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Charles Wallace Scholarship Schemes for Arts & Humanities Courses

The Charles Wallace India Trust was a fund that was started so that the scholars will understand the arts, heritage and humanities of the country by studying about it extensively

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Application deadline for the scholarship varies depending on the grant which the candidate has opted for. The financial aid covers the candidate’s tuition fees, accommodation costs and living costs.

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The Charles Wallace India Trust is a scholarship fund which came into being in 1981. It has sponsored close to 2700 candidates from the day of commencement. It was a fund that was started so that the scholars will understand the arts, heritage and humanities of the country by studying about it extensively. It helps Indians who are in their initial stages or middle stages of their career to achieve their ambitions and also helps them to establish their international contacts. 

The awards offered by the Charles Wallace India Trust vary from 3 months to a year. The deadline for the scholarship program varies depending on the grant which the candidate has opted for. The scholarship offers close to 10 long term awards annually. The award covers tuition fees, accommodation and living cost. The scholarship program also contributes towards international fares.

Application Criteria:

  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen who should be living in India
  • Should be between 25 years and 38 years of age
  • Applicants who have working experience will have an edge over others and should have either a degree or diploma or a professional qualification in the chosen course.
  • The applicant should not have been a beneficiary of this grant for five years before applying for the grant.
  • The application can be submitted in any British Council office between beginning of July and end of October.
  • The application form should be accompanied by the statement of purpose which is very important.
  • The statement of purpose should be of maximum length of 2 pages and should state why the applicant has chosen the course and how he/she plans to put it to use once he returns to India.
  • A portfolio of the applicant in CD or DVD format and IELTS certificate should be submitted along with evidence of good knowledge of English.
  • Evidence of admission into the course or internship should also be given.

An interview will be held in March for the shortlisted candidates and the results will be out in April. Some of the courses covered by the program are visual arts, performance arts, film studies, photography, design, curating, art history, conservation architecture, management of heritage projects or sites, conservation of materials such as timber, stone, metal, textiles, paper, armor, and paintings, photographs, film and landscape and management of museums and collections.

Applicants can mail to cwit@in.britishcouncil.org for information and clarification.

You can also visit http://www.wallace-trusts.org.uk/cwt_india.html to know more.

 

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