Cambridge and India
Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships for applicants from India
Applicants to the University from India may be eligible to apply for a Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarship. The new scholarships named in honour of India's Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, himself an alumnus of the University, have been made possible thanks to an endowment created by generous benefactions from the UK and India. Cambridge Assessment, parent of Cambridge International Examinations who provide school exams throughout India, has also provided substantial funding (see news article).
The scholarships, to be held at the University of Cambridge, are for school-leavers from India who meet the usual examination qualifications for admission to Cambridge. Applicants for all courses except Medicine and Veterinary Medicine are eligible to apply. The scholarships are not available if you already have a degree and are therefore applying to Cambridge as an Affiliated applicant.
The scholarships will cover the cost of your tuition fees and College fees together with a grant towards maintenance and travel costs for each year of your course. The maintenance element of the scholarship will take account of your financial circumstances.
The scholarships are competitive and are conditional on a College offer of a place to study at Cambridge, including meeting any immigration and English language requirements. Continuation of the scholarship from year to year will be dependent on satisfactory examination performance.
If you meet the conditions above and wish to be considered for a Manmohan Singh Scholarship, you should complete a scholarship application form (available on the Undergraduate Admissions website) and apply for a place at Cambridge in the usual way, submitting a UCAS application and Cambridge Overseas Application Form (COAF) together with your scholarship application form. Applicants for the scholarships will be interviewed in India.
Applicants for postgraduate study may be interested in the Dr Manmohan Singh Graduate Scholarships at St John's College, offered by the British Council.