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Inlaks Scholarship 2024: Eligibility, Acceptance Rate, Amount

Inlaks Scholarship 2024: Eligibility, Acceptance Rate, Amount

Edited By Sareena Kaur Sethi | Updated on Jul 10, 2024 04:45 PM IST

Any candidate from India who wants to develop their professional, artistic, and cultural abilities by studying both in abroad and India are eligible for Inlaks Shivadasani Scholarships. The funding is provided by Inlaks Shivadasani Foundation.

Almost 1280 candidates have received inlaks scholarships and awards, for studying abroad and in India. Through the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation scholarships, students can apply for post-graduation courses in top-rated foreign universities to study in America, Europe, and the United Kingdom, etc.

The funding in the Inlaks scholarships for Indian students covers the university fees, a stipend for living expenses, and a few other allowances. Read the article to know the details of Inlaks Shivdasani scholarship funding, eligibility, application, and selection process to become an Inlaks Scholar.

Inlaks Scholarship 2024: Eligibility, Acceptance Rate, Amount
Inlaks Scholarship 2024: Eligibility, Acceptance Rate, Amount

Inlaks Scholarship 2024 Highlights

One can go through the brief overview provided below to understand more about the Inlaks scholarships for Indian students.

Scholarship Name

Inlaks Scholarship

Funded by

Inlaks Shivadasani Foundation

Total no of scholarships for abroad study

Not mentioned

Application fee

Not Applicable

Eligible courses

Masters, Mphil, Doctoral Programs

Maximum Funding Amount per scholarship

USD 100,000

Inlaks Scholarships Dates

Candidates can check the dates for the Inlaks Scholarship 2024 that are provided below on a tentative basis as per the previous year's record.

Inlaks Scholarships 2024 Dates


Dates (Tentative)

Scholarship application opening dates in India

31st January 2024

Scholarship application closing dates in India

22nd March, 2024

Inlaks scholarship result

May 2024

How to get Inlaks Scholarships?

The mode of application for the scholarship is online. The candidate must already received the admission letter from the foreign university and then apply for the Inlaks Shivdasani scholarships.

The steps to be followed for the application process are -

Step 1 - Visit the official Inlaks Scholarship official website at

Step 2 - In the scholarships section select “how to apply > applications instructions> apply.”

Step 3 - Upload the passport photocopy

Step 4 - Fill in the personal and academic details and university details like tuition fees and upload the necessary documents and submit the form

Step 5 - Later submit the Letter of Recommendation through the referee’s official institution or organization mail id within the time given timeline.

Documents Required For Inlaks Scholarships

The key documents which are to be submitted while applying for the Inlaks Shivdasani scholarships are given below -

  • Education Certificates

  • Passport Photocopy

  • Admission letter from University

  • Proof of fee statement (from admission letter or university fee structure pdf)

  • Letter of recommendation(LOR) - Minimum 2 LORs are mandatory, one LOR must be from an academic referee.

  • Portfolio links or pdf files for the students applying courses like architecture, music, arts, film, dance, etc. (if applicable)

  • Proof of additional funding - bank statements/approval letter of education loan/ personal investment documents

Inlaks Foundation Scholarship: Eligibility Criteria

There eligibility criteria for the scholarship is as follows -

  • Any Indian passport holder.

  • Age- 30 years

  • Degree(s) -

  • From a recognized university in India.

  • If the UG degree is from abroad, the candidate must have resided(study/employment) in India for 2 years at least, after completion of degree.

  • PG-completed or currently undergoing students are not eligible.

  • Admission letter from abroad university for a master's or PhD.

  • Academic Merit -

  • For subjects like Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Fine Arts, Architecture, and related subjects the required minimum academic grade is 65%, CGPA 6.8, or GPA 2.6.

  • For Mathematics, Sciences, Environment, and related subjects, the required minimum academic grade is 70%, CGPA 7.2, or GPA 2.8.

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Courses that are not eligible under Inlaks Scholarships

The Inlaks Foundation, for the past few years, has stopped providing scholarships for the following courses mentioned below -

  • Business and Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering - Exception for Engineering and Natural Sciences course at Imperial College, London.
  • Fashion Design
  • Film and Film Animation - Exception for a Documentary filmmaking course
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Indian Studies without Contemporary Relevance
  • Management Studies (i.e. MBA)
  • Medicine, Dentistry, and related therapies
  • Music - Exception for Western Classical singing
  • Public Health

Selection Process for the Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships

The Inlaks selection committee will select the candidates for the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation scholarships. The selection process will be held in three stages -

  • Eligibility Check

  • Preliminary Interview

  • Final Interview

The selection criteria will be -

  • Candidates' past and present achievements

  • Candidates' future potential

  • Portfolio (for art and design students)

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Funding Covered in Inlaks Scholarships

The following facilities are covered under the funding of Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation scholarships are -

  • Scholarship amount - USD 100,000 for tuition fee, living expenses, and health insurance for the whole course duration.

  • Airfare - only one-way trip

For PhD students, there is an additional funding opportunity, available for a few colleges with which the foundation has partnered for joint-scholarship arrangements with Imperial College in London, the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, the University of Cambridge, and King’s College London.

Inlaks Scholarships 2024: Take off Grants

These are the take-off Grants provided by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation. The takeoff grants provide financial support for projects which promote individual talents in any areas like art, music, education, law, photography, etc., without any restriction. These Inlaks take-off Grants are tenable both in India and abroad. The financial support is provided up to USD 5000 and any Indian age below 36 can apply for this Inlaks grant.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Why are the scholarships for engineering, MBA, public health discontinued?

The funding support for these courses/subjects are already available plentiful through various other scholarships and education loan providers. The Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarship Foundation has decided to support the other courses which have less support.

2. Is it hard to get an Inlaks scholarship?

There is huge competition for the scholarship of Inlaks as the number of scholarships available is very low. The selection process also includes two interviews where so many candidates will be filtered.

3. Are UK scholarships easy to get?

Students when apply for global scholarships to study in UK, the competition is huge due to the participation of both national and international students. So, applying for national-wide scholarships like Inlanks would increase the selection rate of the applicant.

4. Through Inlaks scholarships, which universities in abroad can be applied?

Any top-rated universities in America, the UK, and Europe are acceptable for applying the scholarships provided by Inlaks.


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