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State funded scholarships!

They are prestigious, difficult to get and available only through the Government of India. A lowdown on the government-led fellowships on offer

education Updated: Jul 14, 2010 10:23 IST
Hindustan Times

Governments all over the world run national scholarship programmes, aimed at attracting the brightest of foreign students. These are invariably run on a bilateral or aid basis, and the selection is done through a state department.

The scholarship division of Ministry of Human Resource Department, GOI, administers these scholarships every year. At least 12 countries participate in the programme. Nearly 400+ destinations are on offer and the final selection is done by the respective foreign government based on a merit list prepared by GOI.

The scholarships are advertised between May and August every year for admission for the following year. here’s a list of the countries and the type of scholarships.

Scholarships offered to three students for postgraduate programme in agronomy, environmental science, photonics for 10 months. Eligibility: Graduation in related subject with 60 per cent or above marks, age maximum 35 years. Scholars receive:
i) A grant of Euro 770,00 during one academic year (10 months).
ii) Reimbursement of tuition fee.
iii) An extensive medical and third party liability insurance

Offered to a maximum of 25 students in seven subjects including Chinese language and literature for a duration up to 4 years. Scholarship amount covers boarding and lodging, tuition fees, pocket expenses. Eligibility: Age below 40 Years. Qualification for Chinese Language — Two to three-year certificate/ diploma in basic Chinese from a recognised Institution/uUniversity.

Bachelor degree in Fine Arts with 60 per cent marks at postgaduate level with work/ research experience of two years.

Commonwealth Scholarship/Fellowships are offered in clinical training in case of medical field/postgraduation/ PhD in fields of medicine, engineering, science, agriculture and humanities; for 1 year in case of postgraduation/six months clinical training/three years in case of PhD scholarships cover tourist-class air passage (both ways) fee, adequate maintenance and other allowances are part of the scholarship.

Czech Republic
Offered for Master/Doctoral studies (PhD); in agriculture (for PhD) electrical/ electronics engineering/ mechanical engineering (for Masters and PhD) to four scholars with 7000 CZK for Master’s and 7,500 CZK for Doctor’s per month.

There is no tuition fee and medical care is free of charge for scholarship holders.

Awarded to students pursuing studies in 12 fields for eight months which covers stay, tuition fees, health insurance etc.

Category A
PG scholarships for 12 months each in eight subjects. Eligibility: Bachelor or equivalent degree with 60 per cent marks and/ or Master or equivalent degree with 60 per cent marks with specialisation in the subject opted, from a recognised University. Age not to exceed 35 years. stipe nd will be Euro 700 a month.

Category B
Scholarships with a duration of 12 months each to pursue the first year of a three year degree course.

Category C
Scholarships with a duration of six months each to pursue the second level advanced vourse (C2) of the Italian language and culture course.

Category D
Scholarships with a duration of three months each to pursue the first level advanced course (C1) of the Italian language and culture

Category E
Scholarships with a duration of three months each to pursue the second level intermediate course (B2) of the Italian language and culture course.
The above four categories of courses are all offered at the Institute for teaching the Italian language and culture to foreigners (ILIS) of the University for Foreigners, Perugia. Scholarship Amount: Euro 700 per month for stay in Italy as well as for the course fee, which is reduced to 50 per cent for scholarship holders of categories B, C, D and E.

Offered for research study (PhD) in 15 areas including engineering, biotech and fisheries for one-and-a-half to two years to 35 scholars. Maintenance allowance offered covers fees, partial medical expenses, accommodation,In select cases return airfare too is on offer.

Offered in nine subjects/ fields for duration of three to five years to 29 students. Eligibility: As per the guideline given by National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED). It covers stay, tuition fees, health insurance and passage cost.

Scholarships for pursuing postgraduation and PhD in 10 fields to six students. The scholarship includes enrolment, school fees where applicable and monthly maintenance allowance. This currently amounts to $6,310.80 pesos for Master’s or Master’s-level research and $7,888.50 pesos for PhD.

New Zealand
Scholarship offered for doctoral studies in education, primary health and sustainable rural livelihoods. Expenditure on board, lodging, books, study material, tuition fee, internal travel related to studies and medical care is met by donor country.

Offered for pursuing postgraduation and MPhil in seven fields for upto 10 months to three students. The scholarship amounts are:
-NOK 8,500 (£ 1,000) per month for candidates who hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
-NOK 11,500 (£ 1,400) per month for PhD students.

First Published: Jul 13, 2010 14:51 IST