Are you an overseas-bound student applying for admission to foreign universities? Whatever maybe be the level and stream of the program you are applying for, studying abroad can be an expensive proposition. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you have the financial wherewithal to support and see you through your study abroad endeavor, as the cost of the program requires budgeting beyond tuition fees to include your lodging, travel and day-to-day living expenses. This is where grants and scholarships can help you secure your study abroad funding process.

Before you can avail of the financial aid, it is important to understand the process of scholarships and grants and evaluate them to determine your suitability for the same.

Here is a look at the various types of financial aids that you can benefit from to enliven your study abroad dream.
Scholarships – Most of the scholarships are merit-based financial aid given to students with proven academic credentials, notable extracurricular or sporting achievements, community achievements, leadership qualities, character, etc.
Grants – These are need-based financial aids given on the basis of your family background, financial status, etc.

So what’s the difference here?

Need-based scholarships are usually provided to local students, for example, universities in the US prefer to grant scholarships to American nationals on a priority basis. This is the case with most countries, with each country giving preference to its own student community.

Merit-based scholarships, on the other hand, adopt the following approach:

The judges of the universities you are applying for will evaluate your entire profile which includes your overall academic grades and test scores like GRE and IELTS/TOEFL, your internships and jobs, personal accomplishments, community service, etc. So, it is important to make a list of all your achievements – both academic and extra-curricular. Mention if you have received any scholarships during your college or any awards during your professional work or internship.
Point out the leadership experiences and involvements in social and cultural activities that can distinguish you from the thousands of equally merited applicants.

Further, the university may offer scholarships along the following lines :

1. First-In-First-Out: This process follows the ascending order of application and the profile suitability of students. For example, NY Tandon and RIT in USA
2. While applying: Some universities provide you with the option of applying for scholarships online, during the course of your admission process. For example, TU Delft in Netherlands
3. Along with Admit: Some universities grant scholarships at the time of admission. For example, UIC, CMU, Ny Tandon, etc in USA
4. Apply at Admit: Some universities offer you the option to apply for a scholarship after you are admitted. For example, UT Dallas (USA)
5. Upon Checking-In: You can also apply for a scholarship once you are at the university and have cleared the personal interview rounds. This applies to majority of the universities ranging from GaTech to ETH to Stonybrook to University of Melbourne, etc

Most of the universities offer scholarships after you have cleared interviews with the admission panel and professors. You have to prove your worth at a holistic level, your skills and abilities to keep up with the coursework at the University will be duly tested. Most importantly, you have to convince your suitability for the grant by convincing the panel of contributing to the applying university and the host country as an international ambassador.

Sometimes, during the first semester, the professors may ask you to work on a minor project relevant to the course you are applying for on the basis of which he/she would consider you for a scholarship in the form of RA / TA which would commence from your second semester onwards. This gives you ample time to converse with the professors, discuss your interest in the course, work on your project and prove that you are worthy of the intended Assistantship and convey your serious intent to contribute to the ongoing research.

Furthermore, if you are looking for financial help through private funding, associations in India provide loans and scholarships.

You can apply for an interest-free loan ranging from INR 20,000 to 20,00,000, which you will have to repay as soon as you start earning. You can also apply for a scholarship ranging from INR 20,000 to 10,00,000.

If you are looking for interest-free loans and scholarships in India, you will have to do the following:

Essay & Letter of Recommendation :

You will be required to write an essay stating your goals and talk about how you intend to acquire knowledge and obtain a degree from a foreign university, come back to India and make a difference to the society by putting your learning and knowledge to best use. Ensure that your career goals India-centric. Also, make sure to talk about the social benefits that would accrue out of your professional work. How you intend to contribute to the economic development of India through your work?

You can also stress on how obtaining the scholarship would ease the financial constraints your family is likely to be subjected to in the event of self-funding. You also need to convince the donor about how being self-sufficient would enable you to pursue the program with poise, security, and confidence and motivate you to excel academically.

