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Sources of information on scholarships

A single, fast-changing source of information about all open at this point in time scholarship programs does not exist. To find a scholarship, you may have recourse to different sources. Obtaining financing depends not only on the merit of the student, the ability to properly present themselves and their work, but also from the ingenuity in the search for information.


Sources of information on scholarships


  • news on the websites of the awarding of the scholarship organizations and their partners;
  • announcement of research fellowships, which are published in specialized editions (scientific, industrial – for example, in The Economist magazine) and Newspapers devoted to higher education, such as The Times, The Independent, The Guardian;
  • special publication - they can look, for example, in libraries;
  • online database- their content may vary, but many of them allow you to work with the search criteria, a list of outstanding scholarship organizations and scholarships by subject area (see base for Postgraduate Studentships).


Printed publicationsdevoted to the fellowship

“Higher Education in the UK: Postgraduate Guides”
Published by: Higher Education Business Enterprises LTD, 29 Tavistock Sq., London WC1H 9EZ – scholarships, funding of educational programs.


“The Grants Register 2010”

Published by Macmillan Publishers and distributed by Globe Book Services Ltd, Brunel Rd, Houdsmills, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 2XS – scholarships, grants, discounts, contests, awards, exchange programs, assistance in case of unexpected financial difficulty for students of all types of programs, researchers and professionals.


“Directory of Grant Making Trusts”
Published biennially by the Charities Aid Foundation, 48 Pembury Roadm Tonbridge, Kent TN9 2JD – information on more than 2,400 organizations, awarding scholarships in the UK is published every two years.

Study Abroad
Published by UNESCO – international scholarships for students from more than 100 countries.


Database of scholarships

British Council Learning - database developed by the British Council. The search is for the criteria “UK/non-UK students”, so scholarships that are appropriate for the Russians need to select manually.

Postgraduate Studentships - a database of scholarships that is larger than £1000, suggestions, funds, listings of universities, the information is regularly updated. For full access you need to register.

IEFA (International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search) - a database to search for scholarships worldwide, useful links.

Database of universities - for example, Cardiff University Funding and Scholarship Search - a database of Cardiff University, including scholarships to the University, government organizations, nonprofit foundations and commercial enterprises. There is the possibility to filter information by region, country, subject area.


Where to get advice on education financing

  • Students Services and International Offices of the universities;
  • British Council;
  • UKCISA, section International Students - information for students faced while learning from unexpected financial difficulties, some of the funds, work during and at the end of the study, and other funding issues;
  • Independent consultants in the field of education in Russia and the UK.


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