Scholarships for Indian students to study abroad – Pursuing education abroad can be an expensive affair. Not only do students spend lots of money to pay for their tuition fees but living expenses and various other miscellaneous expenditures too add up to increase the cost of studying abroad. In that regard, scholarships, grants and bursaries are like boons for students as these financial aids help them manage their expenses. Several organisations, educational institutions and government offers scholarships for Indian students to study abroad based on their academic excellence and financial needs.
There many scholarships available to cater to the needs of Indian students going to study in different countries like USA, UK, Ireland, France, Canada, Australia, China and New Zealand. In this article, we will cover scholarships for Indian students to study abroad.
If you are planning to go to the USA to pursue your education, there are plenty of scholarships available for Indian students based on their merit. Highlighted below are some popular scholarships offered to Indian students to study in USA.
|1.||Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship||Reliance Industries Limited and Stanford Business School, USA|
|2.||Harvard University-Boustany Foundation MBA Scholarship||Boustany Foundation, USA|
|3.||International Excellence Award, Northern Arizona University||Northern Arizona University, USA|
|4.||Knight-Hennessy Scholars Scholarship, Stanford University||Stanford University, USA|
|5.||You Are Welcome Here Scholarship, Kent State University||Kent State University, Ohio, USA|
|6.||Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowships||United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF)|
|7.||MSU International Excellence Scholarship||Missouri State University (MSU), USA|
|8.||Northern Kentucky University International Merit Scholarship||Northern Kentucky University (NKU), USA|
|9.||Pittsburg State University Merit Scholarship||Pittsburg State University, Kansas, USA|
|10.||WeTech Goldman Sachs Global Scholarship and Mentorship Program||Institute of International Education (IIE) and Goldman Sachs, USA|
Read ‘Study in USA: All You Need to Know’ for more information about education in USA.
A number of scholarships are offered to students who wish to study in UK. These scholarships are made available by government organisations, universities/colleges and private entities. Given below is the list of some popular scholarships that can be availed by students going to study in UK.
|1.||University of Essex Merit Scholarship||University of Essex, UK|
|2.||Queen’s University Belfast Scholarship||Queen’s University Belfast, UK|
|3.||University of Central Lancashire Merit Scholarship||University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, UK|
|4.||The Durham University Business School’s Dean’s Scholarship||Durham University Business School, UK|
|5.||The Rhodes Scholarships for India, University of Oxford||Rhodes Trust, University of Oxford|
|6.||Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarship (OCSI), UK||Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI)|
|7.||LLC Masters Scholarships, The University of Edinburgh||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC), the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK|
|8.||Scotland Saltire Scholarships (SSS)||Scottish Government and various Scottish universities, UK|
|9.||University of Birmingham Law School Scholarships||University of Birmingham, UK|
|10.||University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarship||University of Sussex, UK|
Read ‘Study in UK: All You Need to Know’ for more information about education in the UK.
Ireland is home to some very prestigious universities and these universities provide several scholarships for international students. Find below the list of scholarships that international students can avail if they wish to study in Ireland.
|1.||UCC Ireland Meritorious Scholarship||University College Cork (UCC), Ireland|
|2.||Cork Institute of Technology International Scholarship||Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Ireland|
|3.||Trinity College Dublin Scholarship||Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin|
|4.||APEX Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship, Ireland||APC Microbiome Ireland|
|5.||Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme||Department of Education and Skills, the Irish Research Council|
|6.||Undergraduate Merit Scholarships, NUI Galway||National University of Ireland, Galway|
|7.||Taught Master’s Scholarships, Maynooth University||Maynooth University, Ireland|
|8.||UCD SPIRe Doctoral Scholarship||UCD School of Politics and International Relations, Ireland|
|9.||DCU-The Rising Talent Fellowships||Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin City, Ireland|
|10.||International Foundation Programme Scholarship||Ulster University, Ireland|
One of the top destinations preferred by Indian students to study abroad, France offers quality and cost-effective education. There are several scholarships available that students can avail if they wish to study in France. Find below a list of some scholarships offered to international students for pursuing education in France.
