British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM

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ARU, supported by the British Council, is excited to offer five fully funded postgraduate scholarships for female students (including those who identify as female) from Brazil and Mexico to study Engineering. This scholarship programme aims to increase opportunities in STEM for women where globally female enrolment in STEM related subjects is low.

The award

The award will cover full tuition fees for one of the following one-year masters courses:

It will also cover an economy return airfare, a monthly stipend to support living in the UK, and a contribution to costs associated with securing a visa, NHS surcharge and other, similar charges. Additional funding is available for students who have children.

After commencing the course, you will have access to a £2,000 Career Development Bursary which can be used to support your networking and fund additional training or similar professional activities to maximise your time in the UK.


As a female scholar at ARU, you'll have access to a culture where equality, diversity and inclusion is central for both staff and students. ARU has secured the Athena Swan status (Bronze), champions Women in STEMM, and has a Women in Engineering programme to help you network and progress.

You'll benefit from high quality teaching, opportunities to gain industry experience, and access to mentors. You'll also be immersed in an excellent research environment, developing high level cognitive skills. The learning, industry experiences and support we offer will help you develop as a well-rounded graduate ready to make an impact in society.


You'll be based on our Chelmsford campus, in a vibrant city a 25 minute train journey from central London. Your course will be delivered by the School of Engineering and Built Environment, which is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


There are five masters scholarships (total) available in the Engineering courses specified above. Please read the eligibility criteria before applying.

How to apply

You must apply for your preferred course before applying for the scholarship. After checking you meet the academic entry requirements for the course and that you are eligible for scholarship, you can apply via its course page:

Once you've applied for the course, fill in the scholarship application form and email your completed form to

Applications to the course and the scholarship form must be submitted before 23.59 BST on 4 April 2022. You must hold a formal offer from the ARU admissions team by 17.00 on 25 April 2022 to be considered for the scholarship. Successful applicants will be notified in early June.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this opportunity and/or the Engineering courses offered, please contact

About the British Council

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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. It builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. Last year it reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, and through broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, it is a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. It receives a 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.