In a world that is getting increasingly connected than ever, there is always an immense inspiration to dream without boundaries. With the kind of opportunities and possibilities that are opening up day by day, almost everything seems achievable in these times which once might have been even unthinkable. Studying abroad is one such feat that helps students to broaden their horizons. 

Every year millions of students from India cross oceans and continents to have a shot at achieving the best education possible. There are a lot of challenges that come along with this decision as most often the students have to uproot themselves and start from scratch in a foreign land. But in the long run, the top-quality education offered by foreign universities, the better career opportunities in a global market along with the achieved sense of independence and the chance to explore new cultures all make this journey worthwhile. 

There are a lot of universities abroad that offer top-notch programs in the field of technology which provides students with an added advantage in this time of cut-throat competition along with exposure to a global economy. But it’s often the hefty price tag that comes with it that shatters the dreams of many students. It is also important to note that there are many scholarship programs available to Indian students for pursuing their higher education abroad. Most of these scholarships are highly prestigious ones providing financial aid, mentorship, and also an ever-growing worldwide network of scholars to connect with.

Scholarship Track India presents this curated list of exclusive scholarships for Indian students to help them pursue their higher education in undergraduate, graduate, and higher fields in technology. 

The scholarships are classified as that are offered from the undergraduate-level and the graduate-level studies, which are further divided location-wise.

  1. Scholarships from the undergraduate-level 
  2. Scholarships from the graduate-level 

Scholarships from the undergraduate-level

The programs offered from the undergraduate level in the following locations are covered in this section:

  1. Scholarships in Europe
  2. Scholarships in the USA
  3. Scholarships in China
  4. Scholarships in Australia
  5. General Scholarships

1. Scholarships in Europe

Europe is a preferred destination for Indian students who want to pursue higher education in technology owing to the vast number of opportunities on the continent. The following scholarships are covered here:

I. Region-based scholarships

The following programs are covered here:

  1. Orange Tulip Scholarship
  2. India4EU II Scholarship
  3. UniAcco Fly High Scholarship

1. Orange Tulip Scholarship 

Orange Tulip Scholarship programs help Indian students who want to pursue bachelor’s and master’s level education in different streams in the Netherlands.

Location: Netherlands

Deadline: General deadline is around April. However, few universities follow different deadlines.

Who can apply?

  • The applicants must be Indian citizens who are not currently studying or working in the Netherlands.
  • They should be currently in the process of enrollment or already admitted to a Dutch university participating in the scholarship scheme.
  • They should also satisfy the specific requirements of the registered programs.

What does it cover?

  • The scholarship varies with the chosen universities. Some might offer a full scholarship, while others might give a 50% reduction or 25% reduction in tuition fees.
  • Some might also cover living costs, visa fees, etc.

More information

  • Not all Dutch universities participate in the Orange Tulip Scholarship scheme and not all programs in participating universities come under this scheme.

If this program sounds exciting then read more about this here!

2. India4EU II Scholarship

India4EU II Scholarship aims at students in India who would like to pursue higher education, research, and training from certain European universities at undergraduate, graduate, and higher research levels in various academic programs.

Deadline: Varies with program and universities

Who can apply?

  • Must be a citizen of India 
  • The applicants must not have carried out studies, work, etc in any of the eligible European countries for more than 12 months in the last 5 years.
  • The candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programs they apply to and the categories they fall under this scheme.

What does it cover?

  • Monthly subsistence of EUR 1000 for undergraduate and graduate programs and EUR 1500 for doctorate programs
  • Travel costs, health, travel and accident insurance cover, and tuition fee

Read more about this program here!

3. UniAcco Fly High Scholarship

Undergraduate and postgraduate students planning to study or are currently studying in the UK may apply for this scholarship program.

Location: UK

Deadline: Around mid-September

Who can apply?

  • There are three categories Leader, Scholar, and All Rounder.
  • Indian students intending to pursue undergraduate studies in the UK may apply under the All Rounder category.
  • Those who intend to pursue postgraduate studies may apply under Leader and Scholar categories.
  • A candidate cannot apply under more than one category.

