Graduate Study in the UK

Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities

Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme provides scholarships that cover university and college fees and a grant for living costs for one-year and two-year full-time Master’s degrees and for three-year doctoral degrees at Oxford.

Fulbright Oxford-Clarendon Scholarship

One Fulbright-Oxford Clarendon Scholarship will be offered to pursue either a taught or research master's or a doctoral program (DPhil) in any field (other than medical courses which involve patient interaction) at the University of Oxford. Applicants must apply to the Fulbright US Student Program by the normal deadline (mid-October), and apply to the University of Oxford by the January application deadline and be accepted. Only candidates who are selected by both Fulbright and Clarendon will be considered.

Fulbright US Student Program

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, Scholarship Coordinator
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for one year of graduate study internationally, including the UK. Applicants may be graduating seniors, recent undergraduate alumni, or master's or doctoral students.

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship enables outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Cambridge in any discipline offered there. Apply as a graduating senior or postgraduate. Recipients become part of a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Marshall Scholarships

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, Scholarship Coordinator
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of the highest ability in academics, leadership, and ambassadorial potential to study for a graduate degree in virtually any higher education institution in the United Kingdom.The normal award is for two years, with the possibility of one or three years in special circumstances. Apply as a graduating senior or within two years of obtaining a bachelor's degree.

Mitchell Scholarship

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, Scholarship Coordinator
Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in the Republic of Ireland. Requires a record of exceptional intellectual achievement, leadership, and  commitment to community and public service. Apply between 18 - 29 years of age.

Rhodes Scholarship

NAU Representative: Melissa Hatfield Riggs, Scholarship Coordinator
The Rhodes Scholarship funds graduate degrees at University of Oxford in the UK. The Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. It aims to nurture public-spirited leaders for the world's future and to promote international understanding and peace. Applicants must be exceptional all around: academics, character, leadership, and commitment to service. Applicants must be graduating seniors or recent graduates between 18 and 23 years of age. The scholarship provides all expenses for two or three years of graduate study and may allow funding in some instances for four years.


UK Funding Resources recommended by the British Council

For more information about scholarships for international students see this section of the Education UK website. There are over 3,000 scholarships listed on the Education UK website. You can search through these by visiting

For more support and advice about studying in the UK and funding opportunities, please contact the British Council office in your home country as a resident of that country. Our colleagues in your local British Council office will be happy to help you. See here for the British Council offices in the US. You can find contact details of all our offices around the world by using the "Global Office and Teaching Centre" drop down menu at the bottom of the this page. Here, you will find a link to our global address list and links to the home pages of each country where we have offices. These home pages often have a funding section that contains details of the possible funding schemes available to you. If you can't find this information, please contact the office in your home country for further advice.

If we do not have an office in your home country, please contact the British Embassy or High Commission in your country as they may be able to help you further. You can find contact details at


The universities themselves often have their own scholarships: 

Also most British universities will accept Federal Aid: 

There may be other opportunities by referring to the following websites:

Chevening Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships

Scholarship Search UK

Student Cash Point

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website

Council for International Student Affairs UKCISA 

Research Opportunities in the UK

Research Councils UK 

For EU funding information: