GREAT Scholarships India 2019 to improve access to quality education

Apr 10, 2019

The British Council has announced the GREAT Education Scholarships India 2019. Up to 35 full tuition scholarships will be provided by GREAT and 36 partner UK universities to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate, full-time students who will enrol in the September/October 2019 session at the designated universities.

The scholarships cover a broad range of fields. Social and Natural Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Governance, Education are some of them. The scholarships will give students the opportunity to study in world class institutions and foster their creativity, critical thinking by offering hands on experience to students. This scholarship is a part of the organisation’s efforts to enable student mobility between India and the UK by improving access to quality education.

Approximately 19,500 Indian nationals were granted a student visa in 2018, showing a 35% increase over 2017 and the highest since 2011. 96% of students who applied for a UK student visa in this time period were successful. For an undergraduate, the tuition scholarship will be for the first year of study and for a post graduate study, the tuition scholarship is for one year of study at the master’s level.

Scholarships will be awarded to those selected students who demonstrate leadership qualities and potential
Participating UK higher education institution will have to nominate the eligible candidates in a prescribed format before 15 May 2019.

The nominated students need to submit an application for the scholarship through their chosen UK higher education institution before 1 June 2019.

The British Council selection panel will select the scholarship awardees on set parameters. The names of the selected scholars will be announced by 1 July 2019.

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