How to Get Scholarship in the UK For International Student

HOW TO GET SCHOLARSHIP IN THE UK: It is no longer news that a lot of Nigerians are leaving the country. A lot go to seek greener pastures, while others go to seek greener pastures academically. Did you just ask why? I want to believe you are a stranger for asking such question. For obvious reasons, Nigerians go abroad to study, if they can afford it. Even those who aren’t really buoyant are striving really hard these days to go out of the shores of Nigeria.


And one of the places Nigerians desire to go study, is the UK. Are you Wondering what a UK education will do for you? They have a record of world-recognised universities; innovative teaching approach. There are so many world-class degrees on offer. Little wonder, a UK education opens doors, wherever you go in the world.


According to research, The number of Nigerian students granted sponsored study visas to the UK has increased by over 100 percent in one year, that is, between 2020 to 2021. The UK government states that Nigeria accounts for 25 percent of the total number of foreign nationals who are on scholarships in the country. In June 2020, the number of Nigerian students was 9,066, but by June 2021, the figure rose to 20,427.

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As an international student, you can apply for any of these scholarships below:

The Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) has different kind of scholarships and fellowships, including:

  • Commonwealth PhD Scholarships
  • The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

The commonwealth scholarships are offered each year to students coming from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, who couldn’t afford to study in the UK.

The Royal Society Grants

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists. It is also the oldest scientific academy in the world that remains active even till date. The Fellowship offers various types of grants and awards.

Other ones include: The Chevening Scholarships; Euraxess UK ; Scholarships from UK universities.

In other to have access to some or any of these scholarship programs, you can visit the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website to know if you are eligible for a scholarship. A lot of those institutions also offer their own financial assistance. All you have to do is to lookup the website of your choice school for more information. Alot of them offer fully-funded postgraduate studentships. All the very best.


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