The University of Oxford announces a scholarship for Indian students. Check eligibility criteria, how to apply


According to the law firm, the first year the scholarship will cover the full expenses of three students from the country, however, the firm also added that the number of beneficiaries will increase but did not specify by how much or how much the total expenses it will incur per student.

The fully-funded Cyril Shroff Fellowships are instituted to encourage research into pressing global issues involving law and politics, with a particular focus on climate change and sustainability, and also seek to support in-country brain gain by developing a pool of qualified talent and their search, the statement said.

The first batch will start from 2023.

Somerville College, founded in 1879, was one of Britain’s first colleges to admit women and counted among its alumni the first woman to practice law in India (Cornelia Sorabji), and prime ministers Margaret Thatcher and Indira Gandhi , Nobel laureate Dorothy Hodgkin .

With this, let us take a look at some of the scholarships available to Indian students to apply for Oxford University.

Indian Society of Oxford and Cambridge: Based in News Delhi, it offers a scholarship to study at Oxford or Cambridge University in the UK. Students must be a graduate of an Indian university if applying for a second undergraduate or postgraduate course (applicants who are expected to graduate in the year of the award are also eligible to apply for the awards), or be from a school in India if you are applying for an undergraduate course. Students must intend to follow one of the following courses of study: Research leading to a doctorate; One-year postgraduate courses (e.g. MPhil, LLM, Diploma, CASM or Part III Maths, MBA, PGCE etc.); Teaching and research based Masters programs of various durations (including M.Sc., Engineering, Medicine); Second license as Student Affiliate/Senior Status; Licensing program.

How to register:

Currently, the application is closed, but application forms for the OCSI Fellowships are made available on the Society’s website in March each year.

Felix University: The Felix Scholarship was founded to provide disadvantaged gifted students from India and some other developing countries with the opportunity to pursue their postgraduate studies by attending a university in the UK. It offers scholarships at three universities – the University of Oxford, the University of Reading and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), which is part of the University of London. The scholarships are open to: Academically gifted and disadvantaged Indian nationals, who must hold at least a first-class bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university or comparable institution; or Academically gifted and disadvantaged persons who are not nationals of India or any EEA country, who must hold at least a first class bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution and who are recommended by the university of their choice. According to Leap Scholar, the scholarship covers 100% of tuition fees. Apart from this, it also covers living expenses and travel allowances from India to UK and back to India after course completion.

RHODES scholarships: Five Rhodes Scholarships are available annually for India. The scholarship is for at least two years. In some cases, at the discretion of the Rhodes Trust Academic Committee and Rhodes Trustees, Scholars may apply for a third year of scholarship to complete the PhD. Students between the ages of 19 and 25 are eligible to apply for the scholarship, they must also have an excellent academic record. It covers tuition fees and also provides a monthly stipend for living expenses and other monthly expenses to students.

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships: It provides scholarships to Indians at the beginning or mid-career who live in India and work or study in the arts, heritage conservation or humanities. The age criterion for this scholarship is between 28 and 38. The candidate must hold a first degree, diploma or professional qualification in his specialization. Candidates are shortlisted based on their applications and interviews will take place virtually in February 2022. The Indian expert panels are chaired by CWIT. The results of the interviews are announced in early April.

Attain Oxford Scholarship: It offers scholarships for undergraduate students from India and many other countries. The scholarship covers course fees, a grant for living expenses, and one round-trip airfare per year. The duration of the scholarship is 3 or 4 years depending on the duration of the course.

How to register:

According to the website, to apply for the scholarship, students must apply to the University of Oxford for an undergraduate course through UCAS by October 15, 2022 and successfully secure a place.

Details on the scholarship application process for 2023 entry will be available on this page in January 2023.

For 2023 entry candidates who apply before the scholarship deadline of February 8, 2023, the selection process will be undertaken in March 2023.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in April 2023.

Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Fellowship and Leadership Program: The scholarship is awarded to students from India and many other countries applying for postgraduate programs at the University of Oxford. According to the website, students must intend to return to their country of usual residence upon completion of the course. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholar. The scholarship will cover 100% of course fees and a grant for living costs (at least £16,062). Awards are granted for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

How to register:

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must select the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Fellowship and Leadership Program from the University of Oxford Scholarships section of the University’s graduate application form and submit your application. studies before the December or January deadline for your course. .

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