Your letters of recommendation should highlight your zealousness to acquire quality education from a foreign country and demonstrate your capability to contribute to the progress of India. It is a good idea to include how your learning at the university can help you in contributing to the benefit of the Indian society at large.


Here, you will have to interact face-to-face interaction with the panel responsible for granting you the loan or scholarship, and explain your position of wanting to be self-sufficient. Most importantly, you have to convince the panel of your overall worthiness to avail of the financial aid, and your desire to make a difference to your country and society upon completing your education.

Here is the list of scholarships we have collated. We will keep on updating this excel sheet.

Undergraduate Programs: Scholarships for International Students in Singapore

Just about a decade back, the US and the UK were the most sought after study abroad destinations for international students. But, given the visa policies in both these countries- some of the Asian countries like Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia are fast emerging as desirable study abroad destinations for international students, especially Indians.

Fee Structure and Intakes for Undergraduates in Singapore

Studying in Singapore can be quite expensive. While the average tuition fees for an undergraduate program in Singapore works out to around 12-20 lakhs per year, it can considerably go down in case you opt for serving the Singapore government (service years may vary from three to six), post course completion. In this case, the fees can be revised up to 7 lakhs per year. Nevertheless, the cost of education is comparatively less, as compared to the US and the UK. Please note that the fees vary from program to program.

Students with a strong academic background, excellence in standardized tests and extra-curricular activities, are entitled to various scholarships, grants and financial aid-to support their study abroad education.

Undergraduate courses in Singapore take 3-4 years to complete, depending upon the university. Nanyang Technological University (NTYU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore Management University (SMU) are some of the globally acclaimed universities of Singapore.

While government universities in Singapore have two intakes (August, February), private universities have multiple intakes (January, February, July, August, September, October).

With a globally recognized educational system, varied fee structure, merit and need-based fee waivers, and availability of a wide spectrum of scholarships and funding opportunities, Singapore ranks as a prominent study abroad destination today.

Cost of Living in Singapore

Singapore is moderately expensive as a study abroad destination. As a result, living expense including food, travel, and accommodation would work out to around 50,000 to 95,000 per month.

Singapore: Scholarships and Financial Aid for International Undergraduates

Funding and financing your study abroad program in Singapore is a lot easier as both the federal government and private institutions offer competitive and rewarding scholarships to international students.

Here is a list of university specific and global scholarships available to need-based and meritorious students.

Scholarships Available for International Students in Singapore at the Undergraduate Level

University Scholarship Scholarship Award Duration
National University of Singapore NUS Global Merit Scholarship


There is no bond involved

Full tuition fees

$6000 annual living allowance

$200 one time settling allowance

Annual accommodation allowance

(lowest double room)

To and fro  air ticket


Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Scholarship


Three year bond applicable

Full tuition fees

$6000 annual living allowance

$500 book allowance per year

$2000 accommodation per year

$1500 one-time computer allowance

$250 one-time settling allowance


  College Scholarship


Three year bond applicable

Full tuition fees

$3600 annual living allowance



  Humanities Arts and Social Science


Three year bond applicable

Full tuition fees

$3000 travel grant



  Renaissance Engineering Program


Three year bond applicable

Full coverage of subsidized tuition fees

$6000 living allowance per year-for three years

$500 book allowance per year

$2000 accommodation allowance per year

$1500 computer allowance – one off

$250 settling in allowance-one time


  NTU Science and Engineering Scholarship


Six year bond applicable

Full coverage of subsidized tuition fees

$6000 living allowance per year

Annual accommodation allowance (lowest)

$200 settling in allowance

To and for air fare

  NTU University Scholar’s Program


Three year bond applicable

Full coverage of subsidized tuition fees

$6000 living allowance per year

$500 book allowance per year

$2000 accommodation allowance per year

$1500 computer allowance one-time


ALL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS SINGAPORE Global Study Awards (GSA) Rs 8,98,400 one-time award

In all; two students are selected

ALL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS SINGAPORE Go Clean Scholarship Rs 2,39,925 one-time award

For 100 students

ALL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS SINGAPORE The Financial Sumo Educational Scholarship Rs 68,550 one-time award

