Scholarships from Organisations outside the School
As a general rule it is advisable that, in the first instance, you should contact your own Ministry of Education or Education Department, which will have details of most schemes and which will be able to advise you of your own government's conditions for studying abroad.
You should check carefully the eligibility criteria for any of the funding organisations below before you apply to them.
Association of Medical Research Charities
AMRC maintains a searchable database of member charities. The information held in the database provides general details about each member charity, as well as more specific research funding information. Member charities provide regular updates on their activities. www.amrc.org.uk
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.
Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields; including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholars come from over 110 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
How to apply:
Applications for 2013/14 Chevening Scholarships will open at the end of October 2012 and close in December 2012. Exact dates will be available on the country pages of www.chevening.org.
For information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship for 2013/14, sign up now for alerts at www.chevening.org and read the guidance for 2013/14 applicants at www.chevening.org/apply. Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of www.chevening.org.
For further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at www.chevening.org. Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at www.chevening.org/enquiry.
The British Council
Description: The British Council provides awards for graduate study in both taught programmes and research and are available to candidates resident in most of the 110 countries in which the British Council operates. The scheme is aimed at professionals in the field, which the Council considers especially important in the country concerned.
How to apply: For further details, you should visit the British Council website for your country. Alternatively, you should apply to your local British Council office. If there is no British Council office in your own country, then contact the nearest British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. To find the location of the office closest to you, visit: www.britishcouncil.org/home-contact-worldwide.htm. Enquiries in the UK should be sent to The Director, Development and Training Services, The British Council, Bridgewater House, 58 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 6BB.
Colt Foundation Fellowships
Description: The Foundation awards Fellowships each year to persons who are qualified in science or medicine who are carrying out research within the area of occupational and environmental health, and applications are now invited from prospective students who are interested in further study in this area. The Fellowship is normally for three years and the research is expected to lead to a PhD degree. The award covers tuition fees and stipend. Further details can be found on the foundation's website: www.coltfoundation.org.uk
Eligibility: UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply.
How to apply: Applications from prospective students should include an outline of the proposed research, a CV, a detailed letter of support from the proposed supervisor and the contact details of two referees. The application must be submitted by the student personally and not by their supervisor on their behalf. Fellowships are awarded in competition, and the outline must therefore contain sufficient detail to enable the selection panel to determine that the work has been well-designed, the work is worthwhile and can be completed in the three-year period, and to enable the panel to decide which students should be interviewed.
Commonwealth Scholarships (FCO)
Description: The Commonwealth Scholarships programme provides opportunities for Commonwealth students to pursue study at graduate level in other Commonwealth countries. Awards are intended for applicants of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make a significant contribution to their own countries on their return.
Eligibility: Applicants should be Commonwealth citizens normally resident in a Commonwealth country, other than the UK, who hold a degree or equivalent qualification with at least upper second class honours.
How to apply: Applicants should contact the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in their own country (usually the Ministry of Education). Enquiries in the UK should be addressed to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, Association of Commonwealth Universities, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HF.
Fulbright Commission Scholarships
Fulbright Postgraduate Awards are aimed at US graduate students wishing to study in the UK, in any subject, and provide tuition and maintenance for the first year of study. Details available in the UK from: Fulbright Commission, 62 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS or at http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards
Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) was launched by the Ford Foundation in 2000 to provide opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide.
Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program applicants must be resident nationals or residents of an eligible IFP country or territory. Currently, these are: Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam. IFP selects Fellows on the strength of their clearly-stated intention to serve their communities and countries of origin, and expects that they will honor this obligation.
Further information and how to apply: www.fordifp.net
The HIV Research Trust Scholarships
Details on the scholarships can be found at: www.hivresearchtrust.org.uk
International Student House (ISH) Residential Scholarships
International Students House and its sister charity International Students Trust provides a range of residential scholarships for students from the developing world. The Residential Scholarship provides free accommodation at ISH for up to one year. Under certain circumstances, this may be extended. Details are available at 1 Park Crescent, Regents Park, London W1B 1SH Tel: 020 7631 8300 or International Students House
Joint Japan / World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme (JJ/WBGSP)
Description: Scholarships are available for one year to applicants mainly from developing countries who intend to pursue a career in a development field.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a national of a World Bank member country, be under the age of forty five, hold a bachelors degree (with high honours) or its equivalent, and have at least two years of recent experience in a public service organisation engaged in development-related activities.
How to apply: application forms available from WBGSP, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20433, USA. JJ/WBGSP website
King Faisal Foundation Scholarships
Offers scholarships to outstanding Muslim graduates in the Islamic World to complete their higher education in the most prestigious universities in the world. Applicants must be under forty years of age. Apply to the King Faisal Foundation, Programs & Research Department, P.O. Box 352, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Newton International Fellowship
The Newton International Fellowship scheme will offer support for two years at UK research institutions to the very best early stage post-doctoral
researchers from all over the world. Further details on the fellowship and on how to apply is available here.
The Royal Society
The Royal Society runs a series of schemes that enhance the UK science base and fosters collaboration between UK based and overseas scientists. For more information, please visit: www.royalsoc.ac.uk/funding
Schlumberger Foundation Faculty of the Future PhD/Post-doc Scholarships
Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering, or related disciplines such as infectious diseases or public health to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad. For further information please visit: http://www.facultyforthefuture.net/
TARGETcourses Bursary Competition
TARGETcourses is giving away six bursaries of £2,000 each, to help pay course fees. The competition is open to students interested in taking a postgraduate course next year. Students simply complete an entry at targetcourses.co.uk/bursarycompetition no later than 15th June 2012.
The UNESCO Fellowships Programme, through the award and administration of fellowships, study and travel grants, aims to:
- Contribute to the enhancement of human resources and national capacity-building in areas that are closely aligned to UNESCO's expected strategic objectives and programme priorities; and,
- Increase fellowships co-sponsorship arrangements with interested donors and extrabudgetary funding sources through the Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme
Only applications submitted and endorsed by the National Commission of the candidate's country will be examined. The UNESCO Secretariat cannot entertain requests from individuals. Further information: www.unesco.org
The scholarships are designed to help with costs of a specific project which may last up to 3 years. Further details are available at their website: The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.
The World Health Organisation (WHO)
Description: Offers awards in the areas of public health, health sciences and postgraduate studies in medicine.
How to apply: Applicants must apply through their own country of origin usually via the Ministry of Health, or the corresponding national health administration.