Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for Low and Middle-Income Countries, 2020

UK Department for International Development (DFID) is pleased to offer Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for Low and Middle-Income Countries.

These PhD fellowships are available for international candidates from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK.

Provided By: The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID).

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Fully-Funded
  • Number of Awards: 750
  • Study Level: PhD
  • Requirement: Must be from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 16:00 (GMT) on 06 November 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Citizens of developing Commonwealth countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent, and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia) can apply for these fellowships.
  • Applicants who are citizens of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • 12 months of study at a UK university as part of an applicant’s doctoral studies in their home country, starting in October 2020
  • Applicants who are registered (or will be registered by September 2020) for a PhD at a university in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Study at a UK university with which your home university has an established institutional or departmental link.
  • Study at a UK university which has a part funding agreement with the CSC
  • Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

These scholarships are offered under six themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security, and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion, and opportunity

Application Procedure:

To participate, you must make your application directly to the CSC using CSC’s online application system.  One application per applicant for these financial aid positions will be accepted.

Required Documents: Your application must include the following supporting documentation:

  • Proof of citizenship or refugee status: a copy of your valid passport (or national ID card) showing your photograph, date of birth, and country of citizenship or refugee status– uploaded to the online application system
  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
  • Supporting statement from your supervisor at your home country university, highlighting current institutional links submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
  • Supporting statements from your proposed supervisor at a UK university, highlighting current institutional links submitted directly by your supervisor to the online application system (supervisors will be sent an email request).
  • Reference from at least one other individual – submitted directly by the referee to the online application system (referees will be sent an email request)

Award Description:

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for Low and Middle Income Countries, 2020

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for Canadian and Foreign Students

The Government of Canada is pleased to announce the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

The Vanier CGS program helps Canadian institutions aims to attract and retain world-class, highly qualified doctoral students from across Canada and around the world.

Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Provided By: The Government of Canada

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies
  • Number of Awards: Up to 166 scholarships are awarded annually. A total of up to 500 scholarships are active at any time.
  • Study Level: Graduate
  • Requirement: All Nationality
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: For Students: Consult the nominating institution for submission deadline. For nominating institutions: Deadline: November 6, 2019 (20:00 EST).

Who May Enter:

Candidate eligibility

  1. Citizenship: Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.
  2. To be considered for a Vanier CGS, you must:
  • be nominated by only one Canadian institution, which must have received a Vanier CGS quota;
  • be pursuing your first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral (or a joint graduate program such as: MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, JD/PhD) studies and research at the nominating institution; Note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding;
  • not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2020 (see calculating months of doctoral studies below);
  • have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Candidates are encouraged to contact the institution for its definition of a first-class average, and
  • must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHRNSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.

Eligibility of Degree Programs

  • Doctoral awards are tenable only in degree programs that have a significant research component.
  • The research component must be a requirement for completion of the program and is considered to be significant original, autonomous research that leads to the completion of a dissertation, major scholarly publication, performance, recital and/or exhibit that is merit reviewed at the institutional level.
  • Clinically-oriented programs of study, including clinical psychology, are also eligible programs if they have a significant research component, as described above.

Note: ResearchNet will only allow the creation of one application per applicant. Applicants should only seek a nomination from the institution at which they want to study and are advised to discuss their decision with the nominating institution before they submit the application through ResearchNet.

Before you apply for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS), check all eligibility criteria here.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants must be nominated by the institution at which they want to study. Applicants apply online on the portal.

A complete Vanier CGS nomination packages include:

Award Description:

The Government of India will provide benefits as the following:

  • Valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies
  • Considers three equally weighted selection criteria: Academic Excellence, Research Potential, and Leadership

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Government of India Fully-Funded PhD Fellowships for ASEAN Students at IITs

Aspirants from ASEAN countries are welcome to apply for a fellowship to pursue a higher program at an IIT of their choice in India and get a chance to finish their PhD with funding that will cover the entire cost of study and living expenses for up to 5 years.

The Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is offering 1000 Fully-Funded PhD Fellowships at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the warm and friendly ties between India and ASEAN.

