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Scholarships/Financial Aid

The following 27 Foundations/Trusts and Organizations offer different types of scholarships and grants for Indian students who wish to study abroad. Please contact them directly for more information, as per details given hereunder:

1) Aga Khan Foundation Type: Loan scholarships and scholarships 
Subject : Any 
Duration : 3 years 
Open to: Applicants 
1. must hold first class Bachelors or school final with consistent academic record 
2. must have secured admission or at least applied
Value: Fees + Maintenance 

How to apply: 
Contact 
The chief counselor, 
Aga Khan Foundation, 
904 Rahenja chambers, 
213 Nariman point , 
Mumbai - 400021 
Apply by: February

16) R D Birla Smarak Kosh Grants Type:  Grants
Subject :Training Grants for special training in Medical and allied fields 
Duration : Variable
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must be Indian National 
2. must have completed Medicine 
How to apply: 
For application forms and further information contact 
The Director,
R D Birla Smarak Kosh medical research center, 
Bombay Hospital trust, 
Hospital Avenue , 
Mumbai – 400020
Apply by: May

   

2) India foundation Travel Grants Type: Travel Grants
Subject : Any
Duration : 
Only travel grant
Open to: Applicants
1. must be an Indian National
2. must have secured admission
Features:
1. students already begun their study are not eligible to apply
2. students should furnish a bond, terms and conditions of which will be determined by the foundation
3. students must repay the amount within 2 years
4. The amount will be paid directly to the authorised travel agents
Value: Airfare

How to apply: 
Contact 
The Executive secretary, 
India Foundation, 
595 Budhwar Peth, 
Pune 411002 
Apply by: April

17) R D Sethna Scholarship fund Type:  Loan scholarships
Subject :Science, Technology
Duration : Variable
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must be of Indian national
2. must have consistently good academic record
Features:
1. Students must furnish guarantee ( in form of guarantor having stipulated monthly income)
2. Students must furnish life insurance whose value will be decided by the Trust
3. Students must have attained minimum stipulated marks in their school finals and qualifying exams 
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
For application forms write to 
The Chief Executive, 
R D Sethna scholarship fund, 
Esplanade house,
29, Waudby road, 
Mumbai – 400001
Apply by: March

   

3) Inlaks Foundation scholarships Type:scholarship
Subject :Archeology, Architecture, Business administration, Dance, Environmental science, Film direction, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Music, Technology. Theater and Visual arts.
Open to:
Applicant must
1. have got admission in any of the above said subjects at Cambridge, Oxford, London School of Economics, Imperial college,
OR
Professional courses in any European University 
2.be unmarried Indian aged 19-28
3. have god undergraduate degree

How to apply: 
For an application form and other details send self addressed envelope stamped for Rs.4 to
Inlaks scholarships
P.O.Box : 2108
Delhi-110007
Apply by:
August 30 for the following year

18) Rhodes scholarships Type:  scholarships
Subject :Pure or applied sciences, Law, humanities, Medicine @ Oxford 
Duration : 2 years can be extended upto 3 years 
Open to: 
Applicants
1.may be me men or women but should be between the age of 19 and 25
2. should be unmarried
3.must be citizen of India 
4.must hold first class Honours in related discipline
Website:www.rhodesscholar.org 
Features:
1. the total number of scholarships is 4
2. This award can be concurrently held along with other awards
3. The selection of the award will be through a personal interview. Travelling expenses for this interview will be borne by the Rhodes Trust 
Value: Annual value £5000 

How to apply: 
For further details contact 
The secretary,
Rhodes scholarships ( India ),
St. Stephens college,
Delhi 110007
Apply by: July

   

4) ITC scholarships Type: scholarships
Subject : 
Business Management or Management related programmes 
@ London Business school, London school of economics, Manchester Business schol, Imperial college of science and Technology 
Duration : 2 years Max
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must be Indian National
2. must hold first class Bachelors degree
3. must have consistently good academic record
4. must be less than 27 years of age
5. must have secured admission in any of the above said Institutions
Features:
1. Selection through Interview
2. Scholarship tenable for Business Management or Management related programmes at London Business school, London school of economics, Manchester Business school, Imperial college of science and Technology 
Value: Variable

How to apply: For further info and application forms contact 
The corporate Public relations Manager, 
ITC Ltd, 
Virginis house,
37 chowringhee, 
Calcutta 700071
Apply by: March

