British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM: (Deadline 21 March 2021)
Applications are open for British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM. The British Council has launched a scholarship program in partnership with 19 UK universities aimed at benefiting women from the Americas, South Asia and South East Asia. The program looking for women with a background in STEM; who can demonstrate their need for financial support; and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.
This scholarship program aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women. According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women and only 30 percent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and Communications Technology (three percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (five percent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (eight percent).
British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM has the following benefits
- Academic prestige – the UK’s universities are amongst the world’s leaders in STEM subjects.
- Economic support will include tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees.
- Special support for mothers.
- English language support.
- Citizens and residents of the eligible countries in the Americas, South Asia and East Asia.
Able to take up a full-time course of study in the UK for the academic year from Sept/Oct 2021 – 2022.
- Demonstrate a need for financial support.
- An undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access onto one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university.
- Attain the level of English required for postgraduate study at a UK university now or upon completion of a pre-sessional English course.
- Active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area.
- Passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council scholarship alumni.