GREAT Scholarships offers 11 scholarships from UK universities, across a variety of subjects for students from Bangladesh. Each scholarship is worth a minimum of £10,000 towards tuition fees for a one-year postgraduate course.
Each scholarship is jointly funded by the UK government’s GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council with participating UK higher education institutions.

Scholarships awarding universities

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

  1. University of York
  2. University College London
  3. Teesside University
  4. University of Reading
  5. University of Northampton
  6. University of Glasgow
  7. University of Essex
  8. Bournemouth University
  9. Ulster University
  10. University of Manchester
  11. Robert Gordon University

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

  • be a citizen of Bangladesh
  • have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to enter a postgraduate (taught) programme in a UK university

  • be motivated and academically able to follow a UK postgraduate course

  • active in the field with work experience or proven interest in the subject area
  • meet the English language requirement of the UK university.

We expect scholars to attend lectures and tutorials and engage with extra-curricular activities.

We want you to act as an ambassador for UK higher education by sharing your experiences and promoting the value of studying at a UK university.

You may also be asked to attend a networking event with other scholars, to discuss experiences so we can capture perceptions of studying in the UK. 

How to apply?

  1. Filter the universities listed by Bangladesh on the Find a scholarship page and click on the university page to access detailed information about the scholarships on offer.
  2. Apply for individual scholarships following the instructions given on each university scholarship webpages.
  3. The deadline to apply for a GREAT Scholarship varies according to each institution. For details on individual institution's deadlines, please see the institution's page.
  4. Successful scholars will be informed by individual universities on the result of their applications. 
  5. Scholarship funding will be issued to successful scholars by individual universities after registration.