GREAT Scholarship

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Scholarships Campaign, we're offering a scholarship to one student from China and one student from Thailand.

The GREAT Scholarships 2020 campaign is designed to support more students in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey to access higher education opportunities in the UK. This year, our scholarship is available to passport holders from China and Thailand.

Students outside a university building, plus the British Council and GREAT Scholarships campaign logos

For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2020, visit the British Council’s website for China or Thailand.

Please note this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships, or the international early payment discount.


£10,000. The scholarship will be deducted from your tuition fees in your first year of study.


This scholarship will be awarded in your first year of study.


To apply for the GREAT Scholarship you must:

  • be a passport holder from China or, Thailand
  • have applied, and received an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a full-time postgraduate taught course
  • be starting your course in September 2020
  • be studying on our campuses in Cambridge or Chelmsford.

How to apply

Complete the application form below and return it to us by 30 June 2020.

The form has space for a 500-word supporting statement, outlining why you're suitable for this scholarship.

GREAT Scholarship application form – China

GREAT Scholarship application form – Thailand

How we assess your application

The application will be assessed by a panel of ARU staff. We will notify the British Council of our decision.

Applications will be ranked based on the details provided in the application form and supporting documentation, in line with the GREAT Scholar Profile published by British Council. We may also invite you to an interview to talk about your application.

Additional scholarship information

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has information about fees and funding for international students looking to study in the UK. Visit