Provided By: The Government of India (ISO: Bharat Sarkar), often abbreviated as GoI, is the union government created by the constitution of India as the legislative, executive and judicial authority of the union of 29 states and seven union territories of a constitutionally democratic republic. It is located in New Delhi, the capital of India.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Fully-Funded
  • Number of Awards: 1000
  • Study Level: PhD
  • Requirement: African Nationality
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Applications from 10 ASEAN countries are accepted. ASEAN comprises Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
  • The PhD program will be awarded in any subject in India’s foremost technical education centres (IITs):
  1. IIT Bhilai
  2. IIT Bhubaneswar
  3. IIT Bombay
  4. IIT Delhi
  5. IIT (ISM) Dhanbad
  6. IIT Dharwad
  7. IIT Gandhinagar
  8. IIT Goa
  9. IIT Guwahati
  10. IIT Hyderabad
  11. IIT Indore
  12. IIT Jammu
  13. IIT Jodhpur
  14. IIT Kanpur
  15. IIT Kharagpur
  16. IIT Madras
  17. IIT Mandi
  18. IIT Palakkad
  19. IIT Patna
  20. IIT Roorkee
  21. IIT Ropar
  22. IIT Tirupati
  23. IIT (BHU) Varanasi

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants must follow the given guidelines:

  • Applicants apply online on the portal. To apply, applicants are required to take admission in one of an IITs in India. Explore IITs and apply for a fully-funded PhD program.
  • ASEAN students applying for the fellowships will require a student visa with an admission letter from IIT and last education certificate.
  • Visa Application is to be filled online at gov.in/visa/.
  • Applicants may be asked to provide additional documents, if needed, by the consular officer – Passport, photographs, and Signatures. Applicants must check the full detail for a student visa.

Award Description:

The Government of India will provide a total budget outlay of INR 300 crore in up to 1000 integrated PhD Fellowships (approximately USD 45 million). The benefits are as the following:

  • The maximum tenure of each fellowship is 5 years. Winners will receive a stipend per month as the following: INR 31,000/- for the first 2 years and INR 35,000/- for the next three years
  • Fellows will receive a research grant up to INR 170,000/- for research expenses such as travel, books, and contingency.
  • The program will also provide accommodation (monthly house rent allowance) up to 24% – as per Govt. norms (depending on the city) – of the stipend, if hostel accommodation not provided.

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Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarships for International Students

If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD program at a world-class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London.

The President’s PhD Scholarships aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: The scholarship is worth half of the tuition fees.
  • Number of Awards: 50 scholarships available
  • Study level: PhD
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: The earliest start date for funded places is 1 August 2019, the latest start date is 1 November 2019.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Applications are accepted from talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality.
  • Candidates must be among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first-class UK degree or equivalent.
  • Candidates with a standalone Master’s qualification must have achieved a distinction or, where this has yet to have been achieved, be able to provide evidence of high performance that will lead to a distinction. They must also hold a first-class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent (integrated Masters that form part of an undergraduate degree, e.g. MEng, MSci, M.Math, are assessed by Admissions as an undergraduate qualification when determining eligibility). Candidates with multiple standalone Master’s qualifications must have achieved a distinction in the one most relevant to their PhD study.
  • Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions are strongly urged to determine if their scores/grades are equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria.
  • Prior to applying candidates must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise their research project. Please note that supervisors are limited to supervise one scholar at any time. Please review the President’s PhD Scholarships – Unavailable Supervisors page for more information. Please note: current registered Imperial PhD students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s PhD Scholarship. The scheme is only open to new PhD applications.

Application Procedure:

To participate, there is not a specific scholarship application form.

You should submit your application for admission to study at Imperial through our online admissions system and your department will put you forward for the scholarship based on academic merit and potential.

  • When prompted for a personal statement you must ensure that it consists of approx. 1000 words (maximum 2 pages) and outlines your academic and research achievements to date, explaining in brief your planned research project. The selection panel will not consider statements exceeding the 2-page limit. You may submit updated versions of this statement if required following application submission.
  • To be considered for the President’s PhD Scholarship scheme, applicants must select this option in the funding section of the additional questions tab within the online application form.
  • You must also meet any additional application requirements stated by your department of choice.

Award Description:

Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:

  • Full funding for tuition fees
  • A stipend of £21,200 per annum to assist with living costs
  • A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study
  • program of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School

Applications put forward for this scholarship scheme will be considered throughout the academic year.

  • Applicants who apply before 9 November 2018 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 31 January 2019.
  • Applicants who apply before 18 January 2019 and are awarded a scholarship will now be notified by 15 April 2019 instead of 30 March 2019, due to an increase in applications this year.
  • Applicants who apply before 22 March 2019 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 31 May 2019.

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If you have any questions regarding the scheme please contact phdscholarshipscheme@imperial.ac.uk.

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards & Cambridge International Scholarships

On behalf of the University, the Cambridge Trust is pleased to offer the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards (for UK and EU students) and the Cambridge International Scholarships (for international students) for those undertaking PhD studies.

The aim of the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards and Cambridge International Scholarships is to ensure that the 250 highest ranked students, irrespective of nationality, receive full financial support to undertake research leading to a PhD.

Key Details

  • Award Amount: The Scholarships pay the University Composition Fee and a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single person.
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study level: PhD
  • Submission Categories: Online

Application Deadline:

  • Undergraduate Study: The application deadline for the 2020 entry is 15 October 2019, 6.00 pm (UK time).
  • Graduate Study: Applicants who wish to start their PhDs in 2020-21 must apply by either the 3 December 2019 or 7 January 2020, whichever deadline is appropriate for your course.

Who May Enter

These are guidelines on eligibility for scholarships that are available from the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust:

  • Nationality: All students, irrespective of nationality, are eligible to be considered for funding by the Trust.
  • Status: The Trust does not accept applications from students who are part-way through a course at Cambridge unless they are applying for funding towards a higher degree course following graduation. To find out more about your fee status, see information on the University’s web pages for undergraduates and for postgraduates.
  • Degree level: Applicants must be intending to start a course at the level of undergraduate (excluding UK/EU applicants), Masters (such as MPhil, MASt, LLM), or research postgraduate (such as PhD).
  • Subject: Applicants may study any subject currently available at the University.

Application Procedure

All students must be admitted to the University of Cambridge through the normal application procedures. The Trust plays no role in the admission of applicants to the University and is not able to influence the chances of an applicant being offered a place.

To create your application you will need to select which course you want to apply for in the Course Directory, read the information under the ‘How to Apply’ tab, click the Apply Online button located at the top of the right-hand column. You will then be taken directly to the Applicant Portal.

Supporting Documents:

  • You will be required to upload certain documents to support your application, for example, copies of degree transcripts and certificates, a research proposal, or statement of interest.
  • The requirements will vary depending on the course you are applying for, so check the listing for the course you are applying to in the Course Directory to see which supporting documents are required.
  • Your referees will also be required to upload references to support your application.
  • Additionally, if you are not from an English-speaking country or have not studied in one recently, you will also be required to demonstrate competence in the English language.
  • Check full information about supporting documents.

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program in USA 2020-2021

The U.S. Government is presenting the Fulbright Foreign Students Program in the USA to help in pursuing your higher studies. As fortune’s wheel, the program is open for International students in the United States for undertaking a masters or PhD degree level program.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

Key Details

  • Award Amount: Full-funded
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study level: Masters or PhD
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: There is a different deadline for each country but the application period will be between February-October 2019.

Who May Enter

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Students whose country name is in the country page are eligible. The country has an FLTA program
  • Demonstrating the English language proficiency through the TOEFL or IELTS test is a must for studying the US.
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree.
  • The required documents will be suggested by your country’s Fulbright Commission.
  • Students can apply for masters and PhD degree program at any university in the US.
  • The students must be very fascinated about their abroad studies and not already hold the award from the government.

Application Procedure

To participate, participants must see the application webpage and apply through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries.

Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country. Please use the drop-down menu here to find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.

Award Description

The educational program will provide funds for tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance, etc. It will also cover the funding for the duration of the study.

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600 Melbourne Graduate Research Scholarships for International Students in Australian

To compete on the world stage, you need a world-standard education. At the University of Melbourne, you’ll gain an internationally recognized degree that will open doors to an outstanding future.

Melbourne is a place where world-class researchers choose to study and work. You’ll study alongside talented peers in an environment focused on research impact and relevance, and be supervised by leading experts in your field.

Provided by the Australian Commonwealth Government, this scholarship is available to high-achieving domestic and international students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or Doctorate by Research degree.

Provided By: Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: 100% fee remission and up to $110,000
  • Number of Awards: 600
  • Study Level: Master in all study areas
  • Requirement: Admission into the university
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 31 Oct 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants need to:

  • Have applied for and meet the entry requirements for a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne, or be currently enrolled in a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne
  • Citizenship requirements: Australian / domestic student, International student

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system:

  • If you are a new student and have applied for a graduate research course by the application closing date for that course, you will be automatically considered for the Graduate Research Scholarships.
  • If you have accepted a graduate research course offer and deferred commencement in order to be reconsidered for a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by 31 October to be considered for a scholarship in the following year.
  • If you are currently enrolled in a graduate research course for which you seek a scholarship, you must submit an online application form by 31 October to be considered for a scholarship in the following year.

Award Description:

  • General allowance
  • Fee remission
  • All domestic students who are offered admission to a Masters by Research or doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Melbourne will receive a Research Training Program Scholarship.
  • Graduate Research Scholarships that provide a stipend, as well as fee offset, are awarded to domestic and international students based on academic merit.

Stipend and fee offset scholarships

  • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.
  • Living allowance of $30,600 per year pro rata (2019 full-time study rate) for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a doctoral degree. The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick maternity and parenting leave.
  • Relocation grant of $2000 for students moving from States or Territories other than Victoria or $3000 for students moving from outside Australia.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) Single Membership for international students who require a student visa to study in Australia

Fee offset scholarships

  • Full fee offset for up to two years for students undertaking a Masters by Research degree or up to four years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.

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Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarships for International Students, 2019

If you are a high performing undergraduate or master’s student and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world-class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London.

The President’s PhD Scholarships offer an outstanding opportunity for potential PhD students from around the world. The program aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

Provided By: Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering, and business.

ICL offers a fully rounded postgraduate study experience, with a wide choice of advanced taught and research degrees. It is ranked among the top ten best universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2019, making an Imperial degree highly valued by employers across the globe.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Fully Funded
  • Number of Awards: 50
  • Study Level: PhD
  • Requirement: The scheme is only open to new PhD applications. There are no restrictions on nationality.
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 22 March 2019. The earliest start date for funded places is 1 August 2019, the latest start date is 1 November 2019.

Who May Enter:

Opportunities for PhD funding via this scheme are extremely competitive, with higher than usual eligibility requirements. Applicants should be confident that they are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance before applying for this scholarship scheme.

Applications are accepted from talented candidates from Imperial College London, the UK and worldwide. There are no restrictions on nationality. 

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Candidates must be among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK degree or equivalent.
  • Candidates with a standalone Master’s qualification must have achieved a distinction or, where this has yet to have been achieved, be able to provide evidence of high performance that will lead to a distinction.
  • They must also hold a first class UK undergraduate degree or equivalent (integrated Masters that form part of an undergraduate degree, e.g. MEng, MSci, M.Math, are assessed by Admissions as an undergraduate qualification when determining eligibility).
  • Candidates with multiple standalone Master’s qualifications must have achieved a distinction in the one most relevant to their PhD study.
  • Candidates with degrees from overseas institutions are strongly urged to determine if their scores/grades are equivalent to the relevant eligibility criteria.
  • Prior to applying candidates must have made contact with a supervisor in an academic department at Imperial College London who has agreed to supervise their research project. Please note that supervisors are limited to supervise one scholar at any time.
  • Please note: current registered Imperial PhD students are not eligible to be considered for a President’s PhD Scholarship.
  • The scheme is only open to new PhD applications.

Application Procedure:

To participate, you should submit your application for admission to study at Imperial through our online admissions system and your department will put you forward for the scholarship based on academic merit and potential.

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Required Documents:

  • When prompted for a personal statement you must ensure that it consists of approx. 1000 words (maximum 2 pages) and outlines your academic and research achievements to date, explaining in brief your planned research project. The selection panel will not consider statements exceeding the 2-page limit. You may submit updated versions of this statement if required following application submission.
  • To be considered for the President’s PhD Scholarship scheme, applicants must select this option in the funding section of the additional questions tab within the online application form.
  • You must also meet any additional application requirements stated by your department of choice.

Award Description:

Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:

  • Full funding for tuition fees
  • A stipend of £21,200 per annum to assist with living costs
  • A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study
  • programme of bespoke opportunities and events delivered by the Graduate School

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If you have any questions regarding the scheme please contact phdscholarshipscheme@imperial.ac.uk.

Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships to Study in UK

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India is pleased to offer multiple scholarships for Indian students. These annual scholarships are part-cost awards for undergraduate, second undergraduate, graduate study and research in any subject available at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, UK.

The program is open to students who are citizen of India and not more than 30 years of age on 1 September of the year of application, and must be graduates from an Indian university, school/high school/junior college.

Provided By: The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) is a not-for-profit alumni organisation based in New Delhi, India.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: INR 300,000
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study Level: Any
  • Requirement: Must be an Indian
  • Application Deadline: 15 May 2019
  • Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in New Delhi in July 2019.

Who May Enter:

Applicants must also meet the following criterion in order to be eligible for the scholarships:

