Scholarships in UK
The United Kingdom occupies an enviable the position being amongst the best study abroad destinations in the world, second only to the US! Universities in London and several other public and private organizations provide thousands of scholarships to International students to ease their stress on finances
Scholarships in the UK are offered to international students based on merit-based, need-based, student-specific or course-specific grants. Besides scholarships, most Universities in the UK provide concession in the tuition fee if initial deposits are submitted within a stipulated deadline. The merit-based scholarships are highly competitive and require a focused application and noteworthy statement of purpose.
The amount of university-specific UK Scholarships varies depending on the student’s profile, ranging from £ 1,000 up to £ 6,000. Doctoral degrees in the UK are generally fully funded.
These scholarships are given to the ones who have successfully passed through the competitive application assessments set by the educational institutions.
The general eligibility criteria for UK Scholarships for Indian Students are:
- The student must be an Indian citizen
- Must have completed the tertiary education in English medium
- Must have a good academic background
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We have compiled a list of most renowned Scholarships for Indian Students to study in the UK.
UK GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
This scholarship is given by the UK govt. to academically outstanding students by the UK government’s Global Scholarships Program. These grants are usually for a one-year Master’s degree program in the UK. Most of these Scholarships cover the entire tuition fees, an economy class return airfare to the UK, living allowance (individual), and additional allowances to cover necessary expenditure.
Nearly 1,500 Chevening Scholarships are available for high academic performers all over the world in every academic cycle.
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships
Commonwealth Scholarships are offered by the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK to the international students from developing Commonwealth countries wanting to pursue Masters and Ph.D. in the UK.
The scholarship offers airfare to and from the UK, thesis grant (if applicable), additional allowances to cover personal basic expenses, examination and tuition fees, all included.
Commonwealth Fellowship Plan
Commonwealth Fellowship Plan is a government initiative was taken especially for the students of Commonwealth countries which make the major contribution to their home country on the completion of the higher education program in the United Kingdom.
This scholarship covers the entire the tuition fee of the scholar, one economy-class return and many more allowances.
UK INSTITUTION-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships
The Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarships was launched by St. John’s College in honor of Dr. Manmohan Singh. This scholarship is given to the academically outstanding Indian students who want to pursue doctoral studies in St. John’s College and the University of Cambridge in specific fields like Science & Technology, Economics, and Social Sciences. Applications in Aerospace Engineering and Energy Studies are given the highest priority.
The Global Study Awards
The British Council, Study Portals and ISIC in partnership has initiated ‘The Global Study Awards’ to encourage international students to study in the UK and expand they’re intercultural understanding. The deserving scholar receives a scholarship worth £10,000.
This scholarship is opened twice a year to two international students.
Goa Education Trust Scholarships
Goa Education Trust (GET) aims to supply students from Goa a medium to avail the golden opportunities in education, in areas of their interest. Eligible students get scholarships and research fellowships by the universities.
The scholarship covers full or half tuition fees for the courses.
Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships
Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) offers 10 long-term awards every year to international students which include accommodation and living expenses in Britain, fees and a contribution to international fares.
Two years of programs are not included in this scholarship.
British Council Great Scholarships for Indian students
British Council Great Scholarships announces around 198 scholarships with a total budget of £2.6 million every the academic year in partnership with 40 UK universities. The scholarships consist of approximately 169 Postgraduate and 29 undergraduate awards from art and design to engineering, law and management courses.
The American, European and the United Kingdom institutes grant these scholarships for funding brightest students to meet all the necessities including tuition fees. These scholarships are provided basically for university courses and specific programs.
Felix Scholarships are introduced for academically outperforming and disadvantaged students from India and different developing countries, having less than 30 years of age, who hold a first-class Bachelor’s degree from a renowned Indian university.
Maximum six scholarships are offered to the students to pursue their postgraduate education at the University of Reading & School of Oriental, the University of Oxford and African Studies each year by the Felix Scholarship Trust.
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship improved the quality of higher education through cooperation between Europe and the educational institutes throughout the globe. The financial backing for institutes and scholarships for people are provided by this program. The scholarship amounts vary depending upon the level of studies/teaching/research, the duration of their course and also on the nationality of the student.
A non-EU applicant receives a higher scholarship than that of EU applicant.
UK UNIVERSITY-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS
University of Westminster
The University of Westminster offers numerous scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Some of the prestigious scholarships among them are listed below:
- Westminster Undergraduate Half-Fee Scholarship offers 50% tuition fee waiver based on student’s academic brilliance and financial need.
- Westminster Full-fee Scholarship offers 100% tuition fee waiver for students pursuing a full-time Master’s program at the University.
- High Achiever Scholarship grants £2,500 per the academic year for a full-time undergraduate holding a September intake offered.
Coventry University invests £1million in scholarships every year for international students who are wishing to pursue an undergraduate and postgraduate degree at the University.
Each scholarship of Coventry University is worth up to £1,500.
Coventry Academic Performance Scholarship – the Undergraduate, offered to full-time undergraduate students having at least two of three A-levels at grade A or equivalent qualifications.
Coventry Academic Performance Scholarship – Postgraduate, offered to full-time postgraduate students having at least a 2:1 or equivalent qualifications.
Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford
Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford is the oldest and the most prestigious of all. This scholarship was acknowledged in the will of Cecil Rhodes in the year 1902. There are five Scholarships provided to the Indian students each year who are elected for their outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service, to pursue their education. These scholarships are awarded to the exceptional postgraduate students at the University of Oxford.
The scholarship includes complete tuition fee, health insurance, and one economy-class flight ticket to the home country.
Queen Mary University
Queen Mary provides numerous scholarships and a wide range of competitive bursaries for Undergraduates, Master’s and Ph.D. students. The university has invested over £ 25 million to support international students.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Outstanding aspirants from any country are eligible for Gates Cambridge who is looking forward to pursuing a full-time postgraduate degree of any subject that is offered in the University of Cambridge. This scholarship not only covers the full cost of studying but also offers added discretionary funding.
University of Hertfordshire
The University of Hertfordshire provides merit-based scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students. International students need not apply for it through a formal application process.
Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships
Thirty scholarships are offered by the University to outstanding international students who are seeking a Ph.D. Research study program in any field that is offered by the University.
University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarships
University of Sussex Chancellor’s International scholarships are offered to students based on the potential and academic performance who have applied and are offered full-time Postgraduate degrees at the University of Sussex.
The scholarship offers a 50% tuition fee wave off and it is offered for a year in the majority of courses in Sussex.
UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate International Scholarships
This Scholarship aims at fully supporting 10 students belonging to low-income group countries and applied for studying a qualifying full-time Master’s degree at the University of the Arts London.
The scholarship amount is £25,000.
Bristol University International Office Scholarships
Bristol University offers five International Office Scholarships for students to pursue their undergraduate degree. Each student gets a stipend of £8,500 towards tuition fee and living expenses for one academic year.
University of West London International Ambassador Scholarships
The University of West London offers 50 scholarships worth £5,000 to brightest students, pursuing a full-time Bachelors or Masters Program.
Developing Solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham awards 105 scholarships for international students to pursue a Master’s Degree at the university. Out of the 30 scholarships offers complete waiving of tuition fee and 75 scholarships cover 50% tuition fee waiver.
Global Opportunities, as the leading education consultant help students, to get scholarships from various renowned universities of the UK. Students can also acquire scholarships offered by the international institutes as per their performances.