This scholarship scheme is part of the “GREAT Scholarships 2019 - East Asia” campaign, which has been launched by the British Council together with 24 UK universities to support more students in East Asia to get access to  excellent UK higher education opportunities.

With 55 postgraduate scholarships on offer, the total value of China scholarship scheme is over £600,000. The single value of each scholarship is min £10,000. This scholarship scheme will offer an exciting opportunity for Chinese students wishing to get financial support to pursue postgraduate level study in the UK. Students can apply for courses in a range of subjects including engineering, law, business, art and design, biosciences, IT and more, at the 24 participating institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Key Highlights

  • Each individual scholarship is worth min £10,000
  • Covering both postgraduate taught and postgraduate research
  • 24 UK higher education institutions are offering more than 55 GREAT scholarships (to Chinese students)
  • A wide range of subject areas to choose from engineering, law, business, arts and design, IT and more.

Application deadline

The application deadline for GREAT Scholarships 2019 - China varies according to each institution. You can click the links (or university scholarship pages) below for more information on the deadline for each scholarship. 

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 2019?

Step II: Browse the listed universities/scholarships and click on the links to access detailed information relating to each institution/ scholarship 
Step III: Apply for individual scholarships following the instructions given on that specific university’s webpage.
Step IV: Winning scholars will be informed by individual universities on the results of their applications
Step V: The scholarship funding will be issued to winning scholars by individual universities after registration

Participating Universities

Aberystwyth University

Choose Aberystwyth University and you’ll be studying in a location like no other. On the west coast of Wales between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, you’ll be part of a friendly, safe, outward-looking community where the far horizon inspires ambition and aspiration.The university received Gold Award in 2018 Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF 2018). 97% of graduates are in employment or further education 6 months after graduating (HE Statistics Agency 2018)

Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth is one of the leading professional arts universities dedicated to turning creativity into careers, we specialize in making and thinking. The university was awarded the Gold standard rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), 98% of the graduates were employed or in further study within six months of graduating (2017 DLHE Survey).

Bishop Grosseteste University

At BGU we are committed to encouraging our students and supporting them throughout their time with us. The university has been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 

Coventry University

- Coventry University is the UK No.2 for Teaching Excellence
- TEF Gold award
- UK No13 University - Guardian 2019
- UK No1 Modern University for 7 years - Guardian 2019
- 97% graduate employment - DLHE 2016/17
- UK No1 university for international exposure - HESA 2016/17

Cranfield University

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate University, specialising in technology and management. Now in our 70th year, we are practical, and industry-focused, working with over 1,500 organisations to make a significant impact. 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. 

Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London is ranked in the world’s top 350 universities (THE World University Rankings 2016-17). The university is ranked UK’s top 25 in the UK for the quality of research (REF 2014). Voted one of the top creative universities in the UK by students (Which? University 2016).

Keele University

Keele University is a place of academic excellence in Health, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. The university received highest gold award in the 2018 Teaching Excellence Framework, and was placed 1st in England for satisfaction with course

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 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019) and 9th in England for research intensity (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Newcastle University

As a member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities in the UK, Newcastle University have a world-class reputation for research excellence in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, social sciences and the humanities. The university is ranked 175th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18, 141st in the QS World University Rankings 2018, Ranked 16th in the UK for research power (REF 2014).

Nottingham Trent University

Winner of the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017 and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is proud to be recognised as a leading UK institution and is home to over 27,000 students. Based in the vibrant student city of Nottingham (recently named the 4th-best student city in the world – QS Best Student Cities Index), NTU provides a quality university experience for students and staff from over 150 countries.