British Council GREAT Scholarship: China, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand

University of Kent
April 28, 2023
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To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of one of the programme's countries: China, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan or Thailand, and be assessed as an overseas fee payer;
  • Have received a conditional offer and have accepted this before the deadline date of 28 April 2023;
  • Be starting your course in September 2023;
  • Be active in the field with work experience or proven interest in the subject area;
  • Be willing to embody the UK Higher Education experience, by attending lectures and tutorials and engaging with extra-curricular activities, and act as an ambassador for UK Higher Education by promoting the value of studying at a UK HEI;
  • Be willing to establish an engagement with the UK as a scholar, through personal and academic fulfilment;
  • Represent the high standards of the GREAT brand by becoming an advocate for scholarships; and
  • Be willing to attend a networking event of all UK-based GREAT scholars, to discuss experiences and capture perceptions of studying in the UK.
  • Please note that the GREAT scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with any other scholarship.

    Further details

    The GREAT Scholarships programme is funded jointly by the UK Government's GREAT Britain campaign, British Council and the University of Kent, as part of the Study UK campaign.

    We are delighted to offer dedicated scholarships of £10,000 to Chinese, Ghanaian, Kenyan, Malaysian, Pakistani and Thai passport holders applying for a taught master's programme based at one of our UK campuses. The award will go towards one year of tuition fees.

    Scholarships will be awarded as follows: China (x1), Ghana (x1), Kenya (x1), Malaysia (x1), Pakistan (x1) Thailand (x1), for a total of 6 awards available in September 2023.

    For details about how to apply, please read all the information on this page. To learn more about the scholarship and to hear from one of our own GREAT scholars please watch our video. For general information about the scholarship scheme, please visit the British Council’s website.

    How to apply

    Applications for the British Council GREAT scholarship should be made via your applicant portal. You will only be able to apply for the GREAT Scholarship once you have received an offer for your programme from the University of Kent.

    In order to be considered for this award, you will need to submit the following:

  • an essay of no more than 500 words about a topic you have studied previously and why you found it interesting. This topic should be related to or have inspired you to apply for your chosen degree programme.
  • This document should be uploaded in word or pdf format only, other formats will be rejected.

    If you have applied for a programme with the Medway School of Pharmacy, please email [email protected]

    Scholarships will be awarded based on the information provided on your application to the University of Kent, together with the clear thinking and motivation shown in the submitted essay.

    Candidates will be informed of the outcome of this award by 30 June 2023.

    The University of Kent reserves the right not to allocate the awards if the selection panel identifies no suitable candidates.

    The British Council GREAT Scholarship is subject to full terms and conditions which will be provided to successful candidates at the point of award.

    If you have any questions regarding the GREAT Scholarships, then please contact [email protected]

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