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2014 Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan for Indian Students in UK

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India offers Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan for Indian Students in UK. Scholarships are provided in the field of Engineering and Technology Science (Pure and Applied) Agriculture and Humanities and Social Sciences at UK Universities. The students of India can apply for these scholarships. The application deadline is 6th October, 2013 for applying online and 11th October, 2013 for receiving application in the Ministry by post /by hand. 

About Scholarship: Applications are invited from Indian nationals either on line through http://mhrd.gov.in/ or on plain paper for nominations from India for the award of Commonwealth Scholarships in United Kingdom tenable from September/ October 2014 for higher studies/research/specialized training in the subjects mentioned in the United Kingdom. Up to Sixty five (65) nominations are to be sent to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for final selection to be made by them. Out of these not more than twenty six (26) are for doctoral studies. 

Study: Scholarships are provided in the field of Engineering and Technology Science (Pure and Applied) Agriculture and Humanities and Social Sciences at UK Universities.

Course Level: -Six month clinical training/research/specialisation (for MBBS, BDS, MS, MD degree holders only) include: Cancer research, Cardiology (including cardiac surgery), Gynaecology Medicine, Dentistry, Orthopaedics, Neurology and Ear, Nose and Throat.
-One year taught masters courses or equivalent degree and doctoral degree of Upto three years
Scholarship by: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
Location: India 

Eligibility: The candidate should not be more than 40 years of age as on 11.10.2013 and fulfill the minimum qualifications-
-Applicants in medicine and dentistry whose programme requires them to practice clinically, or to work in a laboratory department reporting on samples from Patents, can be considered only if they are eligible for registration with the General Medical Council or the General Dental Council.
-The candidates must have completed tertiary education in English Medium.
-One should hold or able to produce the certificate of Bachelor’s Degree by October, 2014 in the subject field concerned (indicated above) securing 60% or above marks in Humanities and Social Science group and 65% or above marks in Medical, Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture Group. Candidate should give one page academic justification for pursuing the course in U.K. 

Scholarship Open for: The students of India can apply for these scholarships.

Number of awards: Up to Sixty five (65) nominations are to be sent to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for final selection to be made by them. Out of these not more than twenty six (26) are for doctoral studies.

Duration: Scholarship is offered for the duration of the course. 

Value: Each scholarship provides: –
-Student concessionary or other approved airfare to the United Kingdom and return on expiry of the Scholarship (the cost of journey made before final award confirmation will not normally be reimbursed nor can fares be paid for a scholar’s dependents).

-Approved tuition and examination fees.

-A personal maintenance allowance at the rate of £917 per month (£1,134 per month for those studying at institutions in the London Metropolitan area)

-A grant towards the expenses of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable.

-An initial arrival allowance, incorporating in initial clothing grant for scholars from tropical countries.

-A grant for expenses for approved travel within the United Kingdom or overseas.

-A grant towards fieldwork costs for those Scholars undertaking doctoral studies for whom a case has been made for fieldwork outside the United Kingdom. This shall not normally exceed one economy class return airfare to the fieldwork location.

-A paid mid-term fare to their home country for Scholars on three years doctoral awards. Scholars for whom fieldwork fares are provided to their home country shall not be entitled to a mid-term fare home, nor Scholars who have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse or child allowances for more than 12 months during their award.

-For Scholars selected by the Commission for awards exceeding 18 months, a spouse allowance of £ 220 per month is payable provided that the Scholar and spouse are residing together at the same address in the United Kingdom. It is not paid when spouse is also in receipt of an award. For Scholars accompanied by their spouse and children, a child allowance is payable at the rate of £138 per month for the first child and £108 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, provided they are residing with their parents. The Commission’s spouse and family allowances represent only a contribution towards the cost of family maintenance in the UK and Scholars should expect and be able to supplement these allowances to support family members who choose to come to the UK. Irrespective of the length of the award, a Scholar who is widowed divorced or a lone parent will receive an allowance in respect of the first accompanying children and child allowances for the second and third accompanying children 

Apply: The mode of applying is online and by post or hand.

Deadline: The application deadline is 6th October, 2013 for applying online and 11th October, 2013 for receiving application in the Ministry by post /by hand.

Further Information: http://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/CS_UK2014.pdf

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