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Scholarship in UK

1) Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarships

Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarships have enabled academically outstanding Indian students to undertake doctoral degrees.

The University of Cambridge has long and strong ties with India. Many of India’s leading politicians, businessmen and scientists are Cambridge alumni. St John’s College, one of the largest of the Colleges in Cambridge, has had particularly extensive links over many years.

Dr Manmonhan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College. He is widely acknowledged as the architect of the economic reforms that have helped propel India onto the World Stage. In honour of Dr Singh St John’s College has launched the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships. These awards will enable academically outstanding Indian students to come to St. John’s College, University of Cambridge to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences.

Applications in Aerospace Engineering and Energy Studies will be of particular interest.

Value of the Award

The scholarships are fully funded, and cover:

  • academic fees
  • international airfare
  • monthly stipend to cover living expenses
  • UK visa

Eligibility Criteria :

The applicant should be:

  • An Indian national with a valid Indian passport and currently based in India.
  • Below 35 years of age, as on 15 January 2014.
  • Not already had significant exposure to UK education or received UK government funding.
  • Should hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed/recognised India university/institution with a First Class award (UG and PG) in the relevant subject/field.
  • Evidence of leadership qualities (to be assessed from personal statements e.g. extracurricular activities and/or evidence of having made a difference to the country/society/participation in symposia in the relevant subject, or peer reviewed publication in the area).
  • Keen to pursue and should have identified a full time Doctoral Research degree from the University of Cambridge commencing September/October 2014
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the University.

2. Goa Education Trust Scholarship

The Goa Education Trust (GET) scholarship is a partnership between the Dempo and Fomento groups from Goa. GET aims to provide Goan students with a platform to undertake postgraduate study in the UK in any field of academic study. Since the introduction of the scholarship in 2010, recipients of the award have successfully completed their studies in a range of subjects including Journalism, Education, Ancient History and Law.

The scholarship covers full/ part tuition fees for the courses beginning September 2013.

Eligibility :

The applicant should:

  • Be an Indian national with a valid Indian passport, domiciled and resident in Goa, or born to Goan parents
  • The candidate must be in India at the time of applying for the Scholarship
  • Confirmed admission for master’s course of study in the UK for up to one year
  • Be not more than 30 years old at the time of application
  • Excellent track record in academic record and extracurricular achievements

3. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan – 2014

The CSFP is aimed at students of Commonwealth countries who can make a significant contribution to their home country after the completion of a higher education programme in the UK.

This is a source of funding made available to all Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission.

Level of courses:
  • Six months of Clinical Training
  • One Year Taught Master’s Course
  • Doctoral Degree up to three years duration

The CSFP is an annual scheme made available to all the Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. In India, this is jointly managed by:

Commonwealth Scholarships Commission
  • the British Council
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
  • the Government of India
It covers:
  • economy return international travel
  • tuition fee
  • adequate maintenance and other allowances.
Subjects covered:
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science (Pure and Applied)
  • Agriculture
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Applications for the 2014 session is now closed. Check out the details on the shorlisting process at the MHRD website

Eligibility :
  • be an Indian citizen residing in India
  • have completed tertiary education in English medium
  • be aged 40 or under at time of applying.
  • For Master’s degree candidate should hold or able to produce the certidicate of Bachelor’s degree by October 2014 in the subject field concerned securing 60% or above marks in Humanities and Social Science group and 65% or above marks in Medical, Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture group.
  • For Ph.D candidate should hold or able to produce the certidicate of Master’s degree by October 2014 in the subject field concerned securing 60% or above marks in Humanities and Social Science group and 65% or above marks in Medical, Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture group.

4. Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships

CWIT enables Indians in the early to mid stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping them to achieve artistic, academic and professional ambitions and to broaden their international contacts.

Who was Charles Wallace?

Charles Wallace was born in Calcutta in 1855. He lived, worked and flourished there, founding the Shaw Wallace company (though there are no connections now between CWIT and Shaw Wallace).

Charles Wallace died in 1916, bequeathing his modest fortune to his family for a generation and then for the benefit of those among whom he had made it.

About CWIT

In 1981, following an agreement between the Indian and British governments, CWIT was established as an English charity. It is run by four trustees, one nominated by the British Council. The trustees cover CWIT’s main areas of interest and are Ingval Maxwell, Dr Yasmin Khan, Caroline Douglas and Colin Perchard ( British Council nominee). The Secretary is Richard Alford.

In over 30 years CWIT has made around 2700 grants. British Council India advises on CWIT’s work and gives valuable administrative support including guidance on applying for a visa.

CWIT’s recent annual reports and accounts, including lists of scholarships and grants given, can be seen on the Charity Commission’s website.

CWIT Offers

Deadlines, Eligibility Criteria and Application Guidelines for each award vary . For details follow links for specific awards.

This year applications for Long-term Awards can be sent from 1 September to 30 November.