Description: The Oxford Graduate Scholarships have been established through a groundbreaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world. 2013-14 will see the very first Oxford Graduate Scholars begin their studies. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. The University contributes 40% of the funds for these scholarships, together with 60% from generous donations provided by numerous supporters of the University and its colleges. Somerville College and the University of Oxford have established the Indira Gandhi Scholarships with the generous support of the Government of India. The scholarships are available to candidates ordinarily resident in India or graduates of universities in India, who demonstrate exceptional academic merit and who have been accepted to study at the University of Oxford in areas broadly related to sustainable development. This is the first year that the scholarships have been awarded.
Eligibility: Applicants should apply to start a graduate course at Oxford.
-Applicants must be ordinarily resident in India and should be intending to return to India once your course is completed.
-The scholarship is only tenable at Somerville College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Somerville College in order to take up the scholarship.
-This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma courses, part-time courses, non-matriculated courses or to students with deferred entry.
How to Apply: All eligible applicants, who have applied for admission to the University by the relevant January deadline for their course (10 January 2014 for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Computer Science; 24 January 2014 for all other subjects), will automatically be considered for this scholarship.
Subject: Various Courses
Level: Pursuing Graduate Degree Level at Somerville College
Provider: Somerville College and the University of Oxford have established the Indira Gandhi Scholarships with the Generous Support of the Government of India.
For Which Country: UK
For Whom: International (Students of India)
Number of Award(s): Not Known
Duration of Award(s): Scholarship is Offered for the Duration of the Course.
What Does it Cover: The scholarship will provide 100% of university and college fees and a grant for living costs (at least £13,726). Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course.
Selection Criteria: Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, as well as on applicants’ understanding of the development challenges faced by India, and their leadership and entrepreneurial potential.
Notification: Decisions are expected to be made around May 2014. Successful candidates will be notified via email and will receive an award letter. This webpage will be updated as soon as successful candidates have been notified.
Deadline: 10 January 2014 (for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Computer Science) and 24 January 2014 (for All other Subjects)