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If you happen to be an Indian student seeking opportunities to study abroad, then you’ll be pleased to know that international scholarships for Indian students are offered by many governments, organizations and specific universities. Below is a diverse selection of international scholarships on offer to Indian students, divided by funding type and desired place of study. If none of these are a great match for you, you could browse our main list of scholarships to study abroad for more options. Good luck with your applications!

To study anywhere:

  •  – Scholarships for Indian students to study abroad in North America or Europe. Applicants must be under 30 and reside in India at the time of application. For undergraduate and postgraduate study. Other restrictions apply.

To study in Asia:

  •  – Various scholarships for Indian students studying at graduate level in Aichi Prefectural government-approved manufacturing programs in Japan.
  •  – Grants for Indian researchers within the fields of science and technology to study in Singapore. Sponsored by the Indian government and A*Star Singapore.
  •  – Open to citizens from India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines, offering scholarships to study the Masters of Arts in International Journalism program at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong.
  •  – Thai government scholarships for Indian citizens to study in Thailand at master’s level within engineering and technology, management or environment and development at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
  •  – Scholarships for Indian students to study abroad in South Korea at Seoul National University, on graduate-level humanities or social science programs.

To study in Australia:

  •  – Scholarships available for Indian students who are undertaking postgraduate study in selected fields at the University of Adelaide.
  •  – Full-tuition international scholarships for Indian students studying a coursework master’s degree or undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Queensland in Australia. Excludes MBAs.
  •  – Another set of scholarships from the University of Queensland, this fund is open to students from India or Latin America to undertake coursework-based postgraduate study in biology-related subjects.
  • – 10 scholarships offered to Indian students to study an applicable business-related postgraduate course.

To study in Europe:


  •  – Funding opportunities for Indian students at graduate level studying at University College Dublin in Ireland.
  •  – Offering scholarships to study abroad in the UK at Dublin City University in Ireland. Open to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate Indian students.
  •  – Offering a scholarship to one Indian student annually to undertake study at Ireland’s Waterford Institute of Technology. Open to undergraduate and master’s degree students.

The Netherlands

  • – Grants are available for Indian students to study in the Netherlands at bachelors or master’s level at selected participating universities.


  •  – A scholarship for nationals of China and India, who have been accepted into the INSEAD Business School MBA program.


  •  – A selection of scholarships are offered by the British Council, to support Indian students applying to study abroad in the UK.
  •  – For Indian students who wish to study in the UK. Open to doctoral students, research students and visiting fellows.
  •  – Open to Indian students at postgraduate level studying at Heriot Watt University in the UK on a taught program within the School of Management and Language.
  • – Five awards are available to international students from commonwealth countries (including India) to study at postgraduate level at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
  •  – Indian government fellowship offered to Indian students pursuing study at the University of Oxford’s St. Antony’s College in the field of history, economics and political science. Only available to high-achieving postgraduate research students.
  •  – Open to Indian students at any degree level to study at Oxford University or the University of Cambridge in the UK.
  •  – Scholarships for students from Canada, the US, India and China to study in Scotland at any degree level.
  •  – Scholarships for social science students from South Asia to study at the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK within the LSE Asia Research Centre (ARC).
  •  – Opportunities to gain funding at the University of Sussex in the UK for Indian students at master’s degree level.
  •  – One outstanding Indian student will receive full funding for their undergraduate degree (starting in September 2018) at the university, including travel and maintenance costs. Excludes applicants for medicine.
  •  – A total of nine scholarships for international students to study a taught master’s program at Bournemouth University in the UK. Open to students from Russia, Turkey, Nigeria, China, India, and South Korea for a 50% tuition fee reduction.
  •  – Offering various postgraduate scholarships to international students studying at Scotland’s University of Dundee.
  •  – Graduate-level funding opportunities for Indian students studying at the University of Oxford.
  •  – A range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate Indian students who show strong academic potential.
  •  – International scholarships to study law at postgraduate level at the UK’s University of Southampton. Open to all students from outside of the European Union.
  •  – Scholarships for Indian students to study an applicable postgraduate course starting in Autumn 2018.
  •  – UWE Bristol University in the UK is offering undergraduate and postgraduate tuition fee discount scholarships for students from several countries, including India.

More scholarships to study in the UK are available here.

To study in the US:

  •  – Offering female Asian students the chance to receive funding for an undergraduate business degree taken at an accredited US university.
  • – The India Trust Fellowship and Akhtarali H. Tobaccowala Fellowship are both available for Indian students who apply to study a full-time MBA at the school.
  • – Scholarships for Indian citizens who have been accepted to study an undergraduate program at Cornell University.
  •  – Offering funding to outstanding Indian students wishing to pursue study at any level within an accredited US institution. See individual scholarships for specific criteria.
  •  – Opportunities for Indian researchers at master’s level or higher to study a selected program in the field of science and technology at a university in the US.
  •  – Scholarships for Indian students to study at Stanford Graduate School of Business on the MBA program. To be eligible students must return to India within two years of completing their studies.

More scholarships to study in the US are available here.

This article was originally published in September 2014. It was updated in January 2016 and again in December 2017.

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Laura is a former staff writer for, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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You've put together a very well-researched and exhaustive list of resources, Laura. Well done! I think funding issues can be resolved quickly nowadays because there are so many websites & apps that aggregate scholarship offers from around the globe. In my experience, having extra-curricular activities & internships up your sleeve greatly ups your chances of getting selected for the scholarship. And this article certainly looks into all such technicalities in great detail. Kudos!

Cheers, Aniket

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