UK University Scholarships for International Students

UK University Scholarships

Scholarship, grant and financial aid information
for Indian students.

UK University Scholarships

Scholarship and Bursary Funding for Indian Students

SI-UK helps Indian students interested in studying the UK secure scholarships and bursaries. We have been issued over 100 special scholarships for Indian students who use our services.

SI-UK’s close relationship with UK universities, combined with our online resources, means all deserving applicants can find the right scholarship to benefit their future.

What we will do

  • We will inform you of university courses that offer scholarships just for SI-UK students
  • We will find scholarships that match your academic interests and budgetary level
  • We will provide up-to-date information on local and national scholarships
  • We will help draft scholarship application letters
  • We will submit and track your scholarship application to UK universities

How we will help with your application

If you are interested in learning more about UK university scholarships and bursaries, arrange your free consultation today.

Aga Khan Scholarship

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant and 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year.

University of Birmingham Scholarships for International Students

The University of Birmingham is offering 18 individual scholarships for international candidates commencing a one year Masters programme.  The scholarships are worth £10,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for a one year masters course. These awards are for tuition fees only and cannot be used for maintenance/living costs.

Bristol University International Office Scholarships

The University of Bristol is offering ten International Office Scholarships for new international students who wish to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at the University.  The scholarships are worth £8,500 which can go towards your tuition fee.

Cardiff University Elite International Scholarships

In recognition of the outstanding talent of many international students, Cardiff University offers a highly prestigious International Scholarship Fund designed to attract and reward the brightest students. The scholarships are available at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught (Masters) levels. The scholarships will cover full tuition fees for the duration of the studies.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. 

- Chevening South Asia Journalism Programme

Applications are closed for 2015-16 intake.

- Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme 2015

Applications closed for current intake.

- Chevening Gurukul Scholarships for Leadership and Excellence

Applications closed for current intake.

- Chevening TCS Cyber Programme

Applications closed for current intake.

- Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan

The Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan is aimed at students of Commonwealth countries who can make a significant contribution to their home country after the completion of a higher education programme in the UK. This is a source of funding made available to all Commonwealth countries by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission.

The preliminary selection of candidates for scholarships is carried out in India by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Department of Education, and Government of India. The preliminary selection is done through a process of short listing of applications, followed by personal interviews in New Delhi.

Applications closed for current intake.

University of East Anglia Development Scholarships 

The University of East Anglia is offering partial and full scholarships for students from developing/low-income countries. The scholarships are for Bachelors or Master’s Degree in International development courses offered by the School of International Development. Multiple International Development Scholarships worth £1,000 fees awards and One (1) International Development Full Fees Scholarship are offered to international taught applicants on the basis of academic excellence and their personal statement.

Felix Scholarships

Felix Scholarship Trust offers up to 6 scholarships each for Indian graduates at University of Oxford, University of Reading & School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) every year.

Applications closed for current intake.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are open to all international students from all over the world. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge namely: university fees, maintenance allowances, airfare, and some dependent’s allowance. About 100 new Gates Scholars are awarded annually.

London Metropolitan ISH Scholarship Scheme

London Metropolitan University and International Students House (ISH) offers a joint scholarship programme for international students from selected countries who wish to pursue a Master’s Degree Programme at the University. The scholarship programme offers a full tuition fee scholarship and includes one year’s free accommodation at International Students House.

University of Nottingham at Developing Solutions Scholarships

The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international students from Africa, India or one of the developing countries of the Commonwealth who want to study a Master’s Degree at the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country. Each year, 105 scholarships are awarded– 30 scholarships will cover the full tuition fee while 75 will cover 50% of the tuition fee.

University of Oxford Rhodes Scholarships

Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world.   The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards that support exceptional international students from selected countries at the University of Oxford.   A Rhodes scholarship covers all university fees, personal stipend, health insurance, and airfare to and from the student’s home country.  A class of 83 Scholars is selected each year.

University of Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarship

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India offers scholarships for admission to the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge respectively.

Applications closed for current intake.

Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarships

Transform Together scholarships are open to international and European Union (non UK) students applying to study a full-time postgraduate or undergraduate taught course at Sheffield Hallam University. The scholarships include a full fee waiver (100% discount) for postgraduate courses and half fee waiver (50% discount) for each year of an undergraduate course (subject to successful progression).

University of Westminster International Scholarships 

University of Westminster awards scholarships to eligible students from any developing country who wishes to study in the UK and pursue a full-time Master’s degree in any field of study at the University of Westminster. The scholarship awards full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

University of West England Global Student Scholarships

The University of the West of England, Bristol offers more than £100,000 worth of scholarships for international students each year.  This includes the Global Student Scholarship and Chancellor’s Scholarship wherein the recipient will be required to undertake an internship working within the Global Student Support/International Development Office. The scholarships cover the full tuition fee.

University of West London International Ambassador Scholarships

The International Ambassador Scholarship recognises and provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to pursue a full time undergraduate or postgraduate degree at University of West London. The scholars will act as international ambassadors for the University of West London.  Up to 100 scholarships are worth up to £5,000 ($7,500 USD) which can go toward tuition fees.


Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships (CWIT)

CWIT enables Indians in the early to mid stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping them to achieve artistic, academic and professional ambitions and to broaden their international contacts.

Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards (DHPA)

Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards (DHPA) is a UK scheme to bring outstanding students from India, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Russia and the developing world to come and study for PhDs in top rated UK research facilities.

Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships

Dr Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, University of Cambridge. In honour of Dr Singh St John’s College has launched the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships. These awards will enable academically outstanding Indian students to come to St. John’s College, University of Cambridge to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences.

Goa Education Trust Scholarships (GET)

GET aims to provide Goan students with a platform to undertake postgraduate study in the UK in any field of academic study. Since the introduction of the scholarship in 2010, recipients of the award have successfully completed their studies in a range of subjects including Journalism, Education, Ancient History and Law. The scholarship covers full/part tuition fees for the courses.

Inlaks Scholarships

Inlaks Scholarships provide the opportunity to young people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their vision abroad and improve their skills to operate in society. The scholarships are of two types: university courses and specific programs. Scholarships are granted at top American, European and UK institutions, for funding requirements including tuition fees. Preference will be given to candidates who have not yet studied abroad.

K. C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad

The K.C. Mahindra Scholarship for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad awards an interest-free loan of up to Rs. 200,000 to deserving graduates who are interested in pursuing advanced studies overseas. Candidates must possess a First Class Degree and be admitted to a foreign university.  The selection is announced in leading newspapers across India every January.

Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Programme 

This scholarship is known as interest free Loan Scholarship and this scholarship is given for postgraduate studies in the field of Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Architecture and Management.. A candidate should be the citizen of India and not be more than 30 years of age as of 31st Jan’15.

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

Gain an internationally recognised qualification and take your career to new heights. Scotland has 50 prestigious scholarship awards worth GBP 2000 each for postgraduate students from India. 

TOEFL® Scholarship Program in India 

The TOEFL® Scholarship Program in India is open to any student currently living in India who will start an undergraduate or graduate degree in 2015 at a college or university.


London Metropolitan Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship

The Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship Programme at London Metropolitan University has been set up to honour the major political and spiritual leader of India, who is officially honoured as the Father of the Nation. The scholarship supports one student from India and covers the tuition fees for a Master's programme at London Met.

The scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding postgraduate student on the basis of excellent academic performance in India. The recipient must also demonstrate the potential for leadership and social change as exemplified by Gandhi.

London Metropolitan Scholarships - The GREAT

The GREAT - LondonMet Scholarships – India 2015 is designed to help outstanding applicants from India to study a one year Master’s degree at London Metropolitan University. Each scholarship covers up to £4,950 in tuition fees, the remaining tuition fees as well as maintenance costs need to be funded by the student. 

5 merit UG scholarship from University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield is offering 5 merit undergraduate scholarships worth 50% to Indian students.
Each scholarship is worth 50% of the annual undergraduate tuition fee. This is guaranteed in the 1st year of study and is available in each subsequent year, excluding any years in industry or years abroad, subject to achieving 60% or above in the previous academic year. This applies to all undergraduate programmes except medicine and dentistry. Students of medicine or dentistry will only receive the scholarship for the non-clinical years (medicine years one and two and dentistry year one).
The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee discount only. To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must be self funding and Indian nationals. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the supporting statement. The final decision will be made by an academic panel.
The scholarship will be available only to applicants who have made the University of Sheffield their first or firm choice. The deadline for applications is June 24, 2016.

MBA Scholarships at University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh–sixth oldest university in the UK is offering four scholarships to the international students who will undertake MBA program. The student can apply for the scholarships only if they have received an offer(conditional/unconditional) from the University of Edinburgh.


MBA Achievement Scholarships– This scholarship is for candidates who can demonstrate successful prior achievement in contributing to the improvement of a business, social or public organisation.
Scholarship Value: £5,000

Last Date: 31st July 2016


MBA Diversity Scholarships– The scholarship will be awarded to student who enhances the diversity of cultures in Edinburgh.
Scholarship Value: £5,000

Last Date: 31st July 2016


MBA Merit Scholarships– This scholarship is for candidates who can demonstrate exceptional prior qualifications.
Scholarship Value: £5,000

Last Date: 31st July 2016


MBA Leadership Scholarships– This scholarship will be awarded to candidates who can demonstrate strong leadership experience or potential and have at least 5 year’s work experience.
Scholarship Value: £10,000

Last Date: 31st July 2016


Queen Mary University of London

QMUL Global Health International Scholarship - £18,000 

International science and Engineering Undergraduate Excellence Awards - £5,000 

International science and Engineering Undergraduate Excellence Awards - £2,500 or £5,000 

School of Economics and Finance - £3,000 or £5,000

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science - £2,500 or £5,000 

and many more for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


Unique Scholarships for Indian Students worth up to £4,700

BA/BSc Year 1 only or MA/MSc


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 All qualified applicants from India will be offered one of the three packages on a competitive basis according to academic ability and availability.  

 Applications must be made via SI-UK offices.

 Closing dates

 MA/MSc: The application must be made by 26th June 2015 and a deposit of £4,000 must be paid by 15th July 2015 to qualify.

 BA/BSc: The application must be made by 10th July 2015 (through UCAS Extra) and a deposit of £4,000 must be paid by 24th July. Direct applications will be considered after this date, please email us for details.

 Popular subjects of study include 

MA International Relations, MSc Human Resource Management and Development, MA Business and Management, MA Peace Studies and MSc Environmental Management*** 

*Each package includes tuition fees, accommodation fees, and food vouchers to the value of £900 to exchange on any of our on-campus food outlets.

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Civil Engineering at University of Manchester

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