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Cambridge and India


British Council Scholarships

The British Council promotes internationalism by encouraging and supporting international students arriving in the UK for education, and UK students undertaking study in India, providing support and services to UK universities. Their work in supporting higher education consists mainly of two programmes. The first is Internationalising Higher Education (IHE), and the second is a multi-partner programme called UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI). IHE aims to create collaborative partnerships and supports the internationalisation of the student experience. UKIERI aims to enhance educational links between India and the UK and focuses on particular thematic areas, including Leadership Development, Innovation Partnerships, Skills Development and Enhancing Mobility.

IHE offers a number of prestigious scholarships to Indian students, which may be tenable at the University of Cambridge. Further details of these opportunities are available on the British Council's website here.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. For information on deadlines and on how to apply visit the Chevening Scholarships website.

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation offers scholarships to Indian students with exceptional talent in any field; with an aim of broadening their vision abroad and improving societal skills. The scholarships are granted at top American, European and UK institutions and cover tuition fees and living expenses. For more information on eligibility criteria and on how to apply, visit the Inlaks Scholarship website.

Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) offers part-cost awards to support undergraduate or postgraduate study in any subject at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Further information about these awards is available on the OSCI website.