In order to support more Turkish students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with 13 UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2020 – Turkey campaign. With 13 postgraduate scholarships on offer for Turkey, the total value of GREAT scholarship scheme is almost £120,000. The single value of each scholarship is minimum of £10,000. This scholarship scheme will offer an exciting opportunity for Turkish students wishing to get financial support to pursue postgraduate level study in the UK. Students can apply for courses in a range of subjects including law, business, art and design, biosciences, IT and more, at the 13 participating institutions across the UK. 

Key Highlights

  • Each individual scholarship is worth a minimum of £10,000
  • 13 UK higher education institutions are offering 13 postgraduate scholarships to Turkish students
  • A wide range of subjects including law, business, art and design, biosciences, IT and more

Application deadline

The application deadline for GREAT Scholarships 2020 - Turkey varies according to each institution. For details on individual institutions’ deadlines, click on the relevant links below.

Steps for applicants

  1. Check your eligibility
  • Are you a Turkish passport holder?
  • Do you plan to pursue taught postgraduate studies in the UK?
  • Is the course that you have applied or will be applying start in September 2020?

2. Browse the universities listed below and click on the links provided to access detailed information about the scholarships on offer.

3. Apply for individual scholarships following the instructions given on each universities’ scholarship webpages.

4. Successful scholars will be informed by individual universities on the result of their applications.

5. Scholarship funding will be issued to successful scholars by individual universities after registration.

Participating Universities

Anglia Ruskin University Campus

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is one of the largest modern universities in the east of England, with four faculties and seven research institutes based in the main campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford. ARU is an ambitious and global university, with a total of 18,000 students from 185 countries and regions around the world studying with us. From 2016 to 2019 has also seen ARU listed in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings – being named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world and top 40 in the UK. We are academically ambitious and pride ourselves on being as enterprising as we are innovative and nurture those qualities in our students. We are passionate about transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research.

In 2020, Anglia Ruskin University is offering three scholarships worth £10,000 each, one for Chinese students, one for Thai students and one for Turkish students.

Cranfield University

As a specialist postgraduate university located at the heart of the UK's Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford arc, our world-class programmes, unrivalled facilities, close links with business, industry and governments, and international outlook all combine to attract students and teaching staff from around the globe. Our graduates are in demand and their association with Cranfield brings benefits throughout their careers.

Our student cohort represents 110 countries and we have a student to staff ratio of 7:1.  

A GREAT scholarship worth £10,000 is available for a Turkish student on a full-time master’s course in the areas of Water and Design, Environment and Agrifood, Energy and Power, Manufacturing and Transport Systems (certain courses not eligible).

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering and business. Founded in 1907, Imperial is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 best universities in the world. Our world leading reputation and location in an iconic global city help us to attract the world’s brightest and best minds – coming from over 140 countries at last count. This contributes to our top 10 ranking in Times Higher Education Most international universities in the world 2019. 

For academic year 2020/21, Imperial College London is offering one GREAT Scholarship worth £10,000 for Turkish students, in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Medicine. 

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is recognised as one of the UK's truly outstanding universities. Over 3,500 international students from over 150 countries create a dynamic student community. NTU is the Guardian University of the Year 2019, and has received a number of prestigious accolades including the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2017. Teaching is among the best available in the UK with the University awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

NTU is offering three scholarships, one for Chinese students, for Indonesian students and one for Turkish students, across a range of postgraduate courses. 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban is London’s Creative Conservatoire.  It was formed in 2005 by the coming together of Trinity College of Music and Laban, two leading centres of music and dance.  Building on our distinctive heritage and our extensive experiences in providing innovative education and training in the performing arts, we embrace the new, the experimental and the unexpected.  Each year we train over 1,200 higher education students from 57 countries across two incredible riverside sites. We enjoy exceptionally close links with the profession (the UK’s leading orchestras, opera houses, festivals and dance companies), and with leading educational institutions around the globe. This facilitates our students in exploring the ever evolving world of the performing arts and learning the skills that they will need to become the artistic leaders of the future.

Trinity Laban is offering one Music scholarship for Turkish students.

University of Bath

Join a world-class university in a world heritage city. The University of Bath has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research; offering a superb student experience; and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. A top 10 UK university, our international student community represents over 100 nationalities studying programmes designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance. Our vibrant campus is located at the edge of the city and is one of the safest in the UK.   

The University of Bath is offering one scholarship worth £10,000 for Turkish students, across a range of postgraduate courses. 

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university situated in an award-winning 320-acre campus in Norwich and within 90 minutes of London. We have over 15,000 with around 3,000 joining us from 120+ countries. We are ranked within the UK top 25 and world top 200. Key to our success is our drive for student satisfaction and small-group teaching ethos. This leads to happy and well performing students who benefit from an excellent academic tutoring system and a comprehensive, purpose built campus. UEA’s students are guaranteed campus accommodation at postgraduate level and during the first year for undergraduates.

UEA is offering one GREAT scholarship in 2020 worth £10,000 for onr Turkish student, across all postgraduate programmes.

University of Kent

Kent offers high-quality teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations in Canterbury, Medway and mainland Europe and a superb student experience. A wide range of globally recognised degrees available and outstanding student support, Kent offers a welcoming environment for students from over 140 countries. 

The University of Kent is offering one scholarship for one Turkish student. It is worth £10,000 across all subject areas. Deadline for the applications is 31 May 2020.

University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a research-intensive university located in the vibrant city of Brighton. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 places Sussex in the world top 150 universities overall and the university has consistently been ranked as the world’s top institution for Development Studies (QS world ranking by subject 2019). With more than 18,500 students on campus representing over 150 countries, the campus is filled with multi-cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere, creating a natural environment for individual development and community engagement.

The University of Sussex is offering one GREAT scholarship in 2020 for Turkish students, worth £10,000 across a range of subjects.

University of York

The University of York is a leading UK university, creating independent critical thinkers through a culture of academic excellence and groundbreaking research. As a member of the prestigious Russell Group we are committed to research-led teaching, providing a supportive and inclusive learning experience for our students and developing our unrivalled links with industry. With 18,000 students from 140+ countries you will be part of a thriving global campus being taught by world leading academics who design courses to inspire and support you to graduation and beyond.

The University of York is offering one GREAT scholarships in 2020 for Turkish students: it is worth £10,000 and cover all postgraduate subjects.