GREAT Scholarships

Academic year 2024
Amount £10,000


We regularly offer scholarships to students from a selection of countries in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign.

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of York is offering 5 scholarships to some international students applying for a variety of postgraduate courses.

The GREAT Scholarship 2024 programme, launched by the British Council together with 72 UK universities, supports postgraduate students from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam 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 72 institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

The University of York GREAT Scholarship is open to applicants from the majority of postgraduate taught courses for China, Pakistan and Thailand. Applicants from Nigeria and Turkey are only eligible if applying for one of our postgraduate Law programmes. Please see the eligibility section for a full list of courses and exclusions. We have one award available for each country. All awards will be paid as a tuition fee deduction.

Applications for 2024/25 will open on Monday 15 April 2024.


Open to students from China, Nigeria (Justice and Law), Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey (Justice and Law).

To be considered for the scholarship, you must:

  • be a citizen of China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey.

  • be paying fees at the overseas fee rate (any fee assessments must be completed by 20 May 2024.

  • have met any language condition of your offer by 20 May 2024.

  • have a conditional or unconditional offer to study a one year postgraduate taught course at the University of York by 20 May 2024 (you don't need to have accepted the offer). Students from Nigeria and Turkey are eligible to apply if they have an offer to study one of the below courses:

    • LLM Law.

    • LLM Art Law.

    • LLM International Corporate and Commercial Law.

    • LLM International Human Rights Law and Practice.

    • LLM Legal and Political Theory.

    • MA Applied Human Rights.

You will not be eligible if:

  • you hold a 100 per cent tuition fee scholarship or are fully sponsored.

  • you are a current student of the University of York, having started your studies in a previous year.

Students on the following pathways are not eligible for these scholarships:

  • Hull York Medical School.

  • International Pathway College.

  • Distance/online learning courses.

  • Part-time courses.

  • Kaplan International College London.

  • GEMMA, CASPPER and Mundus MAPP.

  • Masters courses lasting longer than one year.


Application will close on 15 April 2024


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