Inlaks Scholarships for Indian Students

Inlaks Scholarships for Indian Students

Inlaks Scholarships for Indian Students

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation is seeking applications for Inlaks Scholarships to provide opportunity to young people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their vision abroad and improve their skills to operate in society, thus making them a future vehicle of change in their environment.

The Inlaks Foundation was established in 1976 by Indoo Shivdasani to incorporate his existing philanthropic activities and to provide a permanent, independent body for the expansion of these activities.

The Foundation has now been renamed the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation.

The Foundation has joint scholarship schemes with Imperial College London, Royal College of Art (RCA) London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) London, University of Cambridge via the Cambridge Trust, Sciences Po, Paris.

The Foundation does not give scholarships in the following subjects:

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Business Studies
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Fashion Design
  • Music
  • Film and Film Animation.

    However, in the case of Imperial College, London, scholarships will be given for Engineering and Natural Sciences.

    Indian Studies as a subject is considered, only if it has contemporary relevance.

    In the field of Music, only applications for degrees in Western Classical singing will be considered. For Film, only applications for Documentary Filmmaking will be considered.

    Specific Programme Proposed by the Applicants

    Scholarships for research, training or professional improvement to be carried out abroad either independently or attached to a leading institution and not leading to a degree.

    Such a specific programme should exceed a six month duration.

    Candidates are expected to provide full details of their proposed programmes, including time and travelling plans, a full breakdown of costs, and evidence of agreement with such institutions, if required.

    Benefits

  • The scholarship covers full tuition fees, adequate living expenses and one-way travel allowance and health allowance.
  • The maximum funding given by the Foundation is US$100,000. If the total funding required (tuition + living allowance) exceeds US$100,000, candidates must be able to show evidence that they have the ability to cover the additional requirement needed at the time of the preliminary interviews.
  • Acceptance of other awards, teaching assistantships and part-time jobs are welcome after approval from the Foundation.
  • The scholarship will not be awarded to candidates whose proposed course of study or specific project requires field trips back to India during their study tenure.
  • Scholarships are awarded in May for commencement in subsequent September or October.

    Any scholarship not commenced within 9 months of being awarded will be forfeited.

    Eligibility Criteria

  • The Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships are open to all Indian citizens who have been continuously resident in India for the past six months, at the time of making the scholarship application.
  • Candidates are expected to hold a first class degree or equivalent from a recognized university/institution in India.
  • Candidates applying for scholarships in art and design (fine/performing arts) will be judged primarily on the basis of their portfolio.
  • Candidates who are Indian citizens and hold a good undergraduate degree from a recognized institution abroad, must have resided continuously or been employed or have been studying in India, for at least two years, post their return to India to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Candidates having a postgraduate qualification (e.g. Master’s or PhD) from an institution abroad are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have already begun their postgraduate education at an institution abroad are also not eligible to apply. It is essential to have prior admission to the institution and course chosen at the time of the application.

    The Foundation will not consider candidates without admission or pending admission.

  • Candidates can be a maximum of 30 years of age in the year of application.
  • The scholarship applicants must be high achievers academically and otherwise and the Foundation will need proof of the same.
  • The applicants are judged on not only their present achievements but also on their future potential. The Foundation prides itself on judging potential as much as performance.

    Apply by 31st March.

    For more information and application details, see; Inlaks Scholarships for Indian Students

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