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International Students

Scholarships and funding for international students in the UK

If you're an international student looking for funding to study in the UK then you've come to the right place – this complete guide will tell you everything you need to know.

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With some of the best universities in the world and strong employment prospects, the UK is a popular destination for students all over the globe.

But studying at university as an international student can be seriously costly – with fees often topping £20,000 a year and living expenses on top of that, the majority of students will need financial help from somewhere in order to make it work.

So where can you go to get this financial support? Where can you find scholarships and how do you apply to them? We've hunted the web to put together the complete guide to funding for international students in the UK.

How much are tuition fees for international students in the UK?

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As an international student studying in the UK, you'll be paying tuition fees substantially higher than home students. Although tuition fees in the UK are capped at £9,250, this doesn't apply to everyone, and costs will vary depending on where in the world you're from.

Students from outside the EU

If you're an international student from outside the European Union, you won't be eligible for this same financial support as domestic students in the UK.

Fees are determined by the individual university and the course you're studying. It's hard to pin down exactly how this works, but it tends to be the more prestigious the university, the more they'll charge, and courses which involve expensive equipment and resources will cost more too.

Humanities and social science degrees tend to cost the least, with degrees involving laboratory or clinical work costing the most.

  • Undergraduate degrees – In 2019/20 these started at around £9,250 a year for lecture-based courses but rose to as much as £39,475 a year or more for a laboratory-based degree.
  • Postgraduate degrees – In 2019/20 classroom-based degrees cost between £5,000 and £34,500 a year. Laboratory-based courses, which involve more expensive equipment, averaged between £5,000 and £35,750 a year.

If you want more information on fees, take a look at our guide to tuition fees for international students which goes into much more depth on this.

Don't forget, in order to obtain the Tier 4 student visa you need to study in the UK, you'll also need to prove you have enough money in your international student bank account. 

If your course lasts less than nine months, you'll need to have £1,015 per month (£1,265 if you're studying in London) for each month of your course. If your course lasts nine months or more, you'll need £1,015 per month (£1,265 if you're in London) for up to nine months (so £9,135 outside London, and £11,385 inside London).

In a nutshell – studying in the UK as an international student is a lot of money. But financial aid is out there if you know where to look.

EU students

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Things are changing for EU students, but here's what we know so far. During the academic year 2020/21 your tuition fees will be the same as home students (capped at £9,250 a year), if you are:

  1. From an EU country
  2. A foreign worker from the European Economic Area (EEA) based in the UK
  3. The child of a Turkish worker living in the UK.

Plus, you'll be eligible for a government Student Loan covering the cost of your tuition fees (and living costs if you're studying an undergraduate degree).

We have loads more information about tuition fees for EU students for you to take a look at.

However, the government has announced that from August 2021, EU students, Swiss students and students from other countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) will no longer have access to Student Finance in England. This means they will not be able to take out Student Loans to cover tuition fees and living expenses the same way UK students can.

This only applies to new EU students that were not already studying in the UK before August 2021. EU, EEA and Swiss nationals who start university in the 2020/2021 academic year or before are exempt from this, as are Irish nationals. This means that they will continue to have the same access to Student Finance as domestic students do.

It has not yet been decided exactly how much the new fees will be or what will happen across the rest of the UK, but as usual, we will update you as so as we know more.

Where can you get financial support to study in the UK?

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Although getting financial support for your studies as an international student can be tricky, there is a wide range of options out there, so do plenty of research and explore every avenue.

Here's just a quick summary of some of the main routes you might want to take a look at:

Exchange programmes

A more affordable way to study in the UK as an international student might be through an exchange programme.

This would involve enrolling as a student at a university in your home country, and studying in the UK for a semester or year.

Check individual universities to see whether they have any partnerships with universities in the UK before you apply.

International student loans

As an international student, you won't be eligible for a loan from the UK government like home or EU students. However, there are other education loans out there that you might want to look in to.

For example, US students can apply for a Study Abroad Loan if you're planning on studying abroad for a short period of time, such as for a semester or year. If you want to study at a university abroad full-time, you can apply for a Foreign Enrolled Loan instead.

Individual countries will have different schemes in place for this, so make sure to research loans for students from your own country.

Banks

Check whether banks in your home country provide loans especially for students to help them the costs of study and living expenses.

Commercial banks providing loans aimed at students will generally charge a lower interest rate than they would for other types of customers and their terms may be more flexible, so this is also an option worth considering.

Private companies

Private companies sometimes offer financial support for you to study in the UK under the condition that you work for them for a certain amount of time after graduation.

If there are any large companies which are keen to employ graduates of your subject, this is worth looking into. This is especially true for those interested in pursuing a career in finance. Check out the different schemes banks and big financial services companies have to offer.

