British Council Scholarships for Women Studying Science, Tech, Engineering & Mathematics: 2023-24

What is it?

Are you a woman with a degree or PhD in a STEM subject who is passionate about her study? You could receive a scholarship to study for a master’s degree, or an early academic fellowship, in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics program at a leading UK university.

The British Council is launching its Women in STEM scholarship program in partnership with 21 UK universities with the aim of benefiting women from the Americas, South Asia, East Asia, western Balkans, central Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, and Turkey.

They are 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.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants can apply from the following countries:

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For both Master’s Scholarships and Early Academic FellowshipsIndia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Sri LankaIndonesia, Vietnam or Malaysia
For Masters Scholarships onlyAlbania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Kosovo,North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia or Uzbekistan.TurkeyArgentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru or Venezuela.EgyptCambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines or Thailand

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Eligibility Criteria

  • can take up a course of study in the UK for the academic year from September/October 2023 – 2024
  • can demonstrate a need for financial support
  • have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access to one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university (for Masters level) or completed all components of PhD in the last three years (for Early Academic Fellowships)
  • can attain the level of English required for postgraduate study/research at a UK university 
  • 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 

Full eligibility criteria are available below in the documents section – please note that the eligibility for a Master’s Scholarship and Early Academic Fellowships are different. 


  • Hold dual British citizenship
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of His 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 stepparents, siblings or stepsiblings, children or stepchildren, 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).
  •  Are currently in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK from any other source
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary.

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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

How to apply?

Applications should be made directly to the participating universities, please click on the links below for your chosen region or country for specific institutional information. 
You can make more than one application but need to apply through the preferred institution.

Deadlines for applications for Master scholarships and Early Academic Fellowships:  These may vary depending on institution. Please check the deadlines with your chosen institution carefully to avoid any disappointment.

Please ensure you check and meet all the eligibility requirements before applying.

After submitting an application, you will then next hear directly from the university about the status of your application.

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UK universitiesCourse typeCourses on offer
Coventry University Website  | Email  MastersMRes Computer Science MRes Engineering
University of Bath
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MastersMolecular Biosciences (Bioinformatics)Biotechnology (Sustainable Biotechnologies)Biotechnology (Healthcare Biotechnologies) Molecular Biosciences (Medical Biosciences) Drug Discovery Environmental Engineering Zero Carbon Futures Civil Engineering Data Science Machine Learning & Autonomous Systems Computer ScienceRobotics and Autonomous SystemsAutomotive Technology with Business developmentArchitectural Engineering: Environmental Design. 
The University of Manchester
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MastersMolecular Biosciences (Bioinformatics)Biotechnology (Sustainable Biotechnologies) Biotechnology (Healthcare Biotechnologies) Molecular Biosciences (Medical Biosciences) Drug DiscoveryEnvironmental EngineeringZero Carbon FuturesCivil EngineeringData ScienceMachine Learning & Autonomous Systems Computer Science Robotics and Autonomous Systems Automotive Technology with Business development Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design.

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South Asia

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UK universitiesContact
Imperial College LondonWebsite  | Email
The University of EdinburghWebsite  | Email 

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