Great Scholarships: Anglia Ruskin University

Great Scholarships: Anglia Ruskin University

20 January 2014 by Roy Southil

Anglia Ruskin UniversityAnglia Ruskin has campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford, in the east of England, close to London. Students from over 140 countries attend Anglia Ruskin. About 1,500 international students are studying in the university.

Courses and number of scholarships

BA (Hons) Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management (1)
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management (1)
BA (Hons) Marketing (1)
BA (Hons) Music (1)
BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation (1)
BA (Hons) Interior Design (1)
BA (Hons) Film and TV Production (1)
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance (1)
BSc (Hons) Economics (1)
BSc (Hons) Audio and Music Technology (3)
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (3)
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (4)
BEng (Hons) Electronics (3)

Tenable at: Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Value: 2000 Pounds each (Rs.202,000).

Eligibility criteria:
Entry requirements for students from India
For entry into year 1 of an undergraduate Bachelors degree, you’ll need to have one of the following:

  • HSC/Standard 12 with an overall average of 50% from the West Bengal exam board
  • HSC/Standard 12 with an overall average of 55% from the following exam boards: CBSE, Delhi, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu
  • HSC/Standard 12 with an overall average of 60% with at least 40% in a minimum of 5 subjects from any other exam board
  • A recognised foundation qualification

English language requirements
Candidates will be required to meet a minimum level of English language to study at Anglia Ruskin as detailed below.

For Undergraduate Bachelor Degrees
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with nothing lower than 5.5 in any of the 4 elements (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Accepted equivalents to IELTS

Cambridge: CAE Grade C or FCE Grade A/B
Pearson: 59

Courses requiring IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
BA (Hons) Music
BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation
BA (Hons) Interior Design
BA (Hons) Film and TV Production

You are advised to confirm English language requirement with the International Admissions Office of the university.

Further information: Visit International Students Page

Name: Austin Brown
E-mail ID:

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1 Million Pounds in scholarships for study in UK

Great Scholarships for study in UK

20 January 2014 by Roy Southil

Britain is one of the top destinations for higher education. In the recently published QS World University Rankings 2013/14, four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK. To know more, visit: QS World university rankings.

The QS report also reveals that a survey was carried out with 27,000 graduate employers and found that graduates from UK universities are among the most employable, with employers rating five UK universities among the world’s top 10.

Here is a great opportunity for those who are planning to study in Britain. The British Council offers scholarships worth almost 1 million pounds. 370 scholarships for 260 under-graduate and post-graduate courses are offered at 36 UK institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The British Council established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. The British Council was established in India in 1948. They operate nine libraries and cultural centres in key centres in India.

The participating universities are:

Anglia Ruskin University
Bangor University
University of Bedfordshire
University of Birmingham
Bournemouth University
Cardiff University
University of Chester
De Montfort University
University of Derby
Durham University
University of Edinburgh
Falmouth University
University of Glasgow
University of Hertfordshire
University of Huddersfield
Kingston University
Leeds Trinity University
University of Leeds
University College London
London Business School
Middlesex University
The University of Northampton
Nottingham Trent University
The University of Nottingham
University of Portsmouth
Queen’s University Belfast
University of Reading
University of Roehampton
Royal Holloway University of London
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Sheffield
University of Strathclyde
University of Westminster.

Bangor University Scholarships for India. Read…

The courses funded by the Great Scholarships and the participating universities will be covered in detail in the coming days.

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Imperial College India Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships 2014, UK

Scholarships funded by alumni association

of the Imperial College of London

17 January 2014 by Roy Southil

Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Subjects: Aeronautics, Bioengineering, Environmental Policy, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computing, Earth Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Life Sciences, Materials, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Business.

Level: One full PhD studentship and two funded Master’s studentships.

Tenable at: Imperial College London.

Eligibility: Applicants for the scholarships must have received an offer of admission to study on a postgraduate programme (either MSc or PhD) by the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences or by the Imperial College Business School. Candidates should have demonstrable intellectual ability and leadership potential. Candidates should be in need of financial support to undertake their studies. A score of at least 6.5 in IELTS. Demonstrate an intention to return to India within three  years of completing the degree at the College. Priority will be given to candidates who have not studied in an institution of higher education outside India.

Value: Full cost of tuition fees at overseas students rate, maintenance allowance equal to Imperial’s minimum stipend allowance, an arrival allowance and free return flight to India for one person.

How to apply: Candidates should apply directly to the College using the standard application process. After completing the application to College, candidates should download and complete the scholarship application form (Word).

Application deadline: For October 2014 entry the deadline is Friday 14 March 2014.

For further information visit: Imperial College London website.

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The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India

The Wellcome Trust is a global charity dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The India Alliance is its first venture internationally where it has partnered with the Government to build capacity not only by providing funding for science but also by training a Grants unit that follows internationally recognized processes.

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, was formed in 1986, giving a new impetus to the development of the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It has made a significant impact on the growth and application of biotechnology in the broad areas of agriculture, healthcare, animal sciences, environment and industry.

Together, this partnership is aimed at strengthening the capacity of Indian scientific community with outstanding biomedical researchers.  The India Alliance offers four Fellowship schemes to basic biomedical scientists, clinicians, public health researchers and veterinarians who wish to pursue academic research in India. This scheme provides a unique opportunity for the most promising postdoctoral researchers to carry out research in India.

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, launched on 9 September 2008, is an £80 million initiative funded equally by The Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India.

Early Career Fellowships

Tenure: Five years (full time).


