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


The University of Law

- The Univeristy of Law is UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education in partnership with global law firms
- Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).   
- Shortlisted for HEA Global Teaching Excellence Award

Ulster University

With over 26,000 students, Ulster University is the largest university in Northern Ireland. Founded in 1984, Ulster University is one of the Top 150 Young Universities worldwide, as well as being in the Top 3% of World Universities in the QS World Rankings 2018. Ulster University is a competitive UK institution; #1 in the UK for outstanding impact in Law research, as well as being the #1 UK institution for Pharmacy and in the Top 10 entrepreneurial UK universities.


University of Bristol

A member of the Russell Group, the University of Bristol ranks in the top 50 institutions globally due to its outstanding teaching and research, superb facilities and highly talented students and staff. The University is located in the heart of the city, a leading centre for business, culture and education, with industry strength in engineering, aerospace, finance and media. 

University of Dundee

- University of Dundee is ranked in the World’s top 200 universities by the the World University Rankings 2016/17
- Awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 
- Named Scottish University of the Year 2017

University of East Anglia

- Gold (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017) 
- University of East Anglia is one of the UK Top 15 (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and Complete University Guide 2018)
- World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2017)
- Top 5 for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2005-2017. Overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities)  

University of Kent

- University of Kent's outstanding teaching was rated gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework
- 21st in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2017
- Ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity and research output (REF 2014)

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool  is excellence in teaching, learning and research, first class facilities and outstanding support places us in top 1% of universities worldwide. 
Student: staff ratio 7th best in the Russell Group
15th in UK for services and facilities spend per student

University of Salford

The University of Salford is a truly global institution, with over 3,000 international students and a total student body of 18,000, living and studying at our historic campus near the city of Manchester.


University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is ranked in the top 20 in UK league tables and over 75% of our research activity is categorised as world-leading or internationally excellent. It is ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings 2017)