|1.||INSEAD L’Oreal Scholarship||INSEAD Business School, France and L’Oreal|
|2.||Raman-Charpak Fellowship||Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India jointly with the French Institute in India (IFI), French Embassy in India, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Government of France|
|3.||Charpak Master’s Program, France||Campus France|
|4.||French Academic Cooperation and Excellence (FACE) Scholarship, France||IDRAC Business School, France|
|5.||Terra Summer Residency Fellowships Giverny, France||Terra Foundation|
|6.||INSEAD Diversity Scholarships||INSEAD Business School, France|
|7.||INSEAD Deepak and Sunita Gupta Endowed Scholarship||INSEAD Business School, France|
|8.||The Firmenich Scholarship||ESSEC Business School, France|
|9.||Eiffel Scholarship Program of Excellence||University of Strasbourg, France|
|10.||Emile-Boutmy Scholarship||Sciences Po, France|
Home to a number of world-class educational institutions, Canada offers students with the choice to undertake any subject at the certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, bachelor’s degree, postgraduate degree or PhD level. Also, various scholarships are on offer for international students who wish to study in Canada. Highlighted below are some scholarships for Indian students to study in Canada.
|1.||CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program||Canadian Institute for Advanced Research|
|2.||Wilfrid Laurier University Merit Scholarship||Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU)|
|3.||Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS)||Government of Canada|
|4.||International Master’s Award of Excellence (IMAE)||University of Waterloo, Canada|
|5.||Merit Scholarships||Carleton University, Canada|
|6.||Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada|
|7.||International Leader of Tomorrow Award||The University of British Columbia, Canada|
|8.||Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships (Technology)||University of Calgary, Canada|
|9.||International Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships||University of Guelph, Canada|
|10.||International Student Scholarship||University of Ottawa, Canada|
To know more about funding options to study in Canada, read ‘Study Loan for Canada – All You Need to Know’.
In recent years, Australia has become one of the most sought-after study abroad destinations among Indian students. The country offers quality education and a high standard of living. Also, international students can benefit from a number of scholarships that are provided as financial aids on the basis of merit and need of the students. Find below a list of scholarships that students can avail in order to study in Australia.
|1.||Bond University India Excellence Scholarship||Bond University, Australia|
|2.||UQ Economics Scholarship – India||University of Queensland, Australia|
|3.||University of Queensland Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships||School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Australia|
|4.||IITB-Monash Research Academy PhD Scholarships||Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Monash University, Australia|
|5.||HDR Scholarship, Deakin University||Deakin University, Australia|
|6.||EAIT International Scholarships, Australia||Faculty of Engineering Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT), the University of Queensland, Australia|
|7.||India and Sri Lanka Pathways Scholarship||RMIT University, Australia|
|8.||UNE PhD.I Research Award Scholarship||The University of New England, Australia|
|9.||Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology Scholarship, Australia||Australian National University|
|10.||Australian Alumni International Scholarship, ECU||Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia|
Click here to know about the college application deadlines if you wish to study in Australia and avail the above-mentioned scholarships.
China is emerging as one of the prominent destinations among Indian students who wish to study abroad. Its strong economy, technological advancements and quality education are pulling international students in hordes. Several scholarships and grants are also offered to international students to help them in managing their finances. Highlighted below is a list of scholarships that Indian students can avail to study in China.
|1.||MOFCOM Scholarship China||Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China|
|2.||Chinese Government Scholarship||Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and the Government of China|
|3.||Chinese University Program (CUP), HUST||Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China|
|4.||Chinese Government Scholarship, Changchun University of Science and Technology Program||Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China|
|5.||Confucius Institute Scholarship||East China Normal University, China|
|6.||Guangdong Government Outstanding Foreign Student Scholarship||Guangdong Province Government, China|
|7.||CSC scholarship—ZJNU Independent Enrollment Program|| |
|8.||Fujian Normal University President Scholarship for Foreign Students||Fujian Normal University, China|
|9.||Anhui Provincial Government Scholarship||Anhui University, China|
|10.||USTB Chancellor Scholarship||University of Science and Technology Beijing, China|