Scholarship Information

Types of Scholarships
Available to Indian Students

Government Scholarships

Many governments, including the Indian government and the governments of foreign countries, offer scholarships to support Indian students studying abroad. Scholarships are mainly given out based on specific criteria established by the respective government.

Examples: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarships

University Scholarships

Universities abroad often provide scholarships and financial aid to attract talented international students, including Indian students. Scholarships can be awarded based on one's academic accomplishments, leadership potential, extracurricular involvement, or specific criteria related to the university or program. Each university may have its own set of scholarships and eligibility requirements.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Such scholarships are awarded to students with exceptional performance in the academics or achievements in specific fields. These are often highly competitive and can be offered by universities, foundations, organisations, or government institutions. Most scholarships may require students to submit essays or undergo interviews to demonstrate their skills and abilities.

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are awarded to students based on their financial need. These scholarships aim to support students who require financial assistance to study abroad.Organizations, foundations, and universities offer need based scholarships, and eligibility is determined by assessing the student's family income, assets, and other financial factors. Students may be required to submit financial documentation or provide information on their financial circumstances to apply for these scholarships.

Country-Specific Scholarships

Some countries offer specific scholarships or funding opportunities for international students from certain countries, including India. These scholarships may be aimed at promoting educational exchange, cultural understanding, or diplomatic relations between countries. Example: Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) offers scholarships to Indian students for postgraduate studies in Commonwealth countries.

Scholarships by state governments

Government of Kerala and many other governments based on meeting their specific criteria. The scholarship amount can be up to INR 25 lakhs.
Example: Overseas Scholarship for OBC Students studying for Masters and above courses in highly rated University abroad by Kerala State Government.

Private Scholarships and Foundations

Numerous private organizations, foundations, corporate bodies, and non-profit entities provide scholarships for Indian students studying abroad. These scholarships can be industry-specific, subject-specific, or based on the organisation's specific criteria.
Examples: the Tata Scholarship, the Rotary Foundation Scholarships.

Frequently Asked

We offer support and guidance in identifying and applying for scholarships and financial aid opportunities

Our consultants can provide information on available scholarships, eligibility criteria, and assist you with the application process to increase your chances of securing financial aid.

Commonly required documents include offer of place from the institution, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and sometimes standardized test scores. Specific requirements depend on the scholarship.

Yes, scholarships are available for both UG and PG levels. Our advisors can guide you toward scholarships relevant to your chosen level of study.


Scholarship funds are usually disbursed directly to the university to cover tuition fees, and any remaining amount may be provided to you for living expenses. Detailed disbursement procedures vary by scholarship.


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