Cranfield University, in partnership with the British Council, is proud to join the Women in STEM Scholarship initiative by offering five fully funded scholarships for female students from wider Europe. We are looking for women with a background in STEM, who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.

This scholarship programme aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women. According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women and only 30 percent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.

At a glance

  • Funding valueA full scholarship which includes tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees.
  • Suitable for Applicants fromRest of world
  • Deadline30 Apr 2024
  • Funding provider(s)Cranfield University and the British Council

What it covers

A full scholarship which includes tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees.

Who can apply

We are looking for applicants who:

  • are a woman (cis-gendered or trans) or identify as non-binary
  • are a citizen and resident of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. 
  • are able to take up a full-time course of study in the UK for the academic year from Sept/Oct 2024 – 2025
  • can demonstrate a need for financial support
  • have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access onto one of the eligible Cranfield Masters courses
  • can attain the level of English required for postgraduate study at a UK university     
  • has not previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK.
  • are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area
  • are passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council scholarship alumni
  • must be able to return your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship award has ended

Further information

You are not eligible for a British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM if you:

  • Hold dual British citizenship
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions; the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office)
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative (*) of an employee of the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM – eligible countries
         (*): Relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or stepchildren, spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years).
  • Are currently in receipt of financial support or funding towards your study programme in the UK from any other source
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary

How to apply

The first step is to check that your course choice is eligible and submit a scholarship application using the link below. This form should be submitted before you make an application for admission to your chosen Cranfield course. If your scholarship application progresses to the next stage you will be given instructions on the further steps you must undertake. Please do not submit an application for admission to Cranfield University until you are advised to do so.

You must complete the online application form even if you have already received an offer to study at Cranfield or have deferred your offer from a previous year. Only applicants who have completed the online scholarship application form can be considered.

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