Goa Education Trust Scholarships 2016

The Dempo and the Fomento Group collaboratively formed the Goa Education Trust with the British Council in the year 2009 to provide Goan students with a platform to undertake postgraduate study in the UK. Since its inception the scholarship provided an opportunity for Goans to obtain higher education degrees from top UK Universities in various disciplines including Journalism, Education, Ancient History and Law. 

In 2015, the decision was taken to open the scholarship up for all Indian nationals. 

This Scholarship is now open to ANY Indian national applying for a Master’s Programme in the UK. .

Applications now closed for year 2016!



The candidate should:

  • Identify a suitable Masters programme in the UK beginning in September / October 2016 (Proof of admission / application will be required at the time of the interview).
  • Be an Indian national with valid Indian Passport and must be in India at the time of applying for the Scholarship
  • Be not more than 30 years of age at the time of applying 
  • Have an excellent track record in academics and extra- curricular achievements


Value of Award

Scholarships will fund young Indians to pursue a Masters in the UK and will cover part or full tuition fees not exceeding GBP 12500 

Application guidelines

  1. Download the application form from the website
  2. Fill the complete application form in word format and please ensure to insert an image of your photograph in the relevant section.
  3. Ensure the following supporting documents are scanned to be mailed along with the filled in application form
  • Copy of birth certificate as applicant’s age proof
  • Copy of passport details as applicant’s address proof
  • Copy of your conditional/ unconditional admission letter from the UK institution (if already received)
  • One academic and one professional reference letter, although recent graduates may submit two academic references of not more than one A4 size page each

4. Entire application pack including the filled in application form with photograph and all the required supporting scanned documents to be mailed in one email not exceeding 10 MB to get.scholarship@britishcouncil.org 


Incase the candidate cannot submit the application electronically; applications will also be accepted in hard copy at the below mentioned address:

FAO: GET Scholarship 2016 Application

British Council Division 

British Deputy High Commission, 

901, Tower 1, One Indiabulls Centre, 

Elphinstone Road (West), 

Mumbai – 400 013 


DEADLINE for receiving applications online and via post: 15 May 2016



Applications not accompanied by supporting documents will be rejected. Please do not send additional documents other than the reference letters and a copy of your admission letter to a UK institution.


Past Scholars

2015 GET Scholars

Last year four bright young students have been awarded the Goa Education Trust Scholarships 2015 to pursue their education ambitions in the UK.

  1. Uma Damle has completed her Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communications and is pursuing MA in Fashion Photography at University of Arts London. 
  2. Wayne D'cruz has completed his BA in Mass Media and is pursuing MA in Cultural and Creative Industries at Kings College London. 
  3. Kirti Dahiya completed her BA LLB and is pursuing Master of Law in Public International Law at Queen Mary University.
  4. Anushka Desouza has completed her Bachelors in Architecture and is pursuing MSc in Architectural Conservation at University of Edinburgh.