British Council Scholarships for women in STEM
British Council Scholarships for women in STEM

Are you a woman with a degree in STEM subjects passionate about your study? You could receive a scholarship to study a master's degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics programme at a leading UK university.

For the second year running, the British Council has launched a scholarship programme in partnership with 26 UK universities with the aim of benefiting women from the Americas, South Asia, South East Asia, Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine. We are looking for women with a background in STEM, who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM. 

Why a scholarship programme

This scholarship programme aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women. According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), fewer than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women and only 30 per cent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. 
Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and Communications Technology (three per cent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (five per cent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (eight per cent). 

Eligibility criteria

Applicants can apply from the following countries

For both Master’s Scholarships and Early Academic Fellowships India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal. Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
For Masters Scholarships only Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, Ukraine

We are looking for women who:

  • are able to take up a course of study in the UK for the academic year from September/October 2022 – 2023
  • can demonstrate a need for financial support
  • have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access onto one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university
  • can attain the level of English required for postgraduate study/research at a UK university 
  • are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area
  • are passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council scholarship alumni.

 Main benefits

  • academic prestige - the UK’s universities are amongst the world’s leaders in STEM subjects
  • economic support will include tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees
  • special support for mothers
  • English language support

How to apply

Applications should be made directly to the participating universities. Please follow the links below (information will be updated as the application process in each participating university becomes live). 

Application deadlines vary between courses but range from mid-March to mid-April 2022. Please check the deadline carefully with the university you plan to apply to in order to avoid disappointment.   

Please ensure you check and meet all of the eligibility requirements before applying.

Eligible Countries  UK Universities Course Type Courses on Offer






University of Strathclyde- Website

Middlesex University- Website

The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

University of Durham- Website

The Manchester Metropolitan University

City University, London

The University of Manchester- Website

University of Aberdeen - Website

Goldsmiths, University of London- Website

University of Southampton- Website


Data Science

Environmental Science


Public Health Systems

Information Technology 

Renewable Energy &Energy Management

Project Management


Imperial College

University of Stirling

The University of Edinburgh

Early Academic Fellowship  

 Please visit to check regular updates.