Indian Government Scholarships to Study Abroad

  • Posted on November 14, 2022
Indian Government Scholarships to Study Abroad

Getting a chance to study abroad has the potential to change the course of your life. The greatest challenge encountered by students who wish to study overseas is finding sufficient funding. The Government of India offers several scholarship programmes to make foreign education accessible to hard-working and exemplary candidates. However, most students fail to look into these options and miss out on a golden opportunity to avail themselves a fully or partially funded Indian Government Scholarships to Study Abroad at a few of the best institutions abroad.  Overseas education consultants in Kochi can guide students through the process. Some external scholarships offered to Indian students and researchers by the Indian government are listed below.


Commonwealth Scholarship

This scholarship is available to candidates who wish to earn their Master’s or PhD from the U.K, New Zealand, or Singapore in different fields of study. These fields include engineering and technology, agriculture, humanities, and social science. It follows a merit-based selection process.


The duration of the Postgraduate programme is 1 year and 3 years for completing a PhD.


  • A degree certificate with a minimum score of 60% for the Humanities and Social Science Group and a minimum of 65% for candidates of the Science group in their last qualifying exam

  • The candidates must have completed their tertiary education in an English medium institute.

  • They need to clear IELTS to prove their English proficiency.

  • PhD applicants need to obtain an offer of acceptance from their prospective research supervisor.


  • Includes tuition fees, Examination fees, airfare, and a stipend of approximately 1043 to 1280 USD per month.

  • Educational study grant

  • Thesis grant and field-work grant for PhD. Scholars

  • Spouse allowance and child allowance if the duration of the scholarship is at least 18 months


Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowship

This scholarship is specially designed for bright minds that have the potential to change the world. It aids candidates to pursue their Master’s courses in esteemed universities and colleges in the U.S. It is a merit-based scholarship for students of various fields of study like Arts and Culture Management, Economics, Environmental Science, International Affairs, Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Administration, Gender studies and related fields.


The Fellowship is applicable for 1-2 years.


  • Must hold a degree that is the equivalent of a U.S Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 55% overall marks.

  • Must have at least 3 years of work experience.

  • Must be devoted to returning to India and contributing to its development.

  • Leadership qualities and record of community services


  • Covers tuition and living expenses

  • Airfare

  • It also covers medical expenses as per the law of the US government

  • The amount can be renewed every year.

  • Provides J-1 visa assistance


National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

This scholarship is explicitly designed to allow students from specific low-income backgrounds to complete their Master’s or PhD abroad. The scholarship is available for a variety of streams related to science, commerce, humanities, and social sciences. 


The scholarship is applicable for 2 years.


  • Must belong to Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Laborers, and Traditional Artisans

  • Must not exceed 35 years of age

  • Must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum score of 55% for applying for a Master’s degree or a minimum score of 55% in Post-graduate for applying for a PhD.

  • The combined family income of the candidate must not exceed Rs. 6,00,000.


  • Academic expenses (Tuition and books)

  • Travel expenses

  • Visa and medical insurance

  • Living expenses


GREAT Education Scholarships

This is a merit-based and college-specific scholarship offered by British Council India to Indian students who wish to continue their undergraduate and post-graduate studies in select institutions in the U.K. Study abroad consultants in Ernakulam can help students discover the institutions that provide scholarships.


The scholarship is applicable only for a year.


  • Must be a resident of India 

  • Must be granted admission into one of the participating universities in the U.K by fulfilling their criteria.


  •  £10,000 tuition fees for a year


Korean Government Scholarship Programme

This scholarship programme is designed by the combined efforts of the Government of India and the Korean Government for students who want to study in South Korea. This offer is extended to students wishing to earn their Master’s or Doctoral in Korean Language, International Relations, Biotechnology, and Electronic Engineering.


  • 3 years for completion of Master’s (including 1 year of learning the Korean language)

  • 4 years for completion of Doctoral (including 1 year of learning the Korean language)


  • Applicants must not exceed 40 years of age

  • Must hold an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree to apply for a Postgraduate or Doctoral degree respectively.


  • Monthly allowance of 900,000 won

  • Research allowance of 210,000 won to 240,000 won according to the field of study

  • Complete coverage of tuition and language training fee

  • Other related costs



The scholarships detailed above are just a few of the numerous scholarships offered for Indian students to study in countries like the UK, USA, Japan, China, Italy, and Germany. It may be stressful to identify which scholarship would be the best suited for your qualifications but remember that there are plenty of opportunities. Feel free to contact Campus World- one of the best study-abroad consultants in Kerala to guide you through this crucial process that could define your future.