One of the major reasons a number of Indian students choose the UK as their study abroad
destination is the excellent and globally recognized scholarships that it offers to Indian students
across the country. Higher Education in the UK is costly, which is why the UK government and
universities provide a variety of scholarships for Indian students.
All applicants who desire to undertake a study programme in any interested stream are eligible
for these scholarships.
This article highlights the major scholarships that are available to the Indian students choosing
the UK as their study abroad destination.
Before highlighting the major scholarships it is important to know the intake session and period
for the overseas students to the UK. The main intake session in the UK is from September and
however there are intakes in January, February, March, July, and November as well.
1.British Chevening Scholarship for International Scholarships:
British Chevening Scholarships for International Scholarship has been ranked as one of
the best scholarships in the UK, it is an international awards scheme that provides full
financial support for one-year postgraduate studies in the country. This scholarship covers
more than 12,000 courses across 150 colleges, and entails an 8-12 week programme that
includes courses in fields such as innovation, media, science, and cybersecurity, among
a.Scholarship Benefits; Upto £18,000 (INR 15,81,259), this scholarship also
includes tuition fee, cost of living, cost of travel, and even the visa costs.
b.Scholarship Deadline: Start around August and end around November.
- Bachelor’s degree with minimum 2 years of work experience.
- The applicant should have applied for at least a minimum of 3 courses in the UK.
- IELTS/TOEFL scores.
2. A.S Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship:
The A.S. Hornby Scholarship Program was established in 1961 to honor the father of the
Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary, A.S. Hornby. This scholarship in the United
Kingdom is one of the most important opportunities for Indian students to study in the
United Kingdom. It is available to English teachers interested in earning a one-year
master’s degree in English Language Teaching (ELT) from the University of Warwick.
a.Scholarship Benefits; This scholarship includes tuition fee, cost of living, cost
of travel, and even the visa costs.
b.Scholarship Deadline: End of November.
- Degree in english or education
- 3 years experience as a full time teacher
- English proficiency tests
3. Felix Scholarship:
Felix Scholarships are provided for underprivileged students from India and other
developing countries who want to pursue postgraduate studies in the UK. The Felix
Scholarships in the United Kingdom began with six grants in 1991-1992 and have grown
to 20 awards per year, with 428 students receiving this prestigious scholarship.
a.Scholarship Benefits; Tuition fees and other grants worth £ 78,840 (INR 76,74,340)
b.Scholarship Deadline: 31January
- Age of candidate should be under 30 years of age
- The candidate must be an Indian citizen and should be staying and studying in India.
- Candidates have to return to the country of origin after completion of their degree.
4. Rhodes Scholarship:
The Rhodes Scholarship programme is one of the oldest scholarships for Indian students
to study in the UK and was first awarded in 1902. This programme gives five
scholarships to study at Oxford University. This scholarship in the United Kingdom is
available to students who wish to undertake postgraduate degree level studies at a
university for one or two years.
a.Scholarship Benefits; Tuition fees and other grants worth £ 59,490 (INR 55,73,023).
b.Scholarship Deadline: End of July
- 4 years of education at an Indian institute.
- The candidate must be between 19-25 years of age.
- Candidates must have an undergraduate degree.
5. Early Bird Scholarship:
The early bird scholarship is a scholarship that is offered by various universities across
the UK to students wanting to pursue their higher education in the UK. A 10% reduction
is available to new international students beginning a full-time course in the academic
year who hold an unconditional offer and pay 90% of net tuition fees by 30 June or
within 5 days of their offer becoming unconditional; and not later than 19 August.
a.Scholarship Benefits:Grants upto £1,000, exclusively for Indian students.
b.Deadline: Before 31May.