I am planning to get a bachelor's degree from The UK.. Is there any way to get some kind of scholarship to study in UK? I need some guidance on how I can study in UK.?

Asked by Harsh Raj Verma almost 2 years ago

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Japjyot Singh

Japjyot Singh

Study Abroad Expert

While you can not get a fully-funded scholarship, you can look for scholarships that cover most part of your expenses. Here I have created a list of top 5 scholarships and what all do 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! 

 

As mentioned, the acceptance rate of these scholarships is pretty low and you need to be double sure if your profile matches their requirements. Different countries have different scholarships and not all schools in a country would accept a single scholarship. The point is, the scholarships accepted would be varying across countries, schools, programs etc. 

So factors like your desired country, school, program, all of it will help you find the right scholarship for you. 

Why don’t you share your profile and preferences with me? It will then help me share relevant and appropriate information with you. 


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Harshpreet  Seera

Harshpreet Seera

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Studying in the UK with the help of a scholarship is an excellent way to alleviate the financial burden of international education. Here are some effective strategies to increase your chances of getting a scholarship:

Research University Scholarships: Most UK universities offer scholarships specifically for international students. Visit the universities' official websites where you plan to apply and check their scholarships or bursaries section. These scholarships might be based on academic merit, financial need, or specific subjects.
Look for Government Scholarships: The UK government provides various scholarships for international students, such as the Chevening Scholarships, which cover tuition, living expenses, and travel costs. There's also the Commonwealth Scholarship for students from Commonwealth countries, which supports tuition fees, a thesis grant, and living expenses.
Explore Country-Specific Scholarships: Some UK scholarships target students from specific regions or countries. For example, the "GREAT Scholarships" is a scheme by the British Council and the UK government, aimed at students from several countries, including China, India, and Indonesia.
Utilize Scholarship Search Tools: Use global scholarship databases like Scholarships.com, the British Council website, or the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) site to find scholarships for which you might be eligible.
Prepare Strong Applications: Focus on crafting a compelling personal statement, maintaining a strong academic record, and gathering strong letters of recommendation. These elements are often key criteria for scholarship awards.
Contact the University’s Admission Office: For personalized advice and to learn about lesser-known scholarships, contact the admissions or international office of the universities you are interested in. They can provide valuable insights and may alert you to scholarships that are not widely advertised.
By following these steps and preparing thoroughly, you can enhance your chances of securing a scholarship to study in the UK.

 


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