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Overview

Newcastle University and the British Council have announced seven fully funded scholarships for female students from South Asia interested in pursuing master’s studies in the field of Climate Change.

The scholarships are on offer for students from: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Each of these scholarships cover full tuition fees, monthly stipends, a return economy class ticket and other study-related costs such as IELTS exam fee, visa application, NHS surcharge and study materials.

The scholarships are available from September 2021 for one year, and are part of the British Council’s programme to support women and girls in STEM around the world.

British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

The British Council has established programmes to support Women and Girls in STEM around the world, designed with a lifecycle approach in mind, from inspiring young girls to stay in STEM to supporting women working in STEM fields reach positions of leadership and network with their peers in their region and the UK.

This year, supported by the British Council, Newcastle University is delighted to announce seven fully funded scholarships for female students from South Asia interested in pursuing master’s studies in the field of Climate Change. The seven scholarships are on offer for female students from the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Each of these scholarships cover full tuition fees, monthly stipends, a return economy class ticket and other study-related costs such as IELTS exam fee, visa application, NHS surcharge and study materials.

  • Value of award: 100% of tuition fees and up to 15 months monthly stipend at £1,116 p/month.
  • Number of awards: 7
  • Start date and duration: September 2021 for one year of study.
  • Application closing date: 26 March 2021.

The following programmes are eligible for these scholarships:

More information about the scholarship programme can be found at https://www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-abroad/in-uk/scholarship-women-stem.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM, you must:

  • be a woman (cis-gendered or trans) or identify as non-binary
  • be a passport holder and permanent resident of one of the eligible countries –  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • be assessed as international for fee purposes
  • have submitted an application to study on one of the eligible Newcastle University postgraduate programmes, as listed above
  • have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at Newcastle University in September 2021
  • have not previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK or recently lived in the UK
  • demonstrate case for financial support need via a means-test
  • you must not be in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK from any other source
  • meet the English language requirement of Newcastle University (or are expected to meet the requirement after a English Language pre-sessional course)
  • return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship award has ended
    • you are required to show in your application that you are active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the programme area you are applying for.
    • you are willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education and returning your home country.
    • you must demonstrate in your application a plan and passion to engage other women and girls in STEM from your home country.
    • you agree that your personal data being shared with the British Council as a condition of applying for the bursary.
    • if you are awarded a scholarship, you agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM alumnus during and after your study in the UK. Any involvement in these activities during your study in the UK will take up no more than five hours per term.

You are NOT eligible for a British Council Scholarship if you:

  • hold dual British citizenship
  • have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary.
  • are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions; the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office).
  • are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM – eligible countries.

*Relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years).

For more information, please visit BC Scholarships for Women in STEM Regulations 2021 entry (PDF:48KB)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted using the application form.  Other applications will not be accepted.

Contact

scholarship.applications@newcastle.ac.uk

Applications must be submitted using the application form by 26 March 2021. 


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