College Board SAT Scholarships Program for Indian Students

College Board, in association with selected Indian universities, has introduced a SAT scholarship program under the name of the ‘College Board India Scholars Program.’ Under the initiative, the high performers in the SAT exam from India will be recognised for their achievement. Students who meet the criteria on academic performance and the financial need will receive full-tuition fee waiver in the form of scholarship available from the top Indian Universities that are part of this India Global Alliance.

Scholarship Registration and Login

College Board, the US-based organisation behind  organising the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), has partnered with Indian and international universities to create the India Global Alliance. This alliance provides a platform to Indian educational institutions to engage with some of the world’s most prominent and reputed institutions. Being a part of the India Global Alliance, these participating universities will offer scholarships to the top performers in SAT,  on the basis of the financial need and academic performance.

College Board has partnered with Buddy4Study in their pursuit to give Indian students a financial boost towards their higher education goals. This collaboration offers up to 100% reduction in SAT fees for students taking the test in the months of March, May, October, and December.

Digital SAT Dates and Deadlines

Timelines for March–June 2024 SAT test are as under:

SAT Test Dates* Registration Deadline* Deadline for Updation, Regular Cancellation, and Late Registration**
March 9, 2024 February 23, 2024 February 27, 2024
May 4, 2024 April 19, 2024 April 23, 2024
June 1, 2024 May 16, 2024 May 21, 2024
Important Note:

  • *SAT students requiring a College Board device for registration, must request for it at least 30 days before their test date. 
  • **International registration for March and beyond opens in March 2024. Additional fee may apply.

Eligibility Criteria and Discounts for SAT Scholarships

Students willing to avail 50% SAT discount voucher are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria mentioned below in order to avail benefits of SAT scholarships:

  • Students must be a resident of India.
  • Applicants must be pursuing their studies in Class 11 or 12.
  • Applicants must have an annual family income ranging between ₹8,00,000  to  ₹15,00,000.
  • Students must be a top performer in the SAT exam with a minimum score of 1350 out of 1600.
  • Applicants must have applied and enrolled for a degree course in the participating Indian universities.

College Board has offered 90% discount voucher & 100% tuition fee scholarship for those students who have a family income less than ₹8,00,000. To avail the discount the student must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

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  • Students must be a resident of India.
  • Applicants must be pursuing their studies in Class 11 or 12.
  • Applicants must have an annual income not more than ₹8,00,000.

Indian Universities Accepting SAT

As part of the India Global Higher Education Alliance, the following pioneering universities accept SAT score for admission:

Name of the University About the University
Ahmedabad University A private university in Gujarat that offers students a liberal education focused on research and interdisciplinary learning.
Ashoka University A private research university located in Sonipat, Haryana that provides a liberal education in social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education An institution of eminence, deemed-to-be university is synonymous for excellence in higher education.
NMIMS Deemed-to-be-University A private deemed-to-be university located in Mumbai offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Shiv Nadar University A private research university located in Uttar Pradesh.
BML Munjal University A not-for-profit initiative founded by the Hero Group and mentored by Imperial College, London.
Shoolini University A not-for-profit multi-disciplinary private university founded by leading academicians and professionals.
Plaksha University A not-for-profit private research university located in Mohali, Punjab, aiming to create a new model of higher education that combines academic excellence with industrial relevance.
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology (TIET) A deemed-to-be-university in Patiala that offers a wide range of courses in various streams.

Apart from the above-mentioned universities, some of the member institutions as mentioned below accept SAT scores for admission to their specific programmes only:

  • FLAME University
  • KREA University
  • Manav Rachna University
  • Sri Sri University
  • Srishti School of Art Design and Technology
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology
  • SRM University, AP – Amaravati
  • SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonipat
  • World University of Design
  • Vijaybhoomi University

Additionally, some of the colleges/universities which offer admission to their specific courses based on SAT scores are listed below:

