Study Abroad Scholarships for Indian Students in 2020

What is a scholarship?

A scholarship is a type of a reward for academics or for any co-curriculum to give a financial assistance for students to pursue their education and fulfill their dreams without any hurdles in life. These scholarships are given at private elementary or secondary school, or a private or public post-secondary college, university, or any other academic institution.

What is Study Abroad scholarship?

Studying in a relatively new country is not an easy job, especially for Indian students. It takes a lot of efforts and financial aid to fulfill tuition fees and, the most importantly, living and other miscellaneous expenses. In that case some foreign universities, government and other organizations provide various scholarships to an Indian student, so that they can maintain their expenses. These scholarships, grants and bursaries are provided on the basis of their academic excellence and financial needs.

Whenever we talk about any study abroad courses, some of the country names are taken on the top of the list. And, no doubt, that these countries provide you with best quality of education and filled you with skills and experiences. In this article, we will provide you with the availability of scholarships for Indian students of some renowned countries for education:

  1. USA – United States of America – USA is a very expensive country, but also the best when it comes to educations. The universities of USA are count amongst the top education provider in the world. There are plenty of scholarships for Indian Students based on their merits:

List of Scholarships to Study in USA : Scholarship Name Provider Details
1. Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Reliance Industries Limited and Stanford Business school, USA The goal is to support Indian students in obtaining MBA at Stanford. 3 Indians will get INR70 Lakhs in this fellowship.
2. Harvard University- Boustany Foundation MBA scholarship Boustany Foundation, USA Students need to fill out the HBS financial aid application after admission to the Harvard MBA program. The scholarship is designed to cover the 100% financial expenses of a student.
3. International Excellence award, Northern Arizona University Northern Arizona University, USA The International Excellence Award is a merit-based tuition waiver for first time undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students, admitted directly into a university degree program on the Flagstaff campus. This scholarship will allow you to give tuition fee in two installments throughout the year.
4. Knight Hennessy Scholar Scholarship, Stanford University Stanford University, USA You are eligible to apply to this program if you received your first/bachelor’s degree in 2014 or late.
5. You are welcome here Scholarship, Kent State University Kent State University, Ohio, USA Student qualifies as an incoming undergraduate freshman & graduation from any school outside the U.S. The awardee will get price of INR6 lakhs.


  1. UK- United Kingdom– Some of the best universities which come in QS World top 100 Universities are situated in UK. There are number of scholarships provided by the government institutions, universities/colleges or by private entities.

List of Scholarships in UK universities are: Scholarship Name Provider Details
1. University of Essex Merit Scholarship University of Essex, UK They offer many opportunities to fund ones study programs in undergraduate, post graduate taught and undergraduate research programs.
2. Queen’s University Belfast Scholarship Queen’s University Belfast, UK Full and partial fee scholarships are granted to undergraduate, post graduate taught and undergraduate research international students.
3. University of Central Lancashire Merit Scholarship University of Central Lancashire in Preston, UK The University is looking to reward those students who have achieved very good grades in their studies prior to entering their chosen undergraduate or postgraduate taught program. The value of the award of INR1.69 Lakhs per year of study on their chosen program.
4. The Durham University Business School’s Dean’s Scholarship Durham University Business School, UK Durham University Business School offers a comprehensive package of Scholarships that will reward exceptional candidates applying to the Postgraduate Taught Programs.
5. The Rhodes Scholarship for India, University of Oxford Rhodes Trust, university of Oxford, UK This scholarship provides various offers to post graduate- annual stipend of INR14 Lakhs, covers the college feed and also settled your allowances.


  1. Ireland- Ireland universities are famous for its high-quality scientific research and a home to various global MNC’s. Below are the scholarships provided by Ireland Universities which can actually make your study wish come true.

