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British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM



This year, in partnership with the British Council the University of Warwick is proud to announce five fully funded scholarships for female students from South Asia interested in pursuing master’s studies in the field of Climate Change.

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

The following programmes are eligible for these scholarships:

Female candidates from any of the following countries are invited to apply for these scholarships: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Eligibility and selection of scholars:

A Steering Committee, composed of academic reviewers from the University and Programme Leads from the British Council will select the candidates through a points-based system, encompassing the programme’s criteria.

The following guidelines will be considered for the selection of scholars. Scholars 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.
  • Have or be currently studying an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto one of the eligible postgraduate programme listed above.
  • Demonstrate case for financial support / socio-economic need
  • Not be in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK from any other source
  • Have not previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK
  • Meet the English language requirement of the UK HEI
  • Be motivated and academically able to follow and benefit from a UK postgraduate taught course.
  • Have a proven interest in the proposed subject area, this might include work experience or a university research project.
  • Be willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education.
  • Agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a Scholarships for Women in STEM alumnus during and after their studies in the UK.
  • Demonstrate a plan and a passion to engage other women and girls in STEM from their home country.
  • Agree to their personal data being shared with the British Council as a condition of applying for the bursary


To apply for one of these scholarships, please visit

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship, or other postgraduate scholarships available at Warwick, please contact

Application deadline: To be eligible to be considered for this scholarship, you must have applied and received an offer to study for 2021 entry, on any of the three Postgraduate STEM courses listed above by 18th April 2021.

*Applications have now closed*

The University will consider application fee waiver requests from candidates applying for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM. Please complete the appropriate web request form when submitting your application.

Applications have now closed.