To be eligible for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM, you 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 - Afghanastan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
- Have submitted an application to study on one of the eligible University of Strathclyde postgraduate programmes, as listed above.
- Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at the University of Strathclyde by the time you submit your application and be due to start your postgraduate programme in the UK during 2021.
- Demonstrate a case for financial support need via a means-test conducted by the University of Strathclyde.
- Have not previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK.
- You must not be in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK from any other source.
- Meet the English language requirement of the University of Strathclyde (or are expected to meet the requirement after a 3-month English Language pre-sessional course).
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship award has ended.
- You are required to show in your application that you are active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the programme area you are applying for.
- You are willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education and returning your home country.
- You must demonstrate in your application a plan and passion to engage other women and girls in STEM from your home country.
- You agree that your personal data being shared with the British Council as a condition of applying for the bursary.
- If you are awarded a scholarship, you agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM alumnus during and after your study in the UK. Any involvement in these activities during your study in the UK will take up no more than five hours per term.
You are NOT eligible for a British Council Scholarship if you:
- Hold dual British citizenship.
- Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary.
- Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of Her 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 step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, 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).