For 1 student only

ALL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS SINGAPORE Brokerfish International Student Scholarship Rs 68,550
ALL UNIVERSITIES ACROSS SINGAPORE Richie Jennings Memorial Scholarship Rs 6,85,500

For 30 students

  Scholarships for Women 2018-2019 Free tuition and books
Management Development Institute Singapore MDIS Merit Scholarship $3200 one time
Singapore Institute of Management Sim Global Education Scholarships Covers tuition fees, examination fees, book allowance


Singapore University  of Technology Design SUTD Merit Based Scholarship Covers subsidized tuition fees
  SUTD Undergraduate Scholarship Covers subsidized tuition fees for the first year
  Far East Engineering Architecture Scholarship Covers subsidized tuition fees

Covers annual expenses for study related expenses

  AC Toh Scholarship Covers subsidized tuition fees
  Wilmar Scholarship Rs 12,28,198 per year
  Rock Scholarship Rs 7,67,624 per year

Please note that most of the scholarships listed are academic year based and have varying deadlines. You need to check for the availability of these scholarships at the time of application.

Being one of the fastest growing economies of Asia, Singapore has more than 7000 MNCs, providing exciting job prospects and growth opportunities to young and talented fresh graduates.

Are you planning for a bachelor’s in Singapore? If so, you can contact us, so that we can identify programs and courses better suited to your career goals. Additionally, we can provide you with valuable guidance for obtaining scholarships, grants and financial aid to fund your study abroad program. Meet us now to evaluate your eligibility for a scholarship and get started with pursuing your overseas education from the global centre of excellence-Singapore!

The US may be the most popular study abroad destination for international students, but it is also one of the most expensive places to study. Are you planning to pursue an undergraduate program in the US? Does the overall cost of education deter you from taking the next step considering the four-year duration of undergraduate programs? Well, this is a common dilemma faced by international students given the high cost of US education.

There is no need to get disheartened though. Universities across the US maybe charging international students three times the tuition cost of domestic students, but US universities prioritize internationalization. As a result, more than 600 American universities offer scholarships worth $20,000 or more per year to international students. The scholarship eligibility is determined on the basis of academic merit, financial need and extracurricular contribution of applicants.

US Scholarships can be broadly classified as follows:

  • University Scholarships: Most universities offer some kind of a scholarship to its international students
  • Financial Scholarships: Though this is reserved for US students, some institutions may give out need-based scholarships to international students
  • Merit Scholarships: This is for students with excellence in either of the following: academic, sports or community work
  • Country-based Scholarships: This is specifically awarded to students from developing countries
  • Private Scholarships: Some private businesses sponsor deserving students from the developing world.


