GREAT Scholarships 2024

Scholarships towards postgraduate study

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, University of Derby is offering 5 scholarships to students in China, Ghana, India, Nigeria and Thailand applying for postgraduate courses.   

The GREAT Scholarships 2024 programme, launched by the British Council, supports postgraduate students to access world-class UK higher education opportunities. 

The scholarship programme offers financial support of £10,000 to eligible students pursuing one year postgraduate study at the University of Derby from the following countries: 

How to apply

Applications for the British Council GREAT scholarship should be made after you have received an offer, using the form below. 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 (mainland only), Ghana, India, Nigeria, and Thailand. 

For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2024, please visit Study UK 


GREAT Scholarships Application Form

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Profile of a GREAT Scholar

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

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

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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