Financial Support Opportunities for Studying in the UK


The British Council is the UK’s leading international organization for educational and cultural relations. Whether you want to study in Britain, take a UK qualification in Canada, find out about the latest ideas from the UK, or discover what we are doing in your area in Canada – our website is the place to start.

We can offer you personal advice on your UK study options. We also have the latest information on courses, qualifications, institutions, funding and visas to ensure you get the most out of your UK education

Studying in the UK, a hub for intellectual activity and robust world culture, is a worthwhile investment in any future career. The UK is home to some of the world’s best research facilities, as well as a central location for literature, international politics, and world history.

Many dismiss the notion of studying in the UK because of its steep price tag; however, there are many scholarships out there that can cover part or all expenses associated with study in the UK, especially in postgraduate studies. Many of these scholarships span a wide range of study, years funded, and qualifications. Here are just a few of the main scholarships available:

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan cater to commonwealth citizens who can make a significant contribution to their home country following study in the UK. It covers between one to three years of study, and covers travel to and from the UK as well as tuition and living expenses. Commonwealth Scholarships are available for a wide range of levels of study, from undergraduate to doctorate studies, as well as some professional fellowships. For more details, visit

Newton International Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships draw non-UK scientists in the early stages of their careers to do their research in the UK. For more details, check out

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

As part of the Scottish government’s continuing support to bring the best and the brightest students to study in Scotland, 200 awards are made available to master’s students from Canada, China, India, and the USA through the Saltire Scholarships. The scholarships highlight Scottish universities’ academic excellence and consistently rank well among international students. Visit for more details.

These are just a small sample of the many available avenues of funding for students interested in pursuing their studies in the UK. There are many more scholarships available, with specific requirements or targeting specific types of study and students.

The Education UK website is another great resource to explore all funding options available to make studying in the UK more affordable.

There are also many other international organizations, specific UK universities and colleges, as well as other voluntary and charitable organizations that offer funding for study abroad that are worth exploring if cost is a concern when considering studying in the UK.

Contributed by:

Salman Cheema, Marketing and Communications Manager
British Council, Canada

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