GREAT Scholarships

Academic year 2024
Amount £10,000


GREAT scholarships scheme is part of the GREAT Scholarships annual campaign, launched by the British Council together with 72 institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to support postgraduate students from selected countries to access world-class UK higher education opportunities. 

Sheffield Hallam University offers four GREAT Scholarships in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign; three general scholarships and one specific for justice and law.

The general GREAT scholarships are currently exclusive for students domiciled in India, Pakistan and Thailand starting a full-time postgraduate taught course in September 2024 who can demonstrate excellent academic achievement.

The GREAT Scholarships for justice and law is exclusively available for students domiciled in Nigeria, starting one of the following full-time postgraduate taught courses in September on one of the following courses: 

  • MA Applied Human Rights

  • LLM Applied Human Rights

  • MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • LLM Legal Professional Practice

Students who can demonstrate excellent academic achievement will be considered.

What you could get

Scholarship winners will receive a £10,000 tuition fee waiver for their full-time postgraduate taught course during the academic year.

Who can apply

To be eligible for any of the GREAT Scholarships, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an international fee-paying student fully financing your studies, without external funding from sources such as a government, other scholarship provider, company, or employer.

  • Have achieved a minimum 2.1 or its equivalent in your undergraduate honours degree.

  • Meet the English language proficiency and academic entry requirements for your chosen course.

  • Be able to pay the remainder of your tuition fee and any additional fees your course may require, for example field trips.

You also need to meet the following criteria based on the type of scholarship you're applying for:

For the general GREAT Scholarships, you need to:

  • Be domiciled in India, Pakistan, or Thailand. One scholarship is available for each of these countries.

  • Have applied for a full-time taught postgraduate course at Sheffield Hallam University starting in September 2024.

For the GREAT Scholarships for justice and law, you need to:

  • Be domiciled in Nigeria, with one scholarship available for Nigerian applicants.

  • Have applied for one of the following full-time taught postgraduate courses at Sheffield Hallam University starting in September 2024:

    • MA Applied Human Rights

    • LLM Applied Human Rights

    • MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

    • LLM Legal Professional Practice

 You cannot apply for or receive this scholarship if you:

  • Are already enrolled upon the Sheffield Hallam University course for which you are applying for a scholarship.

  • Have previously received a GREAT or GREAT Justice & Law scholarship.

Terms and conditions

  • We reserve the right to only consider applicants for a scholarship if they have accepted an offer for their course of study. We strongly advise applicants to accept their offer of a place on the course by the scholarship closing date.

  • Scholarships are competitive and selection is based on the information provided in the online scholarship application form only.

  • You must be able to evidence the level of academic achievement stated on your scholarship application by submitting a transcript or certificate stating your final result (including percentage/GPA/CGPA) by the scholarship closing date.

  • You must provide your eight-digit Student Identifier (SI) number on the online scholarship application form. This is given to you by the University when your course application has been processed. We reserve the right to only consider applicants for a scholarship if they provide this number on their scholarship application.

  • Scholarships are awarded as a tuition fee reduction. No cash alternative is available.

  • Scholarships are not transferable and cannot be deferred to a later start date.

  • Only one financial incentive (scholarship, award, bursary or discount) is permitted for each course of study. If you are eligible for more than one type of financial incentive, the highest value offer will apply.

  • The University reviews and updates our scholarship offer annually, therefore the offer is subject to change each academic year.

  • All decisions on eligibility for scholarships and award of scholarships are at the University's discretion and are final.

  • We do not provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications.

  • You must meet the entry requirements in your offer letter before you can enrol.

  • If you are awarded a scholarship, you are still required to pay any relevant deposits and fee due before enrolment.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 31 May 2024.


Application will close on 31 May 2024


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