The British Council's Education UK website has a facility allowing international students, from both inside and outside the EU, to search for, and gain advice on, scholarships.
The following bodies also administer scholarships for specific groups of international students who study in the UK
- Chevening Scholarships – "the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations...awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK"
- Marshall Scholarships – "finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom"
- Commonwealth Scholarships – "The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries"
- The Scottish Government lists scholarships for study in Scotland.
- Study in Wales lists scholarships for study in the UK, including Wales.
Scholarships are, generally, limited in number, and have very specific target groups. They are always highly competitive and are aimed largely at postgraduate level students.
For undergraduate studies, scholarships (which include bursaries and partial fee waivers) are much rarer. However, a number are offered by UK universities or colleges for exceptional students. In most cases you will have to gain an offer of a place on a course at a UK institution before you are eligible to apply for any scholarship. In the first instance, you may wish to contact your prospective/chosen institution's financial support office, or international student office, for information on institution-specific scholarships, bursaries etc.
Please note that UKCISA does not sponsor students or give any type of scholarship or funding.