International Scholarships for Indian Students

If you’re an Indian student looking for opportunities to study abroad, you’ll be delighted to know that many government agencies, organizations, and academic institutions offer international scholarships for Indian students. The following scholarships are for Indian students who wish to study abroad and they are listed based on the international institution’s location.

International Scholarships for Indian Students in Australia

Ashok Khurana University of Adelaide Scholarship for Outstanding Indian Students

Professor Ashok Khurana founded this fellowship to support one outstanding Indian student’s post-graduate studies. The scholarship is worth $30,000 and will be used to cover the recipient’s airfares, living expenses, and tuition. The selected applicant may also be eligible for a 50% tuition discount for the duration of their study. This scholarship is open to Indian students who are not already studying in Australia and/or are not currently living in Australia on a Student, transfer, or other visa. Applicants must be pursuing postgraduate study at the University of Adelaide leading to a Master’s Degree or equivalent in a field that benefits India and its citizens, such as Education, Agricultural production, Medical Services, Clean Technology, Climate change, Aeronautics, and Energy. Candidates must be able to exhibit exceptional leadership potential as well as academic excellence.  Successful candidates will be chosen based on academic merit, proven leadership qualities, and the ability to significantly improve India.

Applications deadline: 15th December 2021

Payment per year: $20,000

Duration: 1.5 years

Degree: Postgraduate

Citizenship: Indian

Apply here.

Students on campus

The India Global Leaders Scholarship

The India Global Leaders Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for high-achieving Indian students to continue their education at the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. Academically, push yourself and build the abilities you’ll need to succeed in today’s fast-paced, competitive business world. This grant is available to students starting in Semesters 1 and 2. The deadline for students starting in Semester 1 is November 30. The deadline for students starting Semester 2 is May 30. Successful Global Leaders scholars will get a tuition-only award worth 50% of their tuition. Throughout their studies, students will be part of the distinguished University of Queensland Global Leaders community of high achievers, while also developing their employability and leadership skills through exclusive access to new opportunities offered by the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. Throughout their studies, students will also receive special invitations to select ‘invite only’ seminars and events. Students will join a global network of outstanding Global Leaders scholarship graduates after graduation, allowing them to expand their professional networks both at home and abroad.

Citizens of India who ordinarily reside in India and are not currently studying in Australia are eligible to apply. Applicants who are enrolled in an English language course in Australia are still eligible. Students may not hold more than one scholarship for tuition costs at the same time. Students who have been accepted into a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Queensland and are starting their studies there. High-achieving students are urged to apply for the scholarships, which are offered on the basis of academic excellence.

Student type: Indian students

Level of study: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Study area: Business and Economics, Law

Benefit: 50 % tuition fee only

Scholarship duration: Full program

Apply here


International Scholarships for Indian Students in France

Charpak’s Masters Scholarship

The Charpak Scholarship program, founded by the French Embassy in India, is for Indian students interested in pursuing a two-year Master’s degree in France. Georges Charpak (1924-2010), a French physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992, is the founder of the Charpak scholarship program. Academic achievement, as well as the consistency and quality of the statement of purpose, will be used to choose candidates. Those who are fluent in French will be given preference. The applicants must have a link between their current Indian school and their potential French school.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be an Indian citizen and live in India.
  • At the time of application, you must be enrolled in an Indian institution of higher learning or a young professional employed in a company for a maximum of three years.
  • It is required that the course be held in France. Those who spend one semester or more studying in another nation will not be eligible for a scholarship during that time.
  • Charpak scholarship holders who are currently completing their M1 in France will be granted an exception. They can reapply for financing for a second year to finish their M2.

Note: The scholarship is not available to non-scholarship holders who are currently pursuing M1 in France.


  • Accommodation allowance of 700 euros is provided.
  • Coverage for medical expenses (about 300 euros each academic year)
  • Waiver of student visa and Campus France fees
  • Waiver of tuition fees up to 5000 euros
  • Assistance in locating inexpensive student housing

Apply here.

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International Scholarships for Indian Students in the UK

British Council GREAT scholarships for Indian Students

For the academic year 2022-2023, UK universities are offering 20 postgraduate scholarships to Indian students in a variety of disciplines.Each scholarship covers the cost of a one-year postgraduate course and is worth a minimum of £10,000 in tuition fees. The GREAT Britain Campaign of the UK government and the British Council, in collaboration with partner UK higher education institutions, sponsor each scholarship.

Participating Universities are:

Bishop Grosseteste University

Cranfield University

Edinburgh Napier University

Falmouth University

Goldsmiths, University of London

Keele University

Queen’s University Belfast

Royal Agricultural University

Trinity Laban Conservatoire Music and Dance

University of East Anglia

University of Edinburgh

University of Kent

University of Manchester

University of Plymouth

For further information, go to the preferred universities page and then click on the link to the university’s website. Individual scholarships can be applied for by following the instructions on each university’s scholarship webpage.
The time to apply for a GREAT scholarship has passed. Each institution has its own scholarship program. Please consult the institution’s page for more information on each institution’s deadlines. Individual universities will notify successful scholars of the outcome of their applications. Individual universities will award scholarship cash to successful scholars after they have registered.


Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship (St. Antony’s College, Oxford) for Indian Students

Each year, the Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship is given to one Indian scholar on the basis of merit. The grant, which is funded by the Indian government, allows the recipient to study/research at St. Antony College as a Junior Research Fellow.
Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship’s principal goal is to encourage expertise in modern Indian Studies in the fields of history, political science, and economics. The scholarship is only offered for a year at first. Depending on the candidate’s success at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, the term may be extended for another year (U.K.). Benefits include £18,580 + £5,956 allowance and economy class air passage (both ways) borne by the Government of India.

Each applicant must show eligibility on many grounds in order to be considered for the Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship.

A minimum of 60% in a post-graduate Ph.D. degree in Economics, History, or Political Science is required. You must be an Indian national living in India. You must be between the ages of 30 and 40. You must possess a minimum of three years of undergraduate or postgraduate teaching experience.

Simply meeting the Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship eligibility requirements and submitting the application does not ensure acceptance. Each application is scrutinized by the MHRD selection committee, which compiles a list of shortlisted candidates. An invitation letter for an individual interview session is provided to these candidates. Following the interview, the committee names the candidate for the Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship. On the MHRD Ministry’s website, this name is displayed. The committee’s decision is final and cannot be overturned.

Visit the MHRD Ministry’s website to register and get started on the application process.


Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) Scholarships

India’s Oxford and Cambridge Society Scholarships are part-funded scholarships for undergraduate, second-year undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral study and research at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the United Kingdom. The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) is a non-profit alumni association headquartered in New Delhi, India. The scholarships awarded by OCSI are Equal Opportunity, which means that no consideration is given to race, color, religion, disabilities, age (save for the maximum age criterion), gender, or ancestry when awarding them. These scholarships are not available to relatives of the Executive Committee of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India.

The Oxford and Cambridge societies established these scholarships more than fifty years ago. The Society began as a purely social network of Oxford and Cambridge alumni in Delhi, but by the 1960s, it had evolved into a more scholarly and educational support network, while maintaining its primary purpose as an alumni group. The scholarships were initially a sideline activity, but they quickly became the most important component of the society’s operations, which shifted from a Delhi-based to an all-India function thanks to the scholarships.


  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • University of Oxford, UK

The deadline for this scholarship has already passed but it is on every year and you can visit here for more information on how to prepare for the next intake.


International Scholarships for Indian Students in the USA

Tata Scholarship for Students from India

A $25 million endowment has been established due to a generous contribution from the Tata Education and Development Trust, a charitable affiliate of India’s Tata Group, which will allow Cornell to give financial help to Indian undergraduate students.
The Tata Scholarship Fund will support about 20 scholars at any given time, ensuring that the top Indian students, regardless of their financial circumstances, have access to Cornell. The scholarship will be given out once a year and will last for the remainder of the recipient’s undergraduate education at Cornell.

To be eligible for the undergraduate scholarship, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an Indian citizen who completed secondary school in India.
  • Be accepted as an undergraduate student at Cornell.
  • Be eligible for need-based financial help.

Qualified students accepted into the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; the College of Engineering; the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business’s Applied Economics and Management major; and majors in the biological sciences, physical sciences, and other “hard” sciences, as well as the social sciences, will be given priority. Undergraduate applicants who have completed the admissions application and applied for financial aid will be considered for the Tata Scholarship. All undergraduate applicants must apply for financial help through the foreign student financial aid application process. Begin your application process here.


S.N. Bose Scholars Student Exchange Program for Indian Students

The Science and Engineering Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), and WINStep Forward have partnered to develop a dynamic and transformative student exchange program between premier institutions in India and the United States in order to encourage future inventors and industry leaders. Satyendra Nath Bose (1894 – 1974), a visionary Indian physicist best recognized for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, was honored with the program’s name. Bosons, the particle class that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics, are named after him.

The program seeks to provide Indian students with a chance to visit world-class research facilities at leading U.S. institutions; encourage and motivate students to pursue research as a career; pave the way for the next generation of science and technology pioneers and innovators to interact with one another, and build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations that span international borders. Indian citizens who are actively seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a recognized Indian institution of higher learning. Atmospheric and Earth Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical and Computational Sciences, and Physical Sciences students are all eligible. Benefits include a monthly stipend, airfare, and health insurance.

Click here for more information on how to apply.


There you have them! Getting any of these scholarships will land you the opportunity to study abroad and expand your career prospects. All you have to do is follow the instructions pertaining to the scholarship you are applying to and give it a shot! Good luck.

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