Scholarship Details

Your local British Council office will be able to give you more information about applying for your grant.

you should not travel to the UK or begin a course of studies without making sure that you have enough money to pay your academic fees and living expenses. Unless you are a European Union (EU) national, it is impossible to get a grant once you have left your own country.

Can I apply for a grant?

The competition for grants to study in the UK is very strong. Most grant-making organisations will insist that you meet some very strict equirements and you may have to be nominated by your government to get a scholarship from the UK government. If you do not meet all the requirements for a scholarship, then you will not be considered.

When you apply for a scholarship, remember: You must apply for your scholarship at least one year before your course starts. Deadlines vary, so you must check that you know what the deadline is before applying. Your application should be clear and concise.

You should use the grant-making body's application form, if it has one. Many of the grant-making bodies will only give small amounts of money, which would not cover the full cost of a course.

Where do I start?

Most scholarships for study in the UK are funded by the British Government and are paid to another government for its students, either directly or through an organisation such as the British Council.

The first thing you should do, therefore, is to contact your own Ministry of Education or Education Department, which will have details of most schemes and will also be able to advise you on your own government's conditions for studying abroad.

You should also contact the nearest British Council office in your own country, which should have details of scholarship schemes and will also be able to give you information on educational courses and on living in Britain. If there is no British Council office, then contact the nearest British Embassy or High Commission.

For many scholarship schemes, it is necessary to apply well in advance of the start of the course, often at least one year, and generally you must apply in your own country.

What Scholarships are available?

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

Assists Commonwealth students and academics of high intellectual calibre to study in other Commonwealth countries. Around 400 students study in Britain each year under this scheme.

Eligibility, subject, and duration
The scholarships are primarily available for study or research for postgraduate degrees at universities. In special circumstances research study or non-university courses are considered. Scholarships for undergraduate studies are available only in the most exceptional cases.

The fellowship awards are generally for established teachers in universities or medical schools for study at postdoctoral level. They are not awarded for degree or diploma courses. Nomination of candidates is by local committees in the Commonwealth country concerned. The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission makes final selection in the UK.

How to


Through the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in the Commonwealth countries involved. Applicants should be resident in their own country at the time of application.

Technical Co-operation Training (TCT)

Funded by the Department for International Development, a government-to-government scheme to develop personnel resources in developing countries by supplementing local training facilities. The training is related to other forms of assistance under British aid programmes and linked to developmental projects. About 4,000 new awards annually. It is not a scholarship programme.

Eligibility, subject,and duration
Candidates, normally under the age of forty-five years, are nominated by their government and accepted on the basis of their likelihood of returning to positions where the training and skills acquired will have a suitable impact. Candidates may be tested to establish their competence in written and spoken English. Training is available in a wide range of subjects in the economic, social and technical fields but not for the humanities, fine arts and cultural subjects, and is normally at postgraduate or post-experience level. Requests for PhD level awards are subject to special scrutiny. Duration of training is usually between three months and three years. In exceptional cases, shorter or longer periods can be agreed. Awards normally cover the cost of travel, tuition fees, living expenses, books and clothes. Personal applications are not invited.

DFID Shared Scholarship Scheme (DFIDSSS)

Jointly funded by the Department for International Development and certain UK universities, the scheme helps students of high academic calibre in developing Commonwealth countries.

Eligibility, subject, and duration
Candidates must be from a developing Commonwealth country intending to study a subject of developmental relevance, otherwise unable to pay for their studies and outside the scope of existing support schemes. Applications are not considered from public sector employees. They must be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue immediately the course of study. Awards will be for taught postgraduate courses. In special cases, undergraduate awards will also be available where training could not be pursued in the student's own country or a nearby institution. Preference given to subjects related to the economic and social development of the overseas country.

Full cost of study, including return airfare, maintenance and thesis allowance.

How to


Students are nominated by their own governments when a specific training requirement arises.

Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS)

To ensure a continued supply of high quality research students to UK universities. The awards meet the difference between the home and overseas level of tuition fees only. Up to 850 new awards each year.

Eligibility, subject, and duration
For postgraduate students of outstanding merit and research potential, liable to pay the higher fees chargeable to overseas students. Must be research students intending full-time study for a higher degree at a British university or one of four other specific institutions. Academic merit and research potential are the sole criteria governing the selection of candidates. No account is taken of means, nationality or subject field. The awards are initially made for a year, but subject to the satisfactory progress of the award-holder, are renewable for a second or third year.

