In today’s post-pandemic world, students face economic crises at a global level. The biggest dilemma for youngsters in India and abroad is securing employment. That’s why education plays a huge role in a student’s life, as it helps him/her to acquire the necessary employment skills. This is even truer for higher education from international, world-renowned universities and institutions – as students who graduate from such institutions have a higher chance of landing their dream job.
With the cost of education constantly on the rise, it has now become difficult for students to pursue further education without considerable financial burden – especially for those who wish to pursue their higher education abroad. Fortunately, there are many scholarships that graduate students can avail to either completely fund their study abroad experience or supplement it greatly.
International Scholarships 2022-23 for Graduate Students of India
Be it a fellowship or a scholarship, candidates are on the lookout for the best opportunities to study abroad. This is why Buddy4Study is going to share a few scholarship opportunities for graduate students from India looking to study abroad.
We have divided the scholarship opportunities country-wise, so that students can jump directly to the country in which they would like to further their educational dreams.
Here are the top international scholarships for Indian graduates looking to pursue their higher education abroad:
International Scholarships 2022-23 to Study in USA
The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) offers this 6-week professional development program for full-time senior secondary school teachers in India. This is a non-degree and non-credit academic program that will take place at a university in the US. Candidates who teach Class 6 to 12 and who have completed at least 5 years of full-time teaching in disciplines like English, English as foreign language (EFL), Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and Special Education are eligible for the scholarship.
Interested candidates must also hold a bachelor’s degree and must live/teach in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Daman, Diu, Dadra, or Nagar Haveli.
Also, they must obtain a minimum score of 450 in TOEFL or 61 in iBT TOEFL (or equivalent) English language examination.
- Application Deadline: March 10, 2022
Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship USA
Indian students who are looking for financial assistance to pursue MBA from Stanford Business School can avail this scholarship. They are expected to possess qualities like intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, personal qualities, and contributions. The scholars get 80% waiver in the cost of tuition and associated fees under this fellowship.
- Application Deadline: May 2022
This scholarship is meant to provide opportunities to graduate students to pursue a full-time master’s, MPhil, or a doctorate program at top-rated American, European and UK institutions. The students selected under this scholarship receive full tuition fees, adequate living expenses, one-way travel allowance, and a health allowance.
The scholarship is open for Indian students below 30 years of age who hold a first-class degree or equivalent from a recognised Indian university/institution. They must have prior admission to the institution and have a course chosen at the time of the application. Also, they must have resided continuously or been employed (or have been studying) in India for 6 months at the time of application and should reside in India for at least two years, post their return.
- Application Deadline: March 30, 2022
International Scholarships 2022-23 to Study in UK
Charles Wallace India Trust Long Term Scholarship, UK
The Charles Wallace India Trust offers this scholarship for Indian students who are aged between 28 and 38 years. The students who have an undergraduate degree, diploma, or professional qualification in their specialisation are provided with financial assistance that covers accommodation and living costs in the UK.
The scholarship also grants tuition fees and contributes to the international fare for all selected students from India. The grant provides an opportunity to students to study and gain wider experience as well as exposure in the UK.
- Application Deadline: December 2022 (Applications for the 2022-23 academic session are closed. Candidates can apply for the next academic year though)
The UK Government offers this scholarship for Indian professionals who wish to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university. Under this scholarship programme, future leaders are provided with an opportunity to study in the UK on full-funded scholarships.
The students are required to return to India for a minimum of two years after the award has ended. They must have an undergraduate degree equivalent to upper second-class 2:1 honour degree in the UK. Also, they must have at least 2 years of work experience.
- Application Deadline: August 2, 2022
Felix Scholarship for Indian Students UK
Offered by the University of Reading, England, this scholarship is meant to support the study of Indian students who are pursuing their postgraduate studies at the University of Reading. The students are required to have at least a first-class bachelor’s degree from an Indian university or equivalent institution.
The students selected for this scholarship get tuition fees, a maintenance grant, and a general allowance for return flight, books, and clothes. Students need to first get selected for admission at the university to be eligible for the scholarship.
- Application Deadline: March-April 2022
Run by the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India, this scholarship offers part-cost awards to Indian students for research and education in any subjects available at the University of Cambridge and Oxford.