What does it cover?

  • Candidates under the Leader category will receive GBP 1000, those under the Scholar and All Rounder category will receive GBP 750.

Click here to read more!

II. University-specific scholarships

These scholarships are:

  1. Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarship
  2. Coventry University India Excellence Scholarship
  3. Queen’s University Principal’s International Scholarship – India
  4. Trinity College Dublin India Undergraduate Scholarship

1. Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarship

If studying at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge has long been in your dreams, this scholarship program might be the right one for you. This provides part-cost awards for undergraduate, second undergraduate, graduate study, and research in different courses offered at these two universities.

Location: The University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, UK

Deadline: The application process starts early every year, around March.

Who can apply?

  • Citizen and ordinarily resident of India
  • Must fulfill the educational requirements of the course intended to be pursued
  • Must have secured admission to a full-time course at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge through the normal admission process

What does it cover?

  • The society offers many scholarships every year. The financial support might vary depending on the funds and grants available.
  • The selected candidates may receive a Letter of support from OCSI for other scholarship bodies.
  • Complimentary life membership at OCSI
  • Mentorship

More information

  • The scholars are selected based on academic excellence, leadership potential and, a commitment to improving other’s lives, especially in India.

Thinking about giving this scholarship a shot? Click here!

2. Coventry University India Excellence Scholarship

The university offers several scholarships for extremely motivated and high-achieving Indian students to pursue courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and research studies.

Location: Coventry University, England

Deadline: Varies with the programs

Who can apply?

  • Research students working in partner institutions in India may apply for this program
  • The university has listed cyber systems as one of its key interest areas
  • The applicants must satisfy the eligibility conditions of the programs they apply to

What does it cover?

  • The value of the scholarship varies with the educational level of programs

Read more about this program here!

3. Queen’s University Principal’s International Scholarship – India

This scholarship is instituted by Queen’s University in the UK for Indian students at all levels of study at the university.

Location:  Queen’s University, UK

Deadline: Same as that of the programs in the university the students apply to. They will be automatically considered for this award.

Who can apply?

  • Must be citizens of India
  • Must satisfy all criteria for the programs they apply to and must acquire admission to any of its undergraduate, graduate, or higher education programs
  • The scholarship is renewable for an extra year only if the student maintains a 3.50 GPA in year one.

What does it cover?

  • A total of USD 20,000

Check out this program here!

4. Trinity College Dublin India Undergraduate Scholarship

Location:  Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Deadline: Same as the program you apply to

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be normally residents who have completed their high school education in India.
  • Must have a non-EU status at the time of application and pay tuition fee at the non-EU rate
  • Must have received an offer for a Trinity undergraduate course
  • The students must have achieved a grade 12 score of 90% overall or A level score of AAB or similar or IB score of 36.

What does it cover?

  • Scholarships valued up to EUR 5000, applied as a reduction to the first-year undergraduate fee

Read more about this program here!

2. Scholarships in the USA

The USA is still indeed the land of opportunities for Indian students who are ready to work hard and dream big. 

The following University-specific programs are covered in this section:

  1. Cornell University Tata scholarship
  2. University of Oregon Sushil Jajodia Indian Student Scholarship

1. Cornell University Tata scholarship

Cornell University Tata scholarships are awarded to Indian students who wish to pursue an undergraduate education in different fields including technology at Cornell University, USA.

Location: Cornell University, USA

Deadline: Around March

Who can apply?

  • The applicant must be a citizen of India who has attended secondary school here.
  • The student must be offered admission to Cornell for undergraduate studies.
  • Must be eligible for financial aid

What does it cover?

  • Scholarship funding for the number of semesters needed to complete the undergraduate degree (usually 8) as long as the student requires financial aid
  • Covers tuition fee and annual course fee

More information

  • Preference is given to students with offers for engineering, science along with arts, management, biological science, etc.
  • Around 20 scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding Indian students.

Click here to know more about this program!

