Besides the scholarships offered by British Council there are other organisations and UK higher education institutions which provide funding for studying in the UK.

Students may apply for a range of scholarships and funding provided by UK and international Government bodies, the European Commission, funding trusts, a number of research councils, industry and employers.

Academy Asia Fellowship

The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs offers potential and established leaders from around the world the opportunity to spend up to twelve months at Chatham House. The fellowship is aimed at emerging or experienced leaders who will spend six months in London as an Academy senior fellow hosted by a Chatham House research department.

Applicants may propose a research project in one of nine research topics covering areas such as Global Health in Asia, Future Role of the United States in Asia, China and natural resources, Indonesia and ASEAN, Europe-China Security Cooperation, Security of Outer Space Systems, and China and the Future of the International Legal Order.

For information on the Academy and fellowships, including eligibility, research topics and application details, please click on the link

Anglia Ruskin University

Applications are open now for the 2019/20 academic year.

To know more about the scholarship options, click on the link here.

Brunel University, London

Applications for the January 2019 (2018/19 cycle) scholarship are now open. 

For more details, visit website.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

To assist with the cost of studying at University, Cardiff Metropolitan University have created a range of bursary and scholarship schemes.

For further details, please click here.

Cardiff University

Cardiff University offers their own student scholarships as well as some that run in conjunction with other organisations.

For a complete list, click the link here.

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships.  – the recipients of which are rigorously selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.

Chevening India programme is the world’s largest:

  1. Up to 65 fully funded scholarships for one year master’s for Indian graduates in a discipline of their choice at any recognised UK university. Click here for details.  
  2. Up to 65 fully funded fellowships - customised, thematic short term professional development programmes at a designated UK University for mid to senior level professionals in wide ranging themes including science and innovation, leadership and excellence, cyber security, financial services and journalism. Click here for details. 

Coventry University India Excellence Scholarships

The University offers a number of special scholarships for high achieving Indians. These are available for study in Coventry for undergraduate and Master degrees and for postgraduate research. The value of these scholarships varies for example research students might receive a scholarship up to the full value of the University fee (£12,000). Other postgraduate and undergraduate students are able to apply for scholarships from £1,000 rising to £5,000, depending on subject area. 

Applications are particularly welcome from research students working with India partner institutions. While students from all subject areas are welcome we particularly interested in students in some of the University’s key areas, including smart cities, automotive engineering, future manufacturing, and cyber systems, energy, water and food.

For research interests click here.

For more information please contact:

Also, details are available in the relevant section of the University website.


Cranfield University

Funding opportunities are available to recognise academic success and to enable scholars to enrol at Cranfield University to continue your studies.

For details, please click on the links below.

Education Grants by Tata Trusts

The Tata Trusts support deserving students and researchers in pursuit of knowledge through initiatives such as research scholarships, loans, and travel grants. For more information, please visit the website

Erasmus Mundus - Scholarships and Academic Cooperation

Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. 

For further information click on this link

Felix Scholarships

Felix Scholarship Trust offers up to 6 scholarships each for Indian graduates at University of Oxford, University of Reading & School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) every year.

For further information visit this website.


Graduate Scholarships at London School of Economics

Scholarships are available for students from India starting a Master’s programme at LSE. This scheme is open to all applicants, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time), the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management and the MSc in Diplomacy and International Strategy.  

More information visit website

Imperial College London

A range of scholarships, bursaries, student support and prizes are offered under student awards by Imperial College London. 

For more details, click on the link here.

Inlaks Scholarships

Inlaks Scholarships provide the opportunity to young people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their vision abroad and improve their skills to operate in society, thus making them a future vehicle of change in their environment. The scholarships are of two types: university courses and specific programs.

For further information visit this website.

International Academic Scholarship at the University of Worcester

Overseas students who are currently holding an offer from us and are not being funded from another source can apply for an International scholarship. There are approximately 30 scholarships available worldwide and each is valued at £2,000.

For more information about scholarship funding and eligibility please email at 


Loughborough University, UK

Self-funded international undergraduate applicants are automatically considered for a Loughborough University International Scholarship (currently 25% of tuition fees for the first year of study).

For more details, click on the link here

Oxford India Centre Scholarship

The Centre provides funding for talented Indian graduate students who would not otherwise be able to take up their places at Oxford.

To know more about the University of Oxford Graduate Degrees (2019-2020), please click on the link.

Research Council UK Scholarships

Research Council funding for postgraduate research training goes directly to research organisations who then undertake the selection and recruitment of students. Prospective students seeking scholarships or bursaries for fees or stipend should contact the research organisation at which they wish to study. The research organisation will be able to offer advice on what funding is available, eligibility and application guidance.

For further information visit their website. 

