Commonwealth Scholarships – 2014


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Commonwealth Scholarships – 2014

The Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Programme offers scholarships and fellowships to students of Commonwealth countries who can make a significant contribution to their home country after the completion of a higher education programme in the UK.

Commonwealth Scholarships for India is managed jointly by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU, UK), the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD),  the Government of India and the British Council.

Duration of scholarships:  Awards are usually between 1 – 3 years. One-year for Master’s, six-months for Clinical Training and three-years for Ph.D.

Value: Economy return international travel, tuition fee, maintenance and other allowances.

Fields of study:
Engineering and Technology
Science (Pure and Applied)
Humanities and Social Sciences

Teneble at: Any UK University or Institute.

Eligibility for scholarships: Applicants should be Indian citizens residing in India. Applicants should  have completed tertiary education in English medium, hold a doctorate or other postgraduate qualifications accepted as sufficient for the applicant’s career. Candidates should    have been awarded doctorate no less than five and no more than ten years from the date of taking up the study. Should  have at least two-years experience as a staff member of a university or similar institution in the applicants’ home country. Candidates should not be aged more than 40 at the time of applying. Some scholarship programmes may require IELTS.

Selection procedure for scholarships: The preliminary selection is through a process of shortlisting of applications, followed by personal interviews in New Delhi. This is done by the Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD),  Government of India.

How to apply: Applications can be made  either online through the website of the Ministry of Human Resource Development or on plain paper in the prescribed format. Application form containing detailed guidelines can be downloaded from the ministry website:

Last date for applying for the scholarships

For applying online: 6th October, 2013.
For receiving application in the Ministry by post /by hand: 11th October, 2013.

Further information: can be had from the British Council website

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