University of Derby
University of Derby


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University of Derby Location

Central England

University of Derby


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Central England


Great Scholarships 2021
Scholarship Name Great Scholarships 2021
Academic Year 2021
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 1 June 2021

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Derby is offering 2 scholarships to students in India and China applying for postgraduate courses starting in September 2021.

The GREAT Scholarships 2021 programme, launched by the British Council together with 41 UK universities, supports postgraduate students from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand to access world-class UK higher education opportunities.

The scholarship programme offers financial support of a minimum of £10,000 to students pursuing one year postgraduate study in the UK. Students can apply for courses in a range of subjects, at the 41 institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

How to apply

Applications for the British Council GREAT scholarship will be made separately, after you have received an offer. As part of your application you will need to send an essay, which should be submitted as either a Word or PDF document. For this essay, please write 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 essay will be part of the shortlisting criteria, alongside previous academic achievement, and the potential you show.

  • Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a video interview with the selection committee.
  • The deadline for applications for this scholarship is 1 June 2021
  • If you are awarded a GREAT scholarship, you are not eligible to receive any other scholarships or discounts from the University of Derby

Please submit your essay to Please ensure that when submitting your application you include in the body of the email your full name, application number, and the course you have applied for. Please note only applications received by 23:59 BST on 1 June 2021 will be considered.

Please note that applicants should be passport holders of China or India.

For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2021, please visit Study UK and the British Council website in your country.

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