The University of Manchester – GREAT scholarships 2023

If you're considering a postgraduate degree in the UK, then a GREAT scholarship can help.

The University of Manchester, in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, is offering eight scholarships to students in Bangladesh, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey who're applying for one-year master’s programmes and will enrol in the 2023/24 academic year.

The GREAT Scholarships 2023 programme, launched by the British Council and 49 UK universities, supports postgraduate students accessing world-class UK higher education opportunities.

The programme offers a minimum of £10,000 to students pursuing a one-year postgraduate programme in the UK. Students can apply for courses in a range of subjects at the 49 institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

A scholarship application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders by the International Office from November 2022.

Applications will close on 1 June 2023. For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2023, visit Study UK.

What country must I come from to be eligible for the scholarship?

The University is offering scholarships for eligible students from:

What are the scholarships on offer?

Explore the table below to find out further scholarship details.

Country

Number of scholarships

Value Programmes included
Bangladesh 1 £10,000 All taught master’s programmes
Bangladesh 1

£10,000

Kenya £15,000 All taught master’s programmes
Mexico 1 £10,000 MSc Global Development (Environment and Climate Change)
Nigeria 1 £15,000 All taught master’s programmes
Pakistan 1 £10,000 All taught master’s programmes
Thailand 1 £10,000 All taught master’s programmes
Turkey 1 £10,000 MSc Global Development (Environment and Climate Change)

Scholarships will be offered for the study of full-time, on-campus postgraduate taught (MA, MSc) programmes only. This does not include programmes taught in the Manchester School of Architecture or MBA programmes.

How will I receive my scholarship?

The University of Manchester GREAT scholarships will be awarded in the form of a partial fee waiver.

What's the eligibility criteria?

You must be holding either a conditional or unconditional offer to study at the University to apply for The University of Manchester GREAT Scholarship.

Applicants should be passport holders of Bangladesh, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand or Turkey.

Read our full eligibility and selection criteria (PDF document, 96KB).

What are the key dates I need to be aware of?

Scholarships can only be awarded to applicants who have:

  • received a conditional or unconditional offer to study at The University of Manchester by 1 June 2023;
  • submitted a scholarship application form by 1 June 2023.

The scholarship application form will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders by the International Office.

If successful, you'll be notified by 16 June 2023 and will need to firmly accept your offer by 30 June 2023 to confirm your place.

How do I apply?

You must complete a GREAT scholarship application form by 1 June 2023. This will be emailed to all relevant offer-holders by the International Office.

If successful, you'll be notified by 16 June 2023. 

Explore the relevant country profiles for further guidance on scholarship opportunities.