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UK Scholarship Process

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Simplify Your UK Scholarship Process

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Scholarships in UK and get end-to-end expert guidance from us.

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Scholarships in the UK for Indian Students

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the UK witnessed a 50% year-over-year increase in the number of Indian students studying in the country in 2021-22. The count has always been on the rise for the past few years and is expected to grow in the coming years as well. 

Though the UK is considered a bit expensive for international students, what makes it an affordable study destination for many? The reason is scholarships and other financial aid. There are innumerable scholarships for Indian students to study in the UK, and you can find more details about them as you read further.

There will be scholarships funded by the UK government, universities and other private institutions. They will have varying scholarship values and eligibility criteria based on the host institution. We have provided an extensive read on the scholarships in the UK for Indian students from which you can gather all the information.

Types of Scholarships in the UK for Indian Students

Scholarships in the UK can be categorised into three. They are

  • Scholarships funded by the UK government
  • Scholarships funded by universities
  • Scholarships funded by other private institutions

These scholarships are supposed to have varying eligibility criteria and award values. They can fall into the following types.

  • Need-based scholarships
  • Merit-based scholarships
  • Talent-based scholarships

Which Are the Popular Scholarships to Study in the UK for Indian Students?

If you have planned to study in the UK, one of the primary things you need to learn about is scholarships. They can highly benefit you financially. There are a few scholarships that even cover your tuition and living expenses wholly or partially. A few popular ones include

  • Chevening Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship
  • GREAT Scholarship
  • Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) Scholarships
  • Scotland Saltire Scholarships
How about contacting AECC’s counsellors to get details of scholarship application deadlines and everything else?

UK University Scholarships for Indian Students

A majority of UK scholarships for Indian students are those funded by universities. These will mostly be merit-based, although there will be scholarships based on other criteria as well. We have tabulated a few popular scholarships in the UK below, from which you can take reference.
Name of University
Name of Scholarship
Amount (in GBP)
University of Cambridge
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
This is available for Master’s & PhD students
All students of particular courses are eligible
GBP 17,500 stipend + health insurance + GBP 2000 academic development funding + GBP 10,120 family allowance
University of West London
International Ambassador Scholarship
It is offered only in the first year
All UG & PG students of the university are eligible
GBP 5000 off on tuition fees
Imperial College
Imperial College London PhD Scholarships
It offers 10 fully-funded scholarships
This is a merit-based scholarship
100% off on tuition fees + GBP 16,553
Simmons University
Kotzon Scholarship
This is offered to Undergraduate students
Students with a GPA of at least 3.3 are eligible
100% off on tuition fees + room & board fees
University of Bristol
Think Big Scholarship
All UG & PG students can apply for it
Students receiving no other scholarship with a 100% tuition waiver can apply
GBP 20,000
University of Stirling
GEMS International Undergraduate Scholarship
All overseas students in the university can apply
All full-time UG students are eligible for it
GBP 2000 off on tuition fees
University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia Scholarship
This is open to all Master’s students
This is given based on academic excellence
GBP 4000
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship
This is offered to all Doctoral students of the university
You should possess outstanding academic merit to be eligible
GBP 4251
University of West England
UWE Chancellor’s Scholarship
All Master’s students in the university can apply
You should be admitted only based on your IELTS score
50% off on tuition fees
University of Nottingham
Developing Solutions Scholarship
This scholarship is provided to 105 Master’s students
All students from any of the Commonwealth countries are eligible
50% - 100% off on tuition fees

Undergraduate Scholarships to Study in the UK for Indian Students

If you are planning to pursue an Undergraduate program in the UK, you can apply for scholarships that your university or any other organisation funds. A few such scholarships are listed below. It is to be noted that there are other scholarships as well. You can contact our counsellors to get an updated list.

  • Mary Trevalyan Hardship Fund
  • ARU Sports Scholarships
  • Academic Excellence Scholarships
  • International Ambassador Scholarship
  • Leeds International Foundation Year Scholarships
  • Bradford Undergraduate Bursary Scheme
  • Transform Together Scholarships
  • Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship Program

Master’s Scholarships to Study in the UK for Indian Students

There are several scholarships you can apply for as a Master’s student when you study in the UK. A few scholarships for Master’s in the UK for Indian students are listed below. You can check their criteria and apply if you fall under the criteria.

  • British Chevening Scholarships for International Scholarships
  • A.S Hornby Educational Trust Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarships
  • Family Scholarship
  • Birkbeck International Excellence Scholarships
  • Society for Underwater Technology Educational Support Fund
  • Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
  • Rhodes Scholarship

MBA Scholarships to Study in the UK

MBA is one of the most popular courses chosen by international students studying in the UK. Though it is considered to be one of the most expensive courses to pursue, there are several scholarships for MBA in the UK for Indian students that you can apply for. A few such scholarships are listed below for your easy reference.

  • Chevening Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Masters Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Fellowship Plan
  • GREAT scholarships
  • The Global Study Awards
  • Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships
  • Inlaks Scholarship
  • Felix Scholarship
  • Goa Education Trust Scholarship

PhD Scholarships to Study in the UK for Indian Students

A PhD is one of the highest degrees you can take in any subject. If you plan to pursue the course in the country, there are several PhD scholarships for Indian students in the UK. A few of them are given below.

  • Clarendon Scholarship
  • University of Exeter - PhD Scholarship
  • Chemical Engineering PhD Scholarship
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship
  • Doctoral Scholarship in Biology & Statistics
  • Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Program
  • Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships
  • International Business Department Scholarship
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • Carnegie PhD Scholarships


How to Apply for Scholarships to Study in the UK?

You have to gather complete information on the types of scholarships you can apply for as an international student studying in the UK. Almost all scholarships need to be applied directly from the official website. You may also need to get admission to a recognised UK university to apply for scholarships. It is always necessary to know the application deadline for scholarships so that you can apply early.


Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting Shortlisted for UK Scholarships

The UK provides scholarships of several kinds to international students, and you can choose which suits you best. Scholarships are classified on the basis of course, university, program etc. It is assured that you will find at least a couple of scholarships that you will be eligible for. You can contact AECC for more information on scholarships and other related things. A few tips that will help you get scholarships are

  1. Fill up the maximum number of applications: The UK provides several scholarships to students, and it is a good thing that you list out whichever you are eligible to get. We have included information on several scholarships, and you can apply to all those for which you qualify. In this way, you will be selected for at least one.
  2. Read the guidelines carefully: The procedures and requirements of each scholarship are provided in detail, and you should read them carefully. Keep note of the eligibility criteria, deadline etc.
  3. Ask for assistance: If you are stuck up anywhere during your application process and are confused about what to do, do not hesitate to contact AECC. We will provide you with the right help. Remember, if you submit a faulty application, you will lose the chance to get a good scholarship.

We hope to have included all information related to scholarships in Australia for Indian students. If you have any further queries, you can contact AECC. Our dedicated team of counsellors can assist you in applying for the scholarships based on your academic score and other criteria so that your chances of getting shortlisted are high. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The UK provides a list of scholarships for international students. You just have to fill out the application form within the deadline. AECC provides a detailed description of them.

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