The British Council has launched an exciting new programme – its British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM. This new scheme is aimed at supporting women in strong need of financial support who wish to pursue their master’s degrees in UK universities in areas related to Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).
This new scholarship will allow over 100 women from countries in the Americas, South Asia and East Asia to obtain their advanced degree from a UK university, permitting them to further develop their careers in science.
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. Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and Communications Technology (three percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (five percent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (eight percent).
This ambitious scholarship scheme includes tuition fees, monthly stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees. The scholarship is also open to women with dependants and contains provision for scholars who might need a short pre-sessional English course to achieve the language level needed to undergo their studies.
The British Council has set up a webpage with further information regarding the scholarship, including details of the courses available and contact information of participating universities: www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-abroad/in-uk/scholarship-women-stem
If you wish to contact the British Council, they can be reached at UK.Scholarships@
Applications for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM are open until March 2021.