GREAT Scholarships 2019 was launched by the British Council together with eight UK universities to provide more students in Turkey access to excellent UK higher education opportunities.

With 15 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships on offer, the total value of this Turkey scholarship program is over £300,000. The single value of each scholarship ranges between £12,500 and £26,000 to cover full annual tuition fees. This scholarship scheme will offer an exciting opportunity for Turkish students wishing to get financial support to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate study in the UK. Students can apply for courses in a range of subjects including engineering, law, business, art and design, biosciences, IT and more, at the eight participating institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Key Highlights

  • Each individual scholarship covers the full annual tuition fee
  • Valid for one year only
  • It is worth from £12,500 up to £26,000 depending on the course fee
  • Covers undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes
  • Eight UK higher education institutions are offering more than 15 GREAT scholarships (to Turkish students)
  • A wide range of subject areas to choose from including engineering, law, business, arts and design, IT and more.

Application deadline

The application deadline for GREAT Scholarships 2019 - Turkey varies according to each institution. You can click the links (or university scholarship pages) below for more information on the deadline for each scholarship. 

Steps for applicants: 

Step I: Check your eligibility

  • Are you a Turkish passport holder?
  • Do you plan to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate taught or postgraduate research study in the UK?
  • Is the course that you have applied for or are applying for starting in autumn 2019?

Step II: Browse the listed universities/scholarships and click on the links to access detailed information relating to each institution/ scholarship 

Step III: Apply for individual scholarships following the instructions given on that specific university’s webpage.

Step IV: Winning scholars will be informed by the individual universities

Step V: The scholarship funding will be issued to winning scholars by the individual universities after registration

Participating Universities

Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth is one of the leading professional arts universities dedicated to turning creativity into careers, we specialize in making and thinking.

Established in 1885, AUB is a creative community where students and staff come together to innovate, collaborate and connect across art, design, media and performance.

We are a gateway to the £92 billion creative industries, which is growing at a faster rate than the whole of the UK economy, accounting for 1 in 11 jobs.

Deadline for the applications is 1 July 2019.

Coventry Univeristy

At Coventry University, we place our students at the heart of everything we do, and we’re dedicated to investing in your future, to give you the learning environment, the skills and the support to change your life when you graduate. Our forward thinking approach, modern facilities and practical learning have led to Coventry retaining the status of the UK’s top modern university for 7 years running.

Applications are closed.

Loughborough University

Loughborough is is a leading UK university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, great graduate employment prospects, and unrivalled sporting achievement. We are ranked 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019) and 9th in England for research intensity (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Applications are closed.

Swansea University

Swansea University is currently ranked number 1 in Wales as a Top 30 UK University (Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide) as well as the most recent Research Exercise Framework (REF2014). Our College of Arts and Humanities is nestled in our stunning beachside campus, surrounded by parkland offering the perfect location to focus on your studies.

Deadline for the applications is 31 July 2019.

The University of Bradford

The University of Bradford is one of the world’s great technology universities, providing high-quality teaching, underpinned by cutting-edge research with practical applications to solve tomorrow’s problems. The University is committed to helping all its students to lead fulfilling lives, become global citizens, and make a difference to the world. The University has over 9,800 students studying in the UK and overseas. Students will benefit from a £120 million campus development. Research is ranked in the top 50 in the UK (HEFCE, 2014) for research quality with three quarters being classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Deadline for the applications is 28 June 2019.

University of Bristol

With over 6,500 international students from over 140 countries, the University of Bristol has one of the largest and most vibrant international communities in the UK. Founded in 1900, the University of Bristol is a Russell Group institution and is consistently listed as a top 20 university in the UK league tables. The University of Bristol is ranked 51st in the QS World University Rankings 2019, cementing its position as a global top 100 university.

Applications are closed.

University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University is ranked in the Top 100 of the World’s Universities (QS World University Rankings 2018) and has been named Scottish University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. More than 26,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide study at the University each year. The University is located in Scotland’s largest city and is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group.

Deadline for the applications is 30 June 2019.


WMG is the largest interdisciplinary department at the University of Warwick.  Renowned for teaching and research excellence and extensive industry collaboration, the WMG department delivers applied, business relevant courses, combining engineering, technology, management and innovation.

Deadline for the applications is 1 June 2019.