Oxford University Scholarships for Indian Students

Scholarships at University of Oxford For Indian Students

Indira Gandhi’s journey at the University of Oxford was a progressive period in her life. Her determination and resilience serve as an inspiration to countless students worldwide. The University of Oxford offers various scholarships and financial aid options to Indian students to help them pursue their higher studies.

The list of scholarships that Indian students can apply at the University of Oxford are, These are the Best Scholarships to Study at the University of Oxford – 

  1. Rhodes Scholarship 

  • The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting all-round students at the University of Oxford
  • Offers to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree
  • A class of 95 Scholars is selected each year
  • Covers all University and College fees, a living stipend of £18,180 per annum
  • Must be aged between 18-24
  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree (normally a Bachelor’s degree) with an academic background and grade that is a First Class Honors Degree or equivalent 

      The selection procedure is taken care of based on the underlying criteria-

  • Literary and scholastic achievements of applicants
  • Students who excel in activities such as dance, music, sports, debate, theater, and other artistic pursuits and co-curricular activities
  • Candidates with excellent leadership skills and a force of moral character
  1. Inlaks Scholarship

  • Since 1976, Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships have been granted to Indian students to read at top-rated USA, UK, and European institutions in a full-time Master’s, MPhil, or Doctoral program.
  • Covers up to USD 100,000 to cover program tuition as well as scholars’ living expenses, healthcare, and one-way airfare
  • The Foundation has joint-scholarship arrangements with Imperial College, London, the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, the University of Cambridge (Cambridge Trust), Sciences Po, Paris, and King’s College London (for Ph.D. students).
  • Candidates having a postgraduate qualification (e.g. Master’s or PhD) from an institution abroad are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must be a maximum of 30 years of age
  1. Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) Scholarships 

  • The OCSI scholarships worth INR 200,000 will be given to each of the following 2 scholarships holders tenable at either the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford:
  1. OCSI K.K. Luthra Memorial Scholarship
  2. OCSI Anita Banerji Memorial Scholarship
  • Must not be older than 30 years of age

The major factors which catalyze the shortlisting of the candidates are:

  • Academic Achievements
  • Co-curricular Achievements
  • Community / Social Work
  1. Clarendon Scholarship

  • The Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the University of Oxford, offering around 140 new scholarships every year.
  • This encompasses all full-time and part-time master’s and all DPhil courses.
  • All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full
  • Scholars on a full-time course receive a generous annual grant for living costs – which will be at least £17,668 for 2023-24. Scholars on a part-time course will receive a study support grant, to assist with non-fee costs.
  • Oxford students who are currently studying for a master’s degree at the university and plan to re-apply for DPhil are also eligible for the scholarship program
  1. Reach Oxford Scholarship

  • Reach Oxford Scholarships are offered to students from low-income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries
  • Undergraduate Program 
  • Covers Tuition fees and college fees, a grant for living expenses, and one return airfare per year. 
  • The scholarship duration is 3 or 4 years depending on the course length
  • Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies. Priority will be given to students who have not studied at undergraduate level before
  1. Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Program

  • Designed for graduate student
  • Students who wish to pursue PG programs at the University of Oxford are eligible to apply.
  • The scholarship will cover the full amount of their tuition fees and a part of living costs up to 17,668 GBP (18.64 lakhs INR)