In collaboration with the UK’s GREAT Britain campaign, the British Council is offering up to 35 full tuition scholarships over a broad range of subjects. This is a great opportunity for Indian students wishing to access a UK university education. 


The GREAT Scholarships 2019 are for prospective students enrolling into participating UK higher education institutions on full-time undergraduate or postgraduate courses starting in September or October 2019. 

For undergraduate students, the scholarship covers the tuition fee for the first year of study only.

For postgraduate students, the scholarship covers the full tuition fee for one-year master’s degrees, or the tuition fee for the first year of two-year master’s degrees.

Please note, other costs, such as travel and living expenses, are not covered by the scholarship and are the responsibility of the scholar.

For a full list of all participating UK higher education institutions, please refer to the document in the ‘Download’ section below.


  • Applicants must have completed their secondary education in India.
  • Applicants must be Indian passport holders and resident in India at the time of application.
  • Applicants should have an excellent academic and extra-curricular track record.
  • Applicants should demonstrate leadership qualities and potential


  • Applicants must be nominated by a participating UK higher education institution by15 May 2019.
  • Nominated applicants must complete and submit an application form through their chosen UK higher education institution. 
  • Applications will be reviewed by a select panel and decisions will be made in accordance with set parameters.

Please see below for details.

Steps for applicants

Subject areas

Art – Visual and creativeBiological Sciences/ Life sciencesClimate change, Sustainability and Environmental Science
Conflict Resolution/Peace StudiesEducationEngineering and Technology
Gender Studies and AgeingHuman rightsHumanities
Math, Statistics and Data SciencesNatural and Physical SciencesPublic Administration, Governance and Social Policy
Public Health and Behavioural scienceSocial Sciences and Development StudiesUrban planning and infrastructure development


The GREAT Britain campaign is a UK government initiative to encourage and support the international community to visit, study and do business with the UK. The British Council is a partner in the campaign and supports international students in accessing a UK education through its Study UK campaign. 


Connect with the UK universities offering GREAT Scholarships 2019

Click here for more details

Click to access great_scholarships_2019_participating_heis.pdf