GREAT Scholarships 2021
Scholarship Name GREAT Scholarships 2021
Academic Year 2021
Nationality Any

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, we're offering postgraduate scholarships for students from selected countries.

The University of Manchester is offering scholarships ranging in value from £10,000 to £14,625 for eligible students. 

To be considered, you must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a master's course at The University of Manchester (September 2021 start date).

What are the scholarships on offer?

Explore the table below to find out further scholarship details.

Country

GREAT scholarships

Value Eligible courses
China 1 £10,000 Any master's in the School of Natural Sciences or School of Engineering.
India 8

1 worth £14,625

7 worth £10,000

Any master's in the School of Social Sciences (including Law).

One award for master's at the Global Development Institute, one award for master's in Geography, one award for master's at the Manchester Institute of Education.

Two awards for master's in Planning and Environmental Management and two awards for master's in Natural Sciences.

Indonesia 4 £10,000 Two awards for master's at the Global Development Institute and two awards for master's at the Manchester Institute of Education.
Pakistan 1 £10,000 Any master's at the Global Development Institute.
Thailand 1 £10,000 Any master's at the Global Development Institute.
Bangladesh 1 £10,000 Any master's at the Global Development Institute.
Egypt 2 £10,000 One award for master's at the Global Development Institute and one GREAT scholarship for Sustainable Future award of £10,000 for the following master’s programmes: MSc in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, MSc in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology with Extended Research, MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control.
Ghana 3 £10,000 One award for master's at the Global Development Institute and two awards for master's in Planning and Environmental Management.
Kenya 2 £10,000 One award for master's at the Global Development Institute and one award for master's in the School of Engineering.
Mexico 3 £10,000 One award for master's at the Global Development Institute and two awards for master's in Planning and Environmental Management.
Nepal 1 £10,000 Any master's at the Global Development Institute.
Sri Lanka 1 £10,000 Any master's at the Global Development Institute.
Nigeria 1 £10,000 One GREAT scholarship for Sustainable Future award of £10,000 for the following master’s programmes: in Green Infrastructure, Renewable Energy and Clean Technology, Renewable Energy and Clean Technology with Extended Research, Pollution and Environmental Control.

GREAT scholarships for a Sustainable Future

These scholarships are designed to widen access to climate change courses in the UK and create a cohort of young spokespeople for positive change. Please note that additional selection criteria apply and are detailed in the eligibility and selection criteria document.

How will I receive my scholarship?

The University of Manchester GREAT scholarships will be awarded in the form of a partial fee waiver. 

What's the eligibility criteria?

Please read our eligibility and selection criteria information

Please note that applicants should be passport holders of China, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Egypt, Mexico, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria or Kenya.

What are the key dates I need to be aware of?

  • Scholarships can only be awarded to applicants who have received an offer to study at The University of Manchester by 30 April 2021.
  • For scholarships in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, you must complete the Faculty of Science and Engineering scholarship application form by 30 April 2021. This will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders in due course. For all other scholarships, offer-holders will automatically be considered for the scholarship, there is no separate application form.
  • Awarding schools/faculties will decide on scholarship allocation by 17 May 2021; 
  • Successful applicants will be notified by 17 May 2021;
  • Selected candidates will be required to firmly accept their offer of a place by 31 May 2021 in order to confirm their scholarship; 

How do I apply?

For scholarships in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, you must complete the Faculty of Science and Engineering scholarship application form by 30 April 2021. This will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders in due course.

For all other scholarships, offer-holders will automatically be considered for the scholarship, there is no separate application form.

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