There’s a reason why the word “money” is used more frequently than any other word in a rap song – money is important. Whether you agree with the likes of Eminem, Jay Z, and Tupac, or not, we can all agree that money can be a major deciding factor when you are choosing where to study abroad. With the falling rupee and the rising cost of tuition and living, scholarships are all the more crucial in your student life now.
Below is a diverse selection of international scholarships on offer that students in their final year of graduation can apply to:
1. Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships:
These are scholarships for Indian students to study abroad in North America or Europe. Applicants must be under 30 and should reside in India at the time of application. For postgraduate study, this scholarship covers tuition fees, adequate living expenses, and one-way travel. These scholarships are of two types: university courses and specific programmes.
It is essential to have prior admission to any institution and course chosen in order to be eligible for the scholarship by the Foundation. The deadline for submitting the application is April 15, 2018
Link to the application form: http://inlaksfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Inlaks-Scholarship-Application-Form-2018.docx
2. His Majesty the King’s Scholarships and Her Majesty the Queen’s Scholarships:
These are scholarships by the Thai government for Indian citizens to study in Thailand at master’s level within the fields of engineering and technology, management, or environment and development. These scholarships are granted to candidates who have applied or have qualified to study at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Each scholarship award covers tuition fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus, for the entire period of the 22-month master’s degree program. Application Deadline is March 31, 2018.
Link to the application form: https://d2oc0ihd6a5bt.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/2404/2017/08/KQ-Scholarships-Nomination-form.docx
3. University of Queensland BEL India Scholarship:
These are fully funded international scholarships for Indian students who have applied or have already qualified to study a master’s degree within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Queensland in Australia. Applications for the scholarships close on April 30, 2018.
Link to application form for postgraduate courses at UQ: https://future-students.uq.edu.au/apply
Link to application form for the scholarship: https://uq-gmytz.formstack.com/forms/uq_bel_scholarship_application_2018
4. Orange Tulip Scholarship:
This scholarship makes grants available for Indian students to study in the Netherlands at master’s level at 22 participating universities of the Netherlands. To qualify for the same, students needs to be admitted to a Dutch university or should be in the process of enrollment. Although there are Dutch universities that offer a 100% (full) study fee, other colleges may only offer 50% reduction in study fees. The deadline for submission of applications varies for different universities.
Link to participating universities: https://www.nesoindia.org/scholarships/orange-tulip-scholarship-programme/scheme-2018-2019/scheme-2018-2019
Link to application form: https://www.nesoindia.org/scholarships/orange-tulip-scholarship-programme/ots-form
5. University of Bournemouth Business School Dean’s Scholarships:
This scholarship offers a 50% reduction in tuition fees for students applying for a master’s degree within the Faculty of Management at Bournemouth University in the UK. Application deadline for the scholarship is May 31, 2018
Link to application form: https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/bu-scholarship-application-form-2017-18
6. University of Warwick Graduate School GREAT India Scholarships:
These are a group of scholarships for Indian students who have applied to study an applicable Master’s degree starting from Autumn 2018 at the University of Warwick Graduate School.
The Scholarships are worth £9,000 (that contribute towards the tuition fee) each and are jointly funded by the GREAT Campaign and the University of Warwick. The deadline for submission of application forms is March 15, 2018
Link to the University website: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/scholarship/typesoffunding/greatindia/
7. The Next Gen Scholarship Fund
Worth US$1,000, students must be enrolled on a program at an accredited university within Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia to qualify for this scholarship. Applicants must further have at least a 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution to be eligible for the same.
Their online application for the scholarship for the academic year 2018-2019 will be available beginning from February 19, 2018.
Link to the application form: https://perkconsulting2.wufoo.com/forms/z10yv6qx0j57sis/
8. Rotary Peace Fellowships
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 students from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of their peace centers (such as at Duke University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and field-study expenses. The Master’s degree programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months.
Applications for the academic session 2018-19 will begin in February.
Link to their website: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships
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Vaibhavi Sharma Pathak