Scholarships for Women 2024

Are you a woman looking to advance your career? You could receive a scholarship to study for a master's degree at Newcastle University. Unlock your potential and embark on a transformative educational journey with this prestigious scholarship, designed to empower and nurture the brightest female minds. 

Introducing Scholarships for Women 2024 in collaboration with the British Council and Newcastle University, and supported by Sir Tang Shiu Kin Education Trust. This opportunity offers 5 fully funded seats for aspiring scholars to pursue their academic dreams and advance their careers in specific subjects: 

  • MSc Environmental Engineering
  • LLM Emerging Technologies and the Law
  • MSc Sustainability Management
  • MSc Economics and Finance
  • MA International Development and Education with Cross Cultural Communication

We are looking for women who:

  • Can take up a course of study in the UK for the academic year from September / October 2024-2025
  • 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 (for master’s level)
  • Can attain the level of English required for postgraduate study at a UK university 
  • 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 welling to engage as committed British Council scholarship alumni

Scholarship includes

  • Full tuition fees
  • Up to 12 months monthly stipend at £1,347/month
  • A  return economy class ticket
  • Visa and health coverage fees
  • Refund of an IELTS English language test, if needed

Eligibility criteria

Scholars must:

• Be or identify as a woman.

• Be a passport holder and permanent resident of Hong Kong SAR

• Meet the entry requirement of the UK Higher Education Institution for the course they apply for, including academic equivalents and English language.

• Have applied to study an eligible postgraduate programme at Newcastle University, before your application to Scholarships for Women 2024 can be considered.

• The candidate must have completed all components of an undergraduate degree at the time of submitting the application for the scholarship; British Council can consider final awards pending on a case-by-case basis.

• Demonstrate case for financial support / socio-economic need.* 
* To assess socio-economic need at the point of scholar’s application, the British Council will provide guidelines and a standard evaluation framework that institutions will be expected to incorporate into their application process.

• Not be in receipt of financial support or funding towards their study programme in the UK from any other source and not be able to privately fund their UK studies.

• Preference should be given to candidates who have not had any international exposure prior to this scheme.

• Have not previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK. Distance learning at a UK university or study at a UK branch campus in another country will also be considered as studying in the UK.

• Indicate their preference for course and institution in the case of applying to multiple institutions.

• Meet the English language requirement of the UK Higher Education Institution.

• Be motivated and academically able to follow and benefit from a UK postgraduate taught course.

• Be active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the proposed subject area.

• Be willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement of their home country through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education.

• Agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a Scholarships for Women alumnus during and after their studies in the UK.

• Demonstrate a plan and a passion to engage other women and girls from their home country.

• Agree to their personal data being shared with the British Council for purposes of assessment and promotional activity, as a condition of applying for the scholarship.

• Agree to return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after their scholarship award has ended.

A candidate will not be eligible if they: 

• Hold dual British citizenship.

• Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government (including but not limited to: British Embassies/High Commissions; Department for Business and Trade (DBT), the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT); Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office)

• Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM – eligible countries.
(*): Relatives are defined as parents or stepparents, siblings or stepsiblings, children or stepchildren, spouse, civil partner, or unmarried partner (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years).

• Are currently in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK from any other source.

• Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary, as well as those who privately funded their UK studies.

Application Closing Date

30 April 2024

Terms and Conditions

Please review the terms and condition before applying.

Contact Details:  
Tel: +44 191 208 5537/8107