Various UndergraduateScholarships Offered by Some of the US Universities

University/World Ranking Scholarship Annual Scholarship Validity
Agnes Scott College (61)* Marvin B. Perry Presidential Scholarships Full tuition, room and board
American University (351) Applicable for one international student only  -covers total cost of undergraduate program
American University (351) Merit Award (partial) Up to $25000 Renewable upto 4 years
Arcadia University* Merit Scholarship Full tuition Full course
Barry University* Stamps Scholars Program Full tuition, books, room, transportation, $6,000 study abroad.
Berea College * Cent percent funding for all students First year only Valid for 1 year only
Clark University (251) Presidential LEEP Scholarship Free tuition and board 4 years based on merit
Clark University (251) Global Scholar’s Program $5000 Renewable upto 4 years
Clark University (251) International Achievement Scholarship $15000 Renewable upto 4 years
Clark University (251) International Jonas Clark Scholarship $10000 Renewable upto 4 years
Darmouth College (89) Need based aid $46770 Full course
Davidson College* William Holt Terry Scholarship Full tuition Full course
Davidson College* John M. Belk Scholarship Full tuition, fees, room, board, and two $3,000 special study stipends
Denison University* Merit Scholarship Full tuition Full course
Drake University*     National Alumni Scholarship Full tuition fees, room, board
Duke University (17) Karsh International Scholarship Full tuition, room, board, $7,000-  research and service opportunities
Emory University (98) Need based aid * Select few students only
Fordham University* Presidential Scholarship Full tuition and room Full course
George Washington University (201) Presidential International Scholarship Full tuition fees Full course
Hendrix College* Full tuition, room, board for students with excellence in academics ,leadership skills
Illinois Wesleyan University * Merit based $10000-25000 (2 students only) Renewable upto 4 years
Iowa State University (350) Merit based $2000-10000 Renewable upto 4 years
Louisiana State University (401) Stamps Scholarship Full tuition, room, board, and $14,000 enrichment funds
Loyola Marymount University* Full tuition fees $12500 Full course
Miami University (601) Merit Scholarship Full tuition Full course
Michigan State University (83) Global Spartan Leadership Program $8000 On completion of program
New York University (27) Wagner Scholarship $25000-47000 (Limited students) Full course
Providence College* Merit Scholarship Full tuition Full course
Rollins College* Academic Scholarship $5000 Full course
Soka University of America (121) Global Merit Scholarship Full tuition fees, room, board, airfare, personal expenses, books
Southern Methodist University (351) Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt Leadership Scholars Program – Full tuition, fees, study abroad
Southwestern University* Brown Scholar Award Full tuition Full course
Syracuse University (251) The Full Tuition 1870 Scholarship Full tuition Full course
Texas Christian University* Scholarships-First Year Students Full tuition Full course
Tulane University(351) Global Scholarship Full tuition Full course
Tulane University(351) Stamps Leadership Award Full tuition, room, board, and enrichment funds
University of Alabama (351-400) Presidential Scholarship $25000 Full course
University of Arkansas (501) Chancellor’s Scholarship $8000 Renewable upto 4 years
University of Arkansas (501) Chancellor’s Community Scholarship $5000 Renewable upto 4 years
University of Arkansas (501) Silas Hunt Scholarship Up to $8000 Renewable upto 4 years
University of Arkansas (501) Leadership Scholarship $2000 Renewable upto 4 years
University at Buffalo (251-300) International Admissions Scholarship Full tuition Full course
University of Chicago (9) Stamps Scholarship Full tuition, fees, room, board, and $10,000 enrichment funds
University of Georgia (351-400) Foundation Fellowship Full tuition, three fully funded travel study program
University of Miami (186) IssacBashevis Singer Scholarship Full tuition fees Full course
University of Minnesota (56) Global Excellence Scholarships $5000-1000 Renewable upto 4 years
University of Nebraska (301) $2000-$14500 Per year Based on qualification
University of Richmond* Richmond Scholars Full tuition, room and board Full course
University of Winconsin (501) Non Resident Tuition Waver  Fee reduction upto $7000 Annual reduction
Vanderbilt University (105)                Ingram Scholars Full tuition + Stipends for study abroad, research or service projects
Vanderbilt University (105) Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholars Full tuition + Stipends for study abroad or research experience
Vanderbilt University (105) Chancellor’s Scholars Full tuition + Stipends
Washington and Lee University* Johnson Scholarship Full tuition, room, board, and $7,000 for summer experience
Wesleyan University * Freeman Asian Scholars Program Full tuition fees (11 Asian students) Full  course
·         * Information not available

   Please check universities’ websites for eligibility requirements


With a host of full and partial funding opportunities available, you can see that studying in the US has become a lot easier and affordable now. The destination for the brightest of students beckons you. So, choose the university best suiting your academic pursuits; and embark on your American dream!

We at Collegepond will be glad to assist you with any destination, university or program information that you may need.