Indian students who are below 30 years of age are eligible to apply, provided they have applied for and secured admission in a full-time course at the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2022
International Scholarships 2022-23 to Study in Canada
Introduced by the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, this scholarship programme aims to offer financial support to meritorious Indian students who are willing to pursue a postgraduate degree programme at top-ranking institutions. The scholarship is given in the form of an interest-free PG loan to students who have a good academic record.
Indian citizens who are below 30 years of age are eligible for this scholarship. They must have completed graduation from a recognised Indian university/institute. Also, they must have been accepted into top-ranking educational institutions in Canada to pursue postgraduate studies.
- Application Deadline: March 15, 2022
Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program 2022 is an initiative by the University of Toronto, Canada for Class 12-passed international students enrolling in an undergraduate program.
The scholarship program is intended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity, and who are recognized as leaders within their schools.
The selected candidates will receive tuition, books, incidental fees, and full residence support for four years. Students need to be in the final year of secondary school (or have graduated no earlier than June 2022) and must be beginning their studies at the University of Toronto in September 2023 to be eligible.
- Application Deadline: November 7, 2022
Education Future International Scholarship (Canada & Other Countries)
The Education Future International Scholarship 2022 is an opportunity offered to undergraduate and postgraduate applicants. This is a unique scholarship fund created by scholarship winners worldwide.
Like-minded winners come together to fund the next batch of students with whatever they can contribute. This initiative is a concept of giving back to society for the cause of education with a focus on building a brighter and smarter future.
The scholarship is only offered to meritorious Indian students for studying in Canada and other countries (at top universities globally). Selected candidates will receive a scholarship ranging between INR 2 lakhs to INR 10 lakhs each.
Students must be pursuing an undergraduate/postgraduate course overseas at a recognized university/college outside of India. Also, they must have secured a minimum of 60% marks in Class 10 and 12 to be eligible.
- Application Deadline: Always Open (contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
International Scholarships 2022-23 to Study Abroad – Other Scholarships
Apart from the USA, UK, and Canada, here are some other scholarships that students can apply for:
National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for SC Students (Multiple Countries)
Run by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, this scheme offers support for overseas higher education to low-income students who belong to Scheduled Caste (SC), Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribe, Landless Agricultural Labourers, and Traditional Artisan categories. Under this scholarship, the financial assistance is provided for pursuing master’s or PhD courses abroad.
The students are required to have obtained at least 60% marks or an equivalent grade in the qualifying examination. The age of the candidates must be below 35 years. Also, their annual family income must not exceed INR 8 lakh from all sources.
- Application Deadline: March 31, 2022
K. C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad (Multiple Countries)
Introduced by the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust, this is a loan scholarship for graduate students in India who wish to pursue post-graduate studies abroad. The scholarship aims to support deserving and needy students and help them continue their higher education.
Indian students who have secured admission or have applied for admission in reputable foreign universities are eligible to get an interest-free loan up to INR 8 lakh. The students are required to have obtained a first-class degree or equivalent diploma from a recognised university.
- Application Deadline: March 31, 2022
Rotary Peace Fellowships (Multiple Countries)
The key objective of this fellowship is to promote peace with the help of academic training, global networking opportunities and practice. Every year, 50 fellowships are awarded for master’s degree and 50 fellowships are awarded for certificate studies at premier universities.
The candidates are required to hold a bachelor’s degree and be proficient in English to be eligible for this scholarship. The financial assistance offered under this scholarship includes tuition fee waiver and other benefits.
- Application Deadline: February 2023 (Applications for the 2023-24 session are now closed. The applications for the 2024-25 session will begin from Feb 2023)
DAAD Scholarships (Germany)
Every year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports well over 100,000 German and international students around the globe. DAAD scholarships are aimed primarily at graduates, doctoral students, and postdocs. The award is given for study and research visits to universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. In some programmes, internships are also funded via the programme.
DAAD scholarships are not required to be paid back. They consist of a monthly scholarship payment, which is currently €861 (INR 70,000 approx) for graduates and €1,200 (INR 97,500) for doctoral/PhD students. Plus, the scholarship also includes a flat-rate travel allowance. In many cases, DAAD also provides health, accident, and personal liability insurance.
- Application Deadline: July 15, 2022 (winter semester) and January 15, 2022 (summer semester)
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