Scholarships for Indian Students in UK

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Scholarships for Indian students in the UK


The UK has been a leader in academics for centuries. It is home to the world's top universities ranked among the global top 200, moreover, the country has one of the most diverse subject offerings in the world. The universities in the United Kingdom, maintain strict standards of teaching and attendance, so you know that you are getting taught by the premiere faculties, best infrastructure, access to cutting-edge resources, top-notch teaching as well as comprehensive academic support one can ask for. The distinctive feature of UK universities also lies in their harmonious integration of conventional lectures with inventive teaching approaches, nurturing independent thought, problem-solving acumen, and self-driven motivation in students. This blend not only enriches the learning experience but also equips students with versatile skills fundamental to the contemporary professional landscape. 

Various scholarships, tailored for Indian students, have emerged as a testament to the academic excellence guaranteed by UK universities. Specifically crafted to cater to the needs of Indian students, these scholarships serve a dual purpose – alleviating financial constraints and fostering academic merit. This dual approach contributes to the creation of an environment where Indian students can not only overcome economic barriers but also thrive academically in their chosen fields of study.

Topmost Scholarships for Indian students in the UK.

Chevening Scholarship:

The Chevening Scholarship is one of the UK government's most prominent international scholarship initiatives, funded by the UK government itself, for outstanding individuals showcasing remarkable leadership potential. This scholarship comprises tuition fees, living expenses, and other essential costs, presenting an unmatched opportunity for awardees to access top-notch education. Beyond financial support, awardees gain access to a plethora of networking opportunities, fostering connections with influential figures and future leaders. Also, the scholarship offers a unique opportunity for the awardees, to engage in the rich landscape of the country’s distinctive art, music, and literature.

Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship: 

The Commonwealth Scholarship, is funded by the UK Government and is devised for international students from various developing Commonwealth countries, including India. It is basically for students who desire to pursue Master's or Ph.D. programs from the UK. The scholarship provides all-inclusive coverage of tuition fees, living allowances as well as travel expenses. It is primarily for students with commendable academic records and financial needs, this Scholarship awards a meaningful opportunity for those looking for support to pursue higher education at prestigious United Kingdom universities.

Great Scholarship:

The Great Scholarship stands as a collaborative initiative between the UK Government's GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council under the Study UK campaign. This program encompasses 99 postgraduate scholarships from 36 UK universities, covering a diverse array of subjects. Specially crafted for Indian students, the initiative extends to 12 UK higher education institutions, providing a total of 13 postgraduate scholarships. Each scholarship offers a minimum award of £10,000, aimed at covering tuition fees for a comprehensive selection of one-year taught postgraduate courses available at universities across the UK. Such an initiative of the UK Government showcases its efforts towards augmenting educational opportunities for international students to develop academic excellence and cultural exchange.

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship (CWIT)

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships (CWIT) is the scholarship fund of Charles Wallace India Trust that provides grants to Indian students, who are in their early to middle stages of careers and either working or studying in heritage conservation, arts, humanities or heritage conservation. This grant supports the awardees to achieve scholastic, creative, and professional ambitions by networking while studying in the UK. They are of three types:

  • CWIT long-term grants
  • CWIT Short Research Grants
  • Grants towards the final year of Doctoral study in the UK

Scotland Saltire Scholarship

As the name suggests this scholarship is an initiative of the Scottish Government in alliance with Scottish universities, with the prime focus in the areas of creative industries, healthcare, science, medical sciences, technology, renewable and clean energy. The scholarships offer up to 50 awards of each £8000 which includes tuition fees for one year of full-time postgraduate master’s program at any Scottish higher education institution. The eligibility criteria include enrollment in eligible courses at the postgraduate master's level, aligning with the program's specific focus areas.
This initiative by the Scottish Government aims to accelerate the academic journey of exceptionally talented individuals by encouraging contributions to the growth and innovation of key industries in Scotland and beyond.

British Council Women in STEM Scholarship

This scholarship program is specifically devised to boost prospects for girls and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The primary focus of the grant is to try & address the dire issue of the gender gap by supporting women, to have easy access to higher education at UK universities, in crucial disciplines of STEM. This initiative offers financial assistance to deserving candidates, empowers and inspires future generations of women to pursue fulfilling careers in STEM fields.  

Some of the scholarships offered by some of the leading universities at the Undergraduate & Masters level are as follows: - 

University Scholarships Amount
Leeds and Beckett University Undergraduate Scholarship £ 1,000
Postgraduate Scholarship £ 3,000
University of East Anglia Actuarial Science Scholarship UG - £ 6,000
UEA India Award PG - £ 4,000 - £ 5,000
Lancaster University Global Scholarship for all UG courses £ 2,000 per year
Global Scholarship for all PG courses £ 5,000 Ist year of study
Kingston University London Full-Time UG Scholarship Up to £ 3,500 GBP
Full-Time PG Scholarship Up to £ 3,500 GBP
University of Leicester UG Scholarship Up to £ 3000 - 5000 / Year
PG Scholarship Up to £ 3000 - 5000 / Year
University of Greenwich UG/ PG Scholarship Up to £ 3000 GBP
Cardiff University Cardiff University India Scholarship GBP 5,000
Global Wales Programme – a partnership between the Welsh Government, Universities of  Wales Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarships Upto GBP 10,000
University College London UCL Global Masters Scholarships Upto GBP 15,000
The UCL India Excellence Scholarships Upto GBP 5,000
University of Sheffield PG Scholarship £ 2,000 - £ 2,500  GBP
International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships £10,000 towards the tuition fee
University College London IOE Centenary Masters Scholarships Full tuition expenses and housing at the International Students House will be covered by scholarships for one academic year.
Institute of Education at University College London IOE-ISH Centenary Doctoral Scholarships The Centenary Doctoral Scholarship pays for tuition, housing in an international student’s house single room with a shared bathroom, and an annual stipend of £7740 paid in monthly instalments.

Criteria for applying for scholarships to study in the UK

The eligibility criteria for scholarships in the United Kingdom for Indian students vary from one scholarship program to another. Nevertheless, some common criteria that are often taken into consideration are as follows:

  • Academic Brilliance
  • English language proficiency in some cases
  • Chosen course or level of study
  • Chosen location of the University or college
  • Participation in social & community services/ Voluntary work
  • Some scholarships are specifically open to Indian students only, i.e., Indian residency
  • Work Experience
  • Extracurricular activities and management qualities
  • Submission of application on time.
  • Some scholarships may have age restrictions.  


Thus, boarding a journey of education in the UK can be a transformative experience, and scholarships play a crucial role in making this endeavor more accessible and affordable. Exploring the diverse scholarship options available today is the first step towards realizing the dream of studying in the UK. These student scholarships serve as the building blocks of the UK education system, fostering the aggregation of youth education and further enhancing the country's global standing in educational excellence. 

Our dedicated team at Jagvimal Consultants & Management Services Private Limited possesses up-to-date knowledge of the admission & scholarship process in the UK, ensuring that each individual's unique circumstances are navigated effectively. For more personalized guidance throughout the scholarship application process and beyond, you can reach out to Jagvimal Consultants at 9982377888 or via email at

Take the initiative today and pave the way for your successful educational journey in the United Kingdom !!

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