List of scholarships provided by Ireland are: Scholarship Name Provider Details
1. UCC Ireland Meritorious Scholarship University of College Cork, Ireland Applicants that are surprisingly outstanding and excellent can get 100% tuition fee waiver at a foreign country. Qualifiers will receive the scholarship benefits for the duration of 3 to 4 years.
2. Cork Institute of Technology International Scholarship Cork Institute of technology, Ireland 15% reduction on fees for all years of study to students who apply between April 1 and May 31. Only Limited number of scholarship is granted.
3. Trinity college Dublin Scholarship Trinity college Dublin, the University of Dublin  As students apply to the University, they are automatically considered for our full range of general merit scholarships with full time or partial award.
4. Apex Marie Sklodowska- Curie COFUND Fellowship APC Micro biome, Ireland The fellowships are targeted at experienced researchers where the researcher must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in academia or industry.
5. Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program Department of Educational and skills, the Irish Research Council An applicant must have either graduated or have been certified as having fulfilled all the requirements for the award of a doctoral degree and they will offer a minimum amount of INR 3 Lakhs and direct research expenses worth INR 4 lakhs.


  1. Australia In the recent times Australia has become one of the most chosen countries for education. Also, the cost of living is much low in comparison to other countries, providing with top quality education and services. The number of scholarships offered to the Indian students is enormous.

List of Scholarships in Australia: Scholarship Name Provider Details
1. Bond University India Excellence Scholarship Bond university, Australia ·          These are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and evidence of outstanding leadership and community achievements. Students must submit the Bond University Online Application Form before applying for this scholarship. Student will receive INR 3,72,000 – 4,20,000 per annum after the first 2 years


2. UQ Economics Scholarship- India University of Queensland, Australia International undergraduate and post graduate Students will receive 50% of the tuition fees.
On the recommendation of the Head of School of Economics, the Committee will determine the number of scholarships awarded in any year.


3. University of Queensland Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships School of and Molecular Bio sciences, University of Queensland, Australia This scholarship encourages and rewards students from India studying postgraduate coursework programs administered by the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences. A total of up to six scholarships are given every year that cover 50% of the tuition fee of postgraduate coursework.
4. IITB Monash Research-Academy PHD Scholarship Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Monash University Students in the joint IITB-Monash PhD program will benefit from the following funding arrangement will get INR 4, 20,000 per annum after 2 years and 3, 72,000 per annum prior first two years. A minimum of one year in Australia working with your Monash University co-supervisor.


5. HDR Scholarship, Deakin University Deakin University, Australia They offer a number of HDR scholarships across a wide range of disciplines. These scholarships give you many benefits. The selected student shall receive a stipend of INR 20Lakhs per annum for 3 years.



  1. FranceFrance offers many scholarships to Indian Student if they wish to study in. Here is the list of some scholarships provided to Indian students.

List of Scholarships: Scholarship Name Provider Details
1. INSEAD L’Oreal  Scholarship INSEAD Business School France and L’Oreal  Scholarship The student applying for an MBA program can get a scholarship worth INR 17 Lakhs. The key objective of this scholarship is to foster creativity, diversity, and entrepreneurial spirit among students.
2. Raman-Charpak Fellowship Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India jointly with French Institute in India, French Embassy in India, Ministry of Europe and Foreign affairs, Government of France It is a joint fellowship which aims to facilitate the exchange of students at the doctoral level between the two countries. The fellows have the opportunity to win INR 1.20 Lakhs per month and other benefits.
3. Charpark Master’s Program, France Campus, France  Indian nationals get opportunity to study for 1-2 years of Master’s study in any field and stream. The scholars will receive tuition fee waiver up to INR 4.20 Lakhs along with other benefits.
4. French Academic Cooperation and Excellence (FACE) Scholarship , France IDRAC Business School, France The scholarship is offered as a discount on the college tuition fees in all courses. Under the Scholarship, students will be awarded maximum up to INR 4 Lakhs discount on their tuition fees.
5. Terra Summer Residency Fellowship Giverny, France Terra Foundation Doctoral Fellows and 4 Visual Artist Fellows selected for Terra Summer Residency Fellowship will receive the following benefits:- INR 4 Lakhs stipend, Additional INR22 thousand for equipment purchase and Travel Compensation of INR1 Lakhs



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