28 January 2022 14:14:12 IST

British Council announces STEM scholarships for women

Offering access to master’s degrees and academic fellowships at leading UK universities. (Representational Image)

British Council, the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, has announced the second cohort of British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM. Over 100 scholarships are available to women STEM scholars from Asia and the Americas, out of which 65 scholarships are reserved for women STEM scholars from India and other South Asian countries, awarded on merit basis with no country-specific cap.

Selected scholars will be able to obtain a master’s degree or an Early Academic Fellowship at a UK university, and the scholarship will cover tuition fees, monthly stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees, as well as funding for dependents if any scholar wishes to travel with their children.

Women in tech

As part of the programme, Indian women STEM scholars can apply for master’s courses and Early Academic Fellowships across 13 UK universities in courses such as data science, environmental science, engineering, public health systems, information technology, renewable energy and energy management, and project management. The scholarship is also open to women with dependants to apply, with extra support. Applications for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM are open until March 31, 2022, though students are encouraged to check individual university deadlines.

For more details about the eligibility criteria for the scholarship, or other information including a full list of participating UK universities, available courses and university-specific deadlines, please visit: https://bit.ly/3s5mEKC

Barbara Wickham OBE, Director India, British Council said, “Based on the overwhelmingly positive experience and feedback from earlier scholarships, we are excited to offer this fourth round of scholarships for women in STEM. With the UK widely recognised as home to some of the world’s top-ranked universities offering quality programmes in STEM, we hope to enable women from across India to access a master’s degree or an academic fellowship at leading UK universities.”