2. University of Oregon Sushil Jajodia Indian Student Scholarship

This scholarship was established by UO alumnus Sushil Jajodia, Ph.D. ‘77  to help Indian students at all levels of education at the university.

Location: University of Oregon, USA

Deadline: Around mid-January

Who can apply?

  • Must be Indian nationals
  • Must have satisfied all eligibility criteria of the programs applied to and must have secured a full-time admission at the university in any undergraduate or graduate program.
  • New and continuing students at all levels of programs may apply for this scholarship.

What does it cover?

  • An amount of USD 3000

Check out this program here!

3. Scholarships in China

The following region-based scholarship program is covered here for students who want to pursue higher education in China.

1. Chinese Government Scholarships for Indian Students

The Chinese government provides several scholarships for Indian students to pursue undergraduate, graduate, and research studies in various Chinese universities.

Location: China

Deadline: Varies with program

Who can apply?

  • The eligibility varies with the scholarship program, the course, and the university you apply to.

What does it cover?

  • Some programs give full scholarship covering tuition fees, accommodation, stipend, and medical insurance.
  • There are also programs giving both full and partial scholarships.
  • One way airfare is also covered

More information

  • The duration of the scholarship programs starts from 1 year.
  • Undergraduate programs may also require the students to do a Chinese language preparatory study.

Click here to read more about these programs!

4. Scholarships in Australia

The land of kangaroos might also be the next destination for your higher education. The following programs are covered here which supports Indian students complete their undergraduate and higher education at various universities in Australia.

The following University-specific scholarships are covered here:

  1. UNSW Future of Change India Scholarship
  2. Deakin India 25% Merit Scholarship
  3. University of Newcastle International Excellence Scholarship for India

1. UNSW Future of Change India Scholarship

Location: UNSW, Australia

Deadline: Assessment is based on the UNSW application. Hence the deadline is based on the course.

Who can apply?

  • Must be a citizen of India and not a permanent resident of Australia
  • Must be residing in India before commencing undergraduate studies at the university
  • Postgraduate applicants may have a history of prior residence in Australia
  • Must have applied to and secured admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate program at the university.

What does it cover?

  • AUD 5000 per year for the minimum duration of the program

Click here to read more!

2. Deakin India 25% Merit Scholarship

Location: Deakin University, Australia

Deadline: Mid December

Who can apply?

  • Indian citizen living in India at the time of application
  • Must apply through Deakin authorized agent based in India
  • Must have an overall score of 80% and above in grade 12 for undergraduate programs and 75% and above in undergraduate degree for postgraduate programs
  • Continued eligibility is subject to a weighted average mark of 65

What does it cover?

  • 25% of the total tuition fee is awarded as the scholarship

Click here to read more!

3. University of Newcastle International Excellence Scholarship for India

Location: University of Newcastle, Australia

Deadline: Varies with the program  

Who can apply?

  • Indian passport holders who are commencing an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the university in Engineering and Technology are eligible to apply
  • Must be enrolled full – time and not hold another scholarship for the same program.

What does it cover?

  • AUD 60,000 in total for 100 scholarships

Read more here!

5. General Scholarships

The following program enables Indian students to pursue higher education in the country of their choice from the undergraduate level.

1. Education Future International Scholarship

Location: Anywhere outside India

Deadline: October

Who can apply?

  • Indian national with a valid Indian passport
  • Must have scored a minimum of 60% in grade 10 and 12
  • Must reflect that they lack means of self-funding their education abroad.
  • Must be planning to study courses at the undergraduate or graduate level at recognized universities or colleges abroad.

What does it cover?

  • INR 2 Lakh to INR 10 Lakh  of scholarship amount

Read more about this program here!

 Scholarships from the graduate-level

The programs offering scholarships from the graduate level and higher for Indian students in the following locations are covered here:

1. Scholarships in Europe

Scholarships in Europe from the graduate level can be divided further into two categories:

  1. Region-based scholarships
  2. University-specific scholarships

I. Region-based scholarships

The following programs are covered in this section:

  1. Goa Education Trust Scholarships
  2. GREAT Scholarships India
  3. Charpak Master’s Program
  4. UGAM Legrand Scholarship
  5. Shikhar Thales Scholarship

1. Goa Education Trust Scholarships

Location: UK

Deadline: Around May

Who can apply?

