Somerville College and the University of Oxford have established the Indira Gandhi Scholarships with the generous support of the Government of India. The scholarships are available to candidates ordinarily resident in India or graduates of universities in India, who demonstrate exceptional academic merit and who have been accepted to study at the University of Oxford in areas broadly related to sustainable development. This is the first year that the scholarships have been awarded.
Eligibility: You should be applying to start a DPhil, or one of the following taught courses: MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management; MSc in Contemporary India; Master of Public Policy; MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management; MSc in Environmental Change and Management; and the MPhil in Development Studies. Applications for Indira Gandhi DPhil scholarships are welcome from candidates whose proposed area of study is relevant to the Indira Gandhi Centre’s (IGC) agenda of inter-disciplinary research on sustainable development and India. The IGC will focus on a series of impact themes. The initial themes will be sustainable food and water and environmental conservation; future themes could include governance, medical research and healthcare and the role of culture and philosophy, including women’s issues. Independent proposals on any India-related theme that fits within the overall aims of the IGC are welcome.
It covers 100% of university and college fees and a grant for living costs (at least £13,726). Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based upon satisfactory academic progress.
How to Apply: All eligible applicants, who have applied for admission to the University by the relevant January deadline for their course (10 January 2014 for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Computer Science; 24 January 2014 for all other subjects), will automatically be considered for this scholarship.
Decisions are expected to be made around May 2014. Successful candidates will be notified via email and will receive an award letter. This webpage will be updated as soon as successful candidates have been notified.
For more details, visit: http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/prospectivegrad/scholarships/university/ogs-ig/