International Scholarships for UK Students

International Scholarships for UK Students

Laura Tucker

Updated January 16, 2020 Updated January 16

Calling all Brits! Check out this range of current international scholarships for UK students to study across the world. Whether you’re applying for an undergraduate degree, considering a master’s or keen to study a PhD, there’s likely to be a scholarship available to help you with funding.

Read on to discover a wide range of study abroad scholarships for UK students, including government scholarships, bilateral student exchanges, commonwealth scholarships and external grants. Happy scholarship hunting!

For more personal guidance and your chance to meet representatives of leading universities from around the world, consider attending one of our upcoming QS World Grad School Tour and QS World University Tour events in London. Scroll to the bottom of this article for more details.

To study anywhere in the world

To study in Asia

To study in Australia and New Zealand

To study in Australia:

Click here for more scholarships to study in Australia.

To study in New Zealand:

Click here for more scholarships to study in New Zealand.

To study in Europe

  • Erasmus+ ­– EU-funded study abroad scholarships to study at universities across Europe as part of a student exchange. This will allow you to study abroad for 3-12 months as part of a degree based in your home country. Research funding also available. Please note that following the UK’s exit from the European Union, UK students may not be able to apply for Erasmus; this has yet to be decided.
  • Activia Scholarships - £1,000 is available for college and university UK students to study in the UK. You must have a place at a university (to study any undergraduate or postgraduate course).

To study in Denmark:

  • The Anglo-Danish Society Scholarships – Study abroad scholarships for UK students who have completed an undergraduate degree in the UK and wish to study or conduct research at a university or institution in Denmark.

Click here for more scholarships to study in the Nordic countries.

To study in France:

To study in Germany:

  • DAAD Study Scholarship for Postgraduates – Study abroad scholarships on offer to Irish and UK students looking to study in Germany at master’s level or to conduct research. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree at a UK or Irish university.

Click here for more scholarships to study in Germany.

Click here for more scholarships to study in the rest of Europe.

To study in Latin America

  • British Academy Newton Mobility Grants – Exchange programs for postdoctoral UK students and students from partner countries to conduct research in partner nations, including Brazil and Mexico.

To study in North America

To study in Canada:

Click here to see more scholarships to study in Canada.

To study in the US:

Click here for more scholarships to study in the US.


If you’re based in the UK and want to study abroad, you can meet universities from around the world at the QS World Grad School Tour (for graduate students) or the QS World University Tour (for undergraduates), both held in London twice per year.

Both events are free to attend, offering opportunities to speak to representatives of leading universities in person, as well as attending seminars and presentations. Attendees can also apply to the QS Scholarships scheme.

This article was originally published in March 2015. It was last updated in July 2018. 

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This article was originally published in July 2018 . It was last updated in January 2020

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Laura is a former staff writer for, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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