British Council announces STEM scholarships for 2022

British Council has announced the second cohort of British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM.

Over 100 scholarships are available to women STEM scholars from Asia and the Americas, out of which 65 scholarships are reserved for women STEM scholars from India and other South Asian countries, awarded on merit basis with no country-specific cap.

Selected scholars will be obtain a master’s degree or an Early Academic Fellowship at a UK university, and the scholarship will cover tuition fees, monthly stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees, as well as funding for dependents if any scholar wishes to travel with their children.

The first globalhort of 119 scholars co enrolled on their chosen course in the autumn session of 2021 and included 19 women candidates from India. With these scholarships, British Council continues to support women looking to acquire global credentials in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) at a university in the UK.

Barbara Wickham OBE, Director India, British Council said, “Based on the overwhelmingly positive experience and feedback from earlier scholarships, we are excited to offer this fourth round of scholarships for women in STEM. With the UK widely recognised as home to some of the world’s top-ranked universities offering quality programs in STEM, we hope to enable women from across India to access a master’s degree or an academic fellowship at leading UK universities.”

As part of the programme, Indian women STEM scholars can apply for master’s courses and Early Academic Fellowships across 13 UK universities in courses like Data Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Public Health systems, Information Technology, Renewable Energy & Energy Management and Project Management. The scholarship is also open to women with dependants to apply, with extra support. Applications for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM are open until 31 March 2022, though students are encouraged to check individual university deadlines.

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