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GREAT Scholarship
Scholarship Name GREAT Scholarship
Academic Year 2022
Scholarship amount £10,000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 31 May 2022

The GREAT Scholarships programme is a joint initiative by the British Council and the UK Government, designed to attract some of the brightest postgraduates from around the world to study at UK universities.

Level: Postgraduate taught
Year of entry: 2022-2023
Country: Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Department: All

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Essex is proud to be able to offer six (6) University of Essex GREAT Scholarships for applicants from Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Nepal and Sri Lanka. There is one scholarship available for Bangladesh, Brunei, China and Sri Lanka and two available for Nepal.

The University of Essex GREAT Scholarships 2022 are valued at £10,000, which must be used towards the cost of tuition fees for any one-year taught Master's (MA, MSc or LLM) degree offered at the University of Essex for Bangladesh, China, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and in any climate change discipline offered at the University of Essex for Brunei; which are listed below:

  • MA / MSc Environmental Futures & Climate Change

  • MA Environment, Society & Culture

  • MA Wild Writing: Literature, Landscape and the Environment

  • MA International Development

  • MSc Quantitative International Development

In addition to the normal criteria for admission to the chosen University of Essex Master’s degree, a GREAT Scholar must be:

  • active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the proposed subject area

  • able to demonstrate their motivation and academically be able to follow and benefit from an Essex postgraduate taught course

  • willing to embody the UK Higher Education experience, by attending lectures and tutorials and engaging with extra-curricular activities, and act as an ambassador for UK Higher Education, by promoting the value of studying at a UK HEI

  • Willing to act as a spokesperson in the relevant subject space

  • Willing to establish an engagement with the UK as a scholar, through personal and academic fulfilment

  • Willing to attend related events in the UK upon invitation from the British Council

  • Willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement in the climate change space through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education

  • As an alumnus of the UK, be willing occasionally to speak to potential candidates about his or her own experience of studying in the UK.


You can apply if you:

  • hold a passport from an eligible country (Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Nepal or Sri Lanka)

  • are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes

  • already hold an offer (conditional or unconditional) to start a one-year full-time master's degree in October 2022 on the provided subject list

  • have a background of extracurricular activities relating to your chosen subject area and a evidenced interest in combatting climate change when applying from Brunei


  • Applications for the University of Essex-GREAT Scholarship 2022 is 31 May 2022.

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