Family

Ok, so you probably wouldn't be searching for scholarships if you had the money yourself, but 65% of international students fund their degrees with the help of family members.

If you think there's a chance your parents or wider family might be able to give you some financial help, it might be worth discussing.

Scholarships

This is the big one. Scholarships are one of the main sources of funding for students seeking to study abroad.

There's a huge amount out there, but with varying eligibility criteria, they can be a total nightmare to navigate. Keep reading and we'll take you through it.

How to get a scholarship to study in the UK

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There are absolutely loads of scholarships up for grabs for international students. This is great news, but it's important to exercise caution as they are seriously competitive and often have very stringent eligibility criteria.

Plus, the vast majority of them are for postgraduate rather than undergraduate degrees. Undergraduate scholarships, bursaries and fee waivers are available, but are less common – your best option is to scout out individual universities which provide these.

If you do your research thoroughly, meet the eligibility criteria and prepare a strong application, then, of course, you stand a good chance of securing a scholarship.

But there are no guarantees, so you should always think about what you're going to do if you're unsuccessful.

Applications for scholarships vary – in most cases, they'll involve an application form, but some might also ask you to complete a written assignment or test, and attend an interview.

Scholarships come in all shapes and sizes, and from a surprising amount of sources. There are three main types you will want to investigate:

  1. Global scholarships These are broader scholarships not tied to a specific country or university. However, they're not open to everyone and still have strict eligibility criteria
  2. Country-specific scholarships These are scholarships for students from a specific country
  3. University scholarships A lot of UK universities will offer their own scholarships and financial support, for international students coming to study at their institution.

We've included some examples of these different types of scholarship below.

Where to search for international scholarships

As we've said, there is a huge range of scholarships available and it would be impossible for us to cover them all here. Luckily there are some databases which compile lots of scholarships in one place.

Here are a few of the most reliable and comprehensive:

Make sure you don't get caught by a scholarship scam! Some sites will try and charge you to search and view scholarships, so avoid these at all costs. Also, no one can guarantee you a scholarship for a certain amount of money.

Global scholarships for international students

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These are scholarships that aren't restricted to students from a specific country. However, they're not for students from all countries, so make sure you read the small print, as well as the eligibility criteria we've summarised here.

Plus, there are loads more scholarships that we haven't listed here – these are just some of the main ones and a good starting part for your research.

Albukhary Scholarships

Level of study: Undergraduate.

Countries eligible: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Other eligibility criteria: You must hold a conditional or unconditional offer of study for a full-time undergraduate course at one of the UK universities the Yayasan Albukhary Foundation holds a partnership with.

Applications open: Varies across institutions.

The Yayasan Albukhary Foundation (a charity based in Malaysia) funds a certain amount of scholarships every year. Previous scholarships have been awarded to students pursuing degrees at the University of York and the University of Warwick.

Awards are worth up to £75,000 to cover tuition fees and living expenses throughout the duration of the course. Courses may be three or four years long. If your desired university isn't listed on their homepage, it may be worth getting in contact with them directly to explore your options.

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Chevening Scholarships

Level of study: Master's.

Countries eligible: 160 countries worldwide. The number of scholarships available varies from country to country, but up to 1,800 are awarded each year.

Other eligibility criteria: You must return to your home country to work for at least two years after graduation. You'll need the equivalent of a 2:1 Honours degree, up to two years' work experience and you'll also need to meet the Chevening English language requirement.

Applications open: August the year before you are due to start studying. The deadline typically falls in October/November.

Chevening Scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. They're awarded to students with strong academic ability and clear leadership skills. The scholarships cover flights, accommodation and all fees related to your course.

They're looking for people who have the potential to become pioneers in their field, and are committed to returning to their home country to contribute to its socio-economic development through their work.

You'll be expected to apply to three separate courses at UK universities, although you don't need to hold offers before you can apply for the scholarship.

The scholarships are competitive and the application is rigorous – you'll need to fill in an application form, attend an interview and provide references.

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Commonwealth Scholarships

Level of study: Master's and PhD.

Countries eligible: 62 Commonwealth countries.

Other eligibility criteria: You must be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee or British protected person. You'll typically also need a minimum 2:1 Honours degree.

Applications open: August before you are due to start studying.

There are 10 different types of Commonwealth Scholarship, for Masters and PhD students residing in high, middle and low-income countries in the Commonwealth. There are also scholarships for UK students wanting to pursue studies in another Commonwealth country.

One type of scholarship on offer is the Shared Scholarship – for these scholarships, you must apply through one of the participating UK universities. These are for candidates from least developed and lower-middle-income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study on selected courses, jointly supported by UK universities.

