British Council

British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM (Americas)

We're offering six STEM scholarships to women from the Americas, in partnership with the British Council.

  • Funding: Tuition fee plus monthly stipend
  • Academic year: 2021/22
  • Open to: Students from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela
  • Qualification level: Postgraduate taught
  • Number available: 6
Applications for 2021/22 are closed.

As well as covering the full value of your tuition fees, this scholarship offers a stipend of £1,116/month to cover accommodation and costs of living.

This scholarship will also cover:

  • Return economy-class travel from your home country to UK
  • Fees for a 10-week online pre-sessional English course
  • Exam fee for one of the accepted English language tests, such as IELTS or Duolingo
  • Study-related costs, such as essential travel, materials, equipment and thesis-printing
  • Visa and insurance costs
  • NHS surcharge costs

Child allowance

If you are a mother and widowed, divorced or a single parent, you can also receive a child allowance. Each child must be under the age of 16, accompany you to the UK and live with you at the same address. You cannot claim reimbursement for their travel costs.

Number of childrenMonthly allowance
1 £465
2 £579
3+ £693

Open to students from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

In order to be eligible you must also have an offer for a place on one of the following courses:

You must:

  • Be a woman (cis-gendered or trans) or identify as non-binary
  • Be a passport holder and permanent resident of one of the eligible countries
  • Be active in the field with work experience or with a proven interest in the proposed subject area.

You must not:

  • be in receipt of any other financial support or funding towards studying your intended course
  • have previously studied at degree level or higher in the UK, or lived recently in the UK.



How to apply

Application deadline: Monday 12 April 2021, 11.59pm BST

Before you apply for this scholarship, you should check that you meet, or expect to meet, the entry requirements for the course you hope to study.

As part of your application, you should demonstrate:

  • your need for financial support
  • your motivation and academic ability to follow and benefit from a UK postgraduate taught course
  • a plan and passion to engage other women and girls from your home country in STEM.

You should complete both the main application form and the means testing form to assess your financial situation.

During the means test, you will be asked a series of questions; when asked ‘how do you plan on financing your studies’, you can select ‘other’ and write ‘BC Council Scholarships for Women in STEM’.

You will need to provide your York application number (which will start with 2080…) as part of the Scholarship application.

The application form

The application form is a Google form, you will need to submit all of your answers in one go. You cannot save your answers and return to the form at a later time.

You may want to draft your application before you submit. 

 If you need to re-submit your scholarship application, email before the deadline. You cannot submit your application more than twice.

After you have applied

You will receive an automated email from the University once you have applied; there is no need to reply to this email. 

You can wait to find out if you have secured this scholarship before accepting your offer of a place at York.

If you have received your offer after submitting your scholarship application, you do not need to submit a new application; we will make these checks for you.

Final selections will be confirmed by 28 May 2021.

Terms and conditions

By applying to this scholarship:

  • you agree to your personal data being shared with the British Council for the purposes of processing your application.

If you are offered this scholarship and accept, you must: 

  • agree to maintain contact with the British Council and act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as a Scholarships for Women in STEM alumnus during and after your studies in the UK
  • be willing to demonstrate future contribution to capacity-building and socio-economic advancement through the benefits achieved after graduating from UK higher education.

Contact details

Jenny Gonzalez-Hogg

Regional Manager: Latin America