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 is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering and business. The result is a specialist community where you can find lots of like-minded people who share your passion for the things that you’re interested in. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 best universities in the world. Our world leading reputation and location helps us to attract the world’s brightest and best minds.

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. It is among the largest universities in the UK and offer exceptional teaching across programmes at foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree level.  We embed work experience and real-world case studies into our teaching, so you have many opportunities to put your learning into practice.

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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 Manchester

Part of the Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester enjoys an international reputation for pioneering research and innovation. Our story is one of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, with 25 Nobel Prize winners having worked or studied here. The university is ranked 8th in Europe and 6th in the UK. Now the largest single-site university in the UK, it is truly an international institution with over 10,000 international students welcomed to our campus each academic year.

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, Kentoffers 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. 

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

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