Women in STEM Scholarship: terms and conditions

Go to an overview of the Women in STEM Scholarship.


You can apply if you:

  • do not already receive other funding and have not previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary


The scholarship will cover full costs (up to agreed limits for each element) associated with the programme study including:

  • Tuition fees
  • Up to 15-months monthly stipend at the rate of £1,116 p/month to cover costs of living, including accommodation.
  • If the scholar is a mother and widowed, divorced or a single parent, the scholarship will also cover child allowance of at least £465 p/month for the first child, and £114 p/month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if they are accompanied by their children and are living at the same address in the UK.
  • Fees for an up to 3-month pre-sessional English course if required (3 months accommodation and stipend included in the 15-month timeframe stated above)
  • IELTS exam fee (for scholars without a valid Test of English)
  • Return economy-class travel from home country to UK (this will not reimburse costs of fares for dependants)
  • Study-related costs, such as essential travel, materials, equipment, thesis printing etc.
  • Visa and insurance / NHS surcharge costs
  • Ad hoc costs (heavy baggage allowance, etc.)

How to apply

Applications are now closed. 


Applications closed at 10 am (UK time) on Monday 12 April 2021.

Assessment process

We expect successful applicants to be informed in May 2021.

Data Sharing

The personal information you supply when you apply may be used to help us respond to your enquiries, and for quality assurance and market research purposes. Unless required by law, your data will not be shared with or sold to any organisation outside the University of Bristol or the British Council, apart from those that help us to provide this service.

This scholarship is delivered in partnership with the British Council. All Scholarship applicant data will be shared with the British Council. By applying for this scholarship, you are agreeing to your personal data being shared with the British Council.

Your personal information will be kept in a secure database for no more than seven years. You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. You may also ask us to correct or remove any information you think is inaccurate. Please email us at international-partnerships@bristol.ac.uk to request this information or ask for a correction.

Should you change your mind at any point, that’s no problem. You can email us to request that the personal information you supplied is no longer used in this way and/or if you would like us to delete your information from our records.

For more information on how the University uses your personal data, please read our privacy policy. If you believe that the University is not fully complying with data protection requirements, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Other criteria

Applicants who defer their studies cannot defer their scholarship.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you agree to act as a good ambassador for the University of Bristol and at times will be asked to participate in events or promotional activities. Any involvement in these activities will take up no more than five hours per term.

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