A growing number of external organisations offer scholarships, helping you successfully complete your studies.
Our scholarships search tool
Search all the scholarships that we administer in one place.
External scholarships and awards
- Scholarship search engines that you can use to help find an award for you
- External funding organisations that offer who provide funding opportunities
Scholarship search engines
The British Council offers a range of grants aimed at overseas students interested in undertaking their studies in the UK. Applicants can search for scholarships that are available for students by nationality.
The Scholarship Hub
The Wellcome Trust
UKCISA (UK Council for International Studies Affairs)
GRANTfinder 4 Education
External funding organisations
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Scholarships – Undergraduate/Research
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) – Postgraduate/Research
Canada Memorial Foundation - Postgraduate
Canadian Bureau for International Education
The Charles Wallace Trusts - Postgraduate
EdAid Foundation - Postgraduate
Google scholarships - Undergraduate/Postgraduate/Research
The Hongkong Bank Foundation - Undergraduate
Indian Department of Higher Education
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Awards – Undergraduate/Research
Lanekassen – Undergraduate/Postgraduate/Research
The Leathersellers' Company - Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust - Undergraduate/Postgraduate
The Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentships - Postgraduate/Research
London Goodenough Association of Canada - Postgraduate
Newton PhD Programme - Research
Public Service Commission (PSC) Scholarships – Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Royal Television Society: Technology Bursary - Undergraduate
The Schwab and Westheimer Trust: Education support for refugees – Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust - Undergraduate/Postgraduate/Research
Walcot Foundation Grants – Undergraduate
Yanai Tadashi Scholarship - Undergraduate
Tips for applying
- Research in advance: Look at opportunities at least a year before your studies start. This gives you the widest range of options. You’ll also have more time to spend improving and tailoring your applications.
- Find your referees: Identify suitable referees who can vouch for your qualities with authority. Having them ready helps you apply early.
- Apply for lots of opportunities: Apply for as many opportunities as possible, if you are eligible for them. This gives you the best chance of securing funding.
- Apply early: Applications often close in the year before your course starts. Some awards are even given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Have a backup plan: Scholarships are highly competitive, so there is always a chance that your applications won’t be successful. Make sure you look for other sources of funding in advance.