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Scholarship For Study Abroad!

Study Abroad is the dream of many Indian Students, But the financial problem can sometimes be an obstruction to such dreams. That is why many national and international institutes try to make sure that our talented students are not denied quality education due to the lack of Fund.

In this article, we try to cover some major scholarships for students who want to study abroad. Here is the list of scholarships you can apply if you wish to study in such countries as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.Scholarship For The United States
1. Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships


The United States-India Educational Foundation, or USIEF, offers these scholarships to Indians who wish to pursue either a master’s course or research in any U.S. institution.

Scholarship Eligibility – Students should have completed the U.S. equivalent of bachelor’s (4 years of education), and should have at least 3 years of work experience in the area they wish to study in. Leadership and community service, communication skills, and motivation to pursue study and contribute to nation-building are a few areas candidates are evaluated on, and thus should be highlighted in the application.

Expenses Covered – The scholarship covers tuition fees, airfare (economy), textbooks, and a living stipend.

Areas of Study – The scholarship gives preference to candidates who wish to study in the areas of Arts and Culture, Environmental Science, International Legal Studies, Public Health, Gender Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Public Administration.

Application Time – The application time for these scholarships is June prior to the year of the start of the program. Applications for the year have been opened in June and will continue till July. Final selections will be announced in March.

No. of Seats–There is no specified number of seats. USIEF considers the applications of all candidates found deserving of the scholarship.

Country of Study – Students wishing to study in the United States of America should apply for this scholarship program.

 Check it out – http://www.usief.org.in/2. Tata Scholarship


This scholarship makes it possible for Indian students to study at Cornell University, the USA for their undergraduate courses.

Scholarship Eligibility – Candidates applying for this scholarship should be Indian Citizens who have secured admission to Cornell University, and require a need-based financial aid.

Expenses Covered – The Tata Education and Development Trust covers the tuition fee for undergraduate programs up to eight semesters. For programs exceeding that duration (such as Architecture), the student will need to bear the additional cost. Living expenses, food, medical, and travel expenses are also covered under the aid.

Areas of Study – Students accepted to the College of Architecture and Planning, the College of Engineering, the Applied Economics and Management major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and majors across Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, “Hard” (such as Biology, Physics, Chemistry, etc.) Sciences and Social Sciences are preferred.

Application Time – Applications for this scholarship open around the time of college applications, generally in October/November each year, and awards are given out in December.

No. of Seats – The trust supports 20 students in total studying at Cornell at once.

Country of Study – The aid is limited to students going to study in the United States of America at Cornell University.

Check it out – https://admissions.cornell.edu/apply/international-students/tata-scholarshipScholarship For United Kingdom
1. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship


The Commonwealth Scholarships Commission offers these scholarships to students from the Commonwealth countries (such as India) who can make a significant contribution to their home country. The scholarship is for students applying to masters and Ph.D. programs in the UK.

Scholarship Eligibility–The candidate should be an Indian Citizen, and should have completed education in the English medium. S/He should have secured at least 60% in Social Sciences and Humanities or at least 65% in Engineering, Technology, Science and Agriculture. Ph.D. candidates have the same eligibility criteria for application. The Ministry of Human Resource Development conducts preliminary interviews for shortlisting applicants.

Expenses Covered – The scholarship covers tuition fees, economy return airfare, and other living expenses.

Areas of Study – Candidates wanting to study Engineering and Technology, Sciences (Pure and Applied), Agriculture, and Humanities & Social Sciences should apply for the scholarship.

Application Time – Applications open in August every year for batches starting the next year.

No. of Seats–The Commission does not specify any number of seats for the scholarships, deserving candidates are shortlisted for the award.

Country of Study – The scholarship covers studies in universities in the United Kingdom.

Check it out – https://www.britishcouncil.in/studyuk/scholarships/commonwealth-scholarships2. Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships


These scholarships are offered by Newcastle University to students who have been offered a place to study at the university. It encourages international applicants and considers every applicant who applies to the university based on merit and diversity priorities.

Scholarship Eligibility – Candidates who have been extended an offer to study at the university, for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, are eligible for this scholarship.

Expenses Covered – It covers a partial aid of £3,000 towards college tuition for one year.

Areas of Study – The scholarship covers undergraduate, postgraduate, as well as integrated master’s programs.

Application Time – The University allocates the scholarships in February, there is no need to apply separately for it. The University automatically considers international students who are accepted to the university for the aid.

No. of Seats – It covers 255 awards every year.

Country of Study – The Scholarships are only offered to students admitted to Newcastle University, United Kingdom.

Check it Out – http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/scholarships/vcis/3. Chevening Scholarships


These scholarships are an initiative of the UK government to encourage students and professionals from India to take on leadership roles in the future. It aids in completing a one-year master’s program in the country.

Scholarship Eligibility – Students and professionals who have completed their undergraduate or postgraduate studies, and wish to pursue a master’s degree in the UK are eligible to apply. Candidates with at least 2 years of work experience are preferred.

Expenses Covered – The scholarship covers tuition, living expenses, travel costs to and from the UK, and other allowances. It provides full or partial aid, depending upon the need of the candidate.

Areas of Study – All one-year master’s programs are covered under the scheme.

Application Time – The application process takes about 6 months, starting from the second week of August and ending in July every year.

No. of Seats – There are 65 scholarships that are offered to Indian candidates every year.

Country of Study – The scholarships cover universities in the UK that are in association with Chevening.

Check it out – http://www.chevening.org/india/

Scholarship For Canada

UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award


The Award is offered by the University of British Columbia for international students applying to their undergraduate courses. Students who hold an outstanding academic record, and have achievements in the field of Sports, Performing Arts, Debating, etc. are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Eligibility – A student (only non-Canadian students are eligible) needs to be nominated by the school which s/he currently attends. It should be the student’s first undergraduate degree, and the student should meet all requirements for the English Language as well as the program applied for. The student should also demonstrate financial need that would prevent them from pursuing a program of their choice.

Expenses Covered – The scholarship is given based on financial need, and an assessment is made by the university about the financial situation of the candidate. The scholarship can cover tuition fees, as well as living expenses. The Award can be renewed for all three years of undergraduate study provided the student display satisfactory academic performance and financial need.

Areas of Study – The scholarship can be availed by any student who has been admitted to UBC in any undergraduate program.

Application Time – The deadline to complete applications is November for sessions starting the next year.

No. of Seats – There is no specified no. of scholarships mentioned by the university.

Country of Study – The Award is only given to students accepted to the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Check it out – http://you.ubc.ca/financial-planning/scholarships-awardsinternational-students/international-scholars/