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Study in the UK: Scholarships

Apr 5, 2017
  • Study Abroad in the United Kingdom

Most institutions, even the most prestigious ones, generally charge the same tuition fees. As an international student, you can expect to pay around £20,000 on average. Programs that require more equipment and contact time, like clinical degrees, cost almost double that amount. 

Three scholarships are available specifically for international students to study in the UK:

Chevening Scholarships

These scholarships are available to outstanding students to fund a one-year master’s degree. Use the Chevening course finder to make sure your institution and program of study are Chevening partners. To be eligible for this award, students must demonstrate leadership and decision-making skills across a range of areas, including business, media, politics and academia.

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Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships

These funding opportunities are offered by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission UK. Over 900 scholarships and fellowships are available each year for students of Commonwealth countries to help them fund their postgraduate education.

Marshall Scholarships for American Students

These scholarships are offered to 40 graduates from the US. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.7 to apply and their degree must have been awarded within the past three years. This resource includes university fees, living expenses, travel costs (flights and daily commute) and entails a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse.

The list doesn’t end there!

Many UK institutions offer their own scholarship and funding schemes. Contact your university to find out the funding options available to you. Furthermore, country and field-specific funding schemes are available depending on your country of origin and program of study. 

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Learn more about studying in the UK:


Choosing the UK as your study abroad destination means more than a top-quality education. Get an overview of what the UK and why you should study abroad there.

Student Visas for the UK

What kind of study visa do international students need to study abroad in the UK? UK student visas are awarded on a points-based system, obtained by submitted certain information and documents.

Housing in the UK

Most UK universities own accommodation which they rent out to students, commonly called ‘halls’. But many other housing options also exist if university halls are not your thing.

Meet the English Requirements

Make sure you're ready to start studying abroad in the UK. UK schools will normally want to see evidence of your English-language abilities. The TOEFL® test is accepted by 100% of UK schools, including the Russell Group® and Oxford and Cambridge. Find out more about the TOEFL® test and how it can help you.

ETS, TOEFL and TOEFL iBT are registered trademarks of ETS.

Entry Requirements for English Universities

The facility for undergraduate admissions in the UK is The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). There are two rounds of applications each year. Find out more here.


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