Trans-National Education Grant

British Council

Relevent Country: United Kingdom

The British Council in Egypt is offering two grants of £30,000 each to UK higher education institutions to partner with universities in Egypt to support greater internationalisation of each institution and transnational education.

The purpose of this call is to foster further collaboration between the UK and Egyptian higher education sectors. It is part of the work of the British Council in higher education and science which aims to extend, strengthen, and deepen connections between the UK education sector and the Egyptian sector. It is motivated by the belief that international collaboration produces more effective research for addressing global problems, while enhancing teaching and learning to produce graduates with the skills necessary for economic development.

Funding Information

Two grants of around £30,000 will be provided to UK university, or consortia of universities, to partner with universities or consortia of universities from Egypt for running a project that will support greater internationalisation of HE institutions and transnational education (TNE).

Target Areas

There are three key target development areas:

  • A teaching and collaboration model and a course or module that contributes towards UK and Egyptian bachelor’s, master’s, or professional association qualification
  • A model and a course that contributes to student outcomes through significantly enhancing employability skills and prospects, e.g., an apprenticeship degree
  • A development programme to improve the capacity of the institution/organisation for international working at institutional level


  • UK and Egyptian HEIs have improved relevant market understanding and access
  • Increased scale and effectiveness of UK TNE and Joint Teaching Programme including digital delivery
  • Students, graduates, researchers, staff, and policy makers develop a greater international outlook and capacity for internationalisation
  • Increased mobility (including virtual) to and from the UK for staff, students, researchers, and policy makers
  • Improved capacity for internationalisation at institutional level

Eligibility Criteria

Each proposal must have both:

  • one Lead Applicant from Egypt
  • one Lead Applicant from the UK, submitting one joint application

UK lead partner must be one of the following:

  • Higher Education provider with degree awarding powers.
  • Not-for-profit research institutions, establishment, and organizations.

Egypt lead partner must be one of the following:

  • Higher Education provider, as locally defined
  • Not-for-profit research institutions, establishment, and organisations, as locally defined
  • The Lead Applicant’s institution in Egypt (the ‘Lead Institution’) must have the capacity to administer the grant and capacity must be confirmed in the support letter.

Lead Applicants can include in their proposals Associated Partners (from both the Egyptian and the UK) affiliated with:

  • Higher Education providers
  • Not-for-profit research institutions, establishment and organisations
  • Other education organisations/charities/foundations/membership bodies
  • Not-for-profit organisations, including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
  • For-profit/commercial organisations, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • Branch and satellite campuses of UK Higher Education providers
  • Government organisations
  • Employer organisations and industry bodies
  • Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Social Enterprise organisations