Here are some of the scholarships you can apply for to help you study in the UK.
Students from India wishing to study in the UK are eligible for a host of scholarships to help finance their courses and living expenses. Competition for scholarships is fierce. Read on to find out which scholarships are relevant to you, then visit the accompanying websites.
The British Chevening Scholarship Programme
Chevening is the UK government's flagship scholarship scheme, aimed at future leaders, opinion formers and decision-makers. The programme is funded by the Foreign and Common-wealth Office (FCO) and managed by the British Council.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan UK (CSFP)
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan is an annual scheme and is made available to all Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. It helps over 400 international students annually to study in the UK.
Charles Wallace India Trust
The Charles Wallace India Trust is an independent trust established in 1981. The trust funds education for scholars across the UK and India, and makes awards in six areas: visual and performing arts, architectural and material conservation, museum studies and curatorship, English studies, the humanities, and journalism.
Dorothy Hodgkin Scholarships
The UK has announced a £10 million initiative to bring outstanding students from India, China, Hong Kong, Russia and the developing world to the UK, to study for PhDs in top-rated research environments under the Chevening Dorothy Hodgkin Scholarship Programme.
Shell Centenary Scholarships
The Shell Centenary Scholarship is a collaboration between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the following institutions: University of Cambridge; University of Durham; The University of Edinburgh; Imperial College London; University of Oxford; University College London; University of Leeds.
For September/October 2004, up to six fully covered scholarships have been offered at each of the three institutions - University of Oxford, The University of Reading and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
There are up to six fully covered Rhodes scholarships offered at the University of Oxford. Confirmation is subject to the scholar-elect's acceptance by a college or by the faculty in case of a research degree. The scholarship is for two years but can be extended to a third year.
The HSBC Scholarships Programme aims to nurture leaders around the world and help build global knowledge with the expectation that the careers of the scholarship recipients will be marked by significant contributions to the community in which they live and work.
Awards made under this scheme are funded by the Department for Inter- national Development (DFID), as part of the British aid programme to developing countries, and participating institutions in the UK. For more information on the above scholarship schemes, visit www.britishcouncil.org.in/scholarships.
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