British Council Unveils Women in STEM Scholarship Program

British Council Unveils Women in STEM Scholarship Program

The British Council has proudly announced the initiation of its scholarship program, Women in STEM, designed to inspire women who have earned a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and have a deep-seated passion for their chosen field. The program’s key goal is to offer noteworthy scholarships to those eager to pursue master’s degrees in STEM disciplines at highly regarded universities in the United Kingdom (UK). 

Now entering its third year, the Women in STEM scholarship program is a collaboration between the British Council and 21 prominent UK universities. It strives to uplift and empower women from diverse regions, including the Americas, South Asia, East Asia, the western Balkans, central Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, and Turkey. 

A significant determinant for selection is the evident demonstration of financial necessity, coupled with a heartfelt desire to motivate future generations of women to venture into STEM careers. 

For Pakistani applicants, both master’s Scholarships and Early Academic Fellowships are available under the Women in STEM program. 

Eligibility Requirements: Candidates should have the ability to undertake a course of study in the UK for the academic year spanning September/October 2023 to 2024. Candidates must demonstrate a financial need for support. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree that allows access to one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university (for master’s level) or have completed all components of a Ph.D. within the past three years (for Early Academic Fellowships). Candidates must possess adequate English language skills for postgraduate study or research at a UK university. Candidates must show active involvement in the field through work experience or a demonstrated interest in the chosen subject area. Candidates must exhibit a deep passion for the chosen course of study and a readiness to engage as a dedicated British Council scholarship alumnus. Complete eligibility criteria can be found on the official British Council website. 

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Exclusions: The British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM is not available to candidates who: Hold dual British citizenship. Are currently or have previously been employed by His Majesty’s Government, including British Embassies/High Commissions, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for International Trade, the Ministry of Defense, or the Home Office. Are currently or have previously been employed by the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM-eligible countries. Have a family connection with an employee, former employee, or relative of an employee of the government institutions.  

Key Advantage: 

  1. Academic Eminence: The UK’s universities are globally recognized leaders in STEM subjects, assuring the highest level of education and research opportunities. 
  1. Financial Aid: The program takes care of numerous costs such as tuition fees, stipends, travel costs, visa fees, and health coverage, thus removing financial obstacles.  
  1. Specific Support for Mothers: Acknowledging the distinct challenges faced by mothers, the program provides targeted assistance to foster an inclusive and supportive atmosphere.  
  1. English Language Assistance: International students receive help to adapt to language requirements, promoting effective communication and academic achievement.  

Application Procedure: Direct Application: Interested candidates are invited to apply directly to participating universities. 

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