Project Details


Access to education is one contributing factor leading to the underrepresentation of women in STEM. The objective of this programme is to help address this situation by providing opportunities for women in Egypt to continue with their studies and research in STEM subjects.
Opportunities will be made available for women to apply to the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM programme to complete a Master’s degree in GCU in either Environmental Management or Big Data technologies.
In particular the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM and Academic Fellowship Programme will:
• Ensure scholar selection will be based on an individual’s academic potential and demonstrated case for financial support. We will be particularly encouraging of women whose identities include multiple intersecting factors, including race, class, and religion, and women who are mothers.
• Provide the selected scholars with a foundation to launch their careers in higher education and research in their home country.
• Enable individuals to promote and enhance science and innovation in their home country through their exposure to the expertise in the UK’s renowned STEM research sector.
• Ensure scholars create strong and lasting connections with the UK through active engagement in the alumni network, directly contributing towards/supporting the success of this programme in future iterations of the Scholarship.
• Provide a platform for the countries included in this call and the UK to work together to address the significant challenge of the gender gap in STEM.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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