International (Non EU) students

British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM

Value of award

100% of tuition fees and up to 15 months monthly stipend at £1,116 p/month.

Number of awards


Start date and duration

September 2021 for one year of study.

Application closing date

15 April 2021.


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

The British Council has established programmes to support Women and Girls in STEM around the world, designed with a lifecycle approach in mind, from inspiring young girls to stay in STEM to supporting women working in STEM fields reach positions of leadership and network with their peers in their region and the UK.

This year, supported by the British Council, Newcastle University is delighted to announce seven fully funded scholarships for female students from South Asia interested in pursuing master’s studies in the field of Climate Change. The seven scholarships are on offer for female students from the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Each of these scholarships cover full tuition fees, monthly stipends, a return economy class ticket and other study-related costs such as IELTS exam fee, visa application, NHS surcharge and study materials.

The following programmes are eligible for these scholarships:

More information about the scholarship programme can be found at


British Council and Newcastle University

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM, you must:

You are NOT eligible for a British Council Scholarship if you:

*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).

For more information, please see our BC Scholarships for Women in STEM Regulations 2021‌ entry (PDF:48KB)

How to apply

Applications must be submitted using the application form.  Other applications will not be accepted.


Eligible Courses