Receiving a great scholarship that will cover the cost of your study in an expensive nation is a huge relief. Furthermore, many of the prominent ones, such as Rhodes, Chevening, and Fulbright, are either overly competitive or too restricting. A preferable technique is to target those that are less well-known yet provide comparable, if not superior, benefits.
Here are the top 5 scholarships for Indian Students which are not much popular among the students:
Government of Israel Scholarship
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Israel, has a special arrangement for scholarship opportunities for Indian students who want to study in Israel. Individuals can apply for a scholarship to undertake either a summer language course (Ulpan) or a one-year academic course (master’s, PhD, Post Doctorate, or research studies) for up to eight months.
You must have a BA or BSc (or higher), an excellent academic record, be under 35 years old, an Indian citizen, confirmation of English or Hebrew language fluency, and fulfil the criteria of the Israeli university to which you wish to apply. Candidates should note that they will be allowed to apply only once.
If you are chosen for the academic scholarship, you will receive a partial tuition price remission (up to a maximum of US $6,000 for tuition rates of US $12,000 or higher), eight monthly allowances (October to June), and baseline health insurance.
Course applicants for summer languages who are accepted receive a full scholarship, a dormitory, and a three-week stipend, as well as basic health insurance. The Israeli Council for Higher Education must approve universities and programs, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will provide Ulpan scholarships.
Royal Thai Government Scholarship
The Royal Thai Government Scholarships is the second option on the list of scholarships for Indian students studying abroad. Such scholarships are accessible to excellent Asian citizens, including those from India, who desire to study at Thailand’s top university, the Asian Institute of Technology.
Such scholarships for Indian students studying abroad in Thailand comprise of His Majesty the King’s Scholarship both for master’s and doctoral programs, as well as Her Majesty the Queen’s