British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM
Imperial College London is pleased to announce the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM for the 2022/23 academic year.
In partnership with the British Council, Imperial College London is offering five fully funded scholarships for female students studying on an eligible programme from one of the countries listed in the Eligibility section.
The Scholarships have been created with the aim to help address the under-representation of women in STEM. Applicants will be required to demonstrate their financial need and how they would inspire future generations of women to pursue a career in STEM.
IMPORTANT: The information below relates to the scholarships to study a master's degree. Information on the Early Academic Fellowships is available at the Imperial Climate and Energy Early Academic Fellowship webpage.
The following courses are eligible for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM:
- MS International Health Management - Imperial College Business School
- MSc Climate Change, Management and Finance - Imperial College Business School
- MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management - Imperial College Business School
- MSc Environmental Engineering (Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Hydrology and Water Resources Management (Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Transport (Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Biomedical Engineering (Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Environmental Data Science and Machine Learning (Earth Sciences Engineering, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Sustainable Energy Futures (Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Future Power Networks (EEE, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Applied Machine Learning (EEE, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Computing (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning) (Computing, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Computing (Computing, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Advanced Materials Science and Engineering (Materials, Faculty of Engineering)
- MSc Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- MSc Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Evolution (Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- MSc Environmental Technology (Centre for Environmental Policy, Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- MRes Green Chemistry, Energy and the Environment (Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- MRes Drug Discovery and Development: Multidisciplinary Science for Next Generation Therapeutics (Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences)
- MRes Machine Learning and Big Data in the Physical Sciences (Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences)
To apply for a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM, you must:
- Be a passport holder and permanent resident of Brazil, Mexico, or Peru.
- Be available to commence your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2022.
- Have submitted an application to study at Imperial College London before your scholarship application can be considered and have received an offer to study for one of the eligible programmes by the time selection takes place to be considered for a Scholarship. It is expected that selection will take place shortly after the scholarship deadline.
- Have completed your undergraduate degree or have all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at Imperial College London and meet the academic entry requirement for admissions before the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2022.
- Have not previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK.
- Meet the English language requirement for your programme at Imperial College London. Applicants who are awarded this scholarship will be required to have met College English entry requirements (Pre-sessional English courses are not supported by this programme) by 29 July 2022.
- Demonstrate a case for financial need.
- Return to the country of your citizenship for a minimum of two years after your course/scholarship has finished.
- Demonstrate active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the programme area you are applying for.
- Demonstrate that you are willing to contribute in the future to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating from Imperial College London and returning your home country.
- Demonstrate in your application a plan and passion to engage other women and girls in STEM from your home country.
- Agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM alumnus during and after your study in the UK. Any involvement in these activities during your study in the UK will take up no more than five hours per term.
Additional Eligibility Criteria
If any of the following points are applicable to you, you are not eligible for a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM:
- You hold dual British Citizenship.
- Are an employee, a former employee, or relative of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government (including British embassies/high commissions; the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department of International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office).
- Are an employee, or former employee, or relative of an employee of the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM – eligible countries.
- Are currently in receipt of financial support or funding towards your studies in the UK from any other source.
- Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary.
How to apply/Deadline
You can apply online by clicking here. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is 11.59 (GMT) on Wednesday, 16 March 2022.
Please note, that you must have applied to Imperial College London before applying for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM and that you must be holding an offer from Admissions by the time selection takes place to be considered for a Scholarship. It is expected that selection will take place shortly after the scholarship deadline of 16 March.
Application fee: If you’re applying for a postgraduate course at Imperial, you may need to pay an application fee. For information on application fees and to check if you're eligible for an application fee waiver, please go here.
Please ensure you have fully read and understood the eligibility criteria before applying.
What is included in the scholarship?
Each scholarship covers full tuition fees, an annual stipend of up to £16,680, and a return economy-class flight from home country to UK. It also covers other related costs including an accepted English language proficiency test exam fee* (*only if an English language test is required as part of the offer of admissions), visa application and NHS surcharge. It also provides £200 towards the cost of study materials.
Additional funding is available if scholars have caring responsibilities.
How many scholarships are available?
There are five British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM available in total.
You must agree for your personal data to be shared with the British Council, who will be jointly responsible with Imperial College London for allocating the scholarships.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Women in STEM’ as the subject header if you have any questions.