Scholarships are normally limited in number and have specific target groups. They are also normally highly competitive and most, though not all, are aimed at postgraduate level students.
For undergraduate studies, scholarships (which include bursaries and partial fee waivers) are rarer. However, a number are offered by UK universities or colleges. In most cases you will have to gain an offer of a place on a course at a UK institution before you are eligible to apply for any scholarship.
The British Council StudyUK website lists a selection of scholarships that are available for students by nationality.
The following bodies administer scholarships for specific groups of international students who study in the UK:
Chevening Scholarships – “the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations…awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK”
Commonwealth Scholarships – “The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries”