The United Kingdom hold the top position for being amongst the best study abroad destinations in the world, US being the second. Thousands of scholarships are provided to International students by the universities in London and by many other public and private organizations to aid in student’s finances.
Scholarships are provided to international students on their merit-based, need-based and are offered to them according to their specific courses. Other than all the scholarships granted, most Universities in the UK also provide concession in the tuition fee, if the initial deposits are submitted within the specific given deadline. The merit-based scholarships require a focused application and noteworthy statement of purpose.
The amount of university-specific UK Scholarships varies depending on the student’s profile, ranging from £ 1,000 up to £ 6,000. The fully funded degree is basically the doctoral degree.
These scholarships are given to the ones who have successfully passed through the competitive application assessments set by the educational institutions.
- Chevening Scholarships
This scholarship is given by the UK govt. to academically outstanding students by the UK government’s Global Scholarships Program. These grants are usually for a one-year Master’s degree program in the UK. Most part of these Scholarships cover the entire tuition fees, an economy class return airfare to the UK, living allowance (individual), and additional allowances to cover necessary expenditure.
All over the world around 1,500 Chevening Scholarships are available for high academic performers.
2. Commonwealth Masters Scholarships
Commonwealth Scholarships are offered by the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK to the international students from developing Commonwealth countries wanting to pursue Masters and Ph.D. in the UK.
The scholarship offers airfare to and from the UK, thesis grant (if applicable), additional allowances to cover personal basic expenses, examination and tuition fees, all included.
3. Commonwealth Fellowship Plan
Commonwealth Fellowship Plan is a government initiative that was taken especially for the students of Commonwealth countries which make the major contribution to their home country on the completion of the higher education program in the United Kingdom.
This scholarship covers the entire tuition fee of the scholar, one economy-class return and many more allowances.
4. Charles Wallace India trust scholarship
This scholarship is only provided for the visitors. Research student and doctoral students from India can apply for Charles Wallace India trust scholarship.
5. Saltire scholarships
In the collaboration with Scotland universities, Scotland government offers Saltire scholarships. Scotland Government Scholarship Invites Students from Multiple Countries to pursue Masters Degree in Different academic backgrounds in Scotland Higher Education Universities. Saltire scholarship in Scotland provide 1 year duration for masters degree.
Eligibility criteria for Indian students in UK Scholarships are:
- The student must be an Indian citizen.
- The Student must have completed their academic education with English medium.
- The student must have scored well in their academic background.
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