  • Indian national under 30 years of age with a valid Indian passport
  • Must be in India at the time of applying
  • Must secure admission for a Masters program in any UK university
  • Must possess excellent records in academics and extracurricular activities

What does it cover?

  • Offers part and full scholarships to the students

Click here to read more!

2. GREAT Scholarships India

GREAT Scholarships India is awarded to students from India for pursuing their higher education at the postgraduate level in different streams in the participating universities in the UK.

Location: UK

Deadline: Deadlines vary according to each institution

Who can apply?

  • Must be Indian passport holders and residents at the time of application
  • Must possess an undergraduate degree and have an offer from one of the participating universities of the scholarship program
  • Must meet the English language requirements

What does it cover?

  • The scholarship amount varies with the programs.

More information

  • The application processes depend on individual universities.

Click here to know more about this program!

3. Charpak Master’s Program

Bonjour les `etudiants!

If the thought of being in one of the most beautiful and romantic countries in the world for your higher studies makes you excited, then France might be the place for you! The Charpak Master’s Scholarship program is designed for students in India who intend to pursue Master’s courses in the country. There are two kinds of scholarships awarded in this program:

  1. Charpak AME Scholarship
  2. Travel Grant

Location: France

Deadline: Applications are open from February to May.

Who can apply?

  • Indian national and resident
  • Currently enrolled or have studied in an institution of higher learning
  • Must not be older than 30 years at the time of application

What does it cover?

  • The Charpak AME Scholarship includes a living allowance of EUR 700, a student visa, Etudes en France fee waiver, and a tuition fee waiver of EUR 5000.
  • The students may also be assisted with finding accommodation.
  • Travel Grant includes a one-way air ticket in economy class from India to France, a student visa, Etudes en France fee waiver, and social security.

More information

  • No CGPA/cut-off requirements exist for this scholarship.
  • However academic excellence, quality, and consistency of SOP will be considered.
  • The students have to apply separately for AME and Travel Grant.

Feels like “France, here I come!”? Click here to get started!

4. UGAM Legrand Scholarship

Location: France

Deadline: April

Who can apply?

  • Indian citizens from low-income families 
  • Must be less than 30 years at the time of application
  • Must have a first degree or diploma or professional qualification in the specializations of Management, Science or Engineering
  • Must have secured an admission from reputable French universities for Master’s programs

What does it cover?

  • Tuition fee waiver up to EUR 10,000 or stipend of EUR 7500 per annum to cover living expenses and visa waiver

Read more about this program here!

5. Shikhar Thales Scholarship

Location: France

Deadline: May

Who can apply?

  • Indian citizens of at least 18 years of age
  • Must be currently enrolled at or have studied in an Indian institution of higher learning
  • Must belong to low-income families
  • Must be planning to study Master’s in France in Artificial intelligence, or Communication and Control Systems

What does it cover?

  • Monthly stipend of EUR 700 and assistance in finding affordable accommodation
  • Visa and Campus France fee waiver
  • Social security

Click here to read more!

II. University-specific Scholarships

The following university-specific scholarships for Indian students at the postgraduate level in Europe are covered here:

  1. University of Lincoln India Scholarship
  2. Felix Scholarships
  3. University of Sussex India Scholarship
  4. Dr. Manmonhan Singh Scholarship
  5. University of Edinburgh Principal’s Indian Masters Scholarship
  6. University of East Anglia India Awards
  7. University College Dublin V.V Giri Global Excellence Scholarship
  8. NUI Galway, Max Arthur Macauliffe Special Merit Scholarship

1. University of Lincoln India Scholarship

Location: University of Lincoln, UK

Deadline: This program has many rounds and the deadline varies

Who can apply?

