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British Council

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

The British Council are offering scholarships for women from the Americas, South Asia, South East Asia, Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine. Scholarships provide full economic support, including tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees, and special support for mothers. 

We are looking for women who:

  • can start their studies in the UK for the academic year from Sept/Oct 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
  • are active in their chosen field, with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area
  • have the level of English required for postgraduate study/research at a UK university 

This year, there will be double the number of scholarships on offer in East Asia. A total of 29 scholarships from six UK universities are available for Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The 29 scholarships include funding for 21 Master’s degrees and eight PhDs or fellowships.

The hosting UK universities are Brunel University, Teesside University, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Glasgow and University of York. These universities are currently providing a variety of courses in STEM.

List of scholarships available for Vietnamese candidates

  1. Master’s East Asia cohorts
  • Eligible countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Number of scholarships: 15 scholarships
Course on Offer  UK University  Application Deadline 

Sustainable Electrical Power  

Renewable Energy Engineering  

Water Engineering

Environmental Management 

Environmental Sciences

Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design

Public Health and Health Promotion 

Disease Mechanism and Therapeutics

Brunel University London  25 March 2022

Environmental Management 
Sustainable Innovation 
Advanced Biomedical Science 
Microbiology 
Applied Artificial Intelligence 
Applied Data Science 
Public Health 

Teesside University 31 March 2022

Climate Change and Sustainability 
Clinical Exercise Physiology 
Natural Products Discovery 
International Public Health 
Mental Health 

Liverpool John Moores University 31 March 2022

2. Early Academic Fellowship East Asia cohorts

  • Eligible countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Number of scholarships: 8 scholarships
UK University Application Deadline
University of Glasgow 29 April 2022
University of York 29 April 2022

Applications for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM are open until end of March 2022. Please note that candidates must have submitted an application to study an eligible postgraduate programme in one of the programme areas and at one of the following UK university partners assigned for each region, as listed on the Scholarship website. This application must be done prior to submitting an application for a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM.

If you are passionate about a career in STEM and wish to inspire future generations of women, this is the opportunity for you. 

To find out more, including full eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit: https://www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-abroad/in-uk/scholarship-women-stem