19) Rotary scholarships Type:  scholarships
Subject :Any
Duration : 1 year
Open to: 
Applicants
1. should be between 18 to 30 years of age
2. should hold first class honours degree in related discipline
3.work experience is preferred
Features: 1. There are 8 different scholarships administered. They are:

  • Graduate scholarships
  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Vocational scholarships
  • Teachers and handicapped scholarships
  • Journalism scholarships
  • Freedom from Hunger scholarships
  • District scholarships
  • Group study exchange programme

2. Eligibility criteria and notification will appear separately for each 
Value: $10,000 + other expenses

How to apply: 
contact your nearest Rotary District Governor or write to : 
The Governor,
Rotary club of Mumbai,
Red cross Building,
2nd floor, 
Shahed Bhagat singh road,
Mumbai-400023 
Apply by: July

   

5) Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial trust scholarships Type: Research scholarships 
Subject : 
Material science, Laser physics, Opto Electronics, Electronic Instrumentation, Micro Electronics, Engineering, Management, Mass communication, Biotechnology, Computer science and more
Duration : 3 years Max
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must be of Indian Nationality
2. should hold PhD (preferable)
3. must be less than 30 years of age
Value: Fees + Maintenance + Air fares

How to apply: 
For details contact
The Educational Adviser, 
Ministry of Human resources development, 
Department of Education, 
External scholarships division,
section ES4, B Wing, 
Shastri Bhavan , 
New Delhi – 110001
Apply by: March

20) Royal commission overseas science research scholarships Type:  Research scholarships
Subject :Applied or pure science
Duration : 3 years Max
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must have outstanding academic record
2. must hold first class Masters 
3. must not be more than 27 years of age
4. must have research experience
How to apply: 
For details contact 
The Educational Adviser, 
Ministry of Human resources development, 
Department of Education, 
External scholarships division,
section ES4, B Wing, 
Shastri Bhavan , 
New Delhi - 110001 
Apply by: March

   

6) J N Tata endowment Type: Loan scholarship and scholarship
Subject : Architecture, Biochemistry, Business administration, chemistry, computer science, English Literature, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physics
Duration : 1 year, but renewable
Open to: 
Applicant must:
1.be graduates with good academic record
2. must be within 27 years of age
3. have secured admission, but those who haven’t secured are also eligible to apply
Value: Rs.50,000 – Rs.2,00,000
Features:
1.After initial screening, students will be called for an Interview, which is usually held in Mumbai
2. If selected, the students have to sign a legal agreement with the Endowment, the terms and conditions for which will be decided by the Endowment
3. Two referees are needed to apply. One must be from Mumbai
4. repayment starts after student starts to earn

How to apply: 
For application forms and further info write to 
The director,
J N Tata Endowment,
Mulla House, 4th Floor, 51,
M G The Road, Fort,
Mumbai-400001
Ph: 56657198
Fax: 22045432
Website: www.dorabjitatatrust.org 
Apply by: December

21) Royal society commonwealth Bursaries Type:  Research Bursaries
Subject :Agriculture, Fishery, Forestry, Natural resources
Duration : 6 months to 1 year
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must have outstanding academic record
2. must hold first class Masters 
3. must not be more than 27 years of age
4. must have research experience 
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
For details contact 
The Educational Adviser, 
Ministry of Human resources development, 
Department of Education, 
External scholarships division, 
section ES4, B Wing, 
Shastri Bhavan , 
New Delhi – 110001

Details can also be had from 
The Executive secretary, 
Royal society, 
6 Carlton house terrace, 
London SW1Y 5AG
Apply by: March

   

7) K C Mahindra Educational Trust Type:  Interest free loan scholarships
Subject :Engineering, Natural science, Medicine, Business Management, Survey and prospecting of Mineral resources of the country, Alternate sources of energy, Oceanography, Off shore drilling, Harvesting of ocean wealth, water management, Agriculture research and Engineering, Transportation, High tech electronics, Economics and other emerging areas related to science and tech. 
Duration : 2 years
Open to: 
Applicant
1. must have first class Bachelors
2. must be Indian National
3. should have secured admission, but those who have applied are also eligible.
Features:
1. Unlike other schemes those in the final year of their degree are not eligible to apply
2. Selection through Interview
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
For application forms contact 
The Managing trustee, 
K C Mahindra Education Trust, 
Cecil court, Mahakavi Bhusan Marg,
Mumbai 400039 
Apply by: December

