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### Study Abroad: Apply for 82-Lakh Scholarship for Indian Students Starting February 6

Pursuing education overseas necessitates a significant financial commitment for Indian students. The Beyond Beds and Boundaries: Indian Student Mobility Report 2023 by University Living projects that the number of Indian students studying abroad will rise to two million by 2025, a notable increase from the one million recorded in 2019.


Financial constraints pose a major obstacle for Indian students aspiring to study abroad, making scholarships an essential resource to alleviate this burden.

One notable scholarship is the Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarship, which grants Indian students nearly Rs 82.97 lakh for their educational pursuits abroad.


Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarship: Overview

The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation provides scholarships for Indian students to pursue full-time Masters, MPhil, or Doctoral programs at esteemed institutions in the USA, UK, and Europe.

Recipients can receive up to USD 100,000 to cover not only tuition fees but also living expenses, healthcare, and one-way airfare.


The Foundation collaborates on scholarships with institutions such as Imperial College London, the Royal College of Art (RCA) London, the University of Cambridge (Cambridge Trust) Paris, King’s College London (for PhD students), and Hertie School Berlin.

If the total cost of the intended course surpasses the specified amount, applicants must demonstrate their ability to finance the additional expenses with supporting documentation at the time of application.

Eligibility Criteria for Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarship

For the upcoming session, applications for the scholarship will be accepted from February 6, 2024, with the deadline set for March 22, 2024, at 12 pm.

The following criteria determine eligibility for the Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarship:

  • Candidates must be born on or after January 1, 1994, and hold a degree from a recognized Indian university.
  • If the degree is from a foreign university, candidates must have resided in India continuously for at least two years post-graduation.


Required Documents for Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarship

Applicants must submit the following documents when applying for the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarship:

  • Passport
  • Resume/CV
  • Photograph
  • Admission/Offer Letter
  • Fee statement
  • Proof of additional funding
  • Degree Certificate and Marksheet
  • Course-related portfolio/links/writing samples
  • TOEFL/IELTS/GRE Score Sheet
  • Information on Academic Distinction, Grants, Scholarships, etc.

Ineligible Courses for Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarship

Prospective applicants should note that the following courses are not eligible for the Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarship:

  • Business and Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Fashion Design
  • Film and Film Animation
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Indian Studies without Contemporary Relevance
  • Management Studies (e.g., MBA)
  • Medicine, Dentistry, and related therapies
  • Music
  • Public Health

For more detailed information, students are encouraged to visit the official website of the scholarship provider.