Postgraduate scholarships for students from Latin America and the Caribbean
The British Council
The British Council often offers or administers scholarships aimed at students from specific countries or regions in partnership with important organisations and bodies in the UK or in the countries where it has a presence.
The Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship (in collaboration with the Hornby Trust, and open to students from Argentina (among certain countries) for study in the UK for a one-year full-time master’s in an English language teaching (ELT)-related subject) is available.
The Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards
The Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards were initiated in 2003 to bring outstanding students from India, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Russia and the developing world (as defined by the OECD) to come and study for PhDs in top-rated UK research facilities.
View this PDF of eligible countries to find out if you can apply (eligible countries are those in Part I of the list plus Russia and Hong Kong).
Go to the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards web page for more information and to find out the individual recipient universities, and contact those universities to find out how to apply.
European Union scholarships, grants and exchange programmes
European Union scholarships, grants and exchange programmes provide many opportunities for students from your region to come and study with participating UK institutions. These include:
- Erasmus Mundus, which is a complementary programme that funds the movement of higher-education student and teaching staff between European universities and universities in specific third countries
- Marie Curie Research Fellowships, which are on offer to researchers of any nationality operating in all scientific and technological fields in order to encourage excellence in European research.
Check to see which UK institutions participate, as not all will necessarily do so, and also whether your own country is involved.
The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program aims to promote to social justice, community development, and access to higher education by funding advanced study by exceptional individuals, often from backgrounds that have limited access to this kind of education, who will use this opportunity to become leaders in their fields.
Fellowships are for a maximum of two years’ study at master’s level at any university in the world in any academic area consistent with the aims of the Ford Foundation (which are indicated on the website).
Selection will be on the basis of academic achievement, leadership potential and commitment to community service.
Twenty-two countries around the world are currently involved in this scheme, including Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.
The Japan-IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Scholarship
The Japan-IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Scholarship is aimed at students from the Bank’s borrowing member countries (27 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean) who want to undertake master’s-level study in development-related fields at institutions at any of the member countries, which includes the UK. Full tuition fees and living expenses are covered.