Scholarships for Studying Abroad for Indian Students


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March 30, 2012

Study abroad is a dream of every aspiring Indian student as you can avail number of benefits from it both in terms of personal growth as well as for career build-up. But there is always one kind of insecurity associated with studying abroad that is pertaining to cost. However, you don’t have to fear as we are here to assist you in your search by providing you adequate information for the latest scholarships available for study abroad programmes. There are ample number of scholarships listed in this section specifically focussing towards studying overseas. Diversified scholarship providers are coming out to help large number of students possessing satisfactory academic backgrounds in order to fund their education for the essential purpose of studying in foreign lands. These scholarship providers are composed of several Indian as well as foreign organizations and universities such as Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Maastricht University, University of Adelaide, USIEF and lots of others. Listed down scholarships and grants are offering you feasible monetary options to pursue your studies out of the country. You can find ample number of financial aid opportunities suggested below assisting you in obtaining a desirable scholarship as per your abilities.

1. Scholarship Program: Master’s Programme Scholarship at Maastricht University, Netherlands
Employer: Maastricht University
Level of Study: Masters and graduate
Brief Scholarship Description: Maastricht University aims to further strengthen its position as a leading European university offering high-quality education with an international orientation. To this end, the university implements a proactive recruitment policy for Indian students, in particular for the master’s programmes. Scholarships are made available by the Maastricht University Scholarship Fund in order to encourage talented Indian students to follow a Master’s programme at Maastricht University. One of these scholarships is the India Scholarship.
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2. Scholarship Program: Maybank Scholarship Programme, Malaysia
Employer: Maybank
Level of Study: Bachelor’s
Brief Scholarship Description: Maybank Scholarship Programme aims to provide full sponsorship for high quality students in local and foreign premier universities. It is part of the Group’s human capital development strategy to ensure a pool of leaders who can help Maybank achieve its vision as a regional financial services leader.
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3. Scholarship Program: The J.N. Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships 2012-2013
Employer: Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
Level of Study: Higher Studies
Brief Scholarship Description: The J.N. Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships are for the Indian nationals for the academic year 2012-2013 for higher studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects.
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4. Scholarship Program: Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI)
Employer: University of Adelaide
Level of Study: Postgraduate Research
Brief Scholarship Description: The University of Adelaide offers a scholarships scheme for international students undertaking postgraduate research study. Its purpose is to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort. The selection for scholarships is extremely competitive. A number of ASI scholarships may be available in the mid year round of scholarships for semester 2, 2012 to outstanding international students from any country undertaking postgraduate research in any academic discipline.
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5. Scholarship Program: Fulbright Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Employer: USIEF
Level of Study: Postdoctoral Research
Brief Scholarship Description: These fellowships, for a maximum period of 12 months, are designed for Indian scholars and professionals who are in the early stages of their research careers. The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will provide opportunities to talented scholars and professionals to strengthen their research capacities; have access to some of the finest resources in their areas of interest; and help build long-term collaborative relationships with US faculty and institutions.
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6. Scholarship Program: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowships
Employer: USIEF
Level of Study: Research
Brief Scholarship Description: The Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowships aim to provide Indian faculty, researchers, and professionals the opportunity to do research on contemporary issues and concerns to contribute to the creation of knowledge. The fellowships will be for a duration of up to eight months and will provide opportunities for research. Recipients will be affiliated to a US University or research institution.
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7. Scholarship Program: Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships for Leadership Development
Employer: USIEF
Level of Study: Masters
Brief Scholarship Description: The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships for Leadership Development are designed for outstanding young Indians to pursue a master’s degree program at selected US colleges and universities in the areas of Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies, Communication Studies, Conflict Resolution, Economics, Environment, Public Administration, Urban and Regional Planning and Women’s Studies. 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.
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8. Scholarship Program: Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellowships
Employer: USIEF
Level of Study: Fellowship
Brief Scholarship Description: The visiting lecturer fellowships for four months are designed for Indian faculty, researchers and professionals. Applications from all disciplines will be considered. Priority fields are: Agricultural Sciences; Economics; Education; Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change; Environment; International Relations; Management and Leadership Development; Media and Communications with focus on Public Service Broadcasting; Public Administration; Public Health; Science and Technology; Study of India with focus on contemporary issues; and Study of the United States. For Study of India or the Study of the United States (American Studies) the areas could include: language and literature, history, government, economics, society and culture, religion, and film studies.
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9. Scholarship Program: 2012 Postgraduate Scholarships for Indian Students
Employer: Kingston University London
Level of Study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: Scholarships are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree based at Kingston University. Kingston University London offer awards totalling £250,000 every year, with each international scholarship worth £3,300. Scholarships are available for both September entry and January entry.The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit; what you expect to gain from the course you are taking; andwhat you intend to do after completing the course.
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10. Scholarship Program: Newcastle University India Scholarships UK, 2012
Employer: Newcastle University, UK
Level of Study: Postgraduate
Brief Scholarship Description: The International Office is delighted to announce 10 Newcastle University Indian Scholarship (NUIS PG) awards. These are available for high achieving Indian students applying for entry onto postgraduate taught degree programmes within the Faculties of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE), Medical Sciences (FMS) and the Newcastle University Business School (NUBS) commencing their studies in September 2012. Each scholarship will have a value of £2,000, payable towards the first year of tuition fees.
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11. Scholarship Program: Masters Scholarship for Indian Citizens at MIB School of Management of Trieste, 2012
Employer: MIB School of Management of Trieste
Level of Study: Masters
Brief Scholarship Description: MIB School of Management of Trieste, Italy is pleased to announce a competition for scholarships for Indian citizens. The Scholarships will go toward tuition fees to attend the XIV edition of the Master in Insurance and Risk Management (January 2013 – December 2013). The Scholarships will cover up to 70% of the tuition fees. The full tuition fees are equivalent to 20.200,00 EUR (21% VAT included). The amount of the scholarships will be discounted from the overall tuition fees. In case of course abandonment or exclusion for any reason, no amount of the scholarship will be paid or reimbursed.
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12. Scholarship Program: Tara Nirula International Students House (ISH) London College of Fashion (LCF) Graduate Scholarship
Employer: Tara Nirula and University of the Arts London
Level of Study: Master’s
Brief Scholarship Description: The Tara Nirula ISH/LCF Graduate scholarship is a combined tuition fee and residential scholarship offered to international students from India with the ability and potential to make an exceptional contribution to the worlds of art, design, communication and performance. Applications are encouraged from those who feel they will benefit from further study to realize their full potential. The Tara Nirula ISH/LCF Graduate Scholarship will be offered annually and is the product of a partnership between International Students House, one of London’s largest residences for International Students and London College of Fashion, one of the UK’s leading institutions for fashion studies.
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