Study with us British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM

This year, supported by the British Council, the University of Strathclyde is delighted to announce five fully funded scholarships for female students from Mexico interested in pursuing master’s studies in the fields of:

  • Health and Life Science
  • Climate Change, Environment & Risk Reduction
  • Energy Transition
  • Agriculture
  • Industry 4.0/Digital Transformation
  • Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure

This scholarship programme aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women.

The five scholarships are on offer for female students from Mexico.

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

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About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

The British Council has established programmes to support Women and Girls in STEM around the world, designed with a lifecycle approach in mind, from inspiring young girls to stay in STEM to supporting women working in STEM fields to reach positions of leadership and network with their peers in their region and the UK.

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Supporting Women in STEM

The gender gap in STEM is well documented with women making up a fraction of the workforce and research teams in STEM.

Considering “a typical STEM worker now earns two-thirds more than non-STEM workers” closing the gender gap in STEM can be considered a key strategy in working towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Five – Gender Equality, and not just in direct terms, but in ways far more wide reaching.

Access to education is one contributing factor leading to the under-representation of women in STEM. The objective of this programme is to help address this situation by providing opportunities for women from the eligible countries to continue with their studies in STEM subjects.

What courses are eligible?

How to apply?

To apply for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM, you must be a woman and a passport holder and permanent resident of Mexico. You must have already completed an application to study on one of the eligible University of Strathclyde programmes, and demonstrate a need for financial support. For full eligibility criteria, please visit our application page below.

Aisha Ali

Aisha travelled from India to join Strathclyde to study on the MSc in Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment.

When considering where to study her masters degree, Aisha discovered the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM and submitted her application to study at Strathclyde. Aisha was selected to be awarded the fully-funded scholarship and joined Strathclyde for her studies in 2021. Find out more about how the scholarship helped her with her studies and future career.

Read more about Aisha's life at Strathclyde

International students

We've a thriving international community with students coming here to study from over 140 countries across the world. Find out all you need to know about studying in Glasgow at Strathclyde and hear from students about their experiences.

International students

Meet our students

Aisha Ali

Aisha Ali

MSc Sustainable Engineering

When I received the scholarship, I was over the moon. That was the moment a dream came true. My parents were so proud of me. Many women, especially young girls, are being inspired by my achievement.
Carolina Wani

Carolina Wani

MSc Digital Health Systems

At Strathclyde, the course has been everything I hoped it would be. It’s fast-paced and it’s innovative. I have embraced my time at Strathclyde and hope to apply my experience in leading digital health projects in the UK and internationally.
Shaina Agwan at COY16

Shaina Agwan

MSc Sustainable Engineering

For me the scholarship has been like a ‘light’ in my ‘dark’, challenging world and has very much helped me throughout my studies. It helped me a lot and I can say that without it, I would not have been able to pursue my studies in UK.
Alina Ashraf

Alina Ashraf

MSc Sustainable Engineering

The scholarship has supported me to study at one of the best universities for Chemical & Process Engineering in the UK and it has enabled me to work towards my career goals. Not only does the scholarship cover my full tuition fees but it also provides me with a monthly stipend that covers all of my monthly expenditures. This allows me to focus on my studies completely.
Syeda Zinnia Iqbal

Syeda Zinnia Iqbal

Sustainability & Environmental Studies

This scholarship has provided me with the opportunity to study at one of the top universities in Scotland, which I don’t think I would have been able to do otherwise. By removing the financial barrier, this scholarship has taken away all my financial concerns, giving me lots of time to study, gain knowledge and concentrate fully on my studies to secure better grades.
Rachana Godavarthi

Rachana Godavarthi

MSc Digital Manufacturing

I can’t even express how helpful the scholarship has been for me. It has provided me with the freedom to study without worrying about finances. During a difficult financial time for many people, the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM had given me the wings to explore, learn and grow without worrying about financial problems and risks. It has allowed me to focus my time on my studies.

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