22) Royal society - Rutherford scholarships Type:  Research scholarships
Subject :Unspecified
Duration : 3 years 
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must have outstanding academic record
2. must hold first class Masters 
3. must not be more than 27 years of age
4. must have research experience
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
For details contact 
The Educational Adviser, 
Ministry of Human resources development, 
Department of Education, 
External scholarships division, 
section ES4, B Wing, 
Shastri Bhavan , 
New Delhi - 110001 
Apply by: March

   

8) Lalbhai Dalpatbahi Charity Trust Type:  Loan scholarships
Subject :Chemistry, Physics, Computer science, engineering, Medicine, and more
Duration : 3 years Max
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must have outstanding academic record
2. must have secured admission or waiting for admission letter
Value: Variable
How to apply: 
For more info and form contact 
The Secretary, 
LalBhai DalpatBhai charity trust, 
Sheth LalBhai DalpatBahi Vanda, 
Pankore Naka, 
Ahemadabad - 380001 
Apply by: March

23) Rustomji Hormusji Patuck Trust Type:  Loan scholarships
Subject :Engineering, Technology
Duration : Variable
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must be Non-Parsi (For Parsi students, they are running another scheme.)
2. must have first or second class Bachelors
3. must have obtained admission or at least applied
Features:
1. selection through Interview expenses of which should be borne by the student
2. Applicants who have already secured admission will be given preference 
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
Contact 
The secretary, 
Parsi Panchayat office, 
209 Dr. D N Road , 
Fort, 
Mumbai – 400001
Apply by: March

   

9) Marshall charitable foundation Type:  Loan scholarships
Subject :Any 
Duration : 3 years Max
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must have outstanding academic record
2. must have secured admission
Features: 
1. Applicant must sign an agreement, the terms and conditions of which is determined by the foundation
2. The amount will be granted in installments
3. The amount must be repaid with Interest within the time as stipulated by the foundation
Value: Variable
How to apply: 
For details contact
The Trustee, 
Marshall charitable Foundation, 
Appeejay chambers, 
5 wallace st, 
Fort, 
Mumbai – 400001
Apply by: April

24) Sahu Jain Trust scholarships Type:  scholarships
Subject :Engineering and Technology 
Duration : Variable 
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must have outstanding academic record
2. must hold first class Bachelors 
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
Contact 
The Secretary, 
Sahu Jain Trust, 
18 Institutional area, 
Lodi road, 
New Delhi - 110003 
Apply by: March

   

10) Mc Nally Bharat Loan scholarships Type:  Loan scholarships
Subject :Engineering & allied 
Duration : 3 years Max
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must be citizens of India 
2. Must be graduate Engineers
3. must have secured admission or at least applied
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
contact 
The secretary, 
Mc Nally Bharat Engineering company Ltd., 
Chartered Bank Building , 
Calcutta 700001 
Apply by: March

25) State Bank of India Educational loan scheme Type:  Loan scholarships 
Subject :Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Medicine, Surgery, Dental Science, Agriculture, Vertinary, Management, Business Administration and other subjects at the discretion of the Bank 
Duration : Unrestricted, but at the discretion of the bank 
Eligibility: 
Applicant must 
1.have obtained first class in the last qualifying exam 
2. have Secured admission in a recognised University 
3. not exceed 30 years of age 
4. show security equal to 200% of the loan amount 
5. give third party guarantee 
6. assign an Insurance policy equal to the loan amount to the bank 
7. undertake that he will begin repayment of the amount after 6 months of completing the course or after securing employment whichever is earlier 
Features: 
1. The loan will be issued in the name of the borrower in case he his an adult, if he is a minor, the loan will be issued in the name of the borrower and his parent/guardian 
2.The borrower should submit a life insurance whose value will be determined by the Bank 
3. The loan amount will be directly submitted to the Institution 
4. The repayment starts after a year of completion of the course or after student secures an employment, whichever is earlier 
5. Some conditions will be imposed by the bank (e.g. student should get 50% aggregate in semester examinations) for the continuation of the loan 
6. Even if the student is going to receive any scholarships/fellowships, it will no way affects the student from receiving the loan 
Value: Upto Rs.10,00,000 

