A Scholarship To Study In England

If you are an international student searching for higher education, you may ask yourself important questions:

1. Why choose to study abroad in England?

2. Can I find scholarships for international students?

3. Should I choose a public or a private school?

More information on scholarships for international students

Why England?

The main answers for this first question usually include:

1. Experiencing British culture,

2. Quality education,

3. Certifications on par with high international level standards, and

4. Achieving English fluency and certifications if that is not your first language.


Living and studying in England can become expensive very fast. Securing a student visa means providing proof of financial means of supporting yourself during your entire stay without needing local employment.

Thinking about that, there are some resources and some scholarships you can apply for, especially if you are a postgraduate student.

The first, and simplest, step, is to go to your local British Consulate, or find a British Council near your home. They will help you understand how much it will cost you to live and study in England.

Also, understand that applying to a scholarship has to be done at least one year prior to your planned travel. Each scholarship provider has its own schedule and procedures, so contact each of them and understand the details of the process in order to ensure you are getting things done right at the first time.

Scholarships may pay your studies, or give you a monthly stipend, so know in advance what each of them offers as well.

You can start your research on these three organizations: the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS), the Royal Society Fellowships, and the Chevening Scholarships.

All three offer partial or full funding for international students and are designed to attract talented students from other countries to British universities.

Should I Choose A Public Or A Private School?

In the past, getting a private degree meant paying very expensive tuition. Oddly, the situation is reversed, and private schools offer much better value for the tuition they charge. Classes are also smaller, meaning more contact between professors and students.

In exchange for less history, private schools are more agile to market demands and remain much more up-to-date than their public counterparts.

While research-intensive degrees usually have more funding at public universities, that also means that professors and staff need to spend more time managing government bureaucracy, instead of focusing on education and the students.