Dos and Donts of Student Loans in India

Dos and Donts of Student Loans in India

Increasing career benefits of a foreign education coupled with an enriching global exposure has increased the number of students who aspire to pursue their higher education abroad. In spite of a plethora of advantages of studying abroad, the exorbitant expenses involved discourage students from following their dreams. Although many scholarships and financial aid options are available, all students do not become eligible for them. As a result, educational loans become significant to the study abroad plan for the student. Education loans for studying abroad are provided by almost all the major banks in India, but parents and students are apprehensive about the complicated and cumbersome loan application procedure. With easy repayment options and reasonable interest rates, securing funding for study abroad plans has become much simpler than what is perceived. Below are a few tips to obtain student loans. Dos and Donts of Student Loans in India

  1. Be proactive

While you are anxiously awaiting the offer letter from your dream University, start applying for an educational loan. For this, you must research the available loan options thoroughly. Make use of this period effectively to study the various loan options. Being proactive will give you sufficient time to properly weigh all your option before you choose the most suitable loan scheme.

  1. Compare Interest Rates

As you research on loans from leading banks, you will find that they offer loans with varying rates of interest. Compare the student loans that are on offer and make a thorough comparison. State-run banks normally have lower interest rates as compared to private ones. The current interest rates usually fall between 11% to 14%; however most of these are offered on a floating rate basis. This means you should be prepared to face an increase or decrease in interest rates later depending on market conditions. With respect to security requirements for the loan-

(a) Loan up to Rs. 4 lakh- No collateral security is needed, parents are the joint borrower. Dos and Donts of Student Loans in India

(b) Loan amount between Rs.4 to 7.5 lakhs- along with parents as joint borrowers, collateral security in the form of a third party guarantee must be given.

(C) Loan amount above Rs.7.5 lakhs- Parents must be joint borrowers plus tangible collateral security of suitable value is required.

  1. Apply to more than one bank Dos and Donts of Student Loans in India

Do not depend on just one bank for your loan. It is advisable to apply to multiple banks, in case your loan application gets rejected by one.

  1. Eligibility criteria
  • The applicant should be an India citizen Dos and Donts of Student Loans in India
  • The applicant has secured admission to a professional or technical course through an Entrance Test or Selection process
  • Secured admission to foreign university/ Institution Dos and Donts of Student Loans in India
  • Banks generally offer educational loans for long-term programs by prestigious institutions. Short-term ones (such as English language programs) are usually not covered. For those planning to study vocational courses, educational loans do not cover these either. MBA, engineering graduate and medical students are among the top choices for banks. Banks usually do not provide loans to students with a bachelor’s or masters in Arts. Also, for courses where employment prospects are less (as per Bank’s evaluation), loans are sanctioned by considering the parents’ income.
  1. Cosigner

When a loan amount exceeds Rs 5 lakhs, you must indicate who your cosigner is. A cosigner (usually parent) is a person who must sign the loan agreement with you, will be responsible for your debt and agrees to pay your debt, in case you fail to repay the loan. Dos and Donts of Student Loans in India

  1. Prepare Application Checklist

Contact the bank and obtain a checklist from them in advance to have all documents and papers ready for the loan application. You must find out if the University has any tie-ups with banks for educational loans as it could expedite the loan process. Dos and Donts of Student Loans in India

The Application Check List should comprise of-

  • Identity Proof- driving license, passport, pan card, voter identity card, and Aadhar Card.
  • Address Proof- Passport, Bank account statement, Ration card, Aadhar card, Voter’s ID Card and Telephone bill/ water bill/ electricity bill
  • Signature Proof- The banker’s signature verification, Driving license, PAN card, and Passport copy.
  1. Loan Amount

For an overseas study, loan worth Rs 7 lakhs and above are approved against fixed deposits or property worth the loan amount, NSC certificates and a margin of 15 percent (means you get 15 percent less than the amount sanctioned as a loan). Also, if a loan below Rs 4 lakhs comes at a particular interest rate, the loan over Rs 4 lakhs is usually charged at one percent higher. This is a general overview but for more specifics and schemes on the amount, the rate of interest and repayment options, you must check the individual bank websites.

  1. Documents required for applying for a Student Loan

1) Mark sheet of the last examination for school and graduate studies in India

2) Proof of admission to the course

3) Schedule of expenses for the course

4) Copies of the letter confirming scholarship, etc.