  • Indian national or permanent resident in India
  • Must hold an offer for a full-time postgrad program
  • Must have scored or expected to score a minimum of 65% in the undergraduate degree
  • Must meet the English language requirements

What does it cover?

  • GBP 5000 reduction towards tuition fee

Click here to read more!

2. Felix Scholarships

Felix Scholarships are provided to students to pursue graduate and DPhil courses in any stream at the University of Oxford, University of Reading, and the School of Oriental and African Studies in the UK.

Location: The University of Oxford, University of Reading, and the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Deadline: January of each year. The dates might vary according to the university.

Who can apply?

  • This program is open to academically gifted underprivileged Indian nationals.
  • The candidates must hold at least a first-class Bachelor’s degree.
  • Other additional conditions must be satisfied as specified by the universities offering the scholarship.

What does it cover?

  • Full course fees and a grant for living costs are provided.
  • The candidate is also eligible for a return flight from India to the UK.

Read more about this program here.

3. University of Sussex India Scholarship

Location: University of Sussex, UK

Deadline: January

Who can apply?

  • Must be an Indian national classified as an overseas student for fee purposes
  • Must be a self-financing student
  • The student must have accepted an offer to study an eligible Master’s course at the university

What does it cover?

  • GBP 3000 towards a reduction in tuition fee

Click here to apply!

4. Dr. Manmonhan Singh Scholarship

Location: University of Cambridge, UK

Deadline: January

Who can apply?

  • Must be under 35 years at the time of application
  • Must have a postgraduate degree (Master’s) from a recognized Indian institution
  • The applicants must have obtained a first-class degree in both UG and PG
  • The candidate must be willing to pursue a full-time doctoral degree at the University of Cambridge, UK.

What does it cover?

  • Academic fee, visa, airfare, and a monthly stipend

Read more about this program here!

5. University of Edinburgh Principal’s Indian Masters Scholarship

Location: University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Deadline: Varies with program

Who can apply?

  • Indian students accepted for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Edinburg
  • Candidates must have received or expected to receive the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class bachelor’s degree
  • Preference for students who have not studied in Scotland

What does it cover?

  • A scholarship amount of GBP 3000

Click here to read more!

6. University of East Anglia India Awards

Location: University of East Anglia, UK

Deadline: Follows the timeline of the programs at the university

Who can apply?

  • Indian nationals who have applied to UEA to a taught postgraduate degree will be automatically considered.

What does it cover?

  • GBP 4000 if the offer is accepted and GBP 5000 if the final undergraduate grade is 70%. This will be deducted from the tuition fee.

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7. University College Dublin V.V Giri Global Excellence Scholarship

Location: University College Dublin, Ireland

Deadline: February

Who can apply?

  • Indian nationals residing in India at the time of application
  • Must satisfy the criteria for the eligible courses and must have secured admission in a graduate course

What does it cover?

  • Full and part scholarships are provided

Read more here!

8. NUI Galway, Max Arthur Macauliffe Special Merit Scholarship

Location: NUI Galway, Ireland

Deadline: Depends on the admission timeline

Who can apply?

  • Must be Indian nationals who have secured admission at NUI Galway in a selected taught Master’s program.

What does it cover?

  • Full fee waiver

Click here to read more!

2. Scholarships in the USA

The following programs are available for Indian students who wish to pursue higher education at the postgraduate level in the USA.

I. Region-based programs

1. Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships

Location: USA

Deadline: July

Who can apply?

  • Applicant must be registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian institution
  • Must have done adequate research in the relevant field

What does it cover?

  • J-1 visa support, a monthly stipend, accident, and sickness insurance for a period of 6 to 9 months with additional benefits

Click here to read more!

II. University-specific scholarships

1. President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship

Location: University of South Florida, USA

Deadline: Varies with the program

Who can apply?

  • Indian students who have graduated or are about to graduate from an Indian university and accepted into the University of South Florida for a Ph.D. in various disciplines are eligible.

What does it cover?

  • Full tuition fee waiver, a stipend of USD 22,000, health insurance, and other benefits

Click here to read more!

