Sheffield Hallam University, a university in the UK, has allied with the British Council to introduce scholarships totalling £20,000. These scholarships, part of the GREAT campaign, are being offered to encourage outstanding students from India to pursue postgraduate studies in Great Britain.
In all, four scholarships worth £5,000 will be given to students of Indian origin applying for Master’s programmes beginning in September 2016.
Each GREAT scholar would be selected to pursue postgraduate study in one of the four subject areas that the university is offering for award of scholarships. The disciplines are bio sciences; business and management; construction, building and surveying; and engineering.
Anna Toyne, South Asia Regional Manager, Sheffield Hallam University, said the university works closely with employers as well as professional firms to see to it that their courses would develop skills needed by business and industrial sectors. The courses, scheduled to begin in September 2016, will provide students with opportunities to specialise in advanced courses, such as MSc Wealth Management and MSc Automation, Control and Robotics, she added.
Toyne said that their institution took pride in their GREAT scholars and the contribution made by them to their students’ community.
Earlier, this university had offered GREAT scholarships in different subjects, including MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice, MSc Sport and Exercise Science, and MBA.
The students eligible for these scholarships need to have high scores in academic, personal or professional courses. It needs to be specified on the application form they submit for a scholarship.
Students eligible to apply for these scholarships need to have a minimum score of 2.1 or equivalent in their honours degree, in addition to meeting the English and other academic entry criteria required for the course they are applying for. In addition, they should have had an offer for at least one of the courses specified by the university. Also, the students need to be able to self-fund their studies, and also pay any additional fees that their courses may require.
The last date for submission of forms is 31 May, 2016.