Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship for UK
Programme: For Doctoral studies at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge
Eligibility: Master’s degree in the relevant field
Selection process: Shortlisting of applications followed by interview
Scholarship amount/ value: Academic fee, airfare, stipend and UK Visa
Last date for submission of application: December 31
Web link: www.britishcouncil.org
LAUNCHED in 2007, the scholarship is offered in honour of Dr Manmohan Singh, India's former Prime Minister, a graduate and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, University of Cambridge.
The scholarship enables academically outstanding Indian students to attend St. John’s College to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences (Students in S&T domain must have particular interest in Aerospace Engineering and Energy Studies).
Apart from applying for this award, students must identify a suitable doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge, apply for a place for September/ October semester and secure admission. Applicants are assessed for leadership and communication skills. You must be an Indian citizen.
Application is directly made to the college, and the successful applicants are awarded the fellowships by the college. The interviews are generally held in February/March and finally awards are announced by April.The British Council coordinates pre-departure briefings, UK Visa and travel arrangements for the selected candidates.