How to


through the academic institution in the UK at which you wish to study

British Chevening Scholarships
The British Chevening Scholarships Programme is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the British government. The aim of this scholarship programme is to provide an opportunity to dynamic young men and women, who have demonstrated academic excellence and extra-curricular achievements and are likely to be future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers, to study in the UK.

The India Programme began in 1987-88. It is now the FCO's second largest scholarship programme globally with an annual budget of £ 1.5 million supporting approximately 120 scholarships every year.

These comprise a range of short-term tailor made and long term academic programmes in the UK. The Chevening Scholarships are prestigious awards, which enable overseas students to study in the United Kingdom. The scholarships are offered in more than 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals to become familiar with education at UK. The British Chevening Scholarships programme was established in 1983. It was known until 1994 as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarships and Awards Scheme (FCOSAS).

The British Council, on behalf of the FCO administers the scholarships overseas and in the UK. The primary objectives of the programme are to: Promote the UK's long term political, economic and commercial interests Increase knowledge of and respect for British institutions and values Enrich developing countries' resources of skilled professional people Improve the quality of life world-wide and develop a strong international community .

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.


Medicine (UK)

Cancer Research (including Cancer epidemiology); Cardiology, Gynaecology, Medicine and Dentistry. Scholarships are assigned for project oriented training in higher techniques and methodology and are not for generalised training/studies leading to a degree or diploma.

Engineering and Technology Computer


Electronics; Environmental Studies; Remote Sensing Technology; Communication Engineering; Bio-Technology / Biochemical Engineering; Robotics.

Science (Pure and Applied)

Mathematics; Molecular Biology; Physics and Chemistry) including Pharmaceutical/ Medical Chemistry), Agriculture and Allied Fields, Animal Husbandry; Agronomy and Forestry.

Humanities and Social Sciences History; sociology; Management Studies; Fine Art; (including Western Painting, Art History, Graphic Design and Sculpture); Economics, Philosophy and Psychology.

Qualifications and


The Candidates must have completed tertiary education in English Medium.

(A) For Master' Degree: One must have completed Bachelor's Degree in one of the above indicated subject fields securing 55% or above marks in Humanities and Social Science group and 60% or above marks in Medicine Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture group. Candidate should give one page academic justification for pursuing Master Degree course in UK.

(B) For PhD: One must have completed Master's Degree in one of the subject fields indicated above securing 55% marks in Humanities and Social Science group and 60% or above marks in Medicine, Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture group with two years teaching/research or practical experience after obtaining Post-graduated degree relating to the opted field of study.

Academic year commencing from: October.

General Criteria

  • All applicants for CSFP awards in Britain should be of high academic calibre and should preferably be intending to study a subject of developmental relevance.

  • Applicants should be resident in their own country at the time of application. Candidates should, at the time of nomination, have graduated from a first or Master's degree within the last 10 years Additional Criteria for Scholarships

  • Candidates should hold a minimum upper second class degree or equivalent

Additional Criteria for Fellowships

  • Candidates should hold a doctorate (or other postgraduate qualifications accepted as sufficient for the career he / she is following)

  • Candidates must have completed their doctorate no less than five and no more than ten years from the date of taking up the Fellowship

  • Candidates should have at least two years experience as a staff member of university or similar institution in their home country

  • Candidates must be aged 50 or under at time of taking up a Fellowship

Additional Criteria for Academic Staff Fellowships

  • Candidates should be aged 42 or under at time of nomination (for Fellowships)

  • Application is by nomination by the executive head of the university on whose permanent staff the nominee serves

Level: Master's/M Phil/ PhD/ 1-year clinical training

Value: University fees, scholar's return travel, allowance for books, apparatus, approved study travel, personal maintenance (plus allowances, where applicable, for spouse and children) Fixed Research Support Grant in case of research.

Method of application: Applications must be made in the first instance to the Commonwealth Scholarship agency in the country in which the applicant has his/her permanent home. In respect of offers to Indians, contact: Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Education), External Scholarships Division, A1, W3, Curzon Road Barracks, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi, India 110 001 (Deputy Educational Adviser).

For Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowships, The University Grants Commission (UGC) selects and nominates the candidates who are generally established teachers in universities or medical schools.

Closing date: The MHRD normally advertise this plan in national dailies/ Employment News across India in June/August every year for admission to UK universities in the following academic year. The closing date for entry :Early  October of the previous year.

For further information contact :
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU),
John Foster House,
36 Gordon Square, London,
Telephone: +44-207-387 8572
Visit website:
Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD)

Department of Education, External Scholarships Division,
A-1/W-3, Curzon Road Barracks,
Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
New Delhi 110001
Telephone: +91-11-338 6401

Visit website:

University Grants Commission
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi -110001
Telephone: +91-11-323 3895  

The British Council manages the Charles Wallace India Trust awards funded by the Charles Wallace India Trust. 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 complementary funding. 

General Eligibility Criteria

  • applicants must be Indian nationals, residing in India.

  • for most awards recipients should be aged between 25 and 45.

  • they should have completed their first degree/diploma in the area of their specialisation.

  • the proposal should clearly state what they want to do in the UK.

  • it should also state how they propose to put their training to use on their return to India.

  • where possible admission/placement should be in hand/process.

  • those with little or no overseas exposure will be given preference.


  • Each Year Awards Are Made In 5 Areas

  • the Visual and Performing Arts

  • architectural and Materials Conservation

  • museum studies and curatorship

  • English Studies the Humanities

In these chosen areas the Trust runs the following six programmes. These are detailed and methods of application are listed in the following sections.

Fully Funded Awards

1. Postgraduate


Full one year postgraduate scholarships covering stipend (at rates equivalent to those used by the British Council), international travel, and tuition fees. These awards are in restricted subject areas: the creative arts including visual arts, music and drama; also in architectural conservation currently tenable at the University of York. There is also an award for a Museum Curator tenable at the Goldsmith College. These are advertised and recruited for in India through the British Council and in the case of architectural conservation awards with the co-operation of INTACH. Applications to be made to the British Council in September/October each year for the courses starting the following academic year.

2. Short Term


Up to three short term awards are made each year to enable young Indian conservators to study and gain practical experience in materials conservation in UK. This may include conservation of timber, stone, brick, metal structures, stained glass, earth building etc. An award for a young museum curator or conservator to be attached to a museum in UK is also made each year. Support is given to a young curator, arts administrator or writer on art to attend a course in creative curating sometimes coupled with an attachment to a British art gallery or museum. Applications for these awards are made through British Council offices in India. One award is made jointly with the Nehru Trust each year to enable a young museum conservator, curator or archaeologist to take up an attachment at the Victoria & Albert Museum or another agreed institution. Applicants should apply to the Nehru Trust. Applications to be made to the British Council in September/October each year for the courses starting the following academic year.

3. One Term Visiting Fellowships

These are offered to enable Indian academics or professionals to live and work with their British counterparts in a British university or other institution for one academic term or the equivalent. Fifteen such fellowships have been agreed with British universities and other institutions. A fixed sum is set aside to cover international fares, travel in UK and a stipend for each Fellow. The attachment is required to be of benefit to both parties and so is not merely a research grant. Selection is made by the British host organisation in agreement with the Trust and in certain areas with the help of the British Council. Under this programme there are opportunities for two writers-in- residence, an artist-in-residence, a translator-in-residence as well as Fellowships in ancient, medieval and modern history, philosophy, art history, theology, social anthropology, journalism, numismatics and English Studies. The subject areas and host institutions are regularly reviewed. Applications to be made directly to the Trust.


Partial Awards

1. Grants-in-Aid for Postgraduate Study in Uk

Grants-in-aid are made to Indian postgraduate students towards fees or maintenance costs or occasionally with the costs of field or archival work in UK (not in India). The Trust often helps by providing a grant when a student is writing up or completing a thesis after his or her main scholarship in UK has completed its term and cannot be extended. Sometimes the Trust complements funding from other sources. These grants are normally made in the second or final year of study. Applications for these partial awards should be addressed directly to the Secretary of the Trust. Students must already have a place agreed or be studying in UK when they apply. Students studying for a PhD in India who need to gather material in UK or consult with British academics or others in order to complete their thesis may also be considered. International travel expenses are not covered. Applications to be made directly to the Trust.

2. Short Term Postdoctoral Research or Professional Visits In UK

Grants-in-aid are made to assist scholars or research workers to undertake short term assignments in UK. These grants are made towards in-UK costs only and may be made to those who are undertaking archival or other research, consulting UK colleagues, attending short courses, preparing material for publication or attachments to UK institutions. They are made at the discretion of the Secretary of the Trust to whom application should be made well in advance of the proposed visit. Applications to be made directly to the Trust.

