GREAT Scholarships 2021

Scholarships worth £11,000 towards postgraduate study

Please note applications for the British Council GREAT scholarship are now closed.

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Derby is offering 10 scholarships to international students applying for postgraduate courses starting in September 2021. The GREAT Scholarships 2021 programme, launched by the British Council together with 41 UK universities, supports postgraduate students to access world-class UK higher education opportunities.

The scholarship programme offers financial support of £11,000 to students pursuing one year postgraduate study at the University of Derby and must be from China, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan or Thailand.

GREAT Scholarships for a Sustainable Future 2021

We are also able to offer two scholarships worth £11,000 for a postgraduate student from Nigeria or Pakistan studying one of the following courses: MSc Conservation Biology, MSc Environmental Assessment and Control, MSc GeoEnergy or MSc Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings.

How to apply

Please note applications for the British Council GREAT scholarship are now closed.

As part of your application you will need to include an essay of no more than 500 words about a topic you have studied previously and why you found it interesting. This topic should be related to or have inspired you to apply for your chosen degree programme. This essay will be part of the shortlisting criteria, alongside previous academic achievement, and the potential you show.

Please note that applicants should be passport holders of China, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan or Thailand.

Thailand student Pongtorn Thudee

Being chosen for the GREAT scholarship was awesome! I feel very proud for both myself and my family. I am really thankful to the University and British Council, I’ll do my best make the most of the knowledge I gain.

Pongtorn Thudee
MA Music Production, from Thailand

Profile of a GREAT Scholar

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For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2021, please visit Study UK and the British Council website in your country.

Contact us

You can contact us for information and support about scholarships and discounts.

International male student at the University of Derby's welcome event held at the Sport Centre, Kedleston Road.
Group of international students attending the welcome event held at the Sport Centre, Kedleston Road.
International female student at the international welcome event held at the University of Derby at the Sport Centre, KedlestonRoad
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