3. Scholarships in Australia

The following University-specific scholarship in Australia is covered here

1. The Ashok Khurana University of Adelaide Scholarship for outstanding Indian students

Location: University of Adelaide, Australia

Deadline: December

Who can apply?

  • Indian students accepted into a full-time postgraduate course at the university in selected programs
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership potential and academic merit

What does it cover?

  • A stipend of AUD 30,000, payable towards airfares, living expenses, and tuition fees.
  • 50% reduction in tuition fee

Click here to read more!

4. General Scholarships

The following programs are covered here for Indian students who want to study postgraduate courses in any country of their choice:

  1. National Overseas Scholarship Scheme
  2. Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship
  3. J.N Tata Endowment for the higher education of Indians
  4. GyanDhan Scholarship
  5. K.C. Mahindra Scholarship for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad

1. National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship provided by the government of India provides financial assistance for pursuing Master’s and Ph.D. level courses abroad.

Location: Anywhere abroad 

Deadline: There are many application cycles and the timeline varies.

Who can apply?

  • The applicants must belong to any of the listed categories:
    • Scheduled Castes
    • Denotified, Nomadic, and semi-Nomadic tribes
    • Landless agricultural laborers and traditional artisans
  • A minimum of 60% in the qualifying exam must be achieved.
  • Family income must not exceed INR 8 lakhs per annum.

What does it cover?

  • Financial assistance for tuition fees, visa fees, medical insurance, air passage along with annual maintenance allowance, contingency allowance, incidental journey, and equipment allowance is provided.
  • These are provided for 3 years for a Master’s and 4 years for a Ph.D.

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2. Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship

Location: Anywhere Abroad

Deadline: Varies

Who can apply?

  • Indian nationals under 30 years of age
  • Graduates and students in the final year of an undergraduate degree at the time of application
  • Students must be planning to pursue postgraduate studies at top ranking institutions abroad.

What does it cover?

  • Full and part scholarships as interest-free loans

Click here to read more!

3. J.N Tata Endowment for the higher education of Indians

Location: Anywhere abroad

Deadline: December – January

Who can apply?

  • Indian nationals below 45 years
  • Must have an undergraduate or graduate degree with at least 60% or in the final year
  • Must have secured admission or awaiting admission to pursue Master’s  or M.Phil. or Ph.D. or  Postdoctoral Studies or Research fellowships studies abroad

What does it cover?

  • Loan scholarship from INR 1 Lakh to INR 10 Lank with a simple interest rate of 2% per annum

Click here to read more about this scholarship!

4. GyanDhan Scholarship

Location: US, Canada, UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and Germany.

Deadline: Around the beginning of an academic year

Who can apply?

  • Candidates who would like to pursue two – year Master’s from the given countries
  • Must be Indian residents with an undergraduate degree from an Indian institute
  • If the student wants to take educational loans, it must start via GyanDhan in one of its partner lenders.

What does it cover?

  • An amount of INR 1 Lakh

Read more about this program here!

5. K.C. Mahindra Scholarship for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad

Location: Anywhere outside India

Deadline: The application process begins at the end of January

Who can apply?

  • Must possess a first-class degree or an equivalent diploma from a recognized university.
  • Must be Indian candidates who have applied for or have secured admission in reputable foreign universities for postgraduate programs.

What does it cover?

  • A maximum of INR 8 Lakh interest – free loan amount per scholar for the top 3 KC Mahindra fellows.
  • A maximum of INR 4 Lakh interest – free loan amount per scholar for remaining successful applicants.

Click here to read more!  

Technology has driven many amazing changes in the world. This ever-evolving field is also likely to bring in more innovations and improvements in the future. There are a lot of foreign universities offering world-class education and opportunities in technology for Indian students. But often, it is either the ignorance about these programs or the financial constraints that prevent the students from dreaming high. Scholarship Track strongly believes in its mission to make scholarships and opportunities more accessible to everyone. So our team hopes that these scholarships will help you in the journey of finding your niche in your chosen fields and exploring greater heights. 

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