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Must be ordinarily resident in India
  • Must be not more than 30 years of age on 1 September of the year of application for the award
  • For a post-graduate course or a second undergraduate course, must be a graduate of an Indian university (applicants who are expected to graduate in the year of the award are also eligible to apply for the awards). For a first undergraduate course, must be a graduate from an Indian school/high school/junior college.
  • Must have applied for and secured admission to study a full-time course at the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford. Candidates are required to present proof of admission before grant of the scholarship, and proof of having taking up residence at Cambridge or Oxford before the scholarships funds would be released.
  • Must intend to pursue a course of study that is one of the following:
  • Research leading to the PhD degree
  • One-year post-graduate courses (e.g. MPhil, LLM, Diploma, CASM or Part III Maths, MBA, PGCE etc.)
  • Taught and research based Masters programmes of various durations (including M. Sc., engineering, medicine)
  • Second Bachelors degree as an Affiliated Student/Senior Status
  • Bachelors degree programme
  • Must be admitted to the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford through the University’s normal academic procedures. OCSI cannot admit students or assist in this process.
  • The scholarships offered by OCSI are Equal Opportunity, i.e. the decisions made in awarding these scholarships are not based on race, colour, religion, disability, age (except for maximum age criterion), sex or ancestry.
  • Relatives of the Executive Committee of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India are not eligible for consideration for these scholarships.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants must download the application form and return a scanned copy of the completed form by email to the Chair of the Scholarships Committee, The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India at the email ID: secretary@oxbridgeindia.com

All applicants will automatically be considered for these scholarships as well as for any other grants that may become available from time to time.

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India has been offering scholarships every year, but these are dependent on the annual generosity of a few donors. Generally available for any subject/course/field of study available at the two universities (University of Cambridge and University of Oxford)

What can an OCSI scholar expect to receive?

  • Financial award of scholarship (as given above and will vary from year to year)
  • Letter of support from OCSI for other scholarship awarding bodies
  • Assistance with obtaining a fast-tracked education loan from an Indian financial institution, based on OCSI scholarship letter, with automatic loan qualification status from a leading financial institution.
  • Complimentary life membership of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India
  • Mentoring, whereby a member of OCSI shall play the role of a mentor and will support the OCSI scholar during his/her stay at Oxford/Cambridge by giving appropriate guidance to the awardee. It shall be the endeavor of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India to identify a mentor who shares some interests with the OCSI scholar.
  • Assistance from OCSI in returning to India and reintegrating in the professional environment of India.

Award Description:

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India is offering scholarships for admission to Oxbridge in the academic year 2019-20, as below:

  • OCSI scholarship(s) worth INR 300,000 (Rupees Three Lacs only) tenable at either the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford
  • One scholarship worth INR 100,000 (Rupees One Lac only) tenable only at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, from Emamanuel College Cambridge (India) Trust.
  • One scholarship worth INR 100,000 (Rupees One Lac only) tenable only at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, from Ritika Dhamija

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For any queries about the OCSI scholarships, please email us at scholarships@oxbridgeindia.com

Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard – Internship Program

Live at Harvard for the summer, work alongside Harvard faculty and graduate students, and enjoy access to the outstanding resources of the University. The program covers travel to and from the program, housing, and typically a stipend of $3,500 and a food allowance of $1,500.

Are you considering a PhD? Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) will connect you with first-class researchers working in fields in the life and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

During this 10-week undergraduate program, SROH interns conduct research and participate in discussions with Cambridge-based Harvard faculty, build their presentation and research discussions skills, and take part in field trips with other Harvard summer programs. Students in the program live in Harvard housing.

The program is funded by GSAS, Harvard Molecules, Cells, and Organisms, Harvard Evolution, Ecology, and Environment, and the Leadership Alliance.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: A stipend of $3,500 and a food allowance of $1,500.
  • Job/Position Title: Intern
  • Location: USA
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2019.

Who May Enter:

To qualify, you must be a:

  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD.
  • Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.
  • Be a documented U.S. citizen or non-citizen national or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or other legal documents of such status at the time of application. International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 Visa are not eligible for the SR-EIP. Individuals seeking asylum or refugees are not eligible.
  • Note: The SR-EIP is not designed for students pursuing professional training for careers in the practice of law, business administration, clinical medicine, clinical psychology or the allied health professions.
  • Note: If you attend a U.S. institution but do not meet the citizenship eligibility requirements for the SR-EIP, contact individual summer program coordinators at Research Sites to learn about other opportunities for participation in summer research.

Application Procedure:

SROH takes place between June and August. Interested students can apply through the Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program.

The SR-EIP application has five sections that must be completed before your application can be submitted. All of these must be completed via this application platform. They may be done in multiple sessions. When you access the application, you will be able to save the information you have entered, log in at a future time and continue where you left off.

The sections you must complete include:

  • Personal Information, Interests, and Schools
  • Education & Experience
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Transcripts that are PDFs uploaded by the applicant.

Worth Description:

The internship is a paid program.

  • The program covers travel to and from the program, housing, and typically a stipend of $3,500 and a food allowance of $1,500.
  • Students participating in MARC or similar programs that provide summer support are welcome to apply.
  • Students are required to participate for the full period of the program.
  • Summer 2019 dates: June 10 (Move-in June 9) — August 15 (Move-out by August 17)

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