About the Scholarship
The University of Cambridge has long and close ties with India. Many of its leading politicians, businessmen and scientists are Cambridge alumni. St Johns College, one of the largest of the Colleges in Cambridge, has had particularly extensive links over many years.
Dr Manmonhan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India, is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College. He is widely acknowledged as the architect of the economic reforms that have helped propel India onto the World Stage. In honour of Dr Singh, St John’s College is awarding the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships. These awards will enable academically outstanding Indian students to come to St. John’s College, the University of Cambridge to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences.
Applicants should be able to meet the following criteria:
- An Indian national with a valid Indian passport, currently based in India
- Below 35 years of age on 31 December 2019
- No previous significant exposure to a UK education, or receipt of UK government funding
- Hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed Indian university or institution with a First Class award in the relevant subject or field by October 2020
- Intend to pursue a full-time Doctoral research degree from the University of Cambridge, commencing by September/October 2020, which they have already identified
- Able to display evidence of leadership qualities – for example, from extracurricular activities, contribution to the country or society in their chosen field
- Fluent in spoken and written English
- Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the University
Value of Award
The scholarships cover:
- Academic fees
- International airfare
- Monthly stipend to cover living expenses
- UK Visa
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply for the scholarship through this link.
Jan 15, 2020