Monday 15 February 2021 8:26 PM UTC
LONDON Feb 15: The British Council has launched a STEM scholarship programme with 19 UK universities, to assist women in pursuing their scientific careers. There are now fully-funded scholarships for Southeast Asian women from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Are you a woman with a degree in STEM subjects passionate about your study?
You could receive a scholarship to study a master’s degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics programme at a leading UK university.
The British Council has launched a scholarship programme in partnership with 19 UK universities aimed at benefiting women from the Americas, South Asia and South East Asia.
British Council is looking for women with a background in STEM, who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.
Why a scholarship programme
This scholarship programme aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women. According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women and only 30 percent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.
Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and Communications Technology (three percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (five percent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (eight percent).
We are looking for women who:
are citizens and residents of the eligible countries in the Americas, South Asia and East Asia (Click To View Full List of Countries and Courses)
are able to take up a full-time course of study in the UK for the academic year from Sept/Oct 2021 – 2022
can demonstrate a need for financial support
have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access onto one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university
can attain the level of English required for postgraduate study at a UK university now or upon completion of a pre-sessional English course
are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area
are passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council scholarship alumni
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
Applications will be made directly to the participating universities and will be available in early January 2021. Information on this Webpage will be updated as the application process in each participating university becomes live.
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