I am pharm d ( doctor of Pharmacy ) post graduate student with 75% and would like to do masters in toxicology or pharmacology from any of usa University with merit based or need based free scholarship?

Asked by NAMEERA TAHSEEN over 1 year ago

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Priya Singhania

Priya Singhania

MentR-Me Team

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to candidates with excellent academic or extracurricular profiles. In contrast, need-based scholarships are given to candidates who are from weaker sections.

The amount of money offered in a scholarship varies between organizations and institutions. Some universities offer a 100% tuition fee waiver, while some institutions offer a partial waiver. Similarly, some organizations allow you to spend money on specific things only. Like some of the scholarships cover only the tuition fee and living costs, while some also include airfare and other expenses.

The following is the list of the scholarships available for Indian students to pursue a Master’s in Pharmacy in the USA, along with the university name:

  • Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program (All Universities)
  • Dean’s Pharmaceuticals Sciences Scholarship for International
  • Students (University of Southern California)
  • Global Excellence Scholarship (University of Minnesota)
  • University College funding for International Students, USA (University of Maryland)

You need a lot of documents to apply for a scholarship. There can be different types of documents for different kinds of grants. However, there are certain documents that you require to apply for every kind of scholarship. Below I have mentioned the list of some of those documents.

  • Academic scores copy (GPA)
  • Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT score)
  • Photo ID/Passport (Aadhar card in certain cases)
  • Language proficiency proof (IELTS or TOEFL exam score)
  • Motivation letter/Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation letter

I hope this clears your doubts. If you want to know more about this, let me know. Happy to help anytime.

Sarma Bhujbal

Sarma Bhujbal

Study abroad consultant at Mentr Me

Considering your Pharm D background and strong academic performance, pursuing a Master's in toxicology or pharmacology in the USA with a scholarship is a viable option. 

  • Merit-based Scholarships: Look into universities like Johns Hopkins and Harvard, which offer scholarships to high-achieving international students. Emphasize your academic excellence in your application. 
  • Need-based Scholarships: Institutions like Stanford and Yale provide substantial aid based on financial need. Prepare detailed financial documentation to support your application. 
  • Application Tips: Craft a compelling statement of purpose focusing on your Pharm D experience and research interests. Highlight any relevant projects or internships. 


Stay updated on regulatory changes and advancements in pharmaceutical sciences. Engage with current studies to enhance your application's relevance. 

  • Actionable Advice: Target universities with strong programs in your field, connect with admissions counselors, and explore fellowship opportunities for additional support. 

By aligning your applications with your strengths and needs, you can increase your chances of securing the financial aid necessary for your studies. 


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