They also offer Split-Site Scholarships which enable you to spend one year studying at a UK university as part of your PhD, and Distance Learning Scholarships, which enable you to study a Master's while living in your home country.

A scholarship will typically cover your tuition fees, a monthly living allowance and travel to and from the UK.

The scholarships are offered under the following six themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity.

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The Felix Scholarship

Level of study: Postgraduate.

Countries eligible: Developing and low-income countries included (but not limited to) Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Belarus, Peru, Czech Republic, Kenya, Ghana, Turkey, South Africa, Egypt, Nepal, Hungary, Lebanon and India. You must not already hold a degree from a university outside of your home country.

Eligibility criteria: You must hold a first-class bachelor's degree and want to pursue studies in subjects that would be of benefit to your country of origin. You should also be planning on returning to your home country once your studies are complete.

Applications open: Apply for your degree course as normal and apply for the scholarship by the end of January.

The Felix Scholarship is only for students applying to certain universities: the University of Oxford, the University of Reading and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). However, it is open to students in all subject areas.

The scholarships cover tuition fees at and provide a stipend to cover living expenses. Allowances for clothes, books and a return flight home will also be provided and the awards are available for up to three years.

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GREAT Scholarships

Level of study: Postgraduate.

Countries eligible: China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, Malaysia.

Other eligibility criteria: You need to be a passport holder of one of the eligible countries and the course you're applying for must start in September of the year of application.

Applications open: Varies across UK institutions.

The GREAT Scholarships are to support students carrying out postgraduate study at universities in the UK. Scholarships are worth a minimum of £10,000 each.

24 universities are part of the programme, and each will vary slightly in terms of eligibility criteria, available courses and the number of scholarships being awarded, so it's worth checking out the information provided by your university of interest as well.

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OPEC Fund for International Development Scholarships

Level of study: Master's.

Countries eligible: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

Other eligibility criteria: You must be between the ages of 23 and 32 at the time of application, have obtained or be on the verge of completing your undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited (college/university) or its equivalent, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system (or it’s equivalent), be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year, maintain full-time student status for the duration of the master’s degree and be studying a subject of study that pertains to the OPEC's core mission.

Applications open: Not specified, but the deadline for applications usually falls in April.

OPEC Scholarships are aimed at nationals from countries who are members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. The scholarship provides support worth up to $50,000 (£40,358) for students who wish to study a master's degree in a development-related field.

The pursuits of studies in the Economics of Development (poverty reduction, energy, and sustainable development), Environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields and encouraged.

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Saltire Scholarships

Level of study: Master's.

Countries eligible: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA.

Other eligibility criteria: You must have an offer for a place at a Scottish university to study a Master's within one of the following subject areas: Science, Technology, Creative Industries, Healthcare and Medical Sciences or Renewable and Clean Energy. You must also not have previously studied for a full undergraduate degree in Scotland.

Applications open: October before you're due to start studying and close in May (the 2020 deadline has been extended to the end of July because of coronavirus).

The Saltire Scholarships are specifically for studying at universities in Scotland.

There are 50 scholarships up for grabs every year, worth £8,000 each. You need to be able to provide evidence that you can fund the rest of your tuition fees, as well as living costs for the duration of your stay in Scotland.

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International scholarships by country

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Pretty much every country will have its own scholarships for students wishing to study abroad. These come from a whole range of different sources, and in some cases have pretty niche eligibility criteria.

We've listed just a few below to give you a taste of what's out there.

Australia

The Australia Day Foundation UK Trust

Level of study: All levels.

Other eligibility criteria: You need to be entitled to live and study in the UK.

Applications open: November and close in April.

Funding from The Australia Day Foundation UK Trust is for Australian students who have already been accepted on to a course to study in the UK.

Grants vary but the maximum value you will receive is £10,000. This can be used to cover course fees, study materials and travel to and from the UK, but not living expenses or day to day travel.

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Canada

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

Level of study: Master's or PhD.

Eligibility criteria: You need a degree from a Canadian university with a minimum grade of A- across all courses to date.

Applications open: Apply through your home university by the beginning of February.

There are two types of Mackenzie King Scholarship: Open or Travelling.

The Open Scholarship is for a student in any discipline, to study in either Canada or abroad. The scholarship is normally worth around $8,500 (£6,917*) and only one is given out every year.

The Travelling Scholarships are just for students studying international or industrial relations either in the UK or the US. The amount given out each year varies, but each scholarship normally amounts to around $10,500 (£8,545*).

You must apply through your home university, who will then put you forward for the scholarship if successful.

