Scholarships for women in STEM 2021-2022 are extended by British Council partnered with 19 UK Universities. Women with a background in STEM are eligible to avail this outstanding opportunity.
Women from the Americas, South Asia and Southeast Asia holding an undergraduate are eligible to apply for British Council scholarships for women in STEM 2021-2022. There will be special support for mothers, so if you are a mother with a background in science, technology, engineering and mathematics this is a premium opportunity.
The British Council has launched a scholarship programme in partnership with 19 UK universities aimed at benefiting women from the Americas, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. We are looking for women with a background in STEM, who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.
Why a scholarship programme
This scholarship programme aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women. According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women and only 30 percent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.
Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and Communications Technology (three percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (five percent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (eight percent).
We are looking for women who:
are citizens and residents of the eligible countries in the Americas, South Asia and East Asia (see full list below)
are able to take up a full-time course of study in the UK for the academic year from Sept/Oct 2021 – 2022
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
can attain the level of English required for postgraduate study at a UK university now or upon completion of a pre-sessional English course
are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area
are passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council scholarship alumni
academic prestige – the UK’s universities are amongst the world’s leaders in STEM subjects
economic support will include tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees
special support for mothers
English language support
Applications will be made directly to the participating universities and will be available in early January 2021.