Indian Government Scholarships to Studying Abroad for Indian Student | GyanDhan

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Hello sir
I’m a 2nd yr student of dentistry from Madhya Pradesh. I’m interested in pursuing speciality training/ postgraduate studies in the UK after I’ve gained 2 yrs of work experience.
I’d like to know more about external scholarships to fund my tuition fees.
Thank you.

Hi @Nidhi,

Apologies for the delay in answer.

Top college in Canada for MA in Sociology -

  1. McGill University
  2. McMaster University
  3. University of Waterloo
  4. University of British Columbia
  5. University of Ottawa

Top colleges/universities in Europe for MA in Sociology -

  1. The University of Manchester - UK
  2. The University of Essex - UK
  3. Leiden University - Netherlands
  4. Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands
  5. Lund University - Sweden
  6. The University of Gothenburg - Sweden

A gap of one year would not be of any problem if you can explain this gap year. Work experience is not a requirement for admission to any of the universities. These two factors will not cause any problem. However, you should have a robust profile to get admission to any of the above-mentioned universities.

Scholarships -

  1. Ontario Graduate Scholarships
  2. J.N Tata Endowment scholarships
  3. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
  4. Orange Tulip Scholarship (to pursue programs in the Netherlands)
  5. GREAT Education Scholarships (to study in the UK)
  6. Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship
  7. Global Study Awards

These are general scholarships that you can apply for, irrespective of the course. There are also scholarships offered by the university. For example, the University of Manchester has a scholarship of £100,000 awarded to Indian students. So, before applying for the course to a particular university, do check out the scholarships available on the university website.

I hope this answer helps you! Do post on the thread for any further questions.

Hi @Kamya,

Some of the external scholarships you can apply for as follows -

  1. Chevening Scholarships - read more about them here.
  2. GREAT scholarships - read about them here.
  3. Commonwealth Scholarships - read about them here.
  4. GyanDhan Scholarship - read about it here.
  5. Inlaks Scholarships - read about them here.
  6. KC Mahindra Scholarships - read about it here.
  7. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees Scholarships - read about it here. There’s a possibility that by the time you apply, UK might not be an eligible country. So, do check out the list of eligible countries while applying.
  8. The Felix Scholarship - eligible for three UK colleges. Read about it here.

Most of these scholarships are merit-based and come with strict eligibility criteria. It is advisable to start working towards winning a scholarship early on. Build a strong profile with excellent academic credentials, extracurricular activities, and work experience to win a scholarship.

I hope this list of scholarships helps you. Do post on this thread if you have any further questions. I would be happy to help!
All the best!

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Hi Vishakha,

I have completed my diploma in computer engineering in 2014, after that I started working as a graphic designer and currently I have around 4 years of working experience and now I want to persue a degree in to graphic designing to have better future. I am looking for courses in the UK. Can you please advise University for undergraduate degree in to graphic design and I will need scholarship to help my studies. Can you please advise on this?

Thank you,


I am looking to study Masters in Fine Arts in Filmmaking, specifically Direction. I have a Bcom degree from DCAC, DU. My aim is to go for New York Film Academy or EICAR, Paris or London Film School. I am looking for the best colleges, I have gone through their course structure and would love to study there. However, the fees is quite high for me to afford. I wanted to know if you could help me in identifying which Scholarship programs and organizations I can go to for scholarships. Also, if you could tell me if there are any entrances or exams which I need to clear first besides the ones the colleges specifically need?

Hey Vishakha !!
I have done BTech from DTU, Delhi and i am thinking to apply for masters program in Canada. But main issue is that the fee is very high. So if you can tell me about some scholarships, that will be great.
Best Regards

Hi @priya_hingu,

Some of the top universities in the UK to study Graphic Design are as follows -

  1. Leeds Arts University
  2. Kingston University
  3. Loughborough University
  4. University of Lincoln
  5. Arts University Bournemouth
  6. Staffordshire University
  7. Coventry University

Scholarships -
Scholarships for this course and program are mainly college-specific. For example, Leeds Arts University awards The Vice-Chancellor’s International Undergraduate Scholarships of £2,000 as a tuition fee discount.
The Loughborough University awards the International scholarship to undergraduate students in the form of a 25% reduction in the tuition fees. The University of Lincoln offers Global Undergraduate Scholarships to international students.
Each university mentioned has some scholarships for international students. However, these are merit-based scholarships. Your academic records and resume should be outstanding to win one of the scholarships. Fortunately, your 4 years of work experience will help you a lot with the admission as well as with scholarships. Other than that, the university might offer a need-based scholarship if your background for the same is eligible.

The requirements for admission and getting a scholarship are SOP, IELTS, LOR, and resume.
I hope this helps you. Do post on this thread for any further queries.
All the best!

Hi @Tavleen_Kaur,

There are no particular entrance exams to be cleared. The basic requirement is IELTS. Besides that, the portfolio should be strong. Since you have a BCom background, I would suggest you go for a certification program, which is at UCLA, USA. The program can be completed in under INR 10 lakhs to INR 15 lakhs.

Do you have any experience in the field you have chosen? If not, then the UCLA certification program might be the best option for you.

Scholarships -
For the UK, the scholarships available to postgraduate students are -

  1. Chevening Scholarships
  2. Commonwealth Scholarships
  3. GREAT Education Scholarships

For the USA -

  1. Fulbright-Nehru Scholarships
  2. MPower Scholarships
    The college also awards several need-based, merit-based, and talent-based scholarships.

Some other common Scholarships for Masters course are -

  • KC Mahindra Scholarships
  • JN Tata Endowment Fund
  • GyanDhan Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Global Study Awards

Apply for the scholarships at least 8-9 months before the admission so that the chances of receiving funding are more.
I hope this answer helps you. Do post on this thread for any further queries. I’d be happy to help.
All the best!

Hi @savneet_singh,

There are mainly two types of scholarships -
Internal scholarship, which are given by the university,
External scholarships, which are given by private organizations or the government.

Some external scholarships are as follows -

  1. Ontario Graduate Scholarships
  2. Canada Graduate Scholarships
  3. Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
  4. Global Study Awards
  5. KC Mahindra Scholarships
  6. JN Tata Endowment Scholarships
  7. Inlaks Foundation Scholarships
  8. GyanDhan Scholarship

These are merit-based scholarships. Your academic record and overall profile should be strong to win a scholarship. The best time to apply for a scholarship is 8-9 months before the admission. The chances of receiving funding are increased this way.

Rest, I’d advise you explore the website of the university that you have chosen. Most abroad universities offer financial aid to international students. It can be merit-based, need-based, or talent-based. There are also TAships and RAships available to students based on their academic performance.
I hope this answer helps you. Do post on this thread for any more queries. I’d be happy to help.
All the best!

Hello sir/ma’am
I want to do masters in biomedical science/biotechnology in good top-ranking universities with less tuition fee. can you recommend some?