The outstanding education system coupled with sanative living conditions make the study abroad destinations the most coveted ones. Hence, every year a large number of students move to their dream destinations. They are backed by the hefty loans acquired through the banks. During the hectic and exhaustive process most of the students do miss various offers available to them in the form of Scholarship programs. Irrespective of the amount, a scholarship has been a source of pride both for student and the parents.
Before we dive deep, let’s make it clear that scholarships are not just of one type; rather, there are different types of scholarships accessible to an overseas student. There categories are, merit-based, need-based, student-based, country-based and some time University-based. In order to optimize the possibility, it is always advisable to make a thorough study. So, this helps to know the category under which a student is planning to apply for scholarship. Here, you will find the list of some of the top study abroad scholarships which an applicant may avail.
Tata Scholarship Cornell University, USA
Firstly, this scholarship is based on financial need of a candidate who is exceptionally talented in his academics and dream to pursue higher studies in USA. Provided by the Tata Development Trust, an Indian citizen who has completed his senior secondary schooling from India is eligible to apply. Moreover, it is available to 20 scholars from India who seek their admission in Cornell University, USA. The scholarship covers the expenses throughout the duration of their course. Additionally, it covers tuition fee, living expenses and other miscellaneous expenses.
University of British Columbia leaders of Tomorrow Award
Secondly, Canada: Every year UBS awards this scholarship to the international students who show superior academic and extracurricular credentials. So, a student with leadership skill, experience in managing students’ affairs and with a stint in community services can apply for it. Clearly, this is a need cum merit based scholarship which covers the tuition fee, living expenses. And, other expense minus the amount what the family of a student can afford at their own.
Fulbright-Nehru masters’ Fellowship
This is available to the students with Indian citizenship to pursue the post graduate course such as Art and culture management, museum management, economics, international relations, or Higher education administration from the colleges of USA. An applicant should be a graduate with at least 2 years of work experience in their relevant field. This fellowship is for those who have shown superior performance in the fields of academics, leadership and community development. And they commit to return to their community for the developmental work. It includes the tuition fee, livening expenses, to and fro economy class fare, and health insurance cost.
Great Wall Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by the Chinese Government for the students of south Asian countries who seek admission in the Chinese academic institutions. It covers full tuition fee, living expenses, stipend, and medical insurance cover premium. As this scholarship is available for post graduate and doctoral program, a scholar should be below the age of 35 and 40 years respectively. To apply, a scholar should contact the national office of UNESCO in their respective country.
Erasmus -Mundus Joint Masters’s scholarships
If a scholar wants to pursue two master courses from two different countries of the consortia, here is a scholarship that will push to give it a try and complete the integrated master course. This is one of the most popular scholarship of European Union open for the scholars from all over the world. This program covers the participation cost, livening expenses, monthly stipend and medical cover for the maximum of 24 months. A candidate should be a bachelor degree holder and can choose maximum three joints program.
Dr.Manmohan Singh Scholarship, St.John College, University of Cambridge
This scholarship is available to the students and scholars who are the holder of valid Indian passport and seek their admission in St.John Colleges, UK in various doctoral and under graduate programs. The duration of the award is complete study duration which covers air travel expenses from both sides, tuition fee, monthly stipends and other living expenses. The Courses covers are Economics, Aerospace Engineering, Science and Technology and Energy Studies. An applicant is expected to be fluent in English, not more than 35 years of age and be post graduate in the subject of the doctoral program.
Inlaks Shivdesani Foundation Scholarship
This is a merit based scholarship for the international students of Indian origin. Those, who wish to pursue their masters, M.Phils and Doctoral programs from the colleges and universities of UK, US or Europe. Moreover, it provides onetime payment up to USD1, 00,000. The Eligible candidate must be below 30 years of age. And, should have a track record of superior academics records, community services and leadership skill.
Melbourne-India PG Scholarship Program
Melbourne University is not just among the top 20 universities in the world, it’s also one of the oldest. A large number of Indian students choose Australia as their destination of higher studies. Upon fulfilling the required criteria, the scholarship is provided to an Indian student for the duration of the course. That, covers tuition fee, overseas student’s health cover, travel expenses and living expenses. Therefore, the benefited student has to return to India on completion of their study program.
Shastri-Indo Canadian Fellowship
And then, funded by Shastri-Indo Canadian Research Institute, these grants, scholarships and fellowship are available to the candidates on the base of merit. The fellowships are allotted to the students from undergraduate to doctoral program. For knowing the eligibility criteria and the cut-off date of application, a candidate should visit the institute website.
Ontario Graduate Scholarship scheme
Least but not last, this scholarship scheme can be availed by only by those candidates who have received letter of approval from any of the college of Ontario and have got the study permit. The scholarship is given on session wise and for the maximum of one year. Clearly, it is a merit based program. And, a student has to present his case in the form of his academic achievements. Leadership goals and community work will be required along with an essay.
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