Institution Name Programs  
Ahmedabad University All except B.Tech. courses
Atria University All courses except Law and Architecture
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) All B.Sc./B.C.A./B.E.M./B.B.A./B.A./ B.Phama/ B.Com. (Hons) Programs
Manipal Jaipur University All courses except Law and Architecture
OP Jindal Global University All programs except Law
Sophia College For Women All courses except Law and Architecture
Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Liberal Arts
Vellore Institute of Technology All programs except Law and Architecture 
Vijaybhoomi University All courses
IFIM College B.B.A, Bachelors of Commerce, Journalism and Computer Application
Shiv Nadar University
  • B.Tech
  • BA – History, English, Sociology, International Relations, Economics
  • B.Sc – Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biotech
  • B.M.S.
SVKM’s NMIMS All courses in the following streams (schools):

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  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Maths
  • Economics
  • Commerce
M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
  • B.Tech
  • BBA
  • B.Pharma
  • Pharm D
  • B.Des
  • B.H.M.
  • B.Sc (Hons)
  • B.Com (Hons)
  • B.Sc (Bio-Tech)
  • B.Sc (Food Processing and Technology)
  • B.Sc (Dialysis Therapy Technology)
  • B.Sc (Medical Radiology and Imaging Technology)
  • B.Sc (Cardiac Care Technology)
  • B.Sc (Sports and Exercise Science)
  • B.Sc (Optometry)
  • B.Sc (Operation Theatre Technology)

How to Apply for a SAT Reduction Voucher?

Students should follow the steps mentioned below to receive the SAT fee discount voucher and take the SAT exams for free:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Buddy4Study.

Step 2: Navigate to the ‘Avail Steep Discounts for the SAT Exam Fee’ option and click on the respective buttons for availing discount voucher.

Step 3: Now, click on the ‘Start Application’ button at the right-hand side of the dashboard.

Step 4: Fill in the application form with required details and upload the documents, as requested.

Step 5: Tick the check box on terms and conditions and submit to make the payment.

Upon receipt of payment of discounted SAT fee, students will receive the voucher code within 2 days to their email ID. 

How to apply for SAT Scholarships?

After having received the SAT voucher, students can redeem it by applying for the SAT Scholarships program by following the steps outlined below:

Step 1: Visit the College Board SAT registration website.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Register Now’ button and fill in the required details to register and become a College board India Scholar.

Note:- Students should redeem the fee discount voucher within 15 days of the date of receipt of voucher from Buddy4Study or prior to registration deadline, whichever is earlier.

Documents Required for SAT Scholarships

International or overseas candidates are required to submit the following documents in order to avail a SAT scholarships:

  • Academic transcripts, including marksheets, certificates, etc.
  • SAT test scores
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • A copy of valid passport and visa
  • Letter of Recommendation (LOR) [If applicable]
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP) [If applicable]
  • Letter of acceptance from participating Indian universities

Contact Details

In case of queries, please reach out to Buddy4Study on the contact details mentioned below:

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Phone Number: (+91-11)-430-92248 (Ext: 118) (Monday to Friday – 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM (IST))

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the College Board India Scholars Programme?

The College Board India Scholars Programme is a two-pronged initiative designed to help financially disadvantaged, high-achieving students in India pursue their higher education. It offers 100% tuition fee waiver in any of the participating Indian universities. (List of participating Indian universities is mentioned above). Students need to be in Class 12 while taking the SAT to qualify for the scholarships program.

What is the SAT?

Scholastic Aptitude Test, popularly known as SAT, is a standardised test used by many colleges in the United States to assess the readiness of the students for college-level work. All Indian universities that are part of the College Board’s India Higher Education Global Alliance initiative accept SAT as an entrance exam for students in India.

How do I redeem a discount voucher?

Students who receive the SAT fee reduction voucher from Buddy4Study can redeem it on the College Board’s SAT registration website.

How to apply for the scholarship?

To secure an India Global Alliance scholarship, students must do the following:

  • They should achieve the required SAT score and meet the annual family income criteria.
  • Applicants need to send their SAT scores directly to their chosen universities.
  • They must submit the application through the Buddy4Study platform.
  • Applicants need to meet all other admission requirements of a specific university they are applying to.


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