Applications are open for British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM. The British Council has launched a scholarship program in partnership with 19 UK universities aimed at benefiting women from the Americas, South Asia and South East Asia. The program looking for women with a background in STEM; who can demonstrate their need for financial support; and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.
This scholarship program aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women. According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women and only 30 percent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and Communications Technology (three percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (five percent), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (eight percent).
British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM has the following benefits
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