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Are you an Indian student with an ambition to study abroad? Apply for a scholarship in 2021. As studies abroad are so expensive and out of reach of many students, different scholarships for Indians are available. Most of these scholarships are meant for Indians to study in specific countries and universities. So you can select the best one based on where you wish to study.

List of Foreign Scholarships for Indian Students

We have listed the top 10 scholarships for Indians to study at different locations. The list of scholarships for Indian students along with details is given below.

#1 Fullbright-Nehru Fellowships

Meant for post-graduate students, these fellowships are awarded by United States-India Educational Foundation or USIEF. Through this program, Indian students can pursue a master’s program or research at any U.S. institute. For being eligible, students must have a 4 year’s bachelor degree along with 3 years of relevant work experience. Students are evaluated on leadership, community service, communication skills, and motivation towards community building. The expenses covered under this program include tuition fees, airfare, cost of textbooks, and stipend. There are certain areas for which the fellowships are provided. You can visit USIEF’s website for further details.

#2 Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

These scholarships are provided The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission to deserving students from commonwealth countries wishing to study to the UK and can make a difference in their countries. India is one of the commonwealth countries and so, Indian students who want to study in the UK can apply for these scholarships. This scholarship is applicable for masters and Ph.D. degree programs in the UK. For being eligible, students must have completed their bachelor’s degree with the medium of instruction being English. Expenses including living costs, tuition fees, and airfare are covered in this program. To obtain further details, visit the website of this program.

#3 Inlak Shivdasani Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded by Inlak Shivdasani to Indian students wishing to pursue further studies at the prestigious UK, USA, and European countries. They are applicable for special courses and degree programs both at the graduate level. Students can get these scholarships for Master’s, M.Phil or Doctoral programs. In order to be eligible for the scholarships, students have to possess an undergraduate degree from a recognized Indian higher education institute as well as hold 2 years of professional experience. They cover tuition fees, living expenses, and air travel expenses. Visit the foundation’s website to get information such as eligibility criteria, terms, and conditions as well as the application process.

#4 Tata Scholarships

The scholarship program is funded by Tata Education and Development Trust and is provided for Indian students who want to study at Cornell University. Only undergraduate students who have been offered admission at Cornell University and show eligibility for need-based financial aid are eligible to apply for this scholarship program. The scholarships are granted for the entire duration of the degree program, which is 8 semesters. Scholarship holders are provided not only with tuition fees but also living costs, travel expenses, food, and medical expenses. So, if you are interested, visit the webpage of the Tata Scholarship on Cornell University’s website.

#5 India Global Leaders Scholarship

Indians who want to study at the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics, and law can benefit from this scholarship program. Students accepted at the University for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees can apply for the scholarships. The scholarship can be provided at the start of 1st or 2nd semester and covers tuition fees. Plus, scholarship holders get to join the prestigious University of Queensland Global Leaders Community during their studies which can improve their employability afterward. Full details are available on the scholarship’s page on the University of Queensland’s website.

#6 The Felix Scholarship

The Felix Scholarship program was started to allow underprivileged Indian students as well as students from other developing countries to get postgraduate education in the UK. It currently provides scholarships for students to pursue their postgraduate degrees at three universities in the UK. These are the University of Oxford, University of Reading, and School of African Studies, University of London. Students with first-class bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university can apply for the scholarship. Full course fees, airfare, and living expenses are provided through this scholarship. You can view more information on the website of the scholarship program.

#7 Orange Tulip Scholarships

These are granted to those students who reside in India and wish to pursue further studies in the Netherlands. They are provided by different organizations including educational institutions, government organizations, and multinationals. The scholarships are applicable to specific bachelor’s, master’s degrees, and doctoral programs listed within the scheme. Different universities listed in this scheme have different benefits. So, if you wish to get further info about the application process, deadline, and covered expenses, you may contact the university which you want to study at or go to the website of Orange Tulip Scholarships.

#8 Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship

This is a program designed to help Indian students get financial aid for completing their MBA from Stanford University, USA. It was created by Reliance Industries Limited to help future leaders bring about a change in India. Under this program, about 80% of the total attendance fees and associated costs of an MBA at Stanford are covered for the two-year duration of the program. These include tuition, living allowance, books and supplies, program fee, transport, medical insurance, and health fee. So, check out the webpage of the fellowship program on Stanford’s website to get further information.

#9 Charpak Master’s Program

This program provides scholarships for Indians to study in France for a master’s degree. It is run by the Embassy of France in India and is available for all streams of study. There are two types of scholarships under this program. The Charpak AME scholarship provides a living allowance, tuition fees, student visa waiver, and assistance to find accommodation in France. The second type of scholarship is a travel grant which funds airfare, social security, and student visa. Scholarships under the program are provided for two years. So, if you are interested then get more details through the website of Campus France.

#10 Chevening Scholarships

The Chevening scholarships for Indians and other countries wishing to pursue an education in the UK. They are full-scholarships for one-year master’s programs in all subjects at universities in the UK. Tuition fees, monthly stipend, round-trip airfare to UK, arrival allowance, departure allowance, visa application cost, and travel grant for attending Chevening events in the UK are covered by the scholarships. For terms and conditions and other details, visit the website of Chevening.


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