The University of Strathclyde has announced six scholarship British Council Scholarships for Women in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The scholarships will be rewarded to a total of 6 women from South Asia in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) under the field of ‘Energy Transition.’
This scholarship is being awarded for academic year 21/22, which is worth £210,000, which means each scholar will be awarded £35,000, covering full costs of study – tuition fees, monthly stipend, etc. The scholarship will last for the duration of the one year MSc.
The application for this scholarship has opened on 10 December 2020 and is open till 1 March 2021. While the awardee is studying at the University of Strathclyde, the Tuition fees, Living costs, Travel costs, Equipment, and study costs will also be covered under the award amount.
Postgraduate Programs Offered at The University of Strathclyde
Being experts in the energy transition, Strathclyde offers the following postgraduate programs:
- Advanced Chemical Engineering
- Advanced Mechanical Engineering
- Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Energy Systems
- Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Placement
- Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Power Plant Technologies
- Electrical Power and Energy Systems
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- Energy Systems Innovation
- Offshore Wind Energy
- Smart Grids
- Subsea and Pipeline Engineering
- Sustainable Engineering: Chemical Processing
- Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment
- Wind Energy Systems
According to the United Nations Scientific Education and Cultural Organization data, fewer than 30 percent of worldwide women select STEM-related fields for Master’s education. The purpose of the program is to increase opportunities for female students in the male-dominated field.
Women Accompanied by Their Children
Please note that if the scholar is a mother and widowed, divorced, or a single parent and wishes to be accompanied by her children and are living at the same address in the UK, then she must cover a child allowance of at least £465 per month for the first child and £114 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16.
The British government also expects scholars to return to their country of citizenship two years after their scholarship award has ended. You can further read up on eligibility criteria here.
A bright opportunity for female students and women in Pakistan indeed. Have something to add? Let us know in the comment section below.
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