Support for international students

UKCOSA: UKCOSA: The Council for International Education provides advice and information to international students studying in the UK and to staff who work with them.

British Council: The British Council offers awards and scholarships to certain international students, and information about a wider range of schemes. Details of the award schemes should be obtained from the British Council's representative in the candidate's own country. The web site also offers access to a database to search for other sources of funding.

Graduate Prospects website

Research Council Postgraduate Training

Newton Fund

Education in UK

Alternative sources of funding: There are numerous trusts, charities and foundations that award partial funding for postgraduate study (they rarely award total funding), although with record numbers of applications for these small pools of money, you will need a strong case to make a successful application.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission: Administers a range of Scholarships available to students from Commonwealth countries. Includes scholarships for MSc and PhD studies, and Scholarships for persons holding academic positions in their home countries. The Web Site provides a comprehensive list.

Marie Curie Actions: This website provides an overview of the training, mobility and career development opportunities covered under the EUís Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) for R&D. These opportunities are open to researchers of all ages and levels of experience regardless of nationality, and are one of the most visible means of developing and enhancing human resources in the European Research Area (ERA).

The Croucher Foundation: A number of Fellowship awards & Scholarships are available to permanent residents of Hong Kong, for studies in natural science, technology or medicine.

The Fulbright Commission : The Fulbright Commission has available awards for US citizens who wish to undertake postgraduate study in the United Kingdom.

Chevening Scholarships: Nationally competitive awards for taught MSc courses. These awards are aimed at people who are already established in a career in their home country and wish to acquire new skills before returning home to apply them. Generally successful candidates are aged 25-35.

Other sources of funding