4 Prestigious Scholarships for Indian Students to Study Abroad

Studying in top international universities is a dream for many Indian students, but financial constraints can sometimes be a hindrance to such dreams. This is why many national and international bodies try to ensure that our talented students are not denied quality education due to lack of funds. 

Tata Scholarship


This scholarship makes it possible for Indian students to study at Cornell University in the United States for their undergraduate courses.

Scholarship Eligibility – Candidates applying for this scholarship should be Indian Citizens who have secured an 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 outhttps://admissions.cornell.edu/apply/international-students/tata-scholarship

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 – There are 255 awards up for gras every year.

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

Check it Outhttp://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/scholarships/vcis/

Chinese Government Scholarships


These scholarships are offered under the India-China Cultural Exchange Program to students applying to Universities in China for undergraduate, postgraduate, as well as doctoral programs.

Scholarship Eligibility – The candidates applying for the aid should have at least 60% marks or above in their last academic qualification, and should have adequate knowledge about the geography, culture and heritage of China. Since the medium of instruction for the courses is Chinese, candidates are required to undergo one-year training in the Chinese language prior to admission.

Expenses Covered – The scholarship covers tuition fee and living/travel expenses, based on the financial needs of the candidate. The Indian Government takes care of the airfare expenses to China and back.

Areas of Study – Students applying to 16 different disciplines of Science, Literature & Language, and Humanities & Social Sciences are preferred.

Application Time – Applications for the grant begins in March for the same year.

No. of Seats – There is no specified number of seats for the scholarship. Each offers a different number of scholarships to candidates.

Country of Study – The scheme covers study in China.

Check it outhttp://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/

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 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 fee, 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 Outhttp://you.ubc.ca/financial-planning/scholarships-awards-international-students/international-scholars/

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