Top 3 scholarships for postgraduate students in the UK

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Ekta

25 June 2020 • 3 min read

The UK is home to some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, it can however, come at a high financial cost.  

If you have the talent and ability to succeed, concerns about funding should not stop you from applying. There is a list of scholarships offered by the government for all the brilliant brains out there. These partial or fully paid scholarships help you fund your studies depending on the criteria, course and the institution. 

Let us have a look at the top three scholarships for international students in the UK. 

The Chevening Scholarship

The Chevening Scholarship is the global scholarship program from the UK’s Government. It offers exceptional potential students, from all over the world,  a unique opportunity to study in the United Kingdom

It allows you to pursue a one-year postgraduate degree in any subject at any university in the UK and is aimed at creating global leaders. Students of Indian origin opt for these scholarships in huge numbers. 

Eligibility: 

  • You must not have previously received any government funding. 
  • You must have an undergraduate degree which is equivalent to an upper second-class (2:1) honour degree in the UK. 
  • A min. of 2 years of work experience is a must. 

Scholarship amount: Max scholarship per student: £34,200 => Rs 31,60,764 

The Rhodes Scholarship

(Bodleian Library, University of Oxford)

The Rhodes Scholarships is a postgraduate scholarship for international students in the UK supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.  If you have exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service, you might be the lucky one to be handpicked for five Scholarships available for Indian students. 

It covers all University and College fees, a personal stipend and one economy class airfare to Oxford at the start of the Scholarship, as well as an economy flight back to the student's home country after the Scholarship.

It is the oldest and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship programme. 95 outstanding students  are awarded the Scholarship each year, from 20 Rhodes constituencies (64 countries) worldwide.

Eligibility: 

  • Rhodes Scholars must have completed a Bachelor's degree before coming up to Oxford, to a sufficiently high standard to meet both the Rhodes and the Oxford criteria. 

Scholarship Amount: Max scholarship per student:£69,533 => Rs 65,13,851 

The Felix Scholarship


(School of Oriental and African Studies, London) 

The Felix Scholarship was founded to work for the welfare of society. It is offered to differently-abled students from India and other developing countries. It allows them the opportunity of furthering their postgraduate education by attending a university in the UK. 

The trust handling these scholarships give away up to 6 scholarships per university for Indian graduates to study at the University of Oxford, University of Reading, and the School of Oriental and African Studies every year.  Students can apply for this Scholarship to study any subject.

It was first established in 1991. The scholarships are administered by the three partner universities, with the support of the Felix Trustees. 

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must not have previously studied at postgraduate level for the course they are applying for. 
  • Applicants must have a first-class undergraduate or master's degree.

Scholarship Amount: Max scholarship per student: £71,700 => Rs 67,16,856 

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