British Council has announced the second edition of its 70th Anniversary Scholarship programme for Indian Women pursuing a master’s in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in the United Kingdom. The announcement was made at a felicitation ceremony with Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May MP United Kingdom for the 104 Indian Women STEM scholars.
The announcement of a second edition of the scholarship scheme edition follows a successful first round. More than 50 per cent of the 104 scholars are from Tier 2 and 3 Indian cities, underlining the British Council’s commitment towards improving access to quality education, skills and qualifications across the country; and creating opportunities for Indian women to succeed in India and globally.
In the second year, the British Council and some of the world’s best universities located in the United Kingdom will fund full tuition scholarships worth GBP 1 million, for 70 Indian women to study a Master’s programme in STEM in the United Kingdom for the academic year 2019-20.
Patricia Fernandes, British Council scholarship winner from Goa who is pursuing a Masters in Masters in Computer Science from Northumbria University, Newcastle said: “The past year has been one of the most fulfilling years of my life. From finding out about the British Council STEM scholarships to meeting some of the most influential people across the world as a result of the scholarship; and pursuing a world-class Master’s degree in the United Kingdom, it has all been great. I aim to make the most of this opportunity and am very excited to learn that this opportunity has been extended to more Indian researchers.”
Candidates applying must have an offer from a United Kingdom university by 30 January 2019. All details will be available on the British Council website.