BFWG Scholarships 2016


BFWG (British Federation of Women Graduates) founded in 1907  BFWG pic

BFWG awards scholarships annually to women studying for doctorates at British universities. The awards are given on the basis of overall academic excellence determined from information given on application forms, in referee reports and, for shortlisted candidates, at interview.  Awards are given out in early autumn  and usually range between £2,500 and £6,000.

The 2016 BFWG scholarships competition is now open.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 18th March 2016

Please go to and look under Scholarships to find out details of the application process and of eligibility.  The competition is open to women doctoral students (PhD, DPhil or equivalent) at British universities (not Northern Ireland) who began full time doctoral studies between September 1st 2013 and October 31st 2014 (or the part time equivalent) are eligible to apply and who will not be submitting their thesis before the end of February 2017.

In 2012 we celebrated one hundred years since BFWG (originally the British Federation of University Women) first gave an award to a woman postgraduate to support her research.  Now in our second century of award-giving, we look forward each year to the variety and quality of the applications we receive.

Go to our webpages for further details.

Further queries should be addressed to

Generation UK: China Network Event

Are interested in studying in China? Would you like to apply to for a China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship to support your study in China?

To celebrate the “Golden Era” of UK-China relations and to promote Study in China with CSC Scholarships, students are invited to the inaugural event for the Generation UK: China network, co-organized by the British Council and The Chinese Embassy in the UK

Date: Friday 26 February 2016
Time: 16:00 – 19:00
Venue: BMA House, The Great Hall
Address: Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP, Ministry of Education, P.R.China

16:00 – 16:30 Arrival & Registration
16:30 – 17:00 Opening Remarks & Key Note Speeches
17:00 – 18:00 Panel Discussion on “Understanding the Golden Era”
18:00 – 19:00 Networking Reception

Students who have ever studied in China with a CSC scholarship at King’s, and those who are interested in applying for a CSC scholarship to go and study in China in the future, are welcome to attend this upcoming event.

Please confirm your attendance by Monday 1 February 2016 using the RSVP link here.

For any queries, please contact Stephanie Jackson at


The Thouron Award – Scholarships for postgraduate study in the USA

The Thouron Award

Up to TEN awards, each with a total value of approx. US$80,000 per year, covering tuition fees and living expenses, including travel in the USA, will be available for British nationals who wish to pursue a postgraduate course of study at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.  Applications are due by November 1st 2013 for the 2014 academic year.

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the leading Ivy League institutions in the United States of America and offers a wide range of postgraduate course in Arts & Sciences, Communication, Dental Medicine, Education, Engineering & Applied Science, Architecture & Regional Planning, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Social Policy, Veterinary Medicine, and all aspects of Business Management at the prestigious Wharton School.

Further course details are available at:

A reception will be held for those who are interested in applying for a Thouron Award for postgraduate study at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia from September 2014.

Come along and learn more about the scheme, the university, and the city, from those who have already benefited from the generosity of the scheme, with a presentation and drinks on:

  • Monday, 7 October 2013, starts at 6.00pm
  • Council Room, King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London

All are welcome to attend, however, please note that spaces are limited (approx 40) on a first come basis.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Jennie Eldridge, UK Thouron Award Administrator, at: or tel: 020 7848 3376