The UK is a great choice to study for many reasons and the predominant reason being economic educational expenses. Tuition fee in the UK tends to be less compared to programs in the US and Canada. A year for science and technical course starts at £12,000 and humanities courses start at £9,000.
Though educational expenses are much economic compared to the US and Canada, studying in the UK can still be expensive for many Indian and South Asian students. One of the deciding factors involved in a student’s selection process is to prove their ability to meet tuition and living expenses before starting school.
Living costs, especially in London and neighbouring cities are expensive and the options to sustain and manage finances are to work part time
or avail student loans. But there are several types of financial support available to students and all of them provide a different purpose. Every possible financial program is designed specific to students’ need with academic metrics applied.
British Financial Assistance for Indian Students
Financial assistance is a noteworthy possibility, helping eligible students to finish their studies. The UK offers numerous outstanding scholarships, grants and fellowships. Some of the popular British scholarships
, grants and fellowships are:
Jubilee Scholarships are awarded to Indian students to study a one year Master’s programme in Manufacturing, Management, Science and Technology in a renowned institution, followed by an internship in the UK. The fund is accessible to Indian graduates with brilliant academic scores.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
is offered to all Commonwealth countries of the Commonwealth Scholarships
Commission. Scholarships are awarded for Pure and Applied Science, Engineering and Technology, Agriculture, Humanities and Social Sciences for one year Master's, six-months for Clinical Training and three years for PhD. Fellowship is obtainable in any subject and is only intended for younger reputable teachers to improve their teaching and/or research experience.
Charles Wallace India Trust Awards and Fellowships are funds that enable Indian professionals in the early or middle stages of their career to study in the UK, accomplish their professional and academic aspirations and expand international contacts.
Hornby one year MA Scholarship Programme supports English language professionals, such as inspectors, senior teachers, trainee teachers, trainers, and writers by awarding MA scholarships through the British Council to facilitate them to study the English language and teaching theory in the UK.
are offered by the Felix Scholarship Trust
to gifted underprivileged Indian students with exceptional academic credentials.
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships offer 50 prestigious scholarships worth £2000, all for postgraduate students from India.
The Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate awards (DHPA) aims to get exceptional students from India, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Russia and other developing countries to pursue doctoral degrees in the UK.
Erasmus Mundus - Scholarships and Academic Cooperation aspires to augment the quality in higher education through financial aid academic cooperation between Europe and rest of the world.
Indian Financial Assistance for Indian Students
Indian scholarships and grants are provided in the form of no-interest or interest free loans by nongovernmental organizations and by the Indian government to help Indian students who are looking to study abroad.
Goa Education Trust (GET) offers funds in the form of scholarships or research fellowships to students planning for post graduation in the UK.
The HSBC Chevening Scholarships
HSBC and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office offer three scholarships that are available to Indian students looking to pursue a one-year Master's at any UK institution preferably in subjects related to environment, economics and finance.
Now you know the variety of grants, scholarships and fellowships offered to students. It is not too late to apply to few of the above mentioned scholarships. So start applying today.
Hope this article helped you know about the financial assistance available for Indian students to study in the UK.
All the Best.
Image Source: www.colonialfarmcredit.com