British Council’s Scholarships for Women in STEM 2024-25 to Study at Leading UK Universities

Scholarship in Applied Science , in Engineering , in Mathematics , in Natural Science , in Technology
  • United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • Apply Before : April 30, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 96900
  • Degree Master
  • Language Requirement IELTS
  • No. of Opportunity 95
  • Fields of study STEM
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Gender Female
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Are you a woman with a degree or background in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and passionate about your study? If yes, you could secure a scholarship to study for your master’s degree at one of the prominent UK universities in a STEM field. British Council, in partnership with UK universities, offers master’s scholarship programs in the academic year 2024-25 to benefit women from the Americas, South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Wider Europe, and ASEAN countries to undertake a degree in STEM. Women who demonstrate financial need and aspire to inspire future generations to study STEM are eligible for this scholarship.

Quick Details

Application Deadline: Vary depending on the institution (the earliest deadline is late March, and the latest on 30 April 2024)

Study Location: United Kingdom (UK)

Provider: British Council

Host Institutions: UK Participating Universities

Duration: 1 year

Start of the Program: September/October 2024–2025

Number of Scholarships: More than Ninety-five (95)

Gender: Female only

Eligible Countries: Americas, South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Wider Europe, and ASEAN Countries

Benefits of the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM

The scholarship includes wide-ranging support such as:

  • Academic reputation_ UK universities are among the world’s top universities in STEM.
  • Tuition fees
  • Stipend for living
  • Travel expense
  • Visa and health coverage fees
  • English language support (IELTS Fee)

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants meeting the following requirements are qualified:

  • Applicants must identify as a woman
  • Can enroll in a course of study in the UK for 2024–2025
  • Hold a passport and permanent residency in eligible countries
  • Meet UK Higher Education Institution’s entry requirements
  • Completed undergraduate degree or pending final awards
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Not receiving funding from other sources
  • Limited international exposure
  • No previous UK degree or recent UK residency
  • Specify course and institution preference
  • Meet English language requirements
  • Academically capable of postgraduate study
  • Relevant work experience or interest in the subject area
  • Committed to capacity-building in the home country
  • Maintain contact with the British Council
  • Act as ambassador for the UK and engage in activities
  • Plan to engage women and girls in STEM
  • Consent to data sharing for assessment and promotion
  • Return to home country for at least two years after scholarship

Countries Eligible

Following are the countries that are eligible to apply for the 2024-25 British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM:

East Asia: Viet Nam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, and Timor-Leste

South Asia: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

Americas: Brazil and Mexico

Wider Europe: Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia

Who is NOT Eligible?

The following people are not eligible for the 2024-25 British Council Scholarships:

  • Hold dual British citizenship.
  • Are an employee, former employee, or relative of His Majesty’s Government or British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM.
  • Currently receive financial support or funding for study in the UK from any other source.
  • Previously studied in the UK with funding from UK government-funded or institutional scholarships/bursaries.

Evaluation Process

A coordinated selection panel between the Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and the British Council will choose the bursary recipients. Applicants will hear directly from the respective university on their application results.

How do you apply for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM?

Please follow these steps and guides for a successful application:

  • Multiple applications are allowed; apply separately to each institution.
  • Deadlines vary by institution; check carefully.
  • Ensure eligibility requirements are met before applying.
  • The university will inform you about the application status.
  • Contact the respective university for course-related queries.
  • Email or the British Council for scholarship inquiries if university contact is not found.
  • Submit applications directly to Higher Education Institutions.


Refer to the British Council website for further information and details. You may also find the list of eligible countries, available courses, and participating universities on the BC website. Also, review the FAQs for any questions you have.


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