is a dream for many Indian students, cost of abroad study is galactic. Indian students looking out for opportunity to study abroad but worried about the cost? Heart-Balm! There are many scholarships for Indian students for foreign studies. Finding a scholarship programme can be a titanic task in this blog I have tried to make this task easier for Indian scholars by creating lists of Indian centric international scholarships for Indian students to study abroad.
Here is a variety of international scholarships available to Indian students, divided by type of funding and desired place of study. To Study in United Kingdom:
There are different types of scholarships that can cover living expenses, travel expenses and full fee exemptions if you are eligible and meet the eligibility criteria.
A package of scholarships to study in UK for Indian students are: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan:
This scholarship is intended for Indian students planning to complete only one year of Master’s degree or three years of PhD. The Ministry of Human Resources Development makes the choice for this scholarship in India. GREAT Scholarships 2020 India:
In collaboration with the UK’s GREAT Britain campaign, the British Council has launched Great Scholarships — 2020 over a broad range of subjects. This is a great opportunity for Indian students wishing to access a UK university education. Eligibility Criteria
- Applicants must be Indian passport holders and resident in India at the time of application.
- Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university
- Meet the English language requirement of the UK Higher Education Institution
- Have an offer from one of the participating UK universities
The course applied is starting in September 2020
Universities accepting GREAT Scholarships 2020
Sussex India Scholarship:
- Newcastle University
- Cranfield University
- Robert Gordon University
- Sheffield Hallam
- The University of Bath
- The University of Warwick
- University of East Anglia
- University of Nottingham
- University of Kent
- Imperial College London
This scholarship is for new postgraduate students who have Indian nationality and have been accepted to study an eligible Masters course at Sussex, you receive a £3,000 tuition fee reduction. The University of Lincoln India Scholarship:
Scholarships are open for high-achieving Indian postgraduate students, which are offered in the form of a fee reduction of £ 5,000. Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships:
CWIT allows Indians to spend time in the United Kingdom in the early to mid-stage of their careers, helping them achieve their cultural, educational and professional aspirations and broadening their international connections. Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS):
The scholarships under this scheme were collectively funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) as part of the British aid program for developing countries and participating organisations in the United Kingdom. The scheme is administered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom. The purpose of the scheme is to assist students of excellent educational quality from developing Commonwealth countries who would benefit from higher education in the United Kingdom to the developmental advantage of their home countries but who, for financial reasons, are unable to study in the United Kingdom and are outside the scope of other British Government Support Schemes. Saltire Scholarships:
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is a scholarship program offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities in the fields of science, technology, the creative industries, health and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy.
The scheme provides up to 50 scholarships, each worth £ 8,000, for any one year of full-time study of a postgraduate master’s program at any of Scotland’s higher education institutions.
Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and the United States. As one of our Saltire Scholars, you will serve as an envoy not only for the Saltire Scholarships program, but also for Scotland. You will find out more about these elements of the scholarship on the criteria site. OCSI Scholarship Guidelines:
Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships are part-cost scholarships for undergraduate, second undergraduate, graduate and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge and Oxford, UK. Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) is a non-profit alumni organization based in New Delhi, India. The scholarships provided by OCSI are Equal Opportunities, i.e. the decisions taken to award these scholarships are not based on race, colour, ethnicity, disability, gender (with the exception of the maximum age criterion), sex or ancestry. The members of the Executive Committee of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India are not qualified for these scholarships. Goa Education Trust Scholarship:
Available for Indian people with an Indian passport, this scholarship covers Master’s degree fees in the United Kingdom and provides a living allowance of up to GBP 25,000. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship
(St. Antony’s College, Oxford): Indian Government Fellowship offered Indian students studying history, economics and political science at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Only available to high-quality advanced research students. Indian National Age 30–40 years as of October of the year Qualifications –consistently brilliant academic record (with 60 per cent marks at Master’s level) with a PhD in the field or published works of equal merit. Minimum of three years of graduate / post graduate teaching experience. Oxford-Flexi Scholarship:
The Felix Scholarship allows outstanding Indian candidates to undertake graduate studies in any subject matter at the University of Oxford, the University of Reading and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). Felix has been assisting Oxford students since 1991.
The scholarship will pay 100% of course fees, a living allowance (approximately £ 15,100) and one return flight from India to the United Kingdom. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee for the course you have agreed upon. Sir Ratan Tata Fellowships for South Asian Students at London School of Economics:
Scholarships for Sociology Students from South Asia to study at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the United Kingdom at the LSE Asia Research Center (ARC). To Study in United States:
Scholarship to study in USA for Indian students are Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund:
The Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund offers female Asian students the opportunity to receive funding for an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. university. S.N. Bose Scholars Student Exchange Program for Indian Students:
Prospects for Indian researchers at a master’s or higher level to study a selected science and technology program at a university in the United States. Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students:
Scholarships for Indian students to learn at Stanford Graduate School of Business in the MBA program. Applicable students must return to India within two years of completing their studies. Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships:
Offering scholarships to exceptional Indian students seeking to study at any level within an accredited U.S. institution. Regarding specific criteria, see individual scholarships. Cornell University Tata Scholarship:
Scholarships for Indian people who have been admitted to pursue undergraduate studies at Cornell University. The Tata Scholarship program will fund approximately 20 students at any given time and ensure that the best Indian students have access to Cornell, regardless of their financial circumstances. Study in the Europe: France Campus France Charpak Scholarship:
A scholarship for an Indian national to study at Master’s level in France. You should be 30 or below and you should be a current student or currently employed in India. This programme cover the cost of student visa and one way air ticket in economy class between India and France. Netherlands Orange Tulip Scholarship:
Grants are available to Indian students studying in the Netherlands at bachelor or master’s level at selected partnering universities in Netherlands. Ireland UCD Global Graduate Scholarships for Indian Students in Ireland:
Funding opportunities for Indian Graduate Students at University College Dublin, Ireland. Global Scholarships Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships:
This scholarship is awarded by the Inlaks-Shivdasani Foundation to exceptionally gifted Indian students who wish to pursue or receive professional training from global universities.
Eligibility for a scholarship–Students applying for a scholarship should be resident, preferably holding a degree from a recognized Indian University. Candidates admitted to undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs can apply, and only candidates under the age of 30 are eligible for admission to a top-ranking university.
Expenditures Covered–The funding pays up to US$ 100,000 in tuition and living expenses. If the total funding exceeds the amount, students must demonstrate the ability to cover the remainder of their expenses.
Research areas–All research areas except Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medical, Public Health, Fashion Design, Art, and Film Animation are included under the scheme of the foundation.
Application Time–Applications start in January and end every year by April 15 for the next term.
No. of seats–The number of seats for the scholarship is not specified, the board conducting the interview decides which applicants to be chosen.
Country of Research–The program includes top American, European and UK-based universities.
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