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Top 10 UK Scholarships For International Students

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The truth is, studying abroad is expensive. As an international student, there are several expenses you’d incur even before beginning your study program, from application fees in some universities to tuition, which takes a chunk of your cost of study. You must also consider your travel expenses, health insurance, and living expenses like accommodation and feeding. At the end of the day, you’d find that studying abroad is a huge investment that needs to be well thought through before embarking on.

Many students seek funding opportunities through scholarships, tuition discounts, and other forms of financial aid to ease some of the financial burden of studying abroad. This article compiled a list of 10 UK scholarships international students can apply to in 2024.

10 UK Scholarships for International Students

Here are 10 top UK scholarships to apply for this 2024:

  1. Southampton Business School MBA Excellence International Scholarship

These scholarships of up to £10,000 are available to international students studying for the Master of Business Administration (MBA). They are awarded to candidates who best demonstrate business excellence in an interview.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application to study for the MBA by 31 July 2024.

  1. UK GREAT Scholarships 2024 | University of Manchester

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, The University of Manchester is offering five scholarships to students in Bangladesh, Ghana, Greece, Kenya, Mexico and Nigeria who are applying for one-year master’s programmes and will enrol in the 2024/25 academic year.

The scholarship programme offers financial support of a minimum of £10,000 to students pursuing one-year postgraduate study in the UK. Students can apply for courses in various subjects at the 72 institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Applications will close on 26 April 2024.


  1. LSE Master’s Awards at London School of Economics and Political Science

LSE Master’s Awards (LMAs) are part of LSE’s funding portfolio for taught master’s students. The primary scheme for these students is the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS), designed to supplement other funding secured by a candidate (through savings, loans and external scholarships).

Awards can range in value from £5,000 to a total award.

You must submit your application for the programme and receive a place offer (conditional or unconditional) by 25 April 2024.

  1. UCL Global Masters Scholarships for International Students

The UCL Global Masters Scholarship aims to enable and encourage international students from lower-income backgrounds to pursue full-time Master’s degree studies at UCL. The scholarship award is worth £15,000.

The deadline for applications to this scholarship is Tuesday, 7 May 2024.

  1. Hatfield Lioness Scholarship at the University of Durham

The Hatfield Lioness Scholarship aims to enable a female student from a developing country where access to tertiary education is limited to benefit from postgraduate study at Durham University. The scholarship was launched in 2018 as part of the celebration of 30 years of women students at Hatfield College, Durham University, and is funded by alumni, friends of the College, and other sources supportive of the scholarship’s aims.

The application deadline for the scholarship is 31 March 2024.


  1. Nottingham Developing Solutions Scholarships

The University of Nottingham is offering scholarships covering 50% or 100% of full-time master’s tuition fees. These one-year scholarships are available to support innovative and passionate students who can successfully demonstrate their ingenuity in developing solutions that will impact their home countries and incite change.

Application deadline: Wednesday 17 April 2024

  1. UAL International Postgraduate Scholarship

This scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees and accommodation at one of UAL’s halls of residence and may also contribute towards living costs. Up to 4 UAL International Postgraduate £50,000 Scholarships are available.

Application deadline: Friday 5 July 2024

  1. University of Bristol Think Big Scholarship

Scholarship awards for postgraduate international students are valued at £6,500, £13,000 and £26,000 per year and can only be used towards tuition fees. Applicants may also be eligible to receive a £3,000 living cost bursary during their first year of study.

Applications will close on Monday, 29 April 2024.

  1. The University of Edinburgh Macqueen PhD Scholarship

The Macqueen PhD Scholarship is for applicants who are interested in shining a light on the experiences of sole carers. With this scholarship, postgraduate social work research on one-parent families is supported. The scholarship is funded by a generous donation from The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust.

Application closes on Thursday 21st March, 2024.

  1. UWE Millennium Scholarship for International Students

The University of the West of England’s Millenium Scholarship targets international students willing to take up student ambassadorial duties for the university as well as other internship responsibilities to promote the university’s programmes to prospective students.

Application deadline: 30 April 2024.

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