Scholarships and Grants for Indian Students


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June 20, 2012

Scholarship is one of the most significant financial support which assists large number of people in the development of their excellent career path. It acts as a motivating force which boosts the deserving and promising scholars to further their studies in their chosen area of interest. Here we have suggested some of the appropriate financial aids which yields strong monetary support in funding your education. These scholarships and grants are offered by renowned educational organizations of India and abroad such as British Council and the UK Government, Felix Foundation, USIEF, RBI, Swansea University, University of Westminster, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, The Rhodes Trust and lots more. With the help of these scholarship opportunities you can build up your professional career in various fields of studies like Environmental Science, Fine Arts, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Science & Technology, Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Business Management, etc. Please explore your search by clicking on the links stated below and find the useful scholarship.

1. Scholarship Program: Henley Business School Scholarships India
Employer: Henley Business School
Level of Study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: This award provides between £1,000-2,000 towards the cost of postgraduate tuition fees. It is available (dependent on eligibility) for 1 year. Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend a formal interview and successful applicants will be informed following the appropriate deadline.
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2. Scholarship Program: Felix Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries
Employer: Felix Foundation
Level of Study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: The Felix Scholarship was founded to offer gifted underprivileged students from India and certain other developing countries the opportunity of furthering their postgraduate education by attending a university in the UK. The primary objective of the Felix Scholarship is to stimulate the Felix scholars by exposing them to academic study, cultures, experiences and friendships that they would not otherwise have had the chance to sample.  It is hoped that this in turn will endow them with skills and visions, enabling them, when returning to their country of origin, to contribute to the culture and welfare of their home communities.
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3. Scholarship Program: 2012 Summer Research Fellowships in Engineering at IIT Delhi, India
Employer: IIT Delhi
Level of Study: Research Fellowships
Brief Scholarship Description: IIT Delhi has instituted a prestigious summer research fellowship programme for providing an opportunity to exceptionally good undergraduate students of different engineering institutes in India, other than IIT Delhi (and if possible, abroad) for Top ten of the classes to execute an innovative research and development project under the guidance of an IIT Delhi faculty. The fellow will register at IIT Delhi as a visiting student; she/he will not be required to pay institute registration fees.
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4. Scholarship Program: 2012-2013 Jubilee Scholarships for Indian Students
Employer: British Council and the UK Government
Level of Study: Masters
Brief Scholarship Description: British Council and the UK Government are delighted to present this wonderful opportunity that enables young Indians to pursue a one year Masters programme in Management, Manufacturing, Science and Technology in a recognised UK institution and follow it up with a month-long internship programme in the UK. The scholarship programme aims to support greater access to Higher Education in the UK and provide a new opportunity for students to fund their education. The scholars will receive funding for a one-year Masters course in the UK, starting September 2012.
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5. Scholarship Program: 2013-2014, Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships for Leadership Development, USA
Employer: USIEF
Level of Study: Masters
Brief Scholarship Description: The program is for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The fellowships are for one to two years.Each applicant should choose one field of study that matches his/her chief area of interest. The following field descriptions are illustrative and applicants should note that individual academic host institution programs of study may differ in course offerings, subspecialties, and academic requirements.
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6. Scholarship Program: 2012 RBI’s Young Scholars Award Scheme, India
Employer: RBI
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: To encourage learning about the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) among the youth of the country, the RBI conducts a major awareness and sensitization exercise on the role of the Reserve Bank and the banking system across the country. This exercise, ‘RBI Young Scholars Award Scheme’ exposes youngsters to an actual banking and financial environment and inculcates a sense of pride in the selected ones of having had the opportunity to associate themselves with a prestigious organisation, the central bank of the country.
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7. Scholarship Program: Chinese Government Scholarship for Indian Students, 2012-2013
Employer: Chinese Government
Level of Study: Master’s, Research, Training
Brief Scholarship Description: Applications are invited from Indian nationals, on plain paper, in the prescribed format, for the award of Chinese Government Scholarship tenable from September, 2012 for higher studies / research / specialized training in the subject fields of Chinese Language and Literature, Business Management (MBA), Plant Breeding and Genetics, Environmental Science, Fine Arts (Painting and Sculpture), Agronomy, Sericulture and Botany.
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8. Scholarship Program: 2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India
Employer: G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
Level of Study: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Brief Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for the award of one Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences on consolidated fellowship of Rs. 22,000/- per month under Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology “Short- and mid-term effects of bio-fertilizers on wheat yield and quality in different environments”. Applications possessing following qualification should apply on plain paper on the prescribed proforma given as under to Dr. A.K. Sharma, Project Leader, Deptt. Biological Sciences, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar.
