Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The British Council is now offering scholarships in partnership with UK Universities aimed at benefitting women from South Asian countries including India.

A wide range of programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects are being offered by eight UK Universities to women from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan.

The scholarship is being offered to study a master’s degree by women who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.

As per a notification issued by Ministry of Education, interested applicants are expected to apply to the UK University directly in the programme of their choice by end of March 2021 for their course.

The UK University partnered for Indian applicants is the City, University of London.

Detailed information on the scholarship programme and application process is available at

Main benefits

  • Academic prestige - the UK’s universities are amongst the world’s leaders in STEM subjects
  • Economic support will include tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees
  • Special support for mothers
  • English language support

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