British Council is one of the UK’s Largest international organizations for cultural relations and educational opportunities. This tries to build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through its various activates in arts and culture, education and the English language. Recently it announced British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM at the University of Strathclyde.
British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM at the University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde, a public research university in Glasgow Scotland now inviting applications from the female students of South Asia. This application will be for five fully-funded scholarships to pursue their Master’s Degrees in the United Kingdom.
These fully-funded scholarships are available for selected one-year Master’s degrees in the areas of health and life science, climate change, environment & risk reduction, energy transition and industry 4.0/digital transformation.
The scholarships are on offer for students applying to study at Strathclyde from
- Sri Lanka
Supporting Women in STEM
The gender gap in STEM is well documented with women making up a fraction of the workforce and research teams in STEM.
Considering “a typical STEM worker now earns two-thirds more than non-STEM workers” closing the gender gap in STEM can be considered a key strategy in working towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Five – Gender Equality, and not just in direct terms, but in ways far more wide-reaching.
Access to education is one contributing factor leading to the under-representation of women in STEM. The objective of this program is to help address this situation by providing opportunities for women from eligible countries to continue with their studies in STEM subjects.
What the Scholarship covers?
The scholarship covers the full costs associated with study at the University of Strathclyde, this includes
- Tuition fees
- Up to 12-months monthly stipend at the rate of £1,133 p/month to cover costs of living, including accommodation
- IELTS exam fee (for scholars without a valid Test of English)
- Return economy-class travel from home country to UK
- Visa and insurance / NHS surcharge costs
- Ad hoc costs (heavy baggage allowance, etc.)
Where applicable, accompanying child allowance for scholars consistent with UK government scholarship allowance rates.
Number of scholarships
5 scholarships available
What courses are eligible?
- MSc Digital Manufacturing
- MSc Environmental Engineering
- Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy(MSc)
- MSc Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment
- Sustainability and Environmental Studies(MSc)
- MSc Wind Energy System
- MRes Climate Change Adaptation
Humanities & Social Sciences
- MSc Clinical Health Psychology
- LLM Global Environmental Law and Governance
- MSc Applied Statistics in Health Science
- MSc Artificial Intelligence and Applications
- Clinical Pharmacy(MSc)
- MSc Digital Health Systems
- MSc Software Development
Strathclyde Business School
- Economics and Policy of Energy and Climate Change(MSc)
- MSc Financial Technology
- MSc Health Analysis, Policy and Management
Eligibility for British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM at the University of Strathclyde
- Be a woman
- Be a passport holder and permanent resident of one of the eligible countries – Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
- Have submitted an application to study on one of the eligible University of Strathclyde postgraduate programmes, as listed above.
- Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at the University of Strathclyde by the time you submit your application and be due to start your postgraduate programme in the UK during 2022.
- Demonstrate a case for financial support need via a means-test conducted by the University of Strathclyde.
- Have not previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK.
- You must not be in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK from any other source.
- Meet the English language requirement of the University of Strathclyde
- Indicate their preference for course and institution in the case of applying to multiple institutions.
- Be motivated and academically able to follow and benefit from a UK postgraduate taught course.
- You are required to show in your application that you are active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the programme area you are applying for.
- You are willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education and returning your home country.
- Must demonstrate in your application a plan and passion to engage other women and girls in STEM from your home country.
- You agree that your personal data being shared with the British Council as a condition of applying for the bursary.
- If you are awarded a scholarship, you agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM alumnus during and after your study in the UK. Any involvement in these activities during your study in the UK will take up no more than five hours per term.
You are NOT eligible for a British Council Scholarship if you:
- Hold dual British citizenship.
- Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary.
- Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions; the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office).
- Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM – eligible countries.
The following programs are eligible for these scholarships:
- Applied Statistics in Health Science
- Artificial Intelligence and Applications
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Clinical Health Psychology
- Clinical Pharmacy
- Digital Health Systems
- Digital Manufacturing
- Economics and Policy of Energy and Climate Change
- Environmental Engineering
- Financial Technology
- Global Environmental Law and Governance
- Health Analysis, Policy and Management
- Software Development
- Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment
- Sustainability and Environmental Studies
- Wind Energy System
- Opens 22 December 2021
- Deadline 31 March 2022
How to apply?
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