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British Council GREAT – Scholarship for a Sustainable Future

by Adeshola Dahunsi

The GREAT Scholarships for a Sustainable Future program is a joint initiative by the British Council and the UK Government, designed to attract some of the brightest postgraduates from around the world to study at UK universities in climate change-related subjects.

The GREAT Scholarships for a sustainable future are for students from Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey and Vietnam who want to study at a UK university for a one-year postgraduate course in a climate change-related subject. Each scholarship offers a minimum of £10,000 towards tuition fees.

The scholarships are jointly funded by the British Council, the GREAT Britain Campaign, and participating UK higher education institutions.

For the 2021-22 academic year there are postgraduate scholarships available at the following institutions:

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You are a passport holder from one of the following countries: Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey and Vietnam.
  • You have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate program at a UK university
  • You can meet the academic and English language requirements of the UK university you apply to.

GREAT scholars should be:

  • Motivated and academically able to follow and benefit from a UK postgraduate taught course
  • Active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the proposed subject area
  • Willing to share experiences, create content and capture perceptions of studying in the UK
  • Comfortable acting as an ambassador for GREAT Scholarships for a sustainable future and a spokesperson about climate change
  • Willing to attend COP26 events upon invitation from the British Council
  • Willing to speak to potential candidates about their experience of studying in the UK

How to Apply:

  • Visit the university website by clicking on the link above for more information and for the subjects available.
  • Apply for individual scholarships following the instructions on each universities’ scholarship webpages.
  • The deadline to apply varies according to each institution. For details on individual institutions’ deadlines, please see the institution page.
  • Successful scholars will be informed by individual universities on the result of their applications.
  • Scholarship funding will be issued to successful scholars by individual universities after registration.

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