Applicants can be of any nationality and their PhD need not have been taken in India. Applicants must be in the final year of their PhD studies or have no more than four years of postdoctoral research experience from the date of their PhD viva to the full application submission deadline. Career breaks or time spent outside the research environment will be considered but has to be clearly mentioned in the application.

If the candidates hold/are being considered/have a commitment for a faculty position, they should write to the Office with their CV before submitting the application.

It is mandatory that applicants carry out their Fellowship project in a laboratory that is not their Thesis laboratory or Thesis environment. If there are compelling reasons to continue in or return to applicants’ thesis laboratory, please contact the Office.
Fellowships may not be taken up prior to the completion of a successful PhD viva. The Fellowship must be started within one year of being awarded. The final year or a majority of the final year of the Fellowship must be spent in host institution in India.


Research expenses that include materials and consumables; animals; support to attend scientific meetings; and equipment like laptop are provided. Additional allowances for travel and overseas subsistence for work outside the Host Institution of up to 24 months to an external laboratory either in India or abroad.

The total award for an Early Career Fellowship typically amounts to INR 1.5 Crores. This includes the costs requested by the applicant as well as the set contributions by the India Alliance. For further details, see costing policies.

Fellow’s personal support

The India Alliance has set a level of personal support for each scheme amounting to Rs 8,06,400/ year. In addition to this, for Early Career Fellows who have requested overseas visits, a subsistence allowance of Rs 1,50,000/ month will be provided.

Overhead Costs: The India Alliance will make a contribution towards the indirect costs incurred by the host institution in housing the research, and is set at 10% of the total award.

Work outside host institution: The India Alliance will provide a contribution to carry out research outside the host institution, either in India or abroad, for Early Career up to 2 years.

Working elsewhere in India: Emoluments/subsistence would be provided in line with that of local rates. Travel costs must be specified by the applicant.

Working abroad: Applicants will be provided with an emolument/allowance of Rs 1.5 Lakhs per month. In addition, a total of Rs 1.5 Lakhs would be provided to cover travel costs.

Contingency fund: To meet unanticipated costs contingency fund called Flexible Funding Allowance of Rs.50,000 will be provided.


Current Competition
Preliminary application launch: 1 May 2013
Preliminary application deadline: 13 June 2013
Invited full application deadline: 3 September 2013
Selection Committee short-listing: January 2014
Interviews for short-listed candidates: February 2014

Application process

A preliminary application can be submitted through the online system, IASys. Please ensure that the form is submitted by the published deadline.

Preliminary application will normally be assessed within one month of the submission deadline. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The full application will be peer reviewed and considered by the appropriate Selection Committee. Successful candidates will be short-listed for interview. Short-listed candidates will be notified two weeks before the interview date.

Further information: Please visit the fellowship page.

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Scholarship USA Canada

Scholarship USA Canada

4 January 2014 by Roy Southil

Hi, I have been getting a lot of visitors from the United States. They must be looking for scholarships and financial aid specifically offered to United States citizens and residents. Therefore, I have started a blog for scholars from the United States and Canada. Please visit

I wish all my readers a prosperous and peaceful New  Year.

Roy Southil





3 January 2014 by Roy Southil

The J.N. Tata Endowment offers loan scholarships only.

Value: The loan amount ranging between Rs. 60,000 and  Rs.4,00,000 are awarded to each scholar and is determined by the norms laid down for the purpose. The loan amounts do not cover the full cost of studies. All applicants do not necessarily qualify for the maximum amount. Selected scholars may also qualify for a gift scholarship from the Jamsetji Tata Trust and a Travel Grant from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, based on the sole discretion of the Trustees of the concerned Trusts. A gift scholarship can amount to a maximum of Rs.3,80,000.

Eligibility criteria: All Indian nationals irrespective of caste, creed, community, socioeconomic background, gender and geographical location are eligible for the scholarship. Applicants must be graduates from a recognised Indian University, with a consistently good academic record. Students in the final year of a degree course and those awaiting final-year results may apply.

Academicians and other mid-career professionals, up to the age of 45 years, with experience in their fields, who wish to go abroad for further specialised training may also apply. Scholars pursuing higher education in all areas and fields of study, with newly emerging fields of relevance to the country are eligible to apply. Scholars pursuing higher studies irrespective of the course duration and the selected course being either a short-term training programme, or a full-fledged Masters or Doctoral programme can also apply.

How to apply: The application should be made on a prescribed form available at the Endowment’s administrative office from December 9, 2013 to February 24, 2014. The prescribed form can be obtained either personally or on payment of an application fee of Rs.100 by cash, or by sending a request by a ‘Money Order’ or ‘Demand Draft’ drawn in favour of “The J. N. Tata Endowment”  clearly mentioning the applicant’s full name and postal address. Completed application forms, along with all the duly-certified credentials, should reach the Endowment’s office not later than March 4, 2014.

Selection process
Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview conducted by relevant subject experts in Mumbai, between the months of March and June.

Additional information
The Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarship; applications for which application has to be made at the beginning of the course. Candidates applying for the scholarship should already have applied for admission to the university they plan to join. Students awaiting admission can also apply for the scholarship. However, the final award is subject to their securing admission and obtaining the relevant visa. If a separate selection round is held for the Spring semester, applications for the same are accepted in the month of October of the previous year.

The J.N. Tata Endowment, Administrative Office, Mulla House, 4th floor, 51, M.G. Road, Mumbai 400 001
Tel: (022) 66658282, 66657681, 66657198, 66657774

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