GREAT Scholarships India

GREAT Scholarships India

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The GREAT (Global Research and Education in Advanced Technologies) Scholarships India is a scholarship program funded by the UK government's Department for Education. The program provides financial support to Indian students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in the UK. There are around 25 GREAT Scholarships available for Indian students.

The scholarship program covers a wide range of academic disciplines, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), social sciences, and humanities. The scholarship offers financial assistance for tuition fees, living expenses, and travel costs. The scholarship duration is typically one year for master's programs and three years for doctoral programs.

Scholarship details
Offered by UK Government and the British Council
Amount granted Minimum 10,000 GBP
Type of scholarship Merit-based
Level of program Graduate
Application Deadline April - May 2023
Selection Deadline June 2023
Renewability One-time scholarship
International students International students from 14 countries
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Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the GREAT Scholarships are as follows:

  • list items Must be a citizen of India
  • list items Undergraduate in the proposed subject area for the scholarship
  • list items English language requirements
  • list items Work or academic experience in the chosen area of study
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    Participating universities

    1. Robert Gordon University
    2. University of Essex
    3. Royal Northern College of Music (two Scholarships)
    4. University of Hull
    5. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
    6. University of Plymouth
    7. Edge Hill University
    8. Nottingham Trent University
    9. University of Bath
    10. Guildhall School of Music & Drama
    11. Arts University Bournemouth
    12. Imperial College London
    13. University of Southampton
    14. The University of Edinburgh
    15. University of York
    16. Keele University
    17. University College London
    18. Sheffield Hallam University
    19. University of Bristol
    20. St George’s University of London

    Participating UK universities for Justice and Law Scholarships

    1. University of Birmingham
    2. University of Nottingham

    Participating UK universities for Climate Change and Environmental Sciences

    1. University of Strathclyde
    2. University of Kent

    Application process

    Applications for GREAT Scholarship can be made only through participating universities in UK. Generally, the applicants are required to submit an academic essay of 500 words. Applicants must visit the respective university website to learn about the application process and deadlines. See the British Council’s website - India, for more information.


    Selection process

    The selection committee of the GREAT scholarship shortlists applicants based on their past academic records, learning potential, and the submitted academic essay. The shortlisted applicants must pass the interview round to win the GREAT Scholarship. The selection process is completed every year by the month of June.


    Contact details

    Contact the British Council for queries regarding GREAT Scholarships.


    British Council Division
    British High Commission
    17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
    New Delhi - 110 001

    Contact number: 0120-4569000 / 6684353

    Disclaimer: All the information on this page is taken from the website of the British Council. See the original source for not missing any change of dates or facts.


    Frequently asked questions

    Is there any age limit for GREAT Scholarships?

    There are no age restrictions specified for GREAT Scholarships. 

    What is the duration for GREAT Scholarships?

    GREAT Scholarships are one-time scholarships for the first year of study at UK universities. 

    What courses are eligible for GREAT Scholarships?

    Generally, all courses are eligible for GREAT Scholarships. Students have to identify the universities offering GREAT Scholarships for their subject of study. 

    What is the IELTS score requirement for GREAT Scholarships?

    Students must have a minimum of 6.5 in IELTS Academic or IELTS UKVI to study in the UK and apply for GREAT Scholarships. 

    Can students get GATE Scholarships at universities not participating in the scholarships?

    No. An international student must seek admission to a university offering GREAT Scholarships.