5) Copies of foreign exchange permit, if applicable

6) 2 passport size photographs

7) Bank account statement of the borrower for the last six months

8) Income tax assessment orders not more than two years old

9) A brief statement of the assets and liabilities of the borrower (usually the parent or guardian) and proof of income.

10) In case you are not an existing client of the bank from which you wish to avail the loan, you will also need to establish your identity and give proof of residence.

  1. What the education loan usually covers

Education loans usually cover tuition fees, books and any other supplies, room and board fees, transportation costs, health insurance, as well as other living and education related expenses. The bank usually does not hand over the money to you, but will credit it to the University’s account at the start of each year or semester as required.

  1. Read the Fine Print

Take time to go through the loan agreement’s fine print before you sign it. You should check for the interest rate structure, the pre-payment details, and any options to extend loan repayment in case of unemployment after graduation. Understand the entire loan disbursement process, its various clauses and clear any questions that you have with the bank officials.

A list of banks that provide education loans for study abroad in India

  • State Bank of India
  • Allahabad Bank
  • Axis Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • Credila (a non-banking finance company, subsidiary of HDFC Ltd. exclusively focused on education loans.)
  • Punjab National Bank (PNB)
  • IDBI Bank
  • HSBC India
  • Indian Overseas Bank (IOB)
  • Avanse Financial Services
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Canara Bank

Thus, by preparing for an education loan application well in advance, gaining a clear understanding of the moratorium period and repayment options and conducting an extensive research about the various loan schemes available, you will ensure that the loan application process is smooth and you will be that much closer to fulfill your dream of studying at a prestigious university abroad.

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International Scholarships for Indian Students - Stanford

The application for the Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program for entrance in fall 2016 will be available in April 2015. There is no fee to apply for the Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship Program. The deadline for the fellowship application for entrance in September 2015 has passed. You may still apply to the MBA Program for fall 2015. If you have financial need and are admitted to the MBA Program, you are eligible to receive financial aid even if you are not a recipient of the Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship. Stanford GSB has other fellowship funds available, and all fellowships are awarded based on need.

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Indian Scholarships to Study Abroad


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Indian Scholarships to Study Abroad
Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) annually award Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) annually award Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries. The Prize is awarded to a researcher who is less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the year of the award and who has conducted outstanding research in a developing country. The Prize is usually awarded to one person but may be shared equally among recipients who have contributed to the same body of work. The Prize carries a $15,000 cash award. The application deadline is 15th April 2015. Read More

Top Scholarships for Indian Students


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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. Top scholarships for Indian students

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Fulbright scholarship for Indian students


The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships are designed for outstanding Indians residing in India to pursue a master’s degree program at selected U.S. colleges and universities in the areas of Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies; Environmental Science/Studies; Higher Education Administration; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; and Women’s Studies/Gender Studies. Fulbright scholarship for Indian students

These fellowships are for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. The fellowships are for one to two years.

Grant Benefits Fulbright scholarship for Indian students
The fellowship will provide the following benefits:

  • J  -1 visa support; Fulbright scholarship for Indian students
  • Round-trip economy class air travel from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the U.S.;
  • Funding for tuition and fees*, living and related costs; and
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines.

* USIEF funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources.

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship program provides no financial support for dependents.

Eligibility Requirements Fulbright scholarship for Indian students

In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicants should: Fulbright scholarship for Indian students

  •  have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian university with at least 55% marks. Applicants should either possess a four-year bachelor’s degree or a completed master’s degree, if the bachelor’s degree is of less than four years’ duration;
  • have at least three years’ full-time (paid or voluntary) professional work experience relevant to your proposed field of study at the time of application;
  •  have demonstrated experience in leadership and community service;
  • not have another degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program; and
  • If you are employed, please follow the instructions carefully regarding employer’s endorsement. If applicable, please obtain the endorsement from the appropriate administrative authority on the FNMasters Employer’s Endorsement Form. The employer must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship period.

