Top 15 Scholarships for Indian Students To Study Abroad!

Scholarships for Indian Students To Study Abroad

What is Foreign Scholarship?

If you are a student from India exploring possibilities to study abroad, then this article is for you to examine various International Scholarships provided by many NGOs and governments.

Studying in a foreign university can be expensive, and with an international scholarship, you can manage various expenses. Such International Scholarships are provided to encourage students to pursue quality education from foreign universities.

Types of Foreign Scholarships Available

Studying abroad at a good university is a life-changing experience, which is why many students leave their countries every year to study abroad.

However, the costs can be enormous for many, and the best way to study abroad is through a scholarship. The students in India now have a lot of options to decide from, as many NGOs and governments provide international scholarships.

International scholarships can majorly be categorized into the following:

1. Merit-Based:

Under this category, international scholarships are awarded based on academic performance or marks acquired in the qualifying examinations.

2. Need-Based:

Under this category, international scholarships are awarded on the basis of their economic background or family income.

3. Subject-Specific:

Under this category, some universities award grants to deserving students who intend to pursue a specific field of study.

4. Student-Specific:

Under this category, students who can classify themselves based on varied factors such as gender, race, religion, family and medical history are eligible for student-specific scholarships.

5. Destination-Specific:

Under this category, several NGOs, governments & universities offer financial aid to students from a particular country.

6. Sports-Based:

Under this category, various governments offer scholarships to the best sportspersons to encourage sports.

List of Foreign Scholarships Offered to Indian Students

There are so many NGOs, institutions, & governments that offer international scholarships for students to study abroad. The scholarship criteria differ as per the requirements of different organizations.

Here are the details of each of the scholarships:

1. TATA Scholarships:

The reputed Tata group provides diverse scholarships and schemes under which it offers a financial aid program to students planning to study abroad. The Tata scholarships are available for plenty of fields of study like Engineering, Management studies, etc., covering various levels of education like bachelor’s, masters and PhD. Those who aspire to study abroad can check eligibility criteria and other details online.

For more details visit Tata Scholarship Cornell University, NY

2. Inlaks Scholarships

The Inlaks Scholarships are awarded to Indian students who wish to pursue courses abroad in varied fields from the top institutes of Europe, the UK and the US. The Imperial College London, Royal College of Art (London), School of Oriental and African Studies (London), University of Cambridge, and Sciences Po (Paris) have collaborated with the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation to offer scholarship programs. Those who aspire to study abroad can check eligibility, scholarship amount, admission selection procedures, and all the relevant details of the Inlaks Scholarships online.


3. Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship is one of the most prestigious and coveted scholarships for aspiring and ambitious Certified Fraud Examiners. This scholarship was named after two esteemed Certified Fraud Examiners Tracy Ritchie, and Larry Jennings lost their lives in a terrorist attack in Pakistan in the year 1997. If you aspire to pursue a career as a CFE, the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship can help you by providing facilities and grants.

For more details visit Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

4. Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowships

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowships for Indian Scholars are fellowships awarded to Indian university students to research in Canada.

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute invites applications for the Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF) for Bachelor, Masters, M. Phil, Doctoral students, and post-doctoral scholars enrolled in degree programmes at recognised Indian and Canadian universities or institutions to research areas where scholars may desire research experience in Canada and India.

For more details visit  Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowships

5. The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarship

Oxford and Cambridge Society of India, based in New Delhi, is a non-profit organization run combinedly by the alumni of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The organization aims to provide scholarships for the students willing to attain education at the prestigious University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. The scholarship is available for select courses at the undergraduate, graduate and research levels. Those who aspire to study in these universities can check eligibility, scholarship amount, admission selection procedures, and all the relevant details online.

For more details visit  Oxford and Cambridge Society of India

6. JN Tata Endowment Scholarship

The JN Tata Endowment Scholarship for higher education was established in 1892. The JN Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship provides partial financial aid to Indian students who wish to pursue postgraduate, undergraduate, postdoctoral or research studies abroad. Those who aspire to study abroad can check eligibility criteria and other details online.

For more details visit  JN Tata Endowment Scholarship

7. Commonwealth Scholarship

The commonwealth scholarship was established in 1959 at the first Commonwealth education conference. The scholarship is awarded to students belonging to the 53 commonwealth countries who are planning to pursue their master’s or doctorate from the UK. The CSC funds 800 scholarships every year for students.

For more details visit  The Commonwealth Scholarship

8. MEXT Scholarship for Japan

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan, in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India offers Indian students an array of scholarships who wish to pursue undergraduate, graduate and doctorate courses across various Universities in Japan. Those who aspire to study in Japan can check eligibility, scholarship amount, admission selection procedures, and the relevant details online.

For more details visit MEXT Scholarship

9. Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarship provides financial aid to students worldwide to study in the UK under a scholarship program offered by the UK Government. This award provides an opportunity for outstanding students from all over the world to study in the UK. Students who are eligible for this grant can apply to a one-year postgraduate programme in any subject in any UK university.

For more details visit Chevening Scholarship

10. Rhodes scholarship

The Rhodes scholarship is a prestigious fully-funded scheme for graduate students planning to study at the globally esteemed University of Oxford. Established in 1903, it is the oldest scholarship in the world and still continues to benefit many students across the world.

For more details visit Rhodes scholarship


Every scholarship comes with different selection criteria. Most of the scholarships overlap with the study destination, but you have to see your requirements & expectations. So choose to apply for any scholarship as per your background & requirements.

Looking For Interest-Free Loan Scholarships to Study Abroad?

Sakal India Foundation has been working for Student welfare, Educational Aid, and Mentoring for almost seven decades. CDS and Interest-Free Loans are the main initiatives run under SIF for student welfare in India.

SIF offer an interest-free loan for students who plan to study abroad. Their vision was to provide small loans to deserving students who have performed well academically. Applications from all over India and their strict screening by the select committee of our trustees & experts have raised the standard in selecting deserving candidates. You can write to for any query related to the Interest-Free Loan.

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