How to apply for scholarship in uk?

Asked by Kirtan Sharma over 1 year ago

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Nikhil Agarwal

Nikhil Agarwal

MentR-Me Team

Country Expert : Australia

Each scholarship has a separate set of conditions, some of which are country-, university-, and degree-specific.

Since you did not specify a specific college or degree, I will do my best to address all the most typical prerequisites for scholarships.

Most of the time you will need to prepare the following documents:

Certificates of your previous education (first degree, school leaving exams etc.)

Letters of recommendation (work/academic)

Language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS)

Motivation letter

Curriculum Vitae (resume)

You sometimes need to provide examples of your past work (an essay etc.)

Make sure you provide your referee with the following:

the scholarship application information

an updated version of your CV

the most recent versions of the samples required for the application

a short paragraph on your accomplishments.

Here is a list of the top 5 scholarships, along with a description of all they cover.

Chevening Scholarship 

Funded by the UK government, the scholarship rewards up to £18,000 (INR 18,00,000). The acceptance rate for the Chevening Scholarship is around 3%. As an example in 2019, of the 63000 applicants, only 1800 were awarded the scholarship. 


Fulbright Nehru Master’s fellowship 

The scholarship covers - a J-1 USA student visa support facility, economic class flight fares (round trip from the student’s hometown to the institution in the USA), 75%tuition fees, accident and sickness coverage as per the U.S. Government guidelines. 

The scholarship is awarded to just 4000 international students each year. 


Vanier Graduate Scholarships

Funded by the Canadian government, this scholarship grants CAD 50000 which is roughly 30 Lakhs INR. While the number of scholarships granted is 166, they have a pretty competitive review process, making it tough for you to get into that number of 166 selected students. 

Commonwealth Scholarship 

Apart from the tuition fees, it covers airfare from the home country to the UK and return. The UK government also gives you a living allowance worth GBP 1084 per month. But the catch here is that this scholarship is awarded to ONLY 700 students each year, and the no. of applications is easily 90 Thousand to a Lakh.  

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship

Only 10 long term grants are awarded each year which cover tuition fees, and will also contribute GBP 600 towards your international travel. But do you see, just 10 grants a year! 


I hope this information was helpful. If you need details about a country or degree-specific scholarship feel free to connect with me any time.




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