British Council GREAT Scholarships 2023

  • Organisation: British Council
  • Duty Station: Bristol, Derby, East Anglia, Edinburgh, Manchester.
  • Opportunity Type: Scholarships
  • Deadline: 2023

British Council GREAT Scholarships for a sustainable future are for students from Nigeria who want to study at a UK university for a one-year postgraduate course in a climate change-related subject. Each scholarship offers a minimum of £10,000 towards tuition fees.

The scholarships are jointly funded by the British Council, the GREAT Britain Campaign, and participating UK higher education institutions.

For the 2021-22 academic year, there are postgraduate scholarships available for Nigerian students at the following institutions: 


You are eligible to apply if you:

  • are passport holders from Nigeria.
  • have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry into a postgraduate programme at a UK university
  • can meet the academic and English language requirements of the UK university you apply to.

GREAT scholars should be: 

  • motivated and academically able to follow and benefit from a UK postgraduate taught course
  • active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the proposed subject area
  • willing to share experiences, create content and capture perceptions of studying in the UK
  • comfortable acting as an ambassador for GREAT Scholarships for a sustainable future and a spokesperson for climate change
  • willing to attend COP26 events upon invitation from the British Council
  • willing to speak to potential candidates about their experience of studying in the UK

Application Procedure

How to Apply to British Council GREAT Scholarships 2023:

  1. Visit the university website by clicking on the link above for more information on the subjects available.
  2. Apply for individual scholarships following the instructions on each university’s scholarship web page above.
  3. The deadline to apply varies according to each institution. For details on individual institutions’ deadlines, please see the institution page.
  4. Successful scholars will be informed by individual universities on the results of their applications.
  5. Scholarship funding will be issued to successful scholars by individual universities after registration.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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