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Rhodes Scholar ship, University of Oxford, UK

At least a First class  in Humanities, Sciences, Law, Engineering, Agriculture & Medicine.  But final year students may also apply

Age : 19 - 25

Scholarship covers approved University and college fees and other charges for which payment is made directly to the scholar's college and living expenses.  It also meet the cost of air travel economy class.

Office of Indian Secretary, Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee, PO Box 2108, Delhi -110 007

E.mail - secretary@rhodesscholarship-india.com


Gates Cambridge Scholarship,

Cambridge Universtiy

for Ph.D

Must Have a first class or high second class honors degree or its equivalent. should be normally below age of  30.

Scholarship cover the full cost of of study at Cambridge for a single person - all approved university and college tuition fees, a maintenance allowance, a further discretionary allowance for study related activities and one return economy airfare between U.K and native country.

Gates Cambridge Trust,

PO Box 252, Cambridge CB2 ITZ, England.

E-mail : info@gates.scholarships.cam.ac.uk


Fulbright Fellowships


Should have high level of academic / Professional achievements

Support for a wide variety of programmes in U.S.

United States Educational Foundation in India, American Consulate Building, 220 Anna Salai, Chennai 600 006;

Phone: 044-28112049; 28112000;


Website : www.fulbright-india.org 


British Chevening Scholarship Programme


Indian Nationals of outstanding academic ability

Age : 25 -35 years

Scholarships covers tution fee upto maximum of 12,000 dollars  and living expenses for scholars going for one year master programmes. International airfares are not covered.

The Biritish Council, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai 600 002.

Phone: 044 - 52050600

E-mail: chennai.scholarship@in.britishcouncil.org


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6. Ford Fellowships Applicants should be Indian Nationals and hold a bachelor's or Master's  degree from a  recognized Indian University with at least 55 percent marks.  Candidate applying for Ph.D programmes should have completed master's degree with at least 60% marks, and should have at least two year's full-time work experience relevant to their proposed area of study. Support is provided up to three years of formal graduate level study leading to master's or doctoral degree.  Once selected, Fellows may enroll in an appropriate university programmes anywhere in the world, including their country of residence.  Fellowship covers financial assistance for travel, living expenses, tuition and related costs for the actual degree programmes, short-term pre-fellowship training, including language study and courses in research and computer skills. United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI) or Ford Foundation, International Fellowships Program, 12, Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001, India;

Phone : 011 - 2335 8893

E-Mail : ask@ifpsa.org

Website : www.ifpsa.org

7. Commenweath Scholarships  for UK Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification, with a second class honours or above, securing 55 per cent or above marks in the humanities and social science group, and 60 per cent and  above marks in medical, engineering  and technology, science and agriculture groups are eligible.

For Ph.D degree: Master's degree , the requirement  is 55% and above marks in humanities and social science group and 60% and above marks in engineering and technology, science and agriculture groups. 

Value for award includes approved tutition and examination fees, a personal maintenance allowance payable monthly, to and fro airfare, a grant for expenses of approval travel within the U.K. and an initial arrival allowance, incorporating a clothing grant for scholars from tropical countries.

For married scholars selected by the commission for awards exceeding 12 months,  a marriage allowance per month payable provided that the husband and wife are residing together at the same address in the U.K.

Assistance for one year master's degree , six month's clinical training / research / specialization, and three year's Ph.D course.  Master's degree may be in areas such as engineering, technology, science ( pure or applied) , agriculture, humanities and social sciences.

ES. 4 Section, External Scholarships Division, Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, A-2 / W-4, Curzon Road Barracks, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110 001.
8. SIA Youth Scholarships Indian Nationals 16 plus - 18 plus years old, with at least an average of 85% with English as first language in class X.  Allowance of $2,400 per annum with hostel accommodation, $200 settling-in allowance (one-time), air passage to Singapore and back,  Waiver of school fees (one time) and GCE 'A' Level examination fees (one time), subsidised medical benefits and accident insurance cover.  There is no bond attached to the sholarship.


Tenable for two years' studeis in selected Singapore Junior Colleges leading to the award of the Singapore Cambridge General Certificate of Education 'Advanced" (GCE 'A') level ( or equivalent) certificate.  Students who perform well in the GCE 'A' Level (or equivalent) Examination may apply for the under graduate scholarships offered by the National University of Singapore or the Nanyang Technological University. Ministry of Education, 1 North Buena Vista Drive, Singapore 138675;

Phone: 00 65 68722220;

E-Mail : contact@moe.edu.sg

9. HINDU HITACHI Scholarships Indian Citizens below 30 years.  Should Posses BE / B.Tech or equivalent degree from any recognised University and at least one year's professional experience.  There will be preference for those with practical experience in the branch for which training will be impaired. The scholarships are tenable in Japan in principally for six months.  Trainees may have general training in one of the following product fields of Hitachi: information and telecommunication system, power and industrial system, and Digital media products.  Training will not be available in the research and development activities of Hitachi. 

