Other Sources of Funding
Sources of funding in the UK are limited therefore candidates are strongly encouraged to explore funding from their own country at the same time as applying for funding in the UK. You should contact your own Ministry or Department of Education, your local British Council Office (to find your local office, visit www.britishcouncil.org/home/home-contact), British Embassy or High Commission. Some international agencies such as the UNESCO, the World Bank, the World Health Organisation and the European Commission operate funding schemes, usually for students from developing countries. For further information, you should apply to the offices of these Agencies in your own country or through your own Ministry or Department of Education. Voluntary organisations, such as religious bodies and charities, sometimes award modest scholarships.
Other Sources of Information
For more information on funding, please visit the following sites.
- Postgraduate Funding Guide http://www.prospects.ac.uk/
- The Council for International Education www.ukcosa.org.uk/
- Education UK (British Council) website www.educationuk.org/scholarships
- International Education Financial Aid www.iefa.org
- For advice on student finance, scholarships and bursaries www.studentmoney.org
- Commonwealth Universities Database Online Service www.acu.ac.uk/cudos
- The United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation www.unesco.org
- www.InternationalScholarships.com (a free searchable database of scholarships, grants and awards for international students throughout the world)
- The Funderfinder website contains useful information on funds and trusts, scholarships and other funding bodies www.funderfinder.com/links_trusts.php