In order to support more Chinese students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with 31 UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2018 – China campaign. With 150 postgraduate scholarships on offer, the total value of the scholarship scheme is nearly £1 million. This new scholarship scheme will offer an exciting opportunity for Chinese students wishing to get financial support to pursue postgraduate study in the UK. Students can apply for postgraduate courses in subjects including engineering, law, business, art and design, biosciences, IT and more, at 31 institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Steps for applicants: 

Step I:   Check your eligibility
- Are you a Chinese passport holder?
- Do you plan to pursue postgraduate (either taught or research) study in the UK?
- Is the course that you have applied for or are applying for starting in autumn 2018?

Step II: Browse listed universities/scholarships and click on specific items to access detailed information 

Step III: Apply for individual scholarships following the instructions given on individual universities’ scholarship webpages

Step IV: Winning scholars will be informed by individual universities on the results of their applications 

Step V: Funding of the scholarships will be issued to winning scholars by individual universities after registration


Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University has been known for its world renowned teaching and research as well as an award winning student experience, and ranked 38th in the the UK university league tables and keep climbing in consecutive years, 95% of the university's research is of an internationally recognised standard or higher in REF. 

Bishop Grosseteste University

Rated Gold - Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) was given the highest possible gold rating in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework assessment

Top 3 in the UK - BGU is ranked in the top 3 universities in the UK for graduate employability


Bournemouth University

- Bournemouth University is ranked in the top 150 young universities and top 200 most international universities in the world according to the THE World University Rankings (2016). It is the only government designated Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in England, and home of the world renowned National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA). |
- 16th in the world (and 2nd in the UK) for Hospitality and Leisure Management in the 2017 QS World University Rankings

Cambridge University

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest and most respected universities. Its reputation reflects the intellectual achievement and original research of its students and its senior staff.

Coventry University

Coventry University  is ranked No.12 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2018)|
- Gold for outstanding teaching & learning (TEF 2017)|
- 1st for overseas student experiences (HESA 2015)
- Over 97% employability (DLHE 2016)

Cranfield University

- Cranfield University is one of the UK’s top five commercial research universities, alongside Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and University College London. 81% of our research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF) 2014
- 96% of our graduates are employed within six months (DLHE) 

De Montfort University

DMU has been named the best university in the country for helping students find highly skilled work or further study, in a league table produced by higher education experts Wonkhe [from TEF metrics]. Our Gold award in the TEF places DMU in the top third of universities. And DMU is one of only 33 universities in the country, which have been ranked Gold in the TEF. 

Lancaster University

- Lancaster University  is ranked top 10 in every major UK league table and highly ranked internationally
- 4th in the UK for student satisfaction with a rating of 91% (NSS 2017)
- Awarded Gold for our outstanding teaching in the TEF 2017

Liverpool Hope University

- In the top 50 UK Universities in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. 
- Received Gold award in 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework.  
- Liverpool Hope University is 2nd in the UK for teaching excellence and 1st in the North West for student experience. (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide). 


Loughborough University

Loughborough is a leading UK university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, great graduate employment prospects, and unrivalled sporting achievement. We are ranked 6th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2018) and 9th in England for research intensity (Research Excellence Framework 2014).