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


Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a thriving international community of 27,750 students from over 130 countries. As a member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities in the UK we have a world-class reputation for research excellence in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, social sciences and the humanities. We are committed to providing our students with excellent, research-led teaching delivered by dedicated and passionate teachers. 

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is a large, modern university, situated in central England. It is home to over 27,000 students from over 150 countries. The University has 3 campuses, 9 schools and over 300 courses in a wide range of subjects, including Art and Design, Law, Business, Marketing, Architecture, Psychology, Science, Media, Journalism and many more.

Nottingham University

The University of Nottingham is a founding member of the Russell Group and has a history stretching more than 100 years. Ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and holding a position of 8th in the UK for Research Power, the University of Nottingham is a well sought after institution, with a diverse community of students from more than 150 different countries.

Portsmouth University

Portmouth University received the highest 'Gold' rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
- The 37th best University in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2018. Outranking the sector average for the 11th year in a row.
- Achieved an 88% satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey 2017.
- One of the world's top 100 new universities in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017.
- An affordable city for students to live (Top 1) by Netwest Student Living Index.

Regent's University London

- Regent's University London is London's only independent, not-for-profit university, with a highly cosmopolitan community based in royal Regent's Park and Marylebone. 
- Our students study in a supportive, personal environment and go on to become global entrepreneurs and leaders. We are proud to welcome students of more than 140 nationalities. 


St Mary's University

- St Mary's University was established in 1850|
- Received Silver Award in 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
- Beautiful campus 30 minutes by train from central London
- World-class sports facilities: hosted China team for London Olympics 2012 and London 2017 World Athletics

Swansea University

Swansea University is a top 40 research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. With more than 16,000 students from over 120 countries, Swansea has been ranked in the top 200 most international universities in the world (Times, 2018). The University has recently opened the brand new £450 million, 65-acre Bay Campus in September 2015, further enhancing the student experience. 

Teesside University

Teesside University offers an outstanding student and learning experience and has an established international reputation for academic excellence and for the global impact of our research. Our teaching facilities are world-class, with over £270m invested in our award-winning campus. We are listed in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-17, and were awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017.

The University of Buckingham

- The Times, 2017. The University of Buckingham is ranked 1st in three of the nine categories; Teaching quality, Staff: Student ratio, Student Experience. Overall 41 in the UK. 
- Received Gold award in 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)


The University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of six ancient universities in the UK and an international centre of excellence in research, teaching and innovation. It is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities, rated 23rd in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2018, and 6th in the UK and 7th in Europe by the THE World University Rankings 2018. Edinburgh is a member of the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and the League of European Research Universities(LERU).