British Council Thailand Open Applications for 10 “GREAT Scholarships 2022-2023

British Council Thailand Open Applications for 10 “GREAT Scholarships 2022-2023” for Master’s Degrees in UK Top 9 Universities and highlights that Thai Students Choose to Study Business Administration and Management as Number One Priority


The United Kingdom is a dream study destination for many, with world renowned Universities (University of Oxford ranking no 1 for the last 6 years in the Times Higher Education Ranking, 4 in the top 10 of the QS World Ranking as examples), cutting edge teaching and learning methodologies, leaders in research quality and output and advanced internationalisation strategies. According to British Council Thailand, who work closely with the British Embassy in Thailand, the UK remains the main English speaking destination for Thai people to continue their higher education. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the official agency for data collection, analysis and dissemination in higher education in the UK, revealed that for the academic year 2019/20, 7,140 Thai students chose to study in the UK, in various fields of study for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The top five subjects selected by Thai students are Business Administration and Management (39%) Engineering (12%) Sociology (7%), Law (7%), Creativity and Design (5%), and it is expected that for 2021, the UK will remain the English speaking country of choice for Thais to pursue higher education.

Ms Helga Stellmacher, Director of British Council Thailand, said: “One of the key focus areas of the British Council, as the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, is to promote opportunities for Thai students to study in the UK and build a strong network of Thai-UK alumni. In the coming academic year 2022-23, we are delighted to have 8 “GREAT Scholarships” from 8 UK Higher Education Institutions for Thai students who wish to study for a master’s degree in a wide range of subject areas including Business, STEM, Tourism, and others and an additional 2 “GREAT Scholarships for justice and law” for students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in law and related subjects. These scholarships present significant opportunities for Thai students who wish to gain the valuable experience of furthering their education in the UK and thereby greatly enhancing their employability prospects”

For the “GREAT Scholarships 2022-23”, 8 scholarships from 8 universities across the UK are now officially open for applications. The details of the deadlines for applying for scholarships for each university are as follows:

  1. University of Kent – application deadline is to be announced
    2. Imperial College London – accepting applications until 14 March 2022
    3. Nottingham Trent University – accepting applications until 11 May 2022
    4. Newcastle University – accepting applications until 25 May 2022
    5. Cardiff University – accepting applications until 31 May 2022
    6. University of Cumbria – accepting applications until 31 May 2022
    7. University of Hull – accepting applications until 31 May 2022
    8. University of Derby – accepting applications until 1 June 2022

Two additional “GREAT Scholarships for justice and law” from 2 universities are also officially open for applications from now.

  1. University of Dundee – accepting applications until 31 May 2022
  2. University of Kent – accepting applications until 30 April 2022

The “GREAT Scholarships 2022-23” are the result of collaboration between the British Council, UK universities, and the UK government’s GREAT Britain Campaign to allow students from 15 countries, including Thailand, to study at a UK university. Each scholarship is worth a minimum of 440,000 baht or £10,000, in support of the tuition fees for a one-year master’s degree programme,” 
Ms Helga 

For more information and to keep up to date with the British Council’s activities throughout the year, please visit the website: or Facebook fan page: British Council Thailand