The Applications for British Council Women in STEM Scholarships for the academic year 2024/25 are now closed.

Please expect a decision to your application in early to mid of June,2024. Please note any communication with regards to your selection for the scholarship will come from the UK Higher Education Institution(s) that you would have applied for. Please also reach out to the respective Higher Education Institution for any query related to admission or application. Apologies but British Council wouldn’t be able to provide you with adequate response. 

Why a scholarship programme?

According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), less than 30 per cent of the world’s researchers are women and only 30 percent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.

Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and Communications Technology (three per cent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (five per cent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (eight per cent). 

Educating, training, and hiring more women in STEM can lead to better scientific and financial outcomes, increasing diversity in the workforce, bringing variety in perspectives and ideas and giving organisations a competitive edge.