How to apply: 
Application and further details can be obtained from your nearest State Bank of India 
OR 
Contact 
State Bank of India , 
P O Box 398 , 
11 Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi-110001

   

11) The Oxford and Cambridge society of India Type: scholarships
Subject :Any @ Oxford or Cambridge 
Duration : 2 years Max
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must have attained first class Honours
2. must be below 25 years of age
3. must have obtained admission in Oxford or Cambridge 
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
Contact 
Mrs. Supriya Gupta, 
35A Friends colony, 
New Delhi 110065
Apply by: Unknown

26) Sri Guru Gobind singh Fellowships Type:  Research fellowships
Subject :relating to development of Punjab 
Duration : Variable
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must hold a first class Bachelors degree
2. must have consistently good academic record
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
Contact 
The General secretary, 
Guru Gobind singh foundation, 
Madhya margh, 
Sector 15A, 
Chandigargh 
Apply by: March

   

12) Parsi students scholarship fund Type:  Loan scholarships
Subject :Arts, science, Management, Medicine, Agriculture, Engineering, Technology
Duration : Variable
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must be a Parsi (For Non Pasi student scholarships, the same trust is running another scheme) 
2. must have first or second class Bachelors
3. must have obtained admission or at least applied
Features:
1. selection through Interview expenses of which should be borne by the student
2. Applicants who have already secured admission will be given preference
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
Contact 
The secretary, 
Parsi Panchayat office, 
209 Dr. D N Road , 
Fort, 
Mumbai – 400001
Apply by: March

27) Uttarapatha Trust Type:  Loan scholarships
Subject :science, Engineering, medicine and research
Duration : Variable
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must hold a first class Bachelors degree
2. must be between the age of 20 –30
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
Contact 
The Trustee, 
Utttarapatha Trust, 
38 Noble chambers, 
5th floor, 
S A Brelvi road,
Mumbai – 400001
Apply by: May

   

13) PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK EDUCATIONAL LOAN SCHEME Type:  Loan scholarships
Subject :Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Medicine, Surgery, Dental Science, Agriculture, Vertinary, Management, Business Administration and other subjects at the discretion of the Bank 
Duration : Unrestricted but at the discretion of the Bank 
ELIGIBILITY: 
The applicant must
1.be an Indian national in the age group of 16-30 years.
2.have passed at least one public examination
3.give Life insurance policy for value equal to 100% of the amount of loan.
4.give Suitable third party guarantee.
AMOUNT:br> The amount of loan would possibly cover admission, tuition, Boarding & lodging expenses.
Features:
1. The loan will be issued in the name of the borrower in case he his an adult, if he is a minor, the loan will be issued in the name of the borrower and his parent/guardian
2.The borrower should submit a life insurance whose value will be determined by the Bank
3. The loan amount will be directly submitted to the Institution
4. The repayment starts after a year of completion of the course or after student secures an employment, whichever is earlier
5. Some conditions will be imposed by the bank (e.g. student should get 50% aggregate in semester examinations) for the continuation of the loan 
6. Even if the student is going to receive any scholarships/fellowships, it will no way affects the student from receiving the loan

How to apply: 
For further information and application form contact
Punjab National Bank,
Priority sector & Lead Bank Division,
5 Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001

 

   

14) The Rao Bahadur S V Rajadhyaksha Foriegn Education society Type:  Loan scholarships
Subject :Any
Duration : 3 years Max
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must be from saraswati community
2. must have consistently good academic record
3. must be less than 35 years of age
4. should have work experience ( not mandatory)
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
Contact 
The Honorary secretary, 
The The Rao Bahadur S V Rajadhyaksha Foriegn Education society, 
Chikitsak Samuha Building , 
Khadilkar road, 
Mumbai – 400004
Apply by: January

 

   

15) Raunaq education Foundation Type:  Interest free Loan scholarships
Subject :Related to India 's need
Duration : 1 year 
Open to: 
Applicants
1. must have outstanding academic record
2. must have first class bachelors
3. must have secured admission
Value: Variable

How to apply: 
Contact
Raunaq Education Foundation, 
Allahabad Bank Building, 
17 Parliament street , 
New Delhi – 110001
Apply by: March 

 

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