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Scholarships For Indian Students To Study Globally Offered By Various Government And Private Institutions

A global education is a life-altering experience, which is why lots of students every year apply and go to study abroad. However, the costs can be astronomical for many and the only way they can achieve their dream of studying abroad is through a scholarship.

Scholarships funded by global and regional organizations allow one to study at any country or a wide selection of countries.

The good news is that Indian students have now a host of options to choose from, as international scholarships for Indian students are being offered by various government and private institutions. Here’s a list of a few scholarships across the globe to pursue international studies:

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

A Master’s and PhD programme in UK, offered by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission to deserving students from the Commonwealth nations, of which India is a member, who have the potential to contribute significantly to their nations.

Applicable to: UK Universities

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Chevening Scholarships

Offered by the Government of UK for exceptional international students, including Indian students, to pursue a one-year postgraduate degree at any UK university in the subject of their choice. The scholarship aims at developing future global leaders.

Applicable to: UK universities affiliated with Chevening

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Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships

This by Newcastle University is offered to undergraduates and postgraduates, including international students.

Applicable to: Newcastle University, UK

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Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarships is a postgraduate award given to outstanding students, including five Indian students to study at Oxford University with an intention to promote selfless future global leaders.

Applicable to: Oxford University, UK

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Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships

This is offered to deserving students for studying in UK, European and USA universities, and consists of university courses and special programs.

Applicable to: Universities in UK, Europe and USA

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Erasmus Mundus

This is one of the popular scholarships for Indian students in UK for providing higher education opportunities by partnering joint programmes of postgraduate courses.

Applicable to: Universities in UK, Europe and USA

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Felix Scholarship

This scholarship was established to aid deserving underprivileged Indian students and students from other developing countries to pursue a postgraduate degree in a UK university.

Applicable to: University of Oxford

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Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships

This is offered by United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) to Indian students who want to study for a master’s degree or do research in a US educational institute.

Applicable to: US Universities

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Tata Scholarship

This scholarship helps Indian students to do their under graduation at Cornell University.

Applicable to: Cornell University

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UBC International Leader of Tomorrow Award

This is given to international students who apply to British Columbia University for undergraduate programs.

Applicable to: Study in British Columbia University

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Australia Awards Scholarship

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has plans of offering various fully funded scholarships to students from 50 developing countries, including India.

Applicable to: Study in Australia

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Australian Embassy Fully Funded Scholarship

Australian Embassy offers scholarships for Undergraduates, Masters, PhD and MBA courses through the list of Australian universities provided.

Applicable to: Study in Australian listed Universities

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University of Melbourne Scholarships

Scholarships are provided to deserving local and overseas students for undertaking research work at the Melbourne University.

Applicable to: Study in Melbourne University

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Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants

The Rotary Foundation offers scholarship funding through the Rotary Foundation Global Grant scholarships. The scholarship funds graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.

Applicable to: Study in any country. (Any approved University located in a country where there is a host Rotary club or district, outside of the applicant’s home country)

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OFID Scholarship Award

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) offers fully-funded scholarships to qualified applicants who wish to study for a Master’s degree in an accredited University around the world.

Applicable to: Study in any country. (Any accredited University/College around the world)

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Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from selected developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies.

Applicable to: Study in any country. (Generally, the scholar is allowed to choose a reputable University of his/her choice except those universities in UK, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway and Ireland – Subject to approval of the granting institution.)

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Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

Offers various fellowships at different levels from graduate to post-doctorate and from research to training fellowships. Shastri Research Student Fellowship: For students enrolled in Bachelors, Masters, M.Phil degree programmes in recognised Indian universities or institutions to undertake research in their interested areas/ fields in a Canadian university

Applicable to: Canadian Universities

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Offered by the Canadian government to international students to pursue postgraduate program within the natural science, social sciences or healthcare research.

Applicable to: Canadian Universities

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Anne Vallee Ecological Fund

These scholarships are designated for international students to support them undertake animal research at master or doctoral program in Québec or British Columbia University.

Applicable to: Québec or British Columbia University

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Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students

Reliance Industries along with Stanford GSB created the Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships for Indian Students to provide deserving students the opportunity to study at the Stanford Graduate Business School.

Applicable to: Stanford Graduate Business School

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American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (AU EGL) is aimed to help high-performing students pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the US.

Applicable to: This scholarship is offered by the American University, Washington DC and is offered to any field of undergraduate study at the University

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