‘GREAT Scholarships’ From British Council For Indian Students

By Anusha

‘GREAT Scholarships’ For Indian Students

On Wednesday, the British Council launched ‘GREAT Scholarships' programme which focuses on providing financial aid to Indian students aspiring to pursue higher education in the UK.

Around 370 scholarships worth one million pounds will be given by the Council wholly for Indian students. 260 undergraduate and postgraduate courses which are offered at 36 educational institutes across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Many educational institutes including the top educational institutes like University of Birmingham, London Business School, Leeds Trinity University, University of Northampton are covered under this scholarship programme.

Students who want to enroll for the academic sessions of September 2014 or January 2015 can now apply for the scholarship.

The newly launched scholarship programme is a part of the Council's Great Britain campaign, which was initiated in 2012, informed British Council, East India Director Sujata Sen.

About 30,000 students from India are currently pursuing their higher studies in UK.

Sen said that a new visa rule has been initiated in addition to the scholarships, which will permit the students to work in any entrepreneurial venture after they have completed their course.

Popular among students who wish to study abroad are the postgraduate courses in Medical Science, Engineering, Management and Bio-Sciences.

In the two-day educational seminar planned to begin from 13th March, 2014, i.e. today, queries regarding the admission process for the UK universities will be addressed. The students will be briefed about the admissions procedure and the norms of visa by the experts.

The average tuition fee structure for Arts and Humanities falls between a range of 8,000 to 12,000 pounds per annum, and for Science subjects the range is between 8,500 to 25,000 pounds per annum.

The cost of living per month can range between 750 pounds to 1,000 pounds.

Sen added that the Return on Investment (RoI) for studying in universities of UK is considerably higher than others, as per studies, and for this reason many students opt for colleges in UK.

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