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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 South Asia interested in pursuing master’s studies in the fields of:

  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Climate Change, Environment and Risk Reduction
  • Energy Transition
  • Industry 4.0 / Digital Transformation

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

The five scholarships are on offer for female students from the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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.

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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 one of the eligible countries - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. 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.

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