Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship

Dr Manmonhan Singh, the 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, the University of Cambridge launched the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships in Delhi last year. These awards will enable academically outstanding Indian students to come to St. John’s College, University of Cambridge to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences.

Eligibilty Criteria

The applicant should be:

An Indian national with a valid Indian passport and currently based in India
Below 35 years of age as on 31 December 2008 Not already had significant exposure to UK education or received UK government funding. Should hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed/recognised India university/institution with a First Class award (UG and PG) in the relevant subject/field Evidence of leadership qualities (to be assessed from personal statements e.g. extracurricular activities and/or evidence of having made a difference to the country/society/participation in symposia in the relevant subject, or peer reviewed publication in the area.) Keen to pursue and should have identified a full time Doctoral Research degree from the University of Cambridge commencing by September/October 2009
Fluent in spoken and written English Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the university.

Value of the Award

The scholarships are fully funded:

Academic fees
International airfare
Monthly stipend to cover living expenses
UK Visa
Application process

It is the responsibility of the applicants to identify a suitable Doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge, apply for a place for September/October 2009 and secure admission.

1. Identify a suitable doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge.
2. Applicants to visit the Board of Graduate Studies (BoGs) website and make formal application to the University at the same time as to the Dr Man Mohan Singh Scholarships.
3. Applicants to select St John’s College as their first choice College on their BoGs application form.
4. Applicants to indicate on their BoGs form that they are applying for the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, but also to complete the section applying for funding from the University.

Further information

For further information and clarification please contact:

Vishu Sharma
Scholarships
British Council
17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110001, India

Tel +91 (0)11 23711401 (extn. 272)
Fax +91 (0) 11 23710717
Direct tel: +91 (0)11 41497272

delhi.scholarship@in.britishcouncil.org

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