Royal Society – Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation International Exchanges Award

Grants for collaborations with researchers in India are available through the Royal Society – Hamied Foundation International Exchanges Award. Up to £12,000 is available for a 2 year project for travel and subsistence including a maximum of £2,000 for research expenses. Applications must be made through the Standard Programme.

For further details, please click here

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

Gain an internationally recognised qualification and take your career to new heights.  

For further information click here 

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others. 

For further information visit this page 

The Rhodes Scholarships India

Applications are invited from outstanding graduates holding at least a first class honours degree in Pure or Applied Sciences, Humanities, Law or Medicine of Indian Universities for five scholarships, for a course of study leading to a degree of the University of Oxford (UK). 

Candidates in the final year of their degree courses with exceptional academic record may also apply. Candidates must demonstrate their continuing interest and achievement in extra curricular activities such as sports, theatre and community work. 

For more information click here 

University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen International Undergraduate Scholarship is worth one year’s tuition fee and is open to all international undergraduate students studying for at least 4 years or more at the university (excludes Medicine & Dentistry). 

For more details, click on the link here.

University of Birmingham

To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure that fears about finance do not constrain prospective international students from considering study at the University of Birmingham, we are pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships:

University of Bradford PSID Scholarships

We are really excited to let you know that our university has introduced 5,000 pound scholarship to self-funded applicants for 8 postgraduate taught programmes in my Division. For more details click here 

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol has invested £1.75 million in scholarships for 2021 to encourage and empower the brightest overseas students. These comprise general and subject specific scholarships and living expense bursaries and the details can be found here.

University of Chester

The University of Chester offers international and merit-based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.

For further details, please click here.

University of Derby

University of Derby have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and non-EEA countries.

More details about the scholarships are available at the link here.

University of East Anglia Scholarships

University of East Anglia has announced international excellence scholarships for Indian undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship

The Vice Chancellors International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships are designed to reward outstanding international applicants, who have been offered a place to study with UEA. Scholarships are awarded in amounts of 25% or 50% of your tuition fees and are deducted on a yearly basis from your tuition fees.

For more information, please click on the link 

India Postgraduate (Taught) Masters Scholarships 2018/19

All self-funded Postgraduate (taught) Masters applicants from India will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £4000-£5000. The amount of scholarship awarded will be dependent on your academic background.   

  • £4000 – if you are offered a place on any postgraduate (taught) masters courses at UEA  
  • £5000– if you previously achieved first class honours (70%+) or equivalent in your Bachelors degree

For complete details, please click the link

University of Essex, UK

University of Essex offers a range of scholarships and funding opportunities for students applying for undergraduates, masters and research degrees.  

For more details, please click the link here.

University of Exeter

We are currently offering more than £2 million worth of scholarships to both undergraduate and postgraduate international fee paying students applying to study with us in September 2020. For more details, click here

University of Glasgow

100 Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships are available to new international students for 2019 entry. 

For more details, click on the link here.


Following the severe floods which impacted the Indian state of Kerala, the University of Glasgow is offering 4 exclusive scholarships to students from this area and who are facing challenges in progressing onto postgraduate education. The scholarship is available to students entering any of the University’s Colleges to undertake a one year Masters programme in 2019-2020.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • demonstrate academic excellence and achieve grades equivalent to a degree equivalent to a UK 2:1 Hons or better
  • hold an offer of a place for a postgraduate taught programme at the University of Glasgow
  • be classed as an International Student for fee purposes
  • be resident in India (and from the state of Kerala) at time of applying


4 x £10,000 (including 2 x £10,000 for ASBS programmes)

Number of scholarships: 4

Deadline of application: 30 April 2019

For complete details, click on the link here.

University of Hertfordshire

For September 2019 applicants, University of Hertfordshire have a wide range of scholarships available for international students, worth up to £4,000.

For more details, click on the link here.

University of Lincoln Scholarships

For programmes commencing in 2019, the University of Lincoln is offering India Scholarships to high achieving postgraduate applicants. For eligible students, scholarship payments take the form of a reduction in tuition fees and are valued at £5,000.

For further details please click here (section marked India Scholarship).


University of Manchester

The University of Manchester India Scholarship offers more than £100,000 of funding to Indian-domiciled students for one year, master’s study commencing in September 2021.

For more details, click on the link here

University of Northampton

The university offers three scholarship schemes which provide merit-based financial support for International Students from outside of the EU.

For details, refer to the link here.

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has an extensive scholarship portfolio for international students which aims to reward excellence and promote diversity among our student body.

For more details, click on the link here.

University of Plymouth

The University offers several scholarships for international students who wish to study postgraduate taught (PGT) degree programmes.

For more details, please click here.

University of South Wales

The University of South Wales offers the range of scholarships for self-funding international students. 

For details, please click here.

Ulster University

Learn more about scholarships and available to international students, for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

For details, please click the link here.