UUKi Student Support Service

Our Student Support Service offers a single point of contact for international students applying to one of the government scholarship schemes with partner with Universities UK International.

It creates a pathway to UK universities by:   

  • helping applicants to identify suitable programmes

  • helping applicants connect with potential academic supervisors and university admissions staff

  • offering assistance and advice to candidates during application processes.

This service is currently available for applicants to the following government-sponsered scholarship schemes: the Newton Fund and the BEC.AR scholarship programme.

If you would like our assistance with finding a host UK university and supervisor for any open Newton Fund or BEC.AR call, please complete our Student Support Form. Applicants are advised to submit a student support form to find a UK host university as early as possible when applications open and no later than four weeks before the deadline.

Open calls

Please check the Newton Fund website, as well as the British Council funding opportunities page, for a list of open Newton Fund calls.

The BEC.AR scholarship programme call is now closed.

The Newton Fund 

The Newton Fund builds scientific and innovation p​​​artnerships with 17 partner countries to support their economic development and social welfare.  

UUKi facilitates links between UK and overseas partner institutions and supports researchers and PhD applicants applying for calls.  

For more information and help in applying, visit our Newton Fund page

UK government is investing £735 million in the fund until 2021, with matched resources from the partner countries.  

The Newton Fund is managed by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. It is delivered through seven UK delivery partners, including the research councils, the UK academies, the British Council, Innovate UK and the Met Office.  


BEC.AR Scholarship programme (Argentina)

Universities UK International and the Argentinian Ministry of Education are working together through the BEC.AR scholarship programme to support the training and development of Argentine professionals in science and technology and to further develop UK-Argentina bilateral relations and scientific collaboration.

The 2018 - 19 the BEC.AR programme awarded 16 scholarships for Argentine students to study taught Masters courses in science and technology related fields at UK universities.

Further information is available on BEC.AR's website​.

BEC.AR Scholarship FAQ page

If interested, please read our BEC.AR Students FAQs​. Please note however there is no call opening for academic year 2019/20.