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The UK government in partnership with India’s leading businesses, has announced to offer 75 scholarships for Indian students to mark the country’s 75th year of Independence. This is the highest number of fully-funded scholarships offered by the UK to date for the one-year Master’s programs.

HSBC, Pearson India, Hindustan Unilever, Tata Sons, and Duolingo are among the top businesses supporting this special initiative applicable to Indian students planning to study in the UK starting September this year.

The programs on offer include Chevening scholarships for a one-year master’s program, with the opportunity to study any subject at any recognised UK university. Further, the British Council in India is offering 18 scholarships, especially for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields – covering more than 12,000 courses across 150 UK universities. The British Council is also offering six English scholarships.

What are the expenses covered by the scholarship?

The fully-funded scholarships offered by the UK government will cover Indian students’ tuition, living expenses such as housing, transportation, food, clothing, and leisure, as well as travel expenses for the entire duration of the one-year postgraduate program.

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

All Indian students planning to pursue a one-year master’s program with a minimum of two years’ work experience are eligible for the scholarship. Applications for these scholarships will be accepted from September.

About Chevening Scholarships

Since 1983, the UK government has sponsored the Chevening international honours programme, which is available in 150 nations and is aimed at creating world leaders. With over 3500 graduates, India’s Chevening programme is the biggest in the world, and nearly 30% of Chevening scholars from India come from smaller cities or are first-generation students.

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