The primary objective of the Felix Scholarship is to stimulate the Felix scholars by exposing them to academic study, cultures, experiences and friendships that they would not otherwise have had the chance to sample.
It is hoped that this in turn will endow them with skills and visions, enabling them, when returning to their country of origin, to contribute to the culture and welfare of their home communities.
Felix scholarships are offered at three universities - the University of Oxford, the University of Reading and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), part of the University of London.
The Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and financial need.
Applicants should apply to their chosen university directly and they must have a confirmed offer of admission from the participating university before they can be considered for a Felix Scholarship.
The Scholarships are for most taught postgraduate courses and higher degrees by research offered by the three universities with the exception of medicine.
The Scholarship provides full tuition fees together with accommodation and living expenses as well as a return airfare and additional allowances for books, warm clothing, etc.
The Scholarships are open to: Academically gifted and underprivileged Indian and non-Indian nationals, under 30 years of age, who must hold at least a first class Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or a comparable institution and who are recommended by their chosen university.
For more scholarship information and application, see: The Felix Scholarship Website