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9. Scholarship Program: 2012 International Development Office Scholarships at Swansea University
Employer: Swansea University, UK
Level of Study: Degree seeking
Brief Scholarship Description: Swansea University’s International Development Office has Scholarships available to candidates who can demonstrate above average academic qualifications and financial need.
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10. Scholarship Program: J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarships (JNTE) 2012-2013
Employer: Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
Level of Study: Higher Studies
Brief Scholarship Description: Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the J.N. Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships for the academic year 2012-2013 for higher studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects.
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11. Scholarship Program: 2012 Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships to study at University of Cambridge, UK
Employer: British Council
Level of Study: Doctoral
Brief Scholarship Description: Dr Manmohan 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, the University of Cambridge launched the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships in Delhi in 2007. 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.
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12. Scholarship Program: IISER-K Summer Student Research Programme 2012
Employer: IISER-K
Level of Study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: To provide B.Sc., M.Sc., B.S., M.S., B.Tech., and B.E. students of other institutions or universities an opportunity of exposure to a research environment by associating them with one of the research groups of IISER during the summer vacation. The programme will be operative during the summer vacation of the IISER-K from 14th May to 14th July, 2012. Each summer student will be formally associated with a faculty member of the Institute for a duration of 6 – 8 weeks within the above mentioned dates. Accommodation may be provided subject to availability. Access to computational and library facilities will be permitted. However, any misuse of the facilities will result in summary termination of the student from the programme. A certificate will be given at the end of the programme. Students having KVPY/INSPIRE fellowship, and those selected under the Indian Academy of Sciences summer fellowship programme will receive financial support from the respective sponsoring organization. Students selected for the IISER-K summer fellowship programme without such financial support will be given a stipend of Rs. 3000/- per month.
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13. Scholarship Program: Sahu Jain Trust Educational Scholarships 2012
Employer: Sahu Jain Trust
Level of Study: Graduation, Post Graduation
Brief Scholarship Description: Sahu Jain Trust A philanthropic organisation founded by Smt. Rama Jain & Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain announces the 2012-2013 need-cum-merit based educational scholarships in the following categories:
- Inland Scholarship for pursuing Technical Trade Courses including Computers and infotech, Professional Courses (like Engineering & Medical), Graduation, Post Graduation and other Courses.
- Overseas Loan Schoalrships : (For Higher Studies Abroad). These are strictly for technical subjects to be undertaken by graduates/ post graduates in foreign countries. The loan amount is refundable in interest free soft instalments after completion of studies. Loan amount maximum upto Rs. 1,00,000/- lumpsum per selected student.
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14. Scholarship Program: 2012 Westminster International Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries
Employer: University of Westminster, UK
Level of Study: Masters
Brief Scholarship Description: International Scholarships are awarded for full-time Masters degree at the University of Westminster. Particular preference will be given to you if you can demonstrate how the knowledge you acquire from your studies will aid the development of your own country.
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15. Scholarship Program: Goa Education Trust (GET) Scholarships 2012
Employer: British Council
Level of Study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: The British Council is delighted to offer young enterprising Goan students the Goa Education Trust (GET) Scholarship to study in the UK. Goa Education Trust (GET) has been conceptualized by the industrious Dempo and Fomento groups from Goa. GET is aimed to provide Goans an efficient medium to pursue the best available opportunities in education, in whatever areas they desire. It will provide scholarships and/or research fellowships etc. to Eligible Students for their post graduate studies in the United Kingdom in all spheres, fields and departments.
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16. Scholarship Program: Indian Postgraduate Scholarships offered by Kingston University
Employer: Kingston University, UK
Level of Study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: In recognition of our high achieving Indian students and the University’s close ties with India, Kingston University offers six scholarships of £3,300 specifically for Indian postgraduate students. These scholarships are open to Indian applicants who have applied for a full-time, one-year, taught masters degree in any subject area based at Kingston University.
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17. Scholarship Program: 2012 Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Programme for Indians
Employer: Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation
Level of Study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: Under the Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Programme, the Foundation awards interest free loan scholarships to Indian students with a consistently good academic record. The amount of scholarship, up to a maximum of Rs. Fifteen Lacs, is decided as per the assessment of the Foundation. Scholarships are offered for postgraduate studies at prestigious institutions in India and abroad, in the fields of Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Architecture and Management.
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18. Scholarship Program: Rhodes Scholarships for Indian Students, UK
Employer: The Rhodes Trust
Level of Study: Masters, DPhil
Brief Scholarship Description: The Scholarship is initially for a period of two years but if necessary, can be extended to a third year. The Rhodes Trustees would consider granting a third year only if it is clear that the additional year is eminently in the interest of a scholar’s studies and future career. It is essential to have a satisfactory conduct and general record for this. Two years is the minimum period (and three years the maximum) for which a Rhodes Scholarship can be awarded.
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