Top 5 Fully Funded Scholarships in UK for International students 2022

The UK is one of the top studying destinations for students all over the world. According to the statistics, there are 605,130 international students pursuing their education in the UK in 2020-2021.

One of the reasons is the number of scholarships available for students to fund their tuition fees and other living expenses. Students can get up to or 100% fully funded scholarship that covers everything from air tickets to living expenses in the UK.

Below is the list of the top 5 100% fully funded scholarships that can make your education totally free in the UK.

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded to students who want to pursue their one-year master’s in the UK. It receives close to 60,000 applications every year from which 1200-1500 scholars get selected from all over the world.

The 4-phase application starts every year in the month of August or September and closes in the first week of November with the results ger announced by June next year.

It is a fully-funded scholarship that covers 100% tuition fees, living expenses as well as air travel costs. Students get a monthly stipend to cover rent, food, travel, and other living expenses.

To apply for this scholarship you need to have a bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.

You can choose a wide variety of courses or study programs such as literature, arts, economics, law, etc.

Some of the documents that you need to carry while applying for this scholarship are an unconditional offer letter, IELTS, final mark sheet, work ex documents, and references.

You need to have an excellent overall profile to get shortlisted!

Commonwealth scholarship

Commonwealth scholarship is for students coming from eligible commonwealth countries holding permanent residencies. It is available only for those who want to pursue their master’s(not available for MBA) and Ph.D. programs in the UK but don’t have enough funds to finance their education.

Every year 800 students get awarded a Commonwealth scholarship which includes a full tuition fee waiver and covers living expenses.

In order to apply for this scholarship, you need a nomination from the External Scholarship Division, the Ministry of Human Resources, or the Commonwealth Disabled People Forum.

The deadline to submit the application is usually December 22.

The Selection is based on academic merit, the potential impact of the study of the candidate on the development of the home country, and the quality of study plans.

Commonwealth scholarship is awarded on the basis of 6 development themes i.e:

  1. Science and technology for development
  2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
  3. Promoting global prosperity,
  4. Strenghtinhg global peace, security, and governance,
  5. Sterenghing resilience and response to the crisis
  6. Access inclusion and opportunity

Candidates should select courses that are relevant according to these six development themes. In addition, you should have work experience in the relevant area. You can also be asked for a few personal statements, references, and achievements.

With the Commonwealth scholarship, you can get:

  • Approved round airfare ticket from your home country to the UK
  • Full tuition fee reimbursement
  • Monthly stipend with warm apparel allowance
  • Thesis funding towards the fee of doing a thesis
  • Study tours costs outside the country or inside the UK

Some of the main eligibility criteria and documents required for selection for the Commonwealth Scholarship are:

  • The candidate should a permanent resident in an eligible commonwealth county.
  • Be available to start the academic studies by September/October
  • Must hold at least an upper second class(2:1) standard, or a second class degree
  • Unable to afford to study in the UK
  • Proof of citizenship or refuge status
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualification

International Development Full Fees Scholarship at University of East Anglia

International Development: Full Fees Scholarship is awarded to students taking any Master’s courses offered by the University of East Anglia.

The total amount granted for this scholarship is £18500.

To get this scholarship, the candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree with 65% along with a 250-word of scholarship statement.

The courses or study programs available for this scholarship are from the Faculty of Social Sciences, International Development which includes education, development economics, education leadership, agriculture and rural development, climate change, gender analysis, social development, and international relations.

Reach Oxford Scholarship

Reach Oxford Scholarship Students (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) is offered by the University of Oxford for students who want to study bachelor’s degree at the university.

It covers full tuition fees, living costs, and return air tickets every year for the entire, duration of your course.

Reach Oxford Scholarship is one of the highly competitive scholarships awarded to the highest academic scholars who have genuine financial concerns and a social commitment to study.

The application deadline is February each year.

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship

Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship is available for students who want to study a master’s program at the University of Nottingham which is one of the top universities and a part of the Russell group

The scholarship covers 50-100% tuition fees and is granted to 105 students every year.

You can apply via the university’s online portal under the scholarship section after getting the university’s offer letter.

Some of the selection criteria considered are the candidate’s achievements, study plans, and reasons for choosing to study at Nottingham.

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • are a current student or graduate of the University of Nottingham
  • have already studied outside of your home country
  • are currently studying in the UK