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Top Study Abroad Scholarships You Should Know About

Do you have a dream of studying abroad but the international expenses and overall costs are hampering your aspirations? There are several ways to get out of such a challenge. You can raise funds, take a part-time job and increase your savings. But have you ever realized that there are many fellowship and scholarship programs offered for overseas aspirants for their higher studies?

Read the article to discover the top 10 study abroad scholarships that you need to know about.

Top 10 Study Abroad Scholarships that are a Good Option for Indian Students

1. Adelaide International Scholarship

The University of Adelaide, Australia offers scholarships for 2 years of PG degrees and 3 years of PhD degrees. It offers a monthly stipend, tuition fees, and health insurance for foreign PG and PhD students of any field. Candidates must possess a first-class academic record in UG or honours degrees to qualify for this scholarship.

2. Australian Embassy Scholarships

This fully-funded scholarship is offered by specific Australian universities to the applicants applying for UG, PG, MBA, and Ph.D. courses. Any applicant having at least 50% in the previous qualifying exam can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship covers a maximum amount of ₹11,17,878 per year that easily covers tuition fees, health insurance, family expenses (married applicants), and weekly travel expenses.

3. Clarendon Scholarships

The University of Oxford gives the Clarendon scholarship awards to over 130 postgraduate and philosophy full-time scholars of any stream with an excellent academic record in all subjects. This scholarship can cover the tuition fees and overall living expenses which is nearly ₹12,66,542. There are no such eligibility criteria for this scholarship and the candidate can apply for a full-time or part-time program.

4. Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships are offered only to Indian students with extraordinary academic records to study 1 year PG program in any subject at any UK university. This scholarship is applicable for the PG and UG students too, having at least 2 years of work experience. It covers a scholarship amount of ₹15,83,053 that includes travel expenses, tuition fees, living costs, and other basic allowances.

To achieve this scholarship, one must be a permanent resident of a country or territory approved by Chevening and must return to their country after the fellowship ends

5. Commonwealth Scholarship

Commonwealth scholarship and fellowship is presented to Indian students with a first-class academic record in graduation with science or humanities as a stream. It covers an overall scholarship amount of ₹32,00,000 that includes flight fare, tuition fees, and living expenses.

This scholarship applies to all the citizens who belong to a commonwealth country. According to the UK commitment with the commonwealth scholarship commission, more than 450 students are eligible for this scholarship in different UK universities.

6. Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship

The United States-India Educational Foundation provides Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship to Indian PG applicants who have completed graduation with at least 3 years of work experience in the field of urban and regional planning, general studies, legal studies, humanities, and culture, public administration, and so on. The students are evaluated based on their academic career, leadership qualities, communication skills, service towards the country, and more. The fund value varies between ₹75,000 to ₹1,90,000 that covers books, tuition fees, economy airfare, and other living expenses.

7. Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Fellowship for the Universities of the USA, UK, and Europe

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation scholarships give chance to more than 600 young overseas candidates with a first-class degree with extraordinary talent in any field to enhance their skills. This scholarship is applicable for those who are Indian citizens below the age of 30 having a first-class degree from a reputed Indian university.

There are two types of Inlaks Shivdasani foundation fellowship- specific courses and university programs. The candidates are selected based on a preliminary interview and the shortlisted candidates from prelims are allowed to attend the final interview which is conducted in either Mumbai or Delhi. The maximum fund value of the scholarship is ₹74,48,180 that covers tuition and living expenses.

8. International PG Scholarship

The International PG Scholarship program was offered to foreign students who want to study a full-time UG and PG program in various branches of humanities, commerce, and science. This scholarship is offered by the University of Melbourne based on merit. It grants up to ₹22,80,032 per year that covers tuition, and living expenses with an additional ₹2,23,532 for health insurance and relocation expenses.

9. Tata scholarship

The Tata Education and Development Trust offer Tata scholarship to 20 scholar candidates from India for studying in Cornell University USA. Mr. Ratan Tata is one of the Connell trustees and provides a $25 million endowment from the TATA Group of Companies. This scholarship covers the tuition expenses and living allowances for undergraduate programs every year. The recipient of this scholarship must be a permanent citizen of India, attended secondary school with good scores, and be in a need of finance-based aid.

10. UBC International Scholarship

The scholarship is offered to foreign candidates who are applying for 4 years of UG programs in engineering, education, technology, and more at the British Columbia University, Canada. To meet the requirements for the scholarship program, the candidate must pass English as a subject in High school and produce all the relevant documents with a first-class score during the screening process. Under this scholarship fund of ₹16,00,000 are granted for tuition fees, living expenses, and other relevant support.


The above list consists of top scholarship opportunities available in funding for higher studies abroad. Other than these, there are many other fellowships and scholarship programs offered by many foreign institutions. For eligible candidates having good academic records, a scholarship is like a license to pursue higher education in their preferred stream anywhere according to their wish. Candidates can consult these institutes and take off towards their dream.

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