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India

Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships

Level of study: All levels (but you are expected to already hold an undergraduate degree).

Eligibility criteria: You must be an Indian citizen holding a first-class undergraduate degree from an institution in India, be aged 30 or under and have continuously resided in India for the past six months at the time of application.

If you hold an undergraduate degree which has been issued to you by an institution located outside of India, you must have resided continuously or been employed or have been studying in India, for at least two years, post your return to India. You must not already hold a postgraduate qualification from a foreign institution and have been accepted on to your chosen course.

Applications open: January and close in April.

The Inlaks Scholarship provides up to $100,000 (£8,1379*) to cover tuition fees, living expenses, one-way travel and health insurance.

You need to be able to prove you're an academic and personal achiever, and that you've got potential to really excel on your chosen course.

The Foundation also has joint scholarship schemes with Imperial College London, Royal College of Art (RCA) London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) London, the University of Cambridge via the Cambridge Trust, Sciences Po in Paris.

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The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships

Level of study: Undergraduate and postgraduate.

Eligibility criteria: You need to be under 30 years of age at the time of application, reside in India and have applied and secured admission to study a course at either Oxford or Cambridge University.

Applications open: February and close in May.

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) is a group of alumni who created a scholarship fund to help Indian students fund their degrees at the two institutions.

The scholarships are competitive and the total amount of funding is dependent on donors. Only cover part of the cost of a degree and range from 100,000 to 200,000 rupees (£1,078 – £2,156).

They're also often tied to a specific college at one of the universities, and this depends on the donor. Other grants may also become available to applicants via the society depending on how much is donated per academic cycle.

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USA

Marshall Scholarships

Level of study: Master's or PhD

Eligibility criteria: You must be a US citizen holding an undergraduate degree with a minimum 3.7 grade point average. You must not already study at or hold a degree from a British institution but you do not need to apply to a British university before you apply for a scholarship as the Marshall Committee will take charge of placing you.

Applications open: Late spring the year before you are due to start studying.

The Marshall Scholarship is designed to help intellectually talented young Americans with leadership potential to study at any university in the UK.

Selection criteria are divided equally between academic merit, leadership potential and ambassadorial potential – essentially how you could help strengthen relations between the UK and US.

You can apply for a one-year or two-year scholarship, and two-year scholarships have the potential to be extended to three years, although this is not guaranteed. This means if you choose to do a PhD, you're not guaranteed funding for all four years of study.

Awards vary in value according to the individual circumstances of each scholar but are worth on average around £38,000 a year. This is to cover living expenses, tuition fees and study materials, travel to and from the USA as well as daily travel in the place of study.

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Fulbright Commission Scholarships

Level of study: Master's or PhD.

Eligibility criteria: You must be a US citizen with a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Applications open: Varies across institutions.

The Fulbright Commission offers awards to allow US students to complete postgraduate study in the UK.

There are dozens of different awards available, either at specific universities or as an 'All Disciplines Award' which can be used for any master's or doctoral degree at any university.

Eligibility criteria and courses vary across universities, but typically they'll want people with leadership potential and a desire to learn more about the UK while acting as an ambassador for the US.

Again, exactly what the scholarship entails varies across institutions, but you should expect it to cover tuition fees and living costs for at least one year.

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University-specific international scholarships

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There is a huge range of scholarships and funding awards offered by universities across the UK – so many that we would be unable to list them all here.

We've picked out some of the key ones below, but we would recommend checking with individual institutions yourself.

The information should be freely available on university websites, but if you're struggling to find it or have questions, drop them an email. Make sure you include the course you're looking to study and your nationality as these will likely affect your eligibility.

University of Cambridge

Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust Scholarships

Level of study: Undergraduate and postgraduate.

Countries eligible: All.

Eligibility criteria: You must be applying for funding towards new course, not one you are already part-way through (unless you are applying for funding towards a higher degree course following graduation).

Applications open: Not specified. Deadlines vary from country to country but generally fall during September/October.

The Cambridge Trust offers scholarships to students at a variety of levels, although most scholarships are awarded to those wishing to pursue a Master's degree.

Scholarships range from awards funding part of tuition fee to be able to attend the university to full funding plus a stipend for living expenses. Financial need will be taken into consideration.

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Gates Cambridge

Level of study: Postgraduate (Master's, MSc or PhD).

Countries eligible: Any outside the UK.

Eligibility criteria: You must be a citizen of a country outside the UK and be applying for a full-time residential PhD, master's of science or literature or another selected one-year postgraduate course.

Applications open: September. The deadline for US students is typically October, but for all other countries, it's December or January depending on your course.

