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Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship foreign scholarship

Somerville College and the University of Oxford
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Oxford University in association with Somerville College offers 3 full  Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship to students who are either resident of India or have previously studied at higher  institution located in India. The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and  a grant for living costs for full-time students up to  £14,296 approx. Rs.1239567/-. 
The Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, relevance of studies to the Centre’s interdisciplinary aims, understanding of developmental challenges faced by India, and leadership and entrepreneurial potential. The scholarship will be tenable at  Somerville College and any applicant applying for the prescribed course at Oxford University will be automatically considered for this scholarship. The scholarship will be applicable for the full duration of the prescribed course.


In order to be considered for Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship the applicant must satisfy following eligibility criteria:

  • The applicant must be a resident of India or  have previously studied at an Indian higher education institution
  • The applicant must hold a graduate degree  from recognised University in India
  • The applicant must be applying for one of the eligible master’s courses or for a DPhil course listed below:
    i)  MSc/MPhil in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
    ii  MSc/MPhil in Water Science, Policy and Management
    iii)MSc/MPhil in Environmental Change and Management
    iv)MSc/MPhil Modern South Asian Studies
    v)MPhil in Development Studies
    vi)Master of Public Policy (MPP)
    vii)Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)



Deadline Details
  • Last date of applying for Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship is 6 or 20 January 2017, depending on your course.

Scholarship Amount Details
  • Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship covers fees, college fees and a grant for living costs for full-time students of upto  £14,296
  • Students undergoing part-time courses will receive a study support grant instead.


Mode of application : online

  • There is no separate application process for Scholarship, candidates applying for relevant master course by January deadline (6 or 20 January 2017, depending on the course) will be automatically considered for Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship.
  • Candidates short-listed for candidates may be invited to attend an interview via skype which are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 11th April 2017
  • You may be required to submit suitable evidence that you meet the English language requirement for your course if; 
    i) Your first language is not English, or
    ii) your first language is English, but you are not a national of a majority English-speaking country recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Documents to be attached along with the admission/scholarship application form:

  • Three academic references (letters of recommendation) to support your intellectual ability, academic achievement and motivation
  • Official Transcripts giving details about your previous University degree 
  • One or Two pages CV/Resume highlighting their academic achievement and experience
  • Personal statement around 300 words explaining your motivation for applying for the course at Oxford
  • Written work around 2000 words (if required) 


University of Oxford
University Offices
Wellington Square
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1865 270000
Fax: +44 1865 270708

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