Popular UK Scholarships for Indian Students

Uk Scholarships for indians2If you want to study in UK and you are worried about your financing your course in the UK, do not worry, you can opt for a host of scholarship programs. Read on to know more.

A scholarship is a financial grant awarded to a student to subsidize the expenditure of his or her education. It is given based on different criteria such as merit based, need bases or career specific. The criteria itself reflects the purpose and value of the donor.

There are several scholarship programs available in UK to encourage and support the Indian students to study in this country. Many bright students can make use of these scholarships to advance in their academic pursuits.

The following paragraphs important information about popular UK scholarships for Indian students and thus very helpful for those in search of such details;

The Rhodes Scholarships India

The Rhodes Scholarships India are for those students who hold first class honours in either of the following subjects -Law, Pure or Applied science, Humanities and Medicine from any Indian Universities. The receiver of the scholarship can pursue higher studies at the University of Oxford, UK.

Aga Khan Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by Aga Khan Foundation to the outstanding meritorious students coming from underdeveloped countries. It is given to enable them to continue their post graduate studies. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of 50% grant and 50% loan once in a year. The applicants have to go through a highly competitive application procedure to attain the scholarship.

The application for the session 2014-15 has closed on 31st March 2014.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are a part of the Global Scholarship Program conducted by UK government and funded by Foreign and Commonwealth Office or FCO and a few other organizations. The scholarship is intended for excellent scholars having leadership qualities from all over the world. It is awarded to pursue post graduate programs at any UK universities.

Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan

This is a scholarship program intended for the students of the countries belonging to the Commonwealth. The student must have adequate potential for making significant contribution towards the country of their own after the successful completion of their higher education in UK. The amount of the scholarship is funded by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. The initial selection process for this scholarship is conducted jointly by Education Department, Ministry of HR Development and the Indian government. The selection procedure consists of short-listing the applications and the personal interview of the short-listed candidates.

The direct application for intake for the 2014-15 sessions has closed. However one can still apply through the university he or she is desirous of taking admission in.


The Gates Cambridge Scholarships

This is a full cost scholarship program granted to students with outstanding excellence from different countries outside UK. The scholarship enables the recipients to study at the Cambridge University with any of the subjects available therein.

The deadline for application for the 2014-2015 sessions was December 13, 2013.

Inlaks Scholarships

Inlaks Scholarships program is a great opportunity for the extraordinary talents to flourish their innate capacity and utilize it for the benefits of the society. It is provided in two forms – university courses and special programs. It allows the students to study in top UK institutions gratis including tuition costs. Preference is given to those students who haven’t so far got the opportunity to study abroad.

The chance for submitting the application for the next session has closed on 15th April 2015.

Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Programme

This is actually a scholarship in form of an interest-free loan. It is offered to students for undergoing post graduate programs in Pure Science, Social Science, Applied Science, Architecture, Humanities and Law. To avail the scholarship the applicant must be an Indian citizen and less than thirty yrs of age.

The Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards

This is an initiative in form of a scholarship to attract the highly talented students from India as well as other developing countries like Hong Kong, Brazil, China, South Africa etc. Those who get the scholarship will have the precious opportunity to carry out PhD researches in eminent UK universities.

Goa Education Trust Scholarships

Goa Education Trust Scholarships or GET offers the meritorious students from India to pursue any academic study in UK. The program has been introduced just a few years back in 2010. Many brilliant Indian students have come out successfully in different fields such as Ancient History, Journalism, Education, Law and many more by utilizing this scholarship. The scholarship program covers part or full tuition fees.

There are numerous UK scholarships intended for the outstanding students of developing countries like India and others. Such students can be extremely benefited if they keep track of all these precious opportunities.

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