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British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM 2023/24

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Applications are closed

UPDATE: We have now contacted all shortlisted candidates for interview. If you have not received an invite then you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for taking your time in submitting an application.

Brunel is proud to support the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM. For 2023 we are offering five fully funded scholarships for female students from the Americas region (eligible countries only, see below) as part of the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM.

We are looking for women with a background in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.

This scholarship is only available to full-time international students only and will only be paid once for each eligible level of study, subject to meeting progression requirements.

What does it mean to receive a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM?

Hear from some of our 21/22 scholars as they talk about what it's like to receive a scholarship and study STEM at Brunel here

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Award details

Value: The Scholarship is fully funded and covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend (up to 12 months)
  • Return economy-class travel
  • IELTS exam fee (for scholars without a valid test of English)
  • Visa and Insurance/ NHS surcharge cost
  • Child allowance (where applicable)

Restrictions apply

How many: 5 fully funded scholarships are available

Application process: Applicants should apply for their chosen programme (see eligible programmes below) in the usual way, via UCAS or via the Brunel online application portal.

To be considered for the scholarship applicants must complete a scholarship application form, applicants will be required to explain why they would be a suitable recipient of the Scholarship.

Deadlines: Applications must be submitted by the extended deadline of 15th April 2023. Late applicants cannot be accepted.

Data pertaining to scholarship holders such as: progression rates, degree attainment, degree completion, and graduate outcomes may also be analysed in order to understand the effectiveness of bursaries and scholarships. This data may also be linked to other data already held by the University for the purpose of better understanding the impact of bursaries and scholarships on under-represented groups. To learn more about how the University uses data to support its commitment to delivering positive outcomes to students from under-represented groups please visit our webpage.

This is a British Council funded scholarship administered by Brunel University London, as such information contained in the application will be shared with the British Council.

Eligibility confirmed by the British Council

To be eligible for a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM an applicant must:

  • Be in receipt of an offer to study on one of the above programmes starting in September 2023.
  • Have been assessed by Brunel University London as an international student for tuition fee purposes. Applicants who are unsure of their fee status should note Brunel uses the information you have provided in your application form to assess your fee status against regulations set by the UK government. For information on these regulations please visit the independent organisation UKCISA’s website.
  • Applicants must be nationals and residents of the eligible countries in the Americas, listed below, as confirmed by the British Council:
    • Colombia
    • Peru
    • Argentina
    • Venezuela
    • Cuba
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Jamaica
  • Be in receipt of an Academic Unconditional Firm offer of place on one of the above courses by 30 June 2023.
  • Demonstrate a need for financial support.
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access onto one of the eligible Brunel MSc courses.
  • Attain the level of English required for the chosen postgraduate course at a UK university.
  • Demonstrate they are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area.
  • Willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating and returning to home country.
  • Agree that personal data can be shared with the British Council as a condition of applying for the scholarship.
  • Be willing to engage as a committed British Council scholarship alumni.
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship award has ended.

2.2 Those applicants not eligible for these Scholarships

  • Applicants NOT classed as Overseas for fees purposes.
  • Applicants who hold dual citizenship.
  • Applicants holding an offer on a course other than a course specified above.
  • Applicants who will NOT commence their course in September 2023 - applicants holding offers for deferred entry must apply for scholarships in the month and year they intend to start their course and not in the year of their course application.
  • Undergraduate applicants entering a course at any level.
  • Applicants applying for part time, distance learning or online version of the above courses.
  • 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).
  • An employee, a former employee, or relative* of an employee of the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM – eligible countries.
  • Any applicant currently in receipt of financial support or funding towards a study programme in the UK from any other source.
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary.

*Relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or stepchildren, 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).

Any queries relating to these terms and conditions should be addressed to the Admissions Scholarship Team by emailing:

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Updated 12 April 2023