3. Art Awards

Grant-in-aid / Partial Scholarships

Grants-in-aid are made to assist from the visual and performing arts to undertake short term professional courses / attachments in the UK. In most cases these scholarships cover stipend ( at rates equivalent to those used by the British Council ) and tution fees. Applications should to be made to the British Council in September/October each year for the courses starting the following academic year. Contact Arts and Literature  

4. English Studies

The Charles Wallace India Trust offers two fellowships for writers in residence and one fellowship for a translator in residence each year for an attachment to a university in the UK. The fellowship is for a term of 12 weeks for up and coming creative writers/translators in English. Applicants below 48 years of age should send copies of the work, reviews and a proposal of the work they intend to do during their stay in the UK. A sum is set aside each year to enable young professionals to undertake short-term study or research in English Literature or English Studies. Contributions are normally made towards in-UK costs only in co-operation with the British Council in India. The British Council proposes possible recipients for consideration to the Secretary of Trust and in some instances co-funds awards. This includes participants to the Oxford Conference on teaching literature overseas and the Cambridge seminar on the contemporary writer in the UK. Applicants below 40 years of age should send in their CV with a covering note on their proposed area of study/research. Applications on plain paper, along with the CV, should be sent to the English Studies unit at the British Council. Contact English Studies

5. Charles Wallace India Trust

Provides a range of opportunities for you to study at postgraduate level, undertake research, gain professional experience in the UK or take up a fellowship. The awards are managed by the British Council and concentrate primarily on the arts and humanities.

You can choose from

Fully funded awards which include stipend, international travel and fees

Partial awards which comprise grants-in-aid towards fees or maintenance costs

Seminar awards.

Each year awards are made in six areas:

  • Visual and performing arts
  • Architectural and materials conservation
  • Museum studies and curatorship
  • English studies
  • Humanities
  • Journalism


  • All applicants should:
  • be an Indian national, residing in India
  • be aged between 25 and 45
  • have completed their first degree/diploma in the area of their specialisation
  • clearly state what they want to do in the UK
  • state how they propose to put their training to use on their return to India

where possible, admission/placement in a UK University/Institute should be in hand.

Please note: those with little or no overseas exposure will be given preference.


Dependent on award/scholarship undertaken.


The British Council will help facilitate the grant of your visa.


Dependent on award/scholarship undertaken.The last date of submission of completed application forms along with portfolio, references and other required material is 31 October 2002 for the session 2003 - 4.Download application form


Please contact the arts section in your nearest British Council Office for further information.


Scheme A  - Programme Details

A01 - Open Human Rights Scholarships

Number of scholarships: Up to ten (10)

Subject(s): Any subject related to Human Rights

Level (Qualifications): Master's (MA or LLM)

Age limit: 40 years

A02 - Open Social Science Scholarships

Number of scholarships: Up to ten (10)

Subject(s): Economics, Politics, International Relations, Development Studies (including Gender Studies), Psychology and Sociology

Level (Qualifications): Master's

Age limit: 35 years

A03 - Open Management Scholarships

Number of scholarships: Up to four (4)

Subject(s): Business Administration or Management (Finance, Marketing, Human Resources Management)

Level (Qualifications):Master's (MBA, MSc or MA)

Age limit:  35 years

A04 - Open Science Scholarships

Number of scholarships: Up to ten (10)

Subject(s): Pure and Applied Sciences, Computing, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (except Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health, and Pharmacy)

Note: Pharmaceutical study leading to research and discovery of new drugs is eligible

Level (Qualifications): Master's (MSc)

Age limit: 35 years

A05 - Open New Technology Scholarships

Number of scholarships: Up to six (6)

Subject(s): Biotechnology, Telecommunications and Information Technology (IT)

Level (Qualifications): Master's (MSc)

Age limit: 35 years

A06 - Open Scholarships

Number of scholarships: Up to ten (10)

Subject(s): Art, Design, Architecture, Philosophy, Literature, Law, Journalism, Fashion Technology, Information Sciences, Humanities or any other subject (excluding Medicine) not listed in A01-A05 above

Level (Qualifications): Master's (MA/MSc)

Age limit: 35 years


Short term (Professional) Scholarships

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK government fund the scholarships under this scheme with contributions from the participating UK institution in some cases. Each scholarship covers the following:

(a)    Full fees for the programme

(b)   Living expenses for the duration of the scholarship for a maximum period of 12 weeks

(c)    International airfares are NOT covered and are to be borne by the scholar or his/her employer or sponsor

The British Council also arranges gratis student UK visas for the scholars.

1.How to apply for Scheme B scholarships?

Scheme B applicants are NOT required to apply directly to the UK institution(s). They only need to make a Chevening application. Please visit 'How to apply' section for guidance on application.

2.Last date for applications for all programmes under Scheme B is 30 November .The interviews for these scholarships will normally be held in the British Council in New Delhi between January and March

Scheme B - Programme Details B01 - Gurukul Scholarships in Leadership and Excellence

Number of scholarships: Up to twelve (12)

Subject(s): Management with focus on globalisation and its impact on the economy

Level and duration:  Advanced training programme of ten (10) weeks

UK institution:  London School of Economics and Political Science (

Target professional group: Outstanding professionals and practitioners from any field of Indian national life including Government, Industry, Finance, Law, Civil Service, Academia, Research, Science & Technology, Media and NGOs who have demonstrated proven leadership in their chosen field or profession.

Age limit: 28-40 years

B02 - Senior Executive Programme

Number of scholarships: Up to six (6)

Subject(s): Strategic Management

Level and duration: Advanced training programme of four (4) weeks

UK Institution: Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (

Target professional group: Senior executives who are (or soon expect to be) at positions of executive authority and responsibility in private or public sector organisations

Age limit: 30-45 years

Chevening Manchester Business School Shared Scholarships

The FCO, in association with Manchester Business School, offers a maximum of 6 scholarships for placement on the Senior Executive Course. The Course will be conducted by the Manchester Business School (MBS), University of Manchester and will run for a period of 4 weeks comprising of 3-weeks academic programme followed by 1-week project work.

B03 - Young Indian Print Journalists Programme

Number of scholarships: Up to twelve (12)

Subject(s):  Journalism

Level and duration: Advanced training programme of twelve (12) weeks

UK institution: University of Westminster (       

Target professional group: Journalists in the print media, both English and vernacular

Age limit: 25-35 years

B04 - Young Indian Broadcast Journalists Programme

Number of scholarships: Up to Eight (8)

Subject(s): Broadcast journalism

Level and duration: Advanced training programme of twelve (12) weeks

UK institution: Thomson Foundation, Cardiff University ( )

Target professional group: Professional broadcasters working in television or radio

Age limit:  25- 35 years

B05 - Wolfson College Press Fellowships

Number of Scholarships: Up to four (4)

Subject(s): Journalism

Level and duration: Research fellowship of ten (10) weeks

UK institution: Wolfson College, University of Cambridge (

Target professional group: Journalists

Age limit: 25-48 years

B06 - Young Indian Environmental Managers Programme

Number of Scholarships: Up to twelve (12)

Subject(s): Environmental Management

Level and duration: Advanced training programme of twelve (12) weeks

UK Institution: University of Bradford and Manchester ( and )

Target professional group: Outstanding environmental professionals and practitioners, involved in the development and application of environmental policy and management in the public, private or non-government sectors, who have the potential to rise to senior positions where they can make significant contributions to a reduction in and remediation of environmental damage.

Age limit: 25-35 years

B07 - Women in Leadership and Management Programme

Number of Scholarships: Up to twelve (12)

Subject(s): Strategic Management, Leadership and Gender related issues

Level and duration: Advanced training programme of twelve (12) weeks duration

UK Institution: to be identified

Target professional group: Indian women managers, from across a wide range of fields private and public sectors, NGOs and women's organisations

Age limit: 40 years

C02 - Cable & Wireless Shared Scholarships

Number of Scholarships: Up to two (2)

Funding partners: FCO and Cable & Wireless Plc

UK Institution: The programme is based at the Coventry University and Strathclyde University

Subject(s): 1. MSc in Operational Telecommunications

2. MSc in Communications Management

Level (Qualifications): Master's (MSc) 

Age limit: 35 years

University application: Postgraduate prospectus and application form for the 2 available courses could also be requested from Mrs Melody Parkes, International Relations Manager, The Cable & Wireless College, 320 Westwood Heath Road, Coventry CV4 8GP, UK (Fax: +44 207 315 5061). Course details and application form can also be downloaded from

Selection: Selection will be based on paper shortlisting followed by personal interviews in New Delhi in May or June . Shortlisted applicants will need to provide proof of admission to the Coventry or Strathclyde University, as appropriate, prior to the interview.

C03 - FCO/Nottingham/Commonwealth Partnership Joint Scholarships

Number of Scholarships: Up to two (2)

Funding partners: FCO, University of Nottingham and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

UK institution: University of Nottingham (

Subject(s):  Any subject (except medicine) relevant to social, economic and scientific development of India

Level (Qualifications): Master's (MSc/MA/LLM) 

Age limit: 26-35 years

University application: Postgraduate application form could be requested from Mrs Nicola May, Scholarship Assistant, International Office, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK (Tel: +44 115 84 66344 Fax: +44 115 951 5155; Email: or downloaded from

Selection: Selection will be based on paper shortlisting followed by personal interviews in New Delhi in May or June 2003. Shortlisted applicants will need to provide proof of admission to the university, prior to the interview.

C04 - FCO/Pearson/Cranfield Joint Scholarships

Number of scholarships: Up to one (1)

Funding partners: FCO, Cranfield University School of Management and Pearson plc.

UK institution:  Cranfield University School of Management (

Subject(s): Business Administration

Level (Qualifications): Master's (MBA)

Age limit: 26-35 years

C05- FCO/Pearson/Stirling Joint Scholarships

Number of scholarships:  Up to one (1)

Funding partners: FCO, University of Stirling and Pearson plc.

UK Institution: University of Stirling, Department of Film and Media Studies (

Subject(s): Media ManagementLevel (Qualifications):Master's (MSc) 

Age limit: 26-35 years

Other Chevening Programmes The following programmes are also available to international students including students from India.  Students need to apply directly to the participating institutions and NOT to the British Council. FCO/British Gas International/University of Strathclyde Joint Scholarship

Subject: Engineering, Applied Sciences, Business Administration (8 scholarship globally - offered to students from Argentina, Egypt, Brazil, Kazakhastan, India, Philippines, Tunisia and Trinidad)

Level: Postgraduates

Duration: One year

Eligibility: A good honours degree (preferably first class) from a recognised Indian university and a minimum of one years' work experience (links with the Oil/Gas industry are desirable). Preference will be given to those candidates who have not undertaken a course of full time study in the last two years. Candidates should have not studied for a degree course in the EU or US previously.

Candidates should have proficiency in English (6.5 in IELTS or 600 in TOEFL). A good GMAT score is required for MBA applicants.

Value: Tuition fees, maintenance costs and return economy airfare.

Age limit: 35 years.

Method of application: Applications for admission should be made directly to the University. If you have applied for postgraduate study already, please quote your admission reference number, otherwise one must complete an application form for postgraduate study. Application forms for postgraduate study are available on The University will be the judge of academic caliber and will forward their nominations to BG Group and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for final selection.  Scholarship applications should be made by 28 February for entry in October of the same year.  Candidates are advised of the result not later than June.

Instructional courses normally begin in late September.

Scholarship application forms are available in December from the local BG Group Managers, British Embassies and High Commissions in targeted countries.

Completed applications should be returned to the Registry General (Scholarships), University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ, Scotland, UK.

Closing date: 28 February of the year of award.

Shell Centenary Chevening Scholarships

Subject(s): The courses which are eligible for Shell Centenary and Shell Centenary Chevening Scholarships are within the broad categories of Applied Sciences and Technology, Environmental Sciences, Business Management, Law and Economics. Specific disciplines and subjects vary from one university to another, reflecting the specialities of different universities. Therefore it is necessary to check which courses are eligible at each university. It is also possible that the eligible courses may vary from one year to another so there is no guarantee that the same course will be available each year. [33 Shell Centenary Chevening Scholarships annually]

UK Institution(s): University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, University of Durham, Imperial College London and University College London.

Level: Master's

Eligibility: Candidates having a good first degree (first class or high second class) from a recognised Indian University. Professional work experience will be preferred. Candidates should have firm offer of admission from any of the following UK University for an eligible course: University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, University of Durham, Imperial College London, University College London. Candidates should be fluent in English (minimum 7.5 in IELTS).  Current or former employees of any of the Royal Dutch / Shell Group of Companies are not eligible.

Value: Tuition fee, return economy airfare and maintenance costs.

Age limit: 35 years.

Method of application:

1. Request information about eligible taught postgraduate courses from one, or more, of the six participating universities

2.Request for a postgraduate application form and a scholarship application form from the university at which you wish to study

3. Apply on the university postgraduate application form, for admission. Closing dates for academic entrance applications vary.

4. Send completed forms to the university to which you have applied either together with your university application form or after. Scholarships will be awarded to only those holding conditional/ unconditional admission offers.

For further information, visit Closing date: 1 March of the year of award