Top 10 U.K. Scholarships for Indian Students

Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024

The United Kingdom (UK) is one of the main destinations for students who are hoping to pursue a degree from a well-known international institute. Students with an exceedingly great academic record can opt for scholarships and fellowships to fulfil their dream. Each country offers private and public scholarships for international candidates.

Here’s a list of 10 best scholarship programmes held in the UK:-

Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) Scholarships

CWIT scholarships are a result of an agreement between British and Indian governments. It invites Indian students to achieve their academic, artistic and professional goals. With this programme, candidates also get a chance to expand their international contacts.

The scholarship award is applicable in the field of Arts and Heritage Conservation. It covers the living and maintenance allowance as well as the tuition fee of the university.


Chevening Scholarships

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations, Chevening Scholarships is a global scholarship programme. Awards are generally for a one-year Master’s degree.

Generally, these scholarships cover tuition fees along with the living allowance for an individual. Selected candidates also receive the return air ticket to the UK and additional grants.


Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships invites outstanding applicants to study at the University of Cambridge. It offers a chance for students to pursue a full-time postgraduate course of their choice.

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship is fully-funded which means it covers the tuition fees, travel costs, and living and maintenance allowance.


Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for students of developing countries to complete their Master's study. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) funds this programme and is jointly supported by UK universities.

It covers the tuition and examination fees of a candidate along with to and fro airfare. The programme is only for a year and also offers a study travel allowance.


Saltire Scholarships

Saltire Scholarships invites international students to pursue postgraduate courses in different fields such as; Science Technology, Creative industries, Medical science and healthcare, Renewable and clean energy.  The aim of the programme is to select scholars who desire to become influential leaders in their future careers.

Funded jointly by Scottish Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions, it offers a reward of GBP 8000 per annum for the tuition fees.


Rhodes Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarships invites exceptional students to pursue any postgraduate course at the University of Oxford. Students from all over the world are interested in this programme as it is one of the oldest and the most prestigious award.

It covers tuition fee, health insurance along with economy airfare (at the beginning and conclusion of the scholarship).


Denys Holland Scholarship

Denys Holland Scholarship invites applications from students who wish to pursue undergraduate courses from the University College London (UCL).  The main aim of the scholarship is to provide financial support to students who wouldn’t be able to secure the required funding to study at UCL.

Candidates are selected based on their abilities to make full use of the activities offered by the University and the Student Union. The award is worth £9,000 per year for three years.


Bristol University Think Big Scholarships

Bristol University invites applicants to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any one of the qualifying course except Dentistry, Veterinary Science, and Medicine.

The Think Big Scholarship covers 25-100% of the tuition fee i.e. £8,500 for the duration of the course. In 2018, the university offered 26 undergraduate scholarships and 26 postgraduate scholarships for international students. 


Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh invites research students to pursue full-time Ph.D. course in any field of study offered by the University. In 2018, over 30 awards were distributed under this programme.

It covers the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU graduate student and that chargeable to an international student. The award does not cover the maintenance stipend.


University of West London International Ambassador Scholarship

International students who have been offered a place to study for a full-time undergraduate course at the University of West London are eligible for this scholarship.

The objective of the programme is to provide financial support to excellent students who wish to become ambassadors of the university. The award offers a discount for the cost of tuition for the first year of study only.