This year, in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, Cranfield University is offering one scholarship to a student in China applying for a postgraduate course in the areas of forensics, energy, agrifood, environment, water, design, manufacturing or transport systems. Read more Read less

This scholarship scheme is part of the GREAT Scholarships 2021 campaign, which has been launched by the British Council, together with 36 UK universities, to support from a number of countries in accessing excellent UK higher education opportunities.

Please note that applicants should be passport holders of China.

For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2021, please visit the British Council’s website in your country or visit Study UK.

At a glance

  • Funding value£10,000
  • Suitable for Applicants fromRest of World
  • Deadline01 May 2021
  • Funding provider(s)Cranfield University and the British Council

What it covers

Scholarships are worth £10,000 toward tuition fees.

Who can apply

Scholarships are for Chinese students wishing to study a full-time master's course in:

  • Forensic Science
  • Water and Design,
  • Environment and Agrifood ,
  • Energy and Power,
  • Manufacturing, or
  • Transport Systems (excluding Advanced Motorsport courses, MSc Airport Planning and Management and MSc Air Transport Management).

For more guidance, please contact to determine if your course choice is eligible. The scholarship is applicable to students commencing their course in October 2021.

How to apply

Applications for 2022 are not yet open. Please check this page in January 2022 for an update.

The first step is to check that your course choice is an eligible course and make an online application for admission to that course. When you have received your six digit Cranfield application number please submit a scholarship application using the link below. You will need to attach a personal statement addressing the requirements that are outlined on the application form linked below.

Your Justification for Support statement should be about 1 page and in PDF file format. There is no pre-defined structure and the we encourage you to prepare this to best reflect your personality. The file name should be GSC-xxxxxx.pdf (xxxxxx is your 6-digit online application number).

The Justification for Support shall be evaluated based on:

  • - Academic achievement
  • - Evidence of leadership potential
  • - Significance of the award to your career
  • - Communication ability