Top 10 Reputed Scholarships for Indian Students to Study Abroad

Last Modified: 17 May 2024

There are different scholarships for Indian Students to opt for in other nations.  From scholarships initiated by the government to those introduced by private institutes, students have various options to choose from overseas. Despite the easy availability of scholarships for Indian Students to think about in overseas, many students are unaware of the funding options attached to them.

Here’s a list of top 10 reputed and sought-after scholarships: -

1)      Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships

Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships is for energetic individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have finished a bachelor’s degree and have an experience of at least 3 years.

It is designed for outstanding Indians to pursue a master's degree program at select U.S. colleges and universities in the areas of Arts and Culture Management including Environmental Science/Studies; Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies; Urban and Regional Planning; Higher Education Administration; International Legal Studies; Public Administration; Public Health; Women's Studies. The scholarship is provided for one to two years and covers tuition fee as well as living allowance.

Location: USA

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2)      Edinburgh Napier University Scholarship

The GREAT India Scholarships by Edinburgh Napier University are a joint scheme between the British Council and UK colleges to help extraordinary and talented students from India in promoting their teaching in the UK and to end up as the representatives of UK for advanced education in India.  Chosen students receive the award as a reduction in their overall tuition fee.

Location: Scotland, UK

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3)      Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) Scholarships

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarship invites applications from bachelors, masters and PhD candidates. The goal of the programme is to assist Indian students with pursuing further education at the colleges of Oxford or Cambridge by giving them finance related help.  The maximum age eligibility for this grant is 30 years and the reward amount changes every year.

Location: England, UK

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4)      Tata Scholarship – Cornell University

The Tata Scholarship fund ensures that the specific best Indian students have it easy to approach Cornell, regardless of their monetary conditions. The scholarship will be granted yearly; beneficiaries will get the scholarship for the span of their undergraduate students at Cornell i.e. 8 semesters. 

Location: New York, USA

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5)      Melbourne - India Postgraduate Scholarship

The University of Melbourne welcomes applications for the International PG (Postgraduate) Scholarship programme from Indian students who are interested in pursuing a full-time postgraduate program at their university. The courses covered under the scholarship are Engineering, Design, Business, Science, Law, and Humanities.

It is the highest ranked university of Australia and has collaborated with India to develop a productive relationship between both countries. The aim is to provide the best possible education and teaching to the young generation.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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6)      University College Dublin Scholarship

The University College Dublin is the topmost University of Ireland with over 30,000 students being a part of it every year. Indian students can apply for their scholarship online and experience its vast culture and receive amazing educational opportunities. Additionally, the team of UCD pays special attention to diversity and welcomes students from across the world to become a part of their horizons.

Location: Dublin, Ireland

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7)      Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's worldwide scholarship program, financed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The program offers rewards to extraordinary researchers with leadership qualities from around the globe to think about for a graduate degree in any subject at any UK college or university.

Around 1500 scholarships are offered globally for international students, Indian students thus have a bright chance to apply and get selected.

Location: UK

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8)      Chinese Government Scholarship

Chinese Government Scholarship 2018-19 is currently open for international students to apply. The application process is entirely online.

Interested candidates need to fill up the online CSC scholarship application and apply directly in a Chinese college offering a course degree. The programme is available for the level of education such as; Bachelor, Doctoral or Masters in any Chinese college or university

Location: China

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9)      University of Sheffield's Scholarship

The University of Sheffield offers an opportunity for international students to carry out research programs at a global level. The period of the scholarship program is of up to two years. A master degree with a minimum score requirement has to be met before applying for this programme. It is also needed for the students to have a proper understanding of the English language.

Selected students get a tuition fee waiver of 50%.

Location: UK

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10)  India4EU II Scholarship

India4EU II provides scholarships to students and researchers of India to study conduct research in any of the universities in partnership with the European Commission. The scholarship is available at all level of courses such as graduation, post-graduation, PhD and postdoctoral.  Furthermore, it covers travel allowance as well as all of the tuition fees.

Location: Europe

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