Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships for University of Cambridge

Merit Based Scholarship | Scholarship Provided by : University of Cambridge and Cambridge Assessment

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The Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships aim to support students from India to pursue doctoral studies at St John’s College, Cambridge. Under this initiative, a number of scholarships will be made available for September/October 2017.

Scholarship application closes on
January 15, 2017
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Number of scholarships offered
Varies per year
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Scholarship Details

These scholarships are awarded to Indian citizens for pursuing BA in any subject except Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at University of Cambridge, UK. The scholars must be school passouts who have not already gained a BA degree. The scholarships will cover the cost of tuition fees and college fees together with a grant towards maintenance and travel costs for each year of the course. The maintenance element of the scholarship will take account of the student’s financial circumstances.


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should be able to meet the following criteria:
  1. An Indian national with a valid Indian passport, currently based in India
  2. Below 35 years of age on 31 December, 2016
  3. No previous significant exposure to a UK education, or receipt of UK government funding
  4. Hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed Indian university or institution with a First Class award in the relevant subject or field by October 2017
  5. Intend to pursue a full-time Doctoral research degree from the University of Cambridge, commencing by September/October 2017, which they have already identified
  6. Able to display evidence of leadership qualities – for example, from extracurricular activities, contribution to the country or society in their chosen field
  7. Fluent in spoken and written English
  8. Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the University


Application Process

Applicants must apply for their chosen Doctoral programme at the University of Cambridge, to commence by September/October 2017. Candidates should consult the full application guidelines below, and apply for the scholarship via the online application form below by 15 January 2017.Identify a suitable doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge 2. Applicants to visit the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissons Office web site: and make formal application to the University. 3. Applicants to select St John’s College as their first choice College on their application form. 4. Applicants to indicate on their Graduate Application Form via the Applicant Portal that they are applying for the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, but also to complete the section applying for funding from the University 5. Applicants to complete the College Application form attached to notify St John’s that they have applied to the University and wish to be considered for the Scholarship. This form must be returned to St John’s by 15 January 2017.

Additional Information

The scholarships cover:

  1. Academic fees
  2. International airfare
  3. Monthly stipend to cover living expenses
  4. UK Visa

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Contact Info

St John's College,
Cambridge CB2 1TP United Kingdom,
Cambridge CB2 1TP United Kingdom
Phone: +44-12-2333-8600