Monday, 6 February 2017

Chennai: The British Council has announced the GREAT Britain Scholarships – India 2017 worth £ 1 million as part of the ‘GREAT BRITAIN’ campaign (“GREAT”) along with a new proposition ‘Study UK: Discover You’. 198 GREAT scholarships in subject areas ranging from art and design to engineering, law and management are on offer for students aspiring to study in the UK.

The new Education is part of the GREAT campaign and is designed to promote the best of British education overseas so that the UK is the first choice for the brightest and best students in the world. The new proposition Study UK: Discover You focuses on the experiences, knowledge and confidence that students can gain from UK study, whether in the UK or overseas, or through distance learning, online provision, and other models. It also highlights the aspects of the UK higher education system that make it world-renowned: its impeccable academic standards, its progressive and supportive teaching, its internationally recognised qualifications and its positive impact on graduate employability.

The British Council will host Study UK: Discover You Exhibition in Chennai on Sunday, 05 February between 2.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. Taj Coromandel, 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam for aspirants wanting to know more about education opportunities in the UK. Visitors to the one-day exhibition will get a unique opportunity to directly talk to representatives from more than 45 UK universities and get all their questions answered on course choices, visas, applications, scholarships and more. Moreover, students attending the exhibition will also benefit from career seminars on MBA, IT and Engineering, Manufacturing coupled with insightful sessions by experts on student visas

The British Council will be launching a mobile app (Study UK Discover You Exhibition 2017) for the first time in India which will help students and parents plan their visit to the education exhibitions effectively. The app contains all the necessary information about UK education institutions. You can register for the exhibition, check the seminar schedule and even select a course of your choice at a specific UK institution based on your interest and field of study. This is a free app and is available for Android and iOS devices.

In addition, Chevening is the British Government’s flagship global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. The India programme is now world’s largest with budget of £2.6 million budget for 2016-17 with 130 scholarships being offered.

Mei-kwei Barker, Director, British Council, South India, said, “I’m delighted that over 45   UK universities are visiting Chennai, launching 198 scholarships with the British Council and demonstrating the importance UK universities put on attracting students from India. Studying in the UK offers Indian students three things: a world-class education, being part of an international student body and the chance to work post study. Successful Indian students will join over 400,000 international students from 200 countries. Such diversity and international connections bring new approaches and fresh thinking.  We believe that the problems and challenges Indian students will be addressing over the next 50 years will need global solutions and that the unique experiences, knowledge, networks and confidence gained from a world-class UK higher education course will give students you the best platform to transform their lives, communities and country.”

The Student satisfaction in the UK is high, with 91% of international undergraduate students in the UK being happy with their experience in the UK. The UK is a world-leading research nation with researchers in the UK gaining more citations and usage per article, and writing more articles individually, than anywhere else in the world.

The GREAT Britain Scholarships – India 2017
Student mobility is critical for cultural relations and bilateral ties. The British Council is working with partners across Governments in the GREAT Campaign, promoting the UK as a preferred destination to study. The GREAT scholarships would entail:
• 198 scholarships will be on offer worth £ 1 million
• 40 UK universities are participating in this programme
• A total of 29 under-graduate and 169 post-graduate scholarships will be provided in engineering, law, art and design and management

GREAT Britain Scholarships Guide
The GREAT Britain Scholarships Guide– India 2017 has been designed to assist students with their scholarship search and addresses some of the important aspects that students need to consider while applying. The guide includes:
• List of participating institutions
• Details about the scholarships across different courses and universities
• List of useful and important websites on studying and living in the UK

Participating Institutions at Study UK Discover You Exhibition – Chennai
1 University of the Arts London
2 Aston University
3 University of Birmingham
4 Bournemouth University
5 BPP University
6 University of Bristol
7 Canterbury Christ Church University
8 City, University of London
9 Cranfield University
10 University for the Creative Arts
11 University of Dundee
12 University of East Anglia
13 University of Essex
14 University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art
15 Goldsmiths, University of London
16 King's College London
17 Kingston University London
18 Leeds Trinity University
19 University of Leeds
20 University of Lincoln
21 Liverpool John Moores University
22 London Metropolitan University
23 Manchester Metropolitan University
24 The University of Manchester
25 Middlesex University
26 Newcastle University
27 University of Northampton
28 Northumbria University, New Castle
29 The University of Nottingham
30 University of Portsmouth
31 Queen Mary University of London
32 University of Reading
33 Royal Holloway, University of London
34 St George's, University of London
35 Sheffield Hallam University
36 The University of Sheffield
37 University of Southampton
38 Staffordshire University
39 University of Strathclyde
40 University of Surrey
41 University of Sussex
42 University of Wales Trinity Saint David
43 University of Warwick
44 University of Westminster

About the British Council

The British Council is recognised across India for its network of 9 libraries and cultural centres. We offer a range of specialised projects in arts, education, exams, English language and society to audiences across India and more than 100,000 members. We also provide access to English language training and learning for both students and teachers, offer UK qualifications in India and enable opportunities to study in the UK.

We also manage prestigious scholarships and training awards, including the Jubilee scholarships, the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan and the Charles Wallace India Trust awards. Our English language centres in Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata provide a range of general and business English classes, specialised skills based programmes and young learner courses. We work with a wide range of Indian partners in cities all over India enabling British and Indian experts to meet and collaborate and to nurture mutually beneficial relationships.