge, which are held in high esteem in academic circles. You could be eligible to receive a scholarship in any one of the universities listed below. There are a number of universities in the UK that grant scholarships to the students in a wide range of courses ranging from Medicine, Engineering, Electronics, Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Law, Transport and logistics and various other subjects.
Students wishing to pursue higher studies have to fulfill the eligibility criteria for entering into these universities. The minimum academic qualification required is basically a degree from a recognised university in the required course you want to pursue. Academic excellence is a must for all those who want to apply for a scholarship in the UK.
There are some important tips for those who want to acquire scholarships in top universities in the UK. First of all, start searching for a suitable scholarship as early as possible, since many organisations have a deadline per year. If you miss that deadline, you will have to wait for another year before you can apply. Search on the internet to find a suitable organisation as all scholarships are filtered according to the applications requirements. Focus on applying to the organisation with opportunities that match your profile. There are some lesser known organisations where you stand a good chance of getting a scholarship. The best way to send an application is to personalise it i.e. addressing it to the right person, tailoring on responses to match the objectives of the awarding body. Please note that many organisations do not send confirmation of receipt of your application, do not make a nuisance of yourself by trying to contact them time and again to find out the progress of your application. Some even mention on their web sites that applicants should not try to contact them to check the progress of their applications. Below is a list of Universities in the UK that offer scholarships to international students.
1. CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (CISS) Cambridge University offers around eighty scholarships to international students who wish to pursue courses in the field of research.
2. RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
Rhodes scholarships are for supporting talented all round students at the University of Oxford. Rhodes scholars pursue a wide variety of courses and come from many academic backgrounds. Applicants should review the Oxford’s postgraduate degree courses to determine a degree for which they would like to apply.
3. BRISTOL UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Any undergraduate or master’s degree offered at the University for five Scholarships of 8,500 Pounds each will be available for prospective undergraduate students and five scholarships of 8,500 Pounds each for students who wish to pursue a master's degree .
4. WESTMINSTER INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Scholarships offered by Westminster International are fully funded awards for students from developing countries who wish to study full time master’s degree.
Field of Study: All full-time masters’ programme offered at university of Westminster. Main criteria are first class honours degree, financial need and development potential.
5. EDINBURGH GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP Master’s scholarships are offered to international students from developing countries as well as UK/EU students for eligible master’s programme offered by the university.
6. AGA KHAN FOUNDATION:
Provides a limited number of scholarships every year to postgraduate students with excellent academic records from selected developing countries. The foundation gives priority to master’s level courses but will also consider applications for PhD programmes only for outstanding students recommended by their professors.