The scholarship covers a maintenance allowance (which was worth £17,500 for the academic year 2020/21), tuition fees, visa costs, stand also covers travel expenses, tuition fees and visa and immigration costs. The award is for up to four years for PhD students.

There is also funding available to attend conferences and courses, undertake fieldwork, cover maternity or paternity leave, financial hardship, and a family allowance. This is awarded on a discretionary basis.

Successful applicants need to show their academic excellence, great leadership potential and a commitment to improving the lives of others.

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Kingston University

Level of study: Undergraduate and postgraduate.

Countries eligible: Any student classed as 'overseas' can apply.

Eligibility criteria: You need an offer for a place on a Kingston University undergraduate or postgraduate course.

Applications open: March and close in May.

Kingston University offers a partial scholarship of £2,000 for international students completing their first year of study at the university. Applicants may be at either undergraduates or postgraduates.

The scholarship is open to students studying in any subject area, and they're looking for people with a strong academic record and a clear sense of what they want to do after graduation.

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University of Oxford

Rhodes Scholarship

Level of study: Postgraduate.

Countries eligible: All Rhodes constituencies listed here.

Eligibility criteria: You need to be aged between 19–25 by 1st October in the year following selection, and hold a Bachelor's degree of a high enough standard to meet Oxford's criteria.

Applications open: June the year before you are due to start studying, typically closing around September/October (although this varies across countries).

One of the oldest and most prestigious international scholarship programmes in the world, the Rhodes Scholarship has rigorous selection criteria.

They're not only looking for students with academic excellence, but also those who get involved in extracurricular activities such as sport, debate, music and theatre. Criteria vary from country to country, however, so make sure you double-check before applying.

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Reach Scholarship

Level of study: Undergraduates.

Countries eligible: Low-income countries listed here.

Eligibility criteria: You need to be a new student who has received an offer from the university. You should also be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence after your studies. Priority will be given to students who have not studied at undergraduate level before.

Applications open: January and close in February.

Reach Oxford scholarships (formerly known as the Oxford Student Scholarships) are offered to students from low-income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational infrastructure does not exist, cannot study for a degree in their home countries.

Not all colleges are able to offer Reach Oxford Scholarships every year, so double-check that yours is. The scholarships cover course fees, a grant for living costs and one return air fare per year. The scholarship funds all courses except medical degrees.

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Simon and June Li Undergraduate Scholarship

Level of study: Undergraduate.

Countries eligible: Countries listed here.

Eligibility criteria: You need to be a new student who has received an offer from the university. You should also be intending to return to your country of ordinary residence after your studies. Priority will be given to students who have not studied at undergraduate level before.

Applications open: January and close in February.

The Simon and June Li provides funding for undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional academic merit who may be prevented from taking up their course of study due to financial circumstances.

The scholarship will cover course fees and provide a grant for living costs. Courses in all different subjects can be funded except medical degrees.

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University of Warwick

A.S. Hornby Scholarship

Level of study: Master's (specifically in English Language Teaching).

Eligibility criteria: You must have at least three years' full-time ELT experience and must hold an undergraduate degree with a 2:1 Honours. You'll also need a valid IELTS score of 6.5 overall (and must have gained at least 6.5 in written English).

Applications open: November and close February.

The A. S. Hornby Scholarship is for experienced English Language Teachers who have the potential to shape the future of the discipline.

The scholarship is for the one-year TESOL Master's at Warwick University, and covers tuition fees, travel to and from the UK, a monthly living allowance, visas and IELTS test costs.

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Partial scholarships

Level of study: Master's (specifically in English Language Teaching)

Eligibility criteria: You must be from outside the UK/EU, with an excellent academic record, with at least 3 years of professional/teaching experience, and have accepted an unconditional offer from Warwick.

Applications open: Not specified, but close in August.

The University of Warwick is also offering two partial scholarships for the TESOL course worth 50% of the current tuition fee. You can only apply after you have accepted your place as a full-time student.

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Can international students work in the UK?

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Your visa or biometric residence permit (BRP) will specify whether you're allowed to work in the UK and for how many hours.

This will typically be 20 hours a week during term time for those studying at degree level, and you'll be allowed to work full-time during the holidays, as well as before and after term starts.

However, don't bank on being able to fund your living costs with a part-time job – it's unlikely you'll be able to earn enough to cover all your expenses, and you don't want your job to interfere with your studies.

Also, as an international student on a Tier 4 visa you can't:

  • Take a gap year to work full-time while staying in the UK to study
  • Claim welfare benefits or tax credits for extra financial support.

Now all that's left is to make the move. Good luck!

Make sure you have the right bank account to stash those funds in once you hit UK shores!

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