Scholarships Managed by British Council

Scholarships Managed by British Council

Scholarships Managed by British Council

Check for eligibility criteria for each scholarship before applying.

( i ) British Chevening Scholarship

This is the UK government's flagship scholarship scheme whose primary objective is to provide an opportunity for dynamic students and professionals who wish to study in the UK in research or postgraduate courses. It has supported over 1,900 Indian students to date. It aims to encourage students and professionals to study in the UK and then return to India to contribute to future work in their discipline.

The scheme offers two kinds of programmes:

* Long term (open) scholarships: Open for courses at any UK institution and are designed for candidates who have already applied for one-year postgraduate study at the institution of their choice.

* Short term (professional) scholarships: Designed for working professionals who would like to pursue short-term training to expand their knowledge and skills.

Applicants under this scheme need not apply directly to UK institutions; they only need to make a Chevening application.

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(ii.)Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships

An annual scheme made available to all Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. The India programme is managed jointly by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and the British Council. The scheme offers 55 scholarships over a range of subjects including medicine, engineering and technology, pure and applied science, agriculture, humanities and social sciences .

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( iii) Charles Wallace India Trust Awards

The Charles Wallace India Trust provides awards for postgraduate studies, research and fellowships in the UK. The awards concentrate primarily on the arts and humanities and the organisation provides up to 50 grants annually for Indians.

Each year, awards are offered in six areas:

Visual and performing arts

Architectural and materials conservation

Museum studies and curatorship

English studies



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(iv) The De Souza Trust, Goa Scholarship

Aims to provide opportunities to study or train in the UK, to young men and women of Goan origin (or those who have been living and working in Goa for the past ten years), who have demonstrated academic excellence and extra-curricular achievements.

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(v) Scottish International Scholarships

Six scholarships available to Indians who wish to study a Master's programme of not more than 12 months based in a Scottish higher education institution. Priority for the following subject areas: science and technology, creative industries (including arts, design and culture).

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Other scholarships

(i) Ford Foundation Visiting Fellowship

Specially designed to support candidates from social groups that have been marginalised and lack systematic access to higher education.

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(ii) The Rhodes Scholarships

Up to six fully covered scholarships offered at Oxford, for pure and applied sciences, law or medicine.

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(iii) The Skoll Scholarship Programme

Five fully-funded annual MBA scholarships within the Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK.

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(iv) The Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards

Awards for outstanding graduate students from India, China, Hong Kong, Russia and the developing world to pursue PhDs in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, social sciences and technology.

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(v)Oxford and Cambridge Society of India

Scholarships awarded for study at the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge.

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(vi) Felix Scholarships

Offers up to six scholarships each for Indian graduates at University of Oxford, University of Reading, and School of Oriental and African Studies every year.

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Other Useful Weblinks

1. Ministry of Human Resources Development:

2. British education online:

3. Student Money:

4. The Association of Commonwealth Universities:

5. Scottish education online:

6. UKCOSA -- The Council For International Education:

Scholarships Managed by British Council