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University of Kent

British Council GREAT Scholarship China, Ghana, Greece, India, Kenya, Thailand, Turkey

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10000 GBP
United Kingdom
26 Apr 2024
Application deadline


University of Kent stands for ambition, with their diverse community of staff and students committed to making a difference at regional, national and global level. It’s something they’re very proud of.


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The GREAT Scholarships programme is funded jointly by the UK Government's GREAT Britain campaign, British Council and the University of Kent, as part of the Study UK campaign.

They are delighted to offer dedicated scholarships to Chinese, Ghanaian, Kenyan, Malaysian, Pakistani and Thai passport holders applying for a taught master's programme based at one of their UK campuses. The award will go towards one year of tuition fees.

Scholarships will be awarded as follows: China (x1), Ghana (x1), Greece (x1), India (x1), Kenya (x1), Thailand (x1), Turkey (x1) for a total of 7 awards available in September 2024. 

Applicable programmes


The scholarship is worth £10,000.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of one of the programme's countries: China, Ghana, Greece, India, Kenya, Thailand or Turkey and be assessed as an overseas fee payer;
  • Have received a conditional offer for a full time 12 month course at one of our UK campuses and have accepted this before the deadline date of 26 April;
  • Be starting your course in September;
  • Be active in the field with work experience or proven interest in the subject area;
  • Be willing to embody the UK Higher Education experience, by attending lectures and tutorials and engaging with extra-curricular activities, and act as an ambassador for UK Higher Education by promoting the value of studying at a UK HEI;
  • Be willing to establish an engagement with the UK as a scholar, through personal and academic fulfilment;
  • Represent the high standards of the GREAT brand by becoming an advocate for scholarships; and
  • Be willing to attend a networking event of all UK-based GREAT scholars, to discuss experiences and capture perceptions of studying in the UK.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom


6 nationalities

Study experience required





Application deadline

26 Apr 2024

Applications for the British Council GREAT scholarship should be made via your applicant portal. You will only be able to apply for the GREAT Scholarship once you have received an offer for your programme from the University of Kent.

In order to be considered for this award, you will need to submit the following:

an essay of no more than 500 words about a topic you have studied previously and why you found it interesting. This topic should be related to or have inspired you to apply for your chosen degree programme.

This document should be uploaded in word or pdf format only, other formats will be rejected.


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