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Scholarships managed by the British Council
Every year the British Council in India sends approximately
600 Indian students and professionals to the UK under various scholarships,
training and exchanges programs. Candidates should be Indian nationals,
currently resident in India. They must undertake to return to India at the end
of their award. For academic scholarships, one needs to have a confirmed offer
of admission from a UK university. Scholarships normally cover full fees and
living expenses but do not cover cost of international travel.
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The British Chevening Scholarships programme is the premier
British Government Scholarship scheme for international students and is funded
by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Chevening programme currently
provides about 2,200 new scholarships a year for postgraduate studies in almost
any field at UK institutions of higher education. Most scholarships are for
one-year Master's courses. Awards may also be given for shorter vocational
courses lasting between three and six months.
LONG TERM SCHOLARSHIPS :
Open Social Science Scholarships - Six scholarships to pursue a one-year
Master's degree in any Social Science-related subject, e.g. Economics, Politics,
International Relations, Finance and Sociology in a UK University of their
Open Science Scholarships (except Medicine) - Four scholarships to pursue
a one-year Master's degree in any Science subject except Medicine.
Open Scholarships in MBA - Four scholarships to pursue a one-year
Master's programme in Business Administration.
Open Scholarships (any subject, any university) - Four scholarships to
pursue a one-year Master's degree in any subject of their choice, *(except Open
Social Science, Open Science, Open MBA and Medicine) in the UK University of
Human Rights - Six fully funded scholarships (fees and maintenance) to
enable academically gifted students from India to pursue a one-year Master's
degree in Human Rights in the UK.
British Chevening/Radhakrishnan Shared Scholarships - Seven scholarships
for citizens of India taking up places to study at the University of Oxford in
British Chevening/Nehru Centenary Shared Scholarships - Five scholarships
to enable students of outstanding academic merit to study for a second
bachelor's degree as an affiliated student in relevant subjects at the
University of Cambridge.
British Chevening/Imperial College Shared Scholarships - Two scholarships
are offered to Indian graduates to pursue a higher degree course of study at
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.
British Chevening/Indian Friends of the LSE Shared Scholarships - Two
scholarships are offered in collaboration with the Indian Friends of the London
School Of Economics and Political Science in Mumbai. These are for pursuing a
one-year Master's programme at the LSE beginning September 2001.
British Chevening/University of Strathclyde Shared Scholarships - Two
scholarships are available for students to pursue a one-year Master's degree
programme at the University of Strathclyde beginning September 2001.
BG International/University of Strathclyde/Chevening Scholarships -
British Gas International and the University of Strathclyde, together with the
UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office offers up to eight one-year postgraduate
awards globally in selected courses in Engineering, Applied Science and Business
Administration beginning October 2001.
British Chevening/London Business School Shared Scholarships - One
scholarship for an MBA beginning September 2001.
FCO/Pearson/Cranfield University Joint Scholarship - Pearson plc in
partnership with Cranfield University and UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office
offers one postgraduate scholarship for study at Cranfield University for a
one-year programme of study to pursue an MBA beginning October 2001.
FCO/Pearson/Stirling University Joint Scholarship - Pearson plc in
partnership with Stirling University and UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office
offers one postgraduate scholarship for study at Stirling University for a
one-year programme of study to pursue an MSc in Media Management beginning
British Chevening/University of Leicester Shared Scholarships - Three
scholarships are available for citizens of India, under 35 years of age, who
have been accepted for an approved one-year postgraduate course at Leicester
British Chevening/University of Warwick Shared Scholarships - Two
scholarships are available for citizens of India, under 35 years of age - one
for an LLM programme in Law in Development or in International Economic Law and
one for any taught postgraduate degree course offered by the University of
FCO/Cable and Wireless College Joint Scholarship - Two scholarships are
available for a MSc in Operational Telecommunications. The Cable & Wireless
College in partnership with Coventry University has developed this unique Master
of Science degree.
SHORT TERM SCHOLARSHIPS :
Managers for Leadership Course - Twelve private sector managers
on a ten-week programme at the University of Leeds - a mix of academic sessions
and individual practical attachments with British companies. This has been
formulated in collaboration with an Indian trade and management consortium
comprising AIMA, ASSOCHAM, CII and FICCI.
Wolfson College Press Fellowship - Four scholarships are available for
students to pursue a three-month research programme in Journalism at the Wolfson
College, Cambridge beginning September 2001 and January 2002.
Programme for Young Indian Broadcast Journalists - Eight scholarships are
available for students to pursue a three-month programme in Broadcast Journalism
at the Thomson Foundation, Cardiff beginning June 2001.
Manchester Business School Senior Executive course - Six scholarships are
available for senior managers to pursue a 4-week Senior Executive Course at the
Manchester Business School, University of Manchester beginning June 2001.
Programme for Young Indian Print Journalists - Twelve journalists from
the Indian press can participate in a three-month programme at the University of
Westminster comprising a mix of academic training and practical attachments with
British media organizations.
Programme for Young Indian Environmental Managers - Twelve scholarships
are available for environmental managers to pursue a twelve-week course at the
University of Bradford beginning September 2001.
Programme for Young Indian Lawyers - Twelve corporate lawyers from India
on a three-month programme : six weeks at the College of Law, York followed by
six weeks of attachments with firms of solicitors in London.
Programme for Young Indian Bankers - Twelve banking professionals from
India on a three-month programme comprising academic inputs provided at the
London School of Economics and Political Science followed by work attachments
with London banks and financial institutions.
Gurukul Scholarships in Leadership and Excellence - Twelve scholarships
are available for senior persons from various disciplines who have demonstrated
their leadership and excellence in their area of work, to attend a ten-week
programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Commonwealth scholarships and fellowships
This is an annual scheme made available to all Commonwealth
countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission. The India programme is
administered jointly by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU,
UK), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India and
the British Council.
Winners of 2001 :
Announcement for 2002 :
British Overseas Industrial Placement (BOND)
It aims to improve business and professional relations
between the UK and developing countries. It provides opportunities for Indian
professionals, currently working in industry to undertake a work attachment
for between 6 to 12 months with a company in the UK. It is not a formal
training project but an excellent opportunity to gain additional relevant work
experience in a practical working environment.
Charles Wallace India Trust
Dr F H Taylor
Charles Wallace India Trust
9 Shaftesbury Road,
Richmond Surrey TW9 2TD
Telephone: +44-181-940 9295
Fax: +44-181-940 9295
It provides resident Indian nationals assistance to study at postgraduate
level or to undertake research or to gain professional experience in the UK.
The thrust areas for these awards are the arts and humanities. The Trust
cooperates with other Trusts and foundations in making joint awards and in