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Finding the Right Postgraduate Course in the UK: Researching a UK Degree Program


US students advise on studying in the UK

The British Council has launched a social media-driven student ambassador program with Education UK.

Rhodes Scholars speak about writing the personal statement

From the British Council:


Are you thinking about studying in the UK? Do you know someone who is?

Education UK is the British Council's official website for international students interested in studying at a UK university, college, boarding school or English language school. With funding from the GREAT campaign, our education team has released four videos featuring five American students studying at UK universities. Each video highlights different aspects of student life in the UK.

Need some advice on how to budget for UK studies? Here are some great tips.

How do you settle into life at a UK university? 

All videos can be found on the Education UK YouTube page

A post-graduate experience

Why go to graduate school in the UK?

United Kingdom Hot Topics

Global Innovation Initiative the first multi-lateral higher education partnership initiative established between the two governments. Funding has been pledged from the State Department in the USA, and BIS and the British Council in the UK.

A recent article in The Chronicle – ‘Is Europe Passé‘ – examines the US’s higher education efforts with new partners and how this affects relationships with the UK, among others. In response, the British Council’s higher education manager in the US, Janice Mulholland, suggests a different form of partnerships for institutions in a global economy.

The British Council's corporate blog If you are interested in topics such as education, language, science, art and culture... our Voices blog is a great read!  

Fellowships to Consider:

The Churchill Scholarship for graduate study at Cambridge in math or natural sciences

The US Student Fulbright Program for graduate work abroad

Summer Institutes for US Undergraduates- US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens 

Gates Cambridge Scholarships for graduate study at Cambridge

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate study in Ireland

The Marshall Scholarship for graduate study anywhere in the UK

The Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at Oxford

The St. Andrews Scholarship open to seniors of Scottish decent for graduate study in Scotland (contact the Office for Fellowships)

The Vassar Maguire Fellowship for graduate study abroad

UCL Scholarships and Funding

Clarendon Fund Scholarships at University of Oxford

Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate ScholarshipsEvery year, the Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five full scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering both the Master’s degree and the MBA year.

The Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, funded by the European Union, are exclusively awarded to students coming from both EU and non-EU countries that have been selected to attend one of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Programmes at Masters or Doctorate level.

Study at Cambridge/Girton College

University of Warwick Scholarships

Queen's University Belfast

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation

The University will provide a full tuition-fee waiver to an exceptional female student from the USA who wishes to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights.

The five MA programmes covered by the award will include:

Scholarships at Warwick

Why Warwick?

Want to learn more? Book a Skype session with Sarah Jamieson, Regional Officer (North America) | Europe & Americas Team

Masters Scholarships available at King’s College London, worth up to £10,500

 King’s Business School

Exeter IAIS scholarships: 

Masters Scholarships in our Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

UCL is delighted to announce the UCLFAA MSc in Dementia Scholarship available to US-domiciled students applying to either the Neuroscience or Mental Health pathways of the MSc Dementia: Causes, Treatments and Research at UCL. The award is worth a total of $20,000 to support tuition fees or maintenance costs for a US domiciled student studying one year full-time from September 2021.

Application deadlines:

31 May 2021 to apply for the MSc programme

31 July 2021 to apply for the scholarship

The UCLFAA MSc in Dementia Scholarship is awarded on academic merit and financial need. Details of how to apply to the scholarship are contained in the above links.

Find out more by joining our Virtual panel discussion ‘How is UCL meeting the dementia challenge?’ on 19 May 2021, 12pm - 1pm (BST).

Offered by the University of Exeter in partnership with the Wellcome Trust, for a new MA located in our Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health: 

 For a breakdown on the MA itself to assist advisors / prospective students:

 MA Cultures & Environments of Health

  • Based in the inter-disciplinary Wellcome Centre for Cultures & Environments of Health, you will benefit from engaged and transformative research, which draws on medical humanities, social sciences and medical sciences.
  • Examine how experiences of health, illness and medical knowledge are shaped by diverse environments, cultural practices and beliefs.
  • Explore how diverse types of evidence about health and wellbeing are used across different disciplines and sectors, and the impacts this has on the ways we conceive, respond to, and experience health and social care.
  • Investigate how evidence from the medical humanities and social sciences can be used to help develop and evaluate innovative and effective public health initiatives.
  • Upon graduation, you will be equipped to become a leader in transforming health research and health and social care practice within a range of professions.

Deadline 23 July.

Why Study Abroad? Ask Michelle Obama

See how UCL students excel in London

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).  UKCISA describe their mission as being the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them.  If you hover over the “Info & Advice” link at the top, it will bring up lists of links around visas, fees, working, pre-departure, and logistics for living in the UK.