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University of Sheffield Scholarships available:

-Engineering International Scholarships 2010 (Offers a sum of 2000 pounds a year)
-Science International Scholarships 2010 (Offers a sum of 2000 pounds a year)
- Law International Scholarships 2010 (Offers 1,500 pounds a year)

Eligibility:  You must have the required proof of admission into the course. You must be self-funding and classified as ‘overseas’ for tuition fee purposes. You must also have a consistent academic record.

Once you have qualified for a Sheffield scholarship, it will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of studies. Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60 per cent overall average marks. The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.

How to apply: Contact the British Council in Chennai, Bangalore or New Delhi for application forms and details on the selection procedure. For scholarships for post graduate programmes, MPhil and research programmes, log onto: www.shef.ac.uk/india/scholarships.html

India Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2010 (£6,500)

There are three India Merit Undergraduate Scholarships, offered by the University of Sheffield, available for Indian students starting their undergraduate degree studies in September 2010. Each scholarship is worth £6,500 of the undergraduate course tuition fee a year. The scholarships take the form of a fee reduction.

Eligibility: The India Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2010 are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applicants must be Indian nationals or permanent residents of India. Applicants with a minimum aggregate of 75-80 per cent in key subjects in Class 12 from CBSE, ICSE or Maharashtra Board will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate degree programmes.

How to apply: Contact the British Council in Chennai, Bangalore or New Delhi for application procedure or visit  www.britishcouncil.org/india-scholarships-awarding-bodies.html

The last date to send in application forms is July 2, 2010.

For details on other scholarships at Sheffield, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk

Rhodes Scholarship 2011

A Rhodes scholarship is designed only for the University of Oxford.
There are up to six fully-covered Rhodes scholarships offered at the University of Oxford to Indian students every year. The scholarship covers two years of tuition fees and additional expenses, depending on the course that is chosen. It also covers living expenses sufficient to enable the scholar to meet the necessary expenses for term-time and vacations.

Eligibility: Candidate must be below 25 years of age and have at least a first class degree in Humanities, Sciences, Law, Engineering, Agriculture or Medicine from an Indian University.

Selection procedure: Candidates are required to apply by registered post to the Secretary of the Selection Committee, using the application form available at the website www.rhodesscholarships-india.com. The form must be sent to the New Delhi address (available on the website). The website will be open by mid-may for details on application form, how to apply etc.

Applicants are short-listed for a preliminary personal interview, held at four regional centres including Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi. Candidates selected from these regional interviews are then called for the final interview in December.

Scholarships are offered for: BCL, MLit, MSc, MPhil, BPhil (for Philosophy) or DPhil.
Official website: www.rhodes scholarships-india.com

Application forms are available at:


Application procedure: Send in a recent passport size photograph, evidence of age, copies of the transcripts of the university degree, list of six referees and their address.

Tip: Read the FAQs section on the website. It helps clear  doubts regarding the application process.

India address: Rhodes Scholarships, St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, Post Box No. 2108, Delhi-110007.

HSBC Scholarship to study in London

The HSBC scholarships have been instituted by the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Eligibility: Applicants for the scholarship have to be Indian citizens residing in India at the time of applying for the scholarship. They must be below 25 years of age as on September 1, 2010.

Applicants for HSBC scholarship may only apply for a scholarship to pursue UG and PG studies in United Kingdom at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge or London.

Applicants must have a degree from a recognised university in India and have a consistent academic background.

HSBC scholarships will cover:  Two scholarships to deserving students for a period of three years worth up to 25,000 pounds a year. This is expected to cover university fees, accommodation, books, and airfare from India to London.

How to apply: Application forms can be downloaded from www.banking.hsbc. co.in/in/aboutus/scholar/index.htm. Information on the selection procedure is listed at www.banking.hsbc.co.in/in/aboutus/scholar/select.htm

Inlaks-Imperial College Collaborative Scholarship

The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and the Imperial College, London now offer joint scholarships for PhD programmes (up to four years) and Master’s courses. These will be available for all courses in Engineering and Natural Sciences at Imperial. Full tuition fees and a stipend for living expenses will be covered by the scholarship, which is available for courses commencing October 2010.

Application process: Candidates will need to apply to the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, following normal procedure laid out in the ‘Scholarships Abroad-Inlaks Scholarships’ section on www.inlaksfoundation.org. Candidates must have a firm offer of admission to the Imperial College at the time of making the application to the foundation. The last date for applications is April 15, 2010.

British Council-Chevening scholarships

Chevening scholarships are prestigious awards and highly sought after by people from all over the world who want to pursue higher education in the United Kingdom. The scholarship covers areas such as sports, culture studies, humanities, science and even engineering. Though the intake of application forms for scholarships for the academic year 2010 has closed, you may check out a whole new set of jointly funded British Council-Chevening scholarships that are available for this academic year. Visit  http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-scholarship-chevening-joint-programmes.htm for details.

Tip: Go to educationuk.org and click on ‘E-chevening’.

Note: The article lists the scholarships, keeping in mind the last date for submitting applications.