Union Ministry of Human Resource Development nominates Indian students for award of this scholarship every year for higher studies, research and specialised training in various subjects in the United Kingdom.

The Award:

  • Six months of clinical training in either of Cancer Research, Cardiology, Gynecology, Medicine, Dentistry, Orthopedics, Neurology, ENT

  • One-year Master’s/equivalent degree OR

  • Three-year doctoral degree in either of Engineering and Technology, Science (Pure and Applied), Agriculture, Humanities and Social Sciences

Approved tuition and examination fees.

  • Personal maintenance allowance at the rate of £917 per month (£1,134 per month for those studying at institutions in the London Metropolitan area)

  • Grant towards the expenses of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable; initial arrival allowance, incorporating in initial clothing grant for scholars from tropical countries; grant for expenses for approved travel within the UK or overseas; grant towards fieldwork costs for those Scholars undertaking doctoral studies for whom a case has been made for fieldwork outside UK.

  • A paid mid-term fare to their home country for Scholars on three years doctoral awards.

  • For married Scholars selected by the Commission for awards exceeding 18 months, a marriage allowance of  £ 220 per month payable provided that the husband and wife are residing together at the same address in UK.

  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 60 nominations containing maximum 25 for doctoral studies are sent by the ministry to Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for final selection.  


  • Six months for clinical training

  • One year for Master’s course

  • Three years for PhD course


  • The candidate should not be more than 40 years of age as on 12 October 2012

  • He should have completed tertiary education in English medium. Those whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence of sufficient competency in the language.

  • He should hold a Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree from a recognised university with at least 60% marks in case of Humanities and Social Science while 65% in Medical, Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture.

  • For PG scholarship in Business and/or Management, the candidate must have taken Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

  • For scholarship in Economics and related subjects, he should have passed Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • For clinical training, the candidate must have qualified MBBS/BDS between 1 October 2002 and 30 September 2007

  • Applicants in Medicine and Dentistry should be eligible for registration with the General Medical Council or the General Dental Council

  • Note: Candidates who have already completed PhD or are about to complete will not be considered.

Selection criteria: Applicant has to appear for IELTS test between October 1, 2012 and before March 6, 2013.

How to apply:

Note: online & offline applications - A hard copy of the filled in application form has to be sent along with the relevant documents to the address mentioned below.

Application deadlines:

Downloading application form: 7 October, 2012      
For receiving completed application in the Ministry by post/hand: 12 October, 2012

Section Officer
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
External Scholarship Division
ES.4 Section, West Block-1, Wing-6,
2nd Floor, R.K. Puram, New Delhi – 110066

Phone: (011) 26172491,26172492

Website: http://www.education.nic.in/

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