In collaboration with the UK’s GREAT Britain campaign, the British Council has launched Great Scholarships - 2020 over a broad range of subjects. This is a great opportunity for Indian students wishing to access a UK university education. 


  • Applicants must be Indian passport holders and resident in India at the time of application. 
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university
  • Meet the English language requirement of the UK Higher Education Institution
  • Have an offer from one of the participating UK universities
  • The course applied is starting in September 2020


Apply for individual scholarships following the instructions given on individual universities' scholarship webpages.

Universities accepting GREAT Scholarships 2020

Cranfield University

Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. The theme running through Cranfield’s history is a commitment to and passion for applied research which makes a difference to the world in the fields of science, technology and management. The forerunner of Cranfield University was the College of Aeronautics, created in 1946 and based at the RAF station in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. 

Imperial College London

Imperial College London founded in 1907 is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering and business. A member of the prestigious Russell Group it is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 best universities in the world. Our world leading reputation and location in an iconic global city help us to attract the world’s brightest and best minds. This contributes to our top 10 ranking in Times Higher Education Most international universities in the world 2019.

Newcastle University

We are a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions, and addressing global problems. Newcastle University exists for the public benefit to advance education, learning and research. Our objective is to build on this core purpose and, in doing so, provide new knowledge and creative solutions that make a positive impact. We aim to work collaboratively with our many external partners to shape brighter futures, grow the economy and champion social justice. 

Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University is an innovative, impactful & professionally-minded university: with a population of 16,000 students from 132 countries. Our learner centric approach, supported by our state-of-the-art facilities & flexible course structure makes education work for our students. Our commitment to continually increasing innovative teaching practices also ensures that we are constantly seeking to improve on and grow our positive contribution to the world around us.

Sheffield Hallam

Sheffield Hallam is a welcoming community of students and staff from more than 120 countries. With more than 31,000 students, we are among the largest universities in the UK. We offer exceptional teaching across 700 programmes at foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree level. We embed work experience and real-world case studies into our teaching. The Guardian University Guide 2020 ranked Sheffield Hallam 55th in the country overall, up from 70th last year.

The University of Bath

The University of Bath has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research; offering a superb student experience; and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. A top 10 UK university, our international student community represents over 100 nationalities studying programmes designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance. Our vibrant campus is located at the edge of the city and is one of the safest in the UK. 

The University of Warwick

Warwick is a world-leading university born out of boldness, imagination and collaboration between the City of Coventry and the County of Warwickshire. Today over 26,500 students thrive across our 4 faculties, which feature more than 70 research centres and institutes. We have a constant presence in UK’s and the world’s greatest universities ranking, and are the third most targeted institution nationally by the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2018, High Fliers Research Ltd).

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been ranked 15th by The Times Good University Guide 2019 and The Complete University Guide 2019, as well as in the World Top 200 by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. An internationally renowned university based in a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students.

University of Kent

With over 100 students from India, Kent offers high-quality teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations in Canterbury, Medway and mainland Europe and a superb student experience. A wide range of globally recognised degrees available and outstanding student support, Kent offers a welcoming environment for students from over 140 countries. 

University of Nottingham

Unlock your potential in a world of academic excellence, pioneering research and outstanding career opportunities. Nottingham is a Russell Group university, rated 'gold' in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017-18), and ranked 8th in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework (2014). More than 47,500 students from 150 countries study at our award-winning campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, where you will find excellent facilities for study, leisure, sport and faith.

Successful scholars willl be informed of the outcomes of their applications by individual universities. Scholarship funding will be isssued to successful scholars by individual university after registration. 

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