International Scholarships for Indian Students to Study In Top US Universities

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Jun 17, 2015 By Univariety

A passing glance at the following charts should be sufficient to confirm what common sense must already be hammering into your head:




Falling Rupee + Inflation = American Dreams Slipping Through Fingers Like Nano-Sized Soap Bubbles. Especially considering that the USA has the highest foreign student population in the world, you should know that students everywhere are clamouring for admissions to study in USA universities.

Not to worry, though. Colleges make money by providing an education and top ranking colleges in the USA are more than eager to facilitate the admission and education of willing and qualified candidates.


There are several Scholarships to study in top universities in the USA, with the prestigious Ivy League institutes being famously need blind, as long as students can clear their rigorous admission requirements. And while those are within the reach of only the tiny fraction of the population blessed by the required intelligence, drive and personality, here are some other scholarships that are more within reach.

Fulbright Fellowships for Indian Citizens


Fulbright Fellowship is awarded to Indian Nationals who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of India, and thereby help to promote understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States of America and India.

A student needs to have high level of academic/professional achievement & demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the U.S.

Ambassadorial Scholarships by the Rotary Foundation:


This is one of the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. Formed in 1947, The Rotary foundation has encouraged 38,000 men and women from almost 100 countries of the world. The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies

Tata Scholarship - Cornell University, New York State, USA


Tata, the Indian multinational conglomerate company, have a foundation known as the Tata Education & Development Trust which has endowed a multi-million dollar sum to Cornell University to provide undergraduate scholarships to 20 Indian students every year.  In another example of supporting American universities, the Tata group also pledged US$50 million to Harvard University in recent years, whose executive management programme Ratan Tata attended in the 1970s.

Apart from these highly competitive scholarships, you have the following grants, bursaries and scholarships that students can take advantage of:

  • Asian Cultural Council Individual Grants
  • Asian Development Bank Government of Japan Scholarship Program (ADB)
  • Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)
  • Davis United World College Scholars Program
  • DV Gokhale International Grants in Statistics Program
  • East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship
  • Fort Hays State University Graduate Studies Scholarship for Indian Students
  • Tennessee Tech University International Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)
  • Glendale Community College Bhupesh Parikh Scholarship Program
  • Harvard Kennedy School International Student Fellowships
  • Global Engineering Education Exchange program (Global E3)
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships Program
  • Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarships
  • Yale University Fox International Fellowships
  • University of Toledo Sister Cities Award

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