Eligible Fields of Study Fulbright scholarship for Indian students

Each applicant should choose one field of study that matches his/her chief area of interest. The following field descriptions are illustrative and applicants should note that individual academic host institution programs of study may differ in course offerings, subspecialties, and academic requirements.

  • Arts and Culture Management including Heritage Conservation and Museum Studies: The study of all aspects of art and culture management, including arts administration, heritage conservation and museum studies, management of profit and not-for-profit art institutions, among others. These fellowships are not for pursuing graduate degrees in fine or applied art and design or art history, but for the management of arts.
  • Environmental Science/Studies: The study of the environment in all its complexities. Subspecialties include: environmental toxicology, natural resource management, pollution prevention, environmental law, environmental engineering and environmental policy analysis, among others.
  • Higher Education Administration: The study of all aspects of higher education administration including policy planning and management, student affairs, academic affairs, admissions and enrollment management, curriculum design, learning assessment, financial management, alumni and community relations, internationalization of higher education, quality assurance, use of technology in higher education, among others.
  • International Legal Studies: The study of all aspects of international legal studies including business law, commercial and trade law, employment and labor law, environmental law, global health law, human rights, intellectual property rights and law, international organizations, securities and financial regulations, litigation law, and tax law, among others.
  • Public Health: The study of all aspects of public health including biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, health law, bioethics and human rights, health policy and management, public health delivery systems, international health, and reproductive, maternal and child health, among others.
  • Urban and Regional Planning: The study of all aspects of urban and regional planning, including infrastructure, transportation policy and planning, water and sanitation, town and rural planning, land use, housing and real estate development, and waste management, among others.
  • Women’s Studies/Gender Studies: The study of issues relevant to women, feminism, and gender including development, health, history, education, sexuality, law, and policy, among others.

Important Note: Business Administration and Public Administration are not eligible fields for 2015-2016 Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships. USIEF will not fund master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration or Public Policy (such as MPA/MPP or MA/MS in Public Administration or Public Policy).

Timeline and Placement Process

June 15, 2016 [Crossed deadline. Info irrelevant] Application due date for 2017-2018 awards
June-July 2016 Field-specific experts review applications to short-list candidates
Mid-August 2016 National interviews of short-listed candidates in Delhi
End August 2016 USIEF notifies principal and alternate nominees that they are recommended. Nominees take tests (such as TOEFL & GRE)
September 2016 USIEF forwards applications of recommended candidates to the U.S. for J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) approval and placement
March-April 2017 USIEF notifies finalists
May-June 2017 Pre-Departure Orientation
July-August 2017 Pre-academic training in the U.S. (if required)
August-September 2017 Degree program begins

 Placement of successful candidates is done by the Institute of International Education (IIE), New York. Recommended applicants do not need to apply to U.S. institutions on their own. IIE/Fulbright Program will apply to four different institutions on their behalf, taking into consideration the candidates’ preferred institutions and the candidates’ competitiveness. If a recommended candidate has previously applied to U.S. institutions and has requested a deferral from the institution, the candidate must notify USIEF immediately.

 How to Apply Fulbright scholarship for Indian students

Applications must be submitted online. Click the links below for the following:

 Application Due Date: June 15, 2016 [Deadline Over]

IMPORTANT:  Fulbright scholarship for Indian students

You can apply for only ONE Fulbright-Nehru fellowship category during a competition cycle.

Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification.

Unless otherwise specified, Fulbright-Nehru applications are to be submitted online.

Applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered.

Transfer of visa sponsorship will not be permitted.

Source: http://www.usief.org.in/Fellowships/Fulbright-Nehru-Fellowships.aspx

USA Scholarship grants


| This article is about USA scholarship grants for students who intend to pursue higher studies in USA| INSEAD Scholarship| USA Sc

holarship grants.
INSEAD is offering Asia scholarship to pursue MBA programme at the Asia Campus in Singapore. Candidates from Asian countries are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates from developing countries and Singapore. The scholarship values up to €10,000. The scholarship is awarded exclusively to candidates in need. The Application deadline is 2 March 2015 for July 2016 Class. USA Scholarship grants. Read More

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