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Scholarships to study in the UK

Here's a list of scholarships for Indian students.

The UK has some of the highest ranked institutions in the world, but this can come at a price.  However, if you plan well in advance, you can apply to a range of scholarships offered by UK Universities and Colleges. Open to meritorious international students to help them fund their studies, these can be partial or fully paid, depending on the criteria, course and the institution. Many scholarships and bursaries are also offered by the American government, and various private and public establishments as well. When applying to any of these scholarships, make sure you check the criteria carefully, along with the application closing date.

What is the criteria for applying to scholarships?
The most important criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage. Keep in mind that every scholarship has its own eligibility criteria. While in some, a mere application may suffice, while for others you may have to fulfil several other conditions. For instance, in research centric programs, you may have to submit written assignments. Do not hesitate to contact the university admission centre if you have any doubts.

What amount of money is available through scholarships?
The amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures. You may experience higher competition when you apply for government scholarships in comparison to the university scholarships. So, we suggest you to start with the procedure about 8-12 months before your preferred intake begins. If you get stuck anywhere, IDP counsellors will be more than happy to guide you through.

Here’s an overview of some of the popular scholarships you can apply to as an Indian student.

S.No.

Name of the scholarship

Description

1

Chevening Scholarship

This initiative supports talented professionals who have shown prior leadership skills and exceptional performance in their respective fields. With Chevening, you can apply for a scholarship or fellowship, the selection of which is done by the high commission and British embassies.

2

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK offers fellowships and scholarships to students from Commonwealth countries. Indian students applying for a master’s degree or a PhD in the UK can take advantage of this scholarship to fund their education. Under the scheme, there are scholarships available specifically for low and middle income countries that you can take advantage of.

3

GREAT Scholarship

Awarded by the British Council, this is a full tuition scholarship awarded to students applying to undergraduate and graduate programs with demonstrated academic excellence and leadership skills. Students with this award will be future ambassadors of ‘Study in the UK’ campaign.

4

Scotland Saltire Scholarships

The initiative awards 50 students for one-year full-time graduation program in the field of science, healthcare, technology and creative industries and renewable and clean energy.

5

Goa Education Trust Scholarships

In collaboration with British Council, this scholarship is awarded to students (under the age of 30) applying for one-year master’s degree in the UK.


Also, most British universities and colleges also have their own list of scholarships for Indian students. Don’t worry if you get stuck anywhere, our counsellors will be more than happy to guide you through.

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