British Council launches Education UK exhibition in New Delhi with new scholarships’ programme

Conducted an exhibition in New Delhi today, coupled with seminars on subjects of interest. Representatives from 57 UK universities, British High Commission and UK Alumni attended the event to provide on-ground counsel.

Online PR News – 02-December-2013 – New Delhi,Dehi – New Delhi, November 30, 2013: British Council today launched the GREAT Scholarship and GREAT Career Guide in New Delhi as a part of the ‘GREAT BRITAIN’ campaign (“GREAT”). This launch was announced at an exclusive Education UK exhibition hosted today at The Lalit, New Delhi for students who want to know more about education and living in the UK. In an endeavour to invite the brightest talent from India to study in the UK, British Council has announced the single largest number of scholarships ever launched in India, by offering around 370 scholarships worth almost 1 million pounds. British Council has also launched the GREAT Career Guide that features articles about popular subjects that Indian students choose to study in the UK and opportunities available after study. Launched in February 2012, GREAT is a strategic international marketing programme designed to promote the UK to business, tourism and student markets worldwide in order to enhance the country’s global reputation.

The one day exhibition in New Delhi was organised to provide information on undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes in the UK and also give information on student life and culture. The exhibition in New Delhi witnessed participation from 57 UK universities. The exhibition also had a UK Visa and Immigration stall managed by the UK Visa and Immigration officers of British High Commission to assist the visitors with all queries pertaining to the student visa regulations and policies. UK Visa and Immigration officers from the British High Commission also delivered a seminar on student visas. The exhibition was supplemented with informative seminars that were delivered by academicians from the UK institutions on subjects such as business & finance management, IT & engineering, and undergraduate courses in the UK. Further, the exhibition provided visitors with an opportunity to interact with the UK Alumni and address their queries.

‘’The UK has always welcomed Indian students in UK Universities and will continue to do so. Indian students make a significant cultural and intellectual contribution to the UK higher education.’’ said Richard Everitt, Director Education, British Council India. “We are delighted to launch the largest ever scholarship scheme ever announced in one year in India to further support students to pursue their studies in the UK. We hope the career guide will also be a useful tool for Indian students.” Richard Everitt further added.

The UK has been welcoming international students for over a century, with a global reputation for excellence in the field of education and skills. The UK welcomes over 400,000 overseas students to their institutions annually, of which almost 30,000 are from India.

GREAT Scholarships

Student Mobility is critical for cultural relations. The mutual movement of people and ideas between India and the UK helps create the condition for more creativity, innovation and enterprise. The British Council is working with partners across Government in the GREAT Campaign, promoting the UK as a destination to study. The GREAT scholarships would entail:
• Around 370 scholarships worth almost 1 million pounds (approx. 100 million rupees) on offer
• Scholarships will be offered for 260 undergraduate and postgraduate courses ranging from Engineering, Law and Business to Art & Design, Biosciences and IT
• 36 UK institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are participating in this programme
• Scholarships will be tenable for Sept 2014 and Jan 2015 intakes

GREAT Career Guide
As international experience is becoming more significant for employers in a globalised economy, Indian students are opting for overseas education in high numbers. These students have numerous concerns critical to their education and career which need to be addressed carefully. The British Council – GREAT Career Guide addresses the same through the following:
• Success stories of alumni
• Contributory articles from UK university careers advisors
• Articles of popular subjects that students choose to study by UK institutions
• Tips that Indian students should keep in mind when looking for work options after graduating

For more information please contact:
Suchita Gokarn |
Head I Education Promotion, British Council, India

Seminar schedule
Seminar Time
IT and Engineering Courses 1400 – 1430
Business and Finance (including MBA) 1430 – 1500
Study Visa to the UK 1500 – 1545
Undergraduate courses in the UK 1545 – 1615
Interactive session with UK alumni 1615 – 1715
List of participating universities
S.No. Name of the Institution
1. Aberystwyth University
2. University for the Creative Arts
3. University of the Arts London
4. Arts University Bournemouth
5. .Aston University
6. University of Bath
7. University of Bedfordshire
8. Birkbeck, University of London
9. University College Birmingham
10. Bournemouth University
11. University of Brighton
12. Cardiff University
13. University of Chester
14. City College Plymouth
15. City University London
16. University of East Anglia
17. The University of Edinburgh
18. University of Essex
19. University of Exeter
20. The Glasgow School of Art
21. University of Glasgow
22. Goldsmiths, University of London
23. University of Greenwich
24. University of Hertfordshire
25. University of Kent
26. King's College London
27. Kingston University
28. Leeds Metropolitan University
29. University of Leeds
30. University of Lincoln
31. London Metropolitan University
32. London South Bank University
33. Loughborough University
34. Manchester Metropolitan University
35. The University of Manchester
36. Middlesex University
37. Newcastle University
38. The University of Northampton
39. Northumbria University
40. The University of Nottingham
41. University of Plymouth
42. University of Portsmouth
43. Queen Mary, University of London
44. The University of Reading
45. Regent's University London
46. University of Roehampton
47. Royal Holloway, University of London
48. University of Salford
49. SOAS, University of London
50. University of South Wales
51. University of Strathclyde
52. University of Surrey
53. University of Sussex
54. Swansea University
55. University of Warwick
56. University of Westminster
57. York St John University

Online resources

Education UK website
A comprehensive website aimed solely at the Indian students –with a searchable course database of more than 450,000 courses, information on visa procedures, stories from alumni, scholarship information and lots of advice for potential students and their families -

For advice about the quality of teaching and research in UK higher education institutions students should consult the following official resources - for subject and institution reviews visit and for research ratings visit

The UK is very competitive — both for tuition fees and living costs — according to a study by the UK Higher Education International Unit published recently. Eight out of 10 higher education students in UK also give their courses top marks, finds a survey published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in August 2011. You can find out more on

International students with a recognised degree from a UK Institution may also be able to apply for visa to work in the UK as per the announcement on ‘Exceptional talent route’ and ‘New student entrepreneurs’ scheme. You can find more on

The ‘GREAT Britain’ Campaign

The ‘GREAT Britain’ campaign (“GREAT”) is a strategic international marketing programme designed to promote the UK to business, tourism and student markets worldwide in order to enhance the country’s global reputation and deliver long-term economic benefits. GREAT was officially launched in February 2012.
• For world class education and training, with more than 30 of the world’s top 200 universities, choose the UK
• International graduates of British Universities significantly improve their career prospects and earning potential. Study in the UK and enjoy the rewards
• For a world class teaching experience, with graduate and post graduate satisfaction at 90%, study in the UK
• For the highest number of top MBA courses in Europe and one of the best places to study business, choose the UK

The British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. It aims to build mutually beneficial relationships between people in the UK and other countries and increase appreciation of the UK’s creative ideas and achievements. The British Council is active in 109 countries and 227 towns and cities worldwide.