The British Council has announced the second cohort of scholarships for women in STEM. Over 100 scholarships are available for STEM women scholars from Asia and the Americas, of which 65 scholarships are reserved for STEM women scholars from India and other South Asian countries, awarded on the basis of merit with no specific cap in the country.
Selected scholars will be able to obtain a Masters or Early Research Fellowship at a UK university, and the scholarship will cover tuition fees, monthly stipend, travel costs, visa and medical cover costs, as well as funding dependents if a fellow wishes. travel with their children.
The first global cohort of 119 scholars enrolled in their chosen course in the Fall 2021 term and included 19 applicants from India. With these scholarships, the British Council continues to support women seeking to pursue global degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) at a UK university.
“Based on the overwhelmingly positive experience and feedback from previous scholarships, we are delighted to offer this fourth round of scholarships for women in STEM. As the UK is widely recognized as home to some of the world’s top ranked universities offering quality STEM programs, we hope to enable women across India to gain access to a master’s degree or university scholarship in the leading UK universities. said Barbara Wickham OBE, India Director, British Council.
Barbara Wickham OBE said: “The British Council is committed to girls’ education and tackling gender imbalance in science, technology and innovation, including in academia. Since 2018, more than 180 Indian women have been able to pursue a master’s degree in STEM subjects in the UK and these new scholarships will help even more women make transformational changes in their lives. And then continue to leave a mark on the world and inspire future generations.
Under the scheme, female STEM researchers from India can apply for masters courses and early postgraduate scholarships at 13 UK universities in courses such as data science, environmental science, engineering, public health systems, information technology, renewable energy and energy management and project management.
The scholarship is also open to women with dependents to apply with additional support. Applications for the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM are open until 31 March 2022, although students are encouraged to check individual university deadlines.
For full details of scholarship eligibility criteria, or other information, including a full list of participating UK universities, available courses and university-specific deadlines, visit the official British Council website- – britishcouncil.org.
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