Types of Grants to fund your education in US and UK

By Vidhya
Types of Grants to fund your education in US & UK

Are you concerned about funding your education abroad?


Studying abroad is an expensive concept, but some aid financially can ease your burden either completely or partially. There are a host of partial and full scholarships and fellowships for different levels of educations. These grants and scholarships are given from various governments, universities, trusts, companies and other organisations.

Here we have listed a few grants that can aid your education in the US and UK:

Grants to study in the United States of America

Fullbright-Nehru fellowships: These fellowships are given to a broad range of programmes like the Master's, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships and others.

Benefits of the fellowship includes:

  • J-1 visa support .
  • Round-trip economy class air travel from the fellow's home city to the host institution.
  • Fees, living and related costs.

Note: However, sometimes the fellowship may not cover the entire costs and the awardee may have to supplement grant benefits through other resources.

Rotary scholarship: The rotary scholarships offers fully-funded academic fellowships to study at its peace centres in different parts of the world.

Benefits of scholarship include:

  • tuition and other fees
  • room and board expenses
  • round-trip transportation
  • all internship-field study expenses

Note: The fellowships are for short-term courses as well as full-time Master's lasting for 15-24 months with a practical internship.

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation scholarships: This grant is meant for postgraduate level study in the US and in Europe.

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • tuition fees
  • living expenses
  • one-way travel for a specified period

Note: In the case of specific programmes, the financial coverage would be discussed directly with the candidate.

Types of Grants to fund your education in the UK

Commonwealth scholarship and fellowship plan: The scholarships are for Ph.D programmes of up to three years' duration (one year for a split PhD), one-year taught Master's and six months of clinical training.

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • funding for economy, return international travel
  • tuition fee
  • maintenance and other allowances

Note: These are for engineering and technology, science (pure and applied), agriculture, social sciences and the humanities.

GREAT scholarships: GREAT provides 370 scholarships worth about Rs 100 million to Indian students in 260 undergraduate (UG) and PG courses at 36 UK institutions.

Note: The award value varies from institute to institute.

Gates Cambridge scholarships: This covers the full cost of studying for a full-time PG degree in any subject at Cambridge.

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • airfare
  • visa costs
  • tuition fee
  • maintenance allowance

Note: Students may also apply for discretionary grants like family allowance, academic development funding, among others, as well.

Rhodes scholarships India: This scholarship funds PG at Oxford.

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • all fees
  • a personal stipend
  • private health insurance
  • airfare costs
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