GREAT Scholarships 2023

A student reading in a library with the GREAT Scholarships and Study UK logos

In partnership with the British Council and the UK government’s GREAT Britain Campaign, Anglia Ruskin University is offering five scholarships to students in China (1 place), Mexico (1 place), Malaysia (1 place), Thailand (1 place) and Turkey (1 place) applying for full-time taught postgraduate courses in all subjects starting in September 2023.

Who is it for?

International students from China, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey studying a full-time taught postgraduate degree starting from September 2023 on our Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough campus.

How much it worth?

£10,000 towards the tuition fee of the postgraduate course for the first year only.

How do I apply?

Complete the respective country application form and return by 2 June 2023.

Info about the GREAT Scholarships

GREAT Scholarships are jointly funded by Anglia Ruskin University with the UK government’s GREAT Britain campaign and the British Council. We are offering GBP10,000 towards tuition fees for one-year master’s programmes to students from China, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey, who will enrol into Anglia Ruskin University in the 2023-24 academic year. For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2023, please visit Study UK website.


GBP10,000 in the form of fee deduction from the tuition fees for the first year study.

This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships or any early payment discount offered by Anglia Ruskin University.


The GREAT Scholarship applies to the first year of your full-time postgraduate taught degree.


Applicants must:

  • be passport holders from People’s Republic of China, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey for the respective country scholarship scheme.
  • have applied to and received an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a full-time taught postgraduate course at ARU, in any subject, starting in September 2023.

How to apply

Complete the application form which includes a 500-word supporting statement outlining why you’re suitable for this scholarship.

Application Form for applicants from China

Application Form for applicants from Mexico

Application Form for applicants from Malaysia

Application Form for applicants from Thailand

Application Form for applicants from Turkey

Key dates

The deadline to return the completed application form is 2 June 2023.

We will let you know if your scholarship application has been successful by the end of June 2023.

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.

Find out more

Read GREAT Scholarship student Jiabin Huang's story.

Find out more about fees and funding for international students looking to study in the UK on The UK Council for International Student Affairs' (UKCISA) website.