British Council announces GBP 1 million scholarships for Indian students

On November 25th, the British Council announced the largest-ever scholarship in India. Officials from the British Council who attended a press conference in Mumbai said, that, this year , around 370 scholarships worth almost 1 million pounds will be offered to students in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in England, South Wales and Northern Ireland.

The British Council has also launched the Great Career Guide which will help Indian students choose to study in Britain and learn about opportunities available in UK.

“We have some of the best universities in the world and are always open to the brightest and best students from India to come and study in the UK. And, owing to the increasing demand to the number of applications that come from India, we have also relaxed the visa norms for students,” said Andrew Soper, counsellor (Prosperity), British high Commission, New Delhi. He added that there are various options that students will be provided with in terms of visas for graduate entrepreneurs, too.

British Council announces £1 million scholarships

British Council announces £1 million scholarships

The conference is followed by a day-long exhibition today (Tuesday).

The exhibition will be held at The Leela in Andheri (E) between 2 and 7pm on Tuesday, and is open to students and their parents.

The exhibition is organised to provide information on undergraduate, postgraduate or research programmes in the UK .It also provides information to aspiring students and their parents on student life and culture.

This exhibition will see participation from 70 UK varsities and will also have a UK Visas and Immigration stall managed by the officers of the British deputy high commission, Mumbai, to assist visitors with all queries relating to student visa regulations and policies.

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Officials added that there are a range of courses that are usually opted for by Indian students and courses like engineering, IT and science have always been the favourite. “Recently there’s been keen interest in humanities as well,” said Rob Lynes, director of British Council, India.

After the Mumbai launch, the Education UK will travel to Bangalore (Nov 27), Kolkata (Nov 29) and New Delhi (Nov 30).

For over a century now, UK universities have attracted students from all over the world. Annually, around 400,000 foreign students study in UK, of whom nearly 30,000 are from India.

Sharanya Bharathwaj



One Response to British Council announces GBP 1 million scholarships for Indian students

  1. kanna

    November 26, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Only thing is UK PG is not accepted in India.

    You cannot do an Phd with this education not appear for goverment exam ….So be aware of this and get this clarified with your university before you choose