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

University of Kent

One of the UK’s leading universities, Kent is placed in the top 500 of world universities by ShanghaiRanking’s ARWU 2018.

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is by any measure one of the world’s leading universities. We are consistently ranked in the Top 100 universities worldwide*, a global centre for excellence in research and education and a founding member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group. The university received silver award in 2018 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2019), and ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity under the Research Excellence Framework, (THE, 2014).

University of the West of England

UWE Bristol is one of the UK’s most popular universities with over 29,000 students studying here and with our overseas partners. Based in one of the UK’s most thriving and creative cities, Bristol is a great city to study in with plenty of opportunities. We have been awarded a Gold rating in the 2018 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This means we are among a select number of UK institutions that deliver the highest quality of teaching, learning and graduation outcomes for our students. 

University of Warwick

University of Warwick is a world-leading university born out of boldness, imagination and collaboration between the City of Coventry and the County of Warwickshire; from the moment its first 450 students arrived in 1965. The university is ranked 3rd most targeted university by UK's top 100 graduate employers (High Fliers Research Ltd), and 7th overall among UK research universities. (REF 2014)