The British Council has announced the second unit of STEM Scholarship for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field. The application process for the STEM Scholarship will end on different dates. The earliest deadline is 14 February 2022 and the latest is 10 April 2022.
The STEM scholarship is an international scholarship programme for female students operated by the British Council in partnership with 26 UK universities. The scholarship aims at benefitting women from the Americas, South Asia, South East Asia, Egypt, Turkey, and Ukraine with a background in any of the STEM subjects. This scholarship helps selected candidates by providing them support to study in the Master’s program or help them in research work in the selected UK-based Universities. It is provided to those applicants who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.
STEM Scholarship: Seats and facilities
There are over 100 scholarships available for courses starting in Autumn 2022, out of which 65 scholarships are reserved for women from India and other South Asian Countries. The selected students will be able to avail themselves a Masters’s Degree at a UK university along with a monthly stipend, tuition fees, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees, as well as funding for dependents if any scholar wishes to travel with their children.
This STEM scholarship aims to increase the involvement of female students in higher studies and research, as according to data released by UNESCO, globally less than 30% of women are involved in research and less than 30% of female students from STEM subjects pursue Master’s programs or research work.
Eligibility for STEM Scholarship 2022
- The applicant must be a woman or identify as a woman.
- They should submit an application to study an eligible postgraduate programme in one of the programme areas and at one of the following UK university partners assigned for each region, as listed in the Scholarship website. This application must be done prior to submitting an application for a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM.
- The applicant should have completed an undergraduate degree and must be eligible for admission onto a postgraduate programme at a university, partnered with British Council for this scholarship.
- Candidates should not have any records of previous studies at degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK.
- They should meet the English language requirement of the UK university partner.
- Candidates will be asked to demonstrate a case for financial support needed via a means-test conducted by the UK university partner.
- Also, candidates will have to return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after their scholarship period is over.
- Along with these criteria, the candidate should be a permanent resident of one of the eligible countries listed below:
|For both master’s Scholarships and Early Academic Fellowships||Bangladesh, Cambodia, India,|
Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
|For Masters Scholarships only||Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, Ukraine|
Recently, University Grant Commission (UGC) has also released a notification informing the students across India about this scholarship programme. And the students willing to study in any of the partner universities in the UK can surely check out all the details on the official website.