The cost of tuition fee for an international student at foreign universities is generally higher than that of a local one. Therefore, it is highly beneficial financially for any aspiring student from a developing nation if he/she becomes eligible for any form of waivers that can be availed through several scholarship programs offered by the respective institution or nation or any other philanthropic organizations.
One of the most popular scholarship available for aspirants from the Commonwealth group of nations to study in UK is the “Commonwealth Scholarship” program. It is offered to around 800 candidates every year who are citizens of any of the 54 Commonwealth nation. He/ She should have completed under graduation so as to become eligible to apply for any postgraduate programs at UK through this scholarship. This scholarship not only covers tuition fees but also includes air tickets and other maintenance expenses for the student. Mentioned below are some of the scholarship and fellowship schemes for which students from India are deemed eligible –
- Commonwealth Professional Fellowship
- Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship for Candidates
- Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
- Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship
- Commonwealth split-wise Scholarship Scheme
- Commonwealth Medical Fellowships
It is one such initiative jointly funded by UK Government’s ‘GREAT Britain Campaign’ initiative, British Council and the participating UK institution. Around 60 eligible candidates who have completed under graduation will be provided up to £10,000 each towards tuition fees for a one-year postgraduate course at one of the participating universities in UK.
It is one of the popular scholarships among students aspiring to study in the UK. It is offered for eligible students and other mid-carrier professionals who have completed under graduation and looking forward to pursue a One-year Master’s degree from an institution in the UK. For more details students can access the following link- https://www.chevening.org/scholarships/who-can-apply/eligibility/
Charles Wallace India Trust Scheme
It is one of the scholarship schemes offered by CWIT exclusively for Indian nationals to pursue post graduate course in the domain of arts, heritage and humanities. The eligibility and other details can be accessed through the following link – https://www.charleswallaceindiatrust.com/
The Government of Scotland in collaboration with Scottish Universities offers scholarship to eligible students each worth £8000 each. The elaborate information on this program can be accessed at – https://www.scotland.org/study/saltire-scholarships.
Several scholarships are offered exclusively by individual Universities based on their own set of eligibility criteria. More information on such university specific scholarship programs can be accessed by visiting their respective websites. Some of the prominent scholarships offered for students from ‘India’ include Dr. Manmohan Singh scholarship at St. Johns college at University of Cambridge , Rhodes Scholarship at University of Oxford , Computer Science program scholarship at Royal Holloway at University of London and other such ‘India’ specific scholarships offered across various other institutions like University of Liverpool, University of Bradford, University of South Wales, University of Lincoln, University of Aberdeen, Loughborough University and others.