Assistance: To and fro air fare, free boarding and lodging in Japan and all expense for traveling in Japan which may be considered necessary for the training and a monthly fixed allowance to cover personal expenses.

The Hindu, 859 and 860,  Anna Salai, Chennai 600 002.
10. J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarships Graduates with consistently good academic record ( students in the final year of a degree course and those awaiting results can also apply ) .  Academics and other mid-career professionals with experience in their field, going abroad for further training / specialization are eligible.

Students should have applied for admission in universities for the next fall / spring semesters.  Students awaiting admissions can also apply.


Granted for higher studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects.

After the initial screening of applications, candidates will be short listed for an interview in person by subject experts.  The final selection will be on the basis of the interview in Mumbai. 

Application Issued from :

Endowment's Administrative Office, Mulla House, 51 M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001.

Complete form should sent to:

The Director, J.N. Tata Endowment, Bombay House, 24 Homi Mody street, Fort, Mumbai 400 001.

11. Mahindra Scholarships Applicants must possess a first-class degree or an equivalent diploma of the same standard from a recognized Indian University and must have secured admission or have applied for admission in reputable foreign universities.  Candidates studying in the final year can also apply.

Government or quasi-government officers with a creditable academic record, going abroad for specialized qualifications are also eligible.

K.C. Mahendra Education Trust offers interest-free loan scholarships to Indian National for postgraduate studies abroad in various fields such as engineering, natural sciences, humanities, medicine and business management, including the study of military, naval and aviation sciences. 

The maximum amount of scholarships payable to any scholar is Rs.95,000/-.

Award will be finalized only after a personal interview.

The Executive Secretary, K.C. Mahindra Education Trust, Cecil Court, 3rd Floor, Near Regal Cinema, Mahakavi Bhushan Marg, Mumbai 400 001.
12. Inlaks Scholarships Resident Indian citizens below 30 years of age, with a good university degree. It is essential to have prior admission to a top ranking institution and course chosen. Scholarships for up to two years in top American, European and U.K. institutions for degrees in all subjects, except engineering, computer science, management, English literature, Indian History, urban design and Philosophy.

Scholarships for specific programmes proposed by the candidate for research, training or professional improvement to be carried out abroad either independently, or attached to a leading institution.

The duration of the scholarship is for two years.

Inlaks Foundation, P.O. Box 2108, Delhi - 110 007.


Reference : Education Plus, The Hindu , 14th August 2006.

S.No Name Qualification Details Contacts
1. DBT-JRF M.Sc / M.Tech / M.V.Sc with 65% (55% for reserves)

Age : below 28 yrs (33yrs for reserve and women)

The fellowship tenable in any Universities / Institutes in India where Ph.D carrying out for areas of Biotechnology and Applied Biology. The fellowship as JRF / SRF will be Rs. 8000 / 9000 per month + HRA as per host Institute norms and a research contingency of Rs.30,000 per year. Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Co-ordinated by University of Pune.
2. DBT - Post doctoral fellowship in biotechnology and life sciences Ph.D in Science / Engineering or MD / MS in areas of Medicine

Below 40 for men and below 45 for women

Stipend Rs. 11,000 to 12,000 per month and contingency grant of Rs. 50,000 per year payable to host institution.  Duration 2 yrs but extendable to 5 years. Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 0132.
3. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Students of Basic sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas.

Summer programmes fellowship also provided to research and educational institutes

Scholarships provided upto Ph.D from school studies. Society for Innovation and Development (SID),

Indian Institute of Science,


4. Swarnajayanthi Fellowships for Yound Scientists Ph.D in Science / Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology / MD in Medicine

Age : 30 - 40 yrs

Active in the frontier areas of science and engineering with outstanding contributions

Covers all the requirements for performing the research and includes a fellowship of Rs.25,000 per month for five years for those who do not draw any salary  from any other source.  Limited to Rs.10,000 per month for those who draw salary from other source. 

Additional fellowship also provided to other essential requirements for the projects

Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110 016. 


1. National Institutes of Technologies ( Formerly known as Regional Engineering Colleges)

2. Madras Institute of Development Studies, 79-Second Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020.

3. National Institute of Industrial Engineering, NITIE, Vihar Lake, Mumbai - 400 087.

4. National Institue of Pharmaceuticl Education and Research, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali), Punjab - 160 062.

5. Homi Bhabha Fellowships Council, c/o National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021.

6.IIM, Kozhikode - Hughes Escorts Communication Limited scholarship.

7. VV Giri National Labour Institute, Sector - 24, Noida -201301.

8. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore - 560 064.

9. IIM, Indore - Eicher Scholarship.

10. Sri Ratan Tata Trust awards, Mulla House, 3rd Floor, 51, M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001.

11. Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, 122, Maker Chambers III, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021.  (for Postgraduate studies in India and Abroad)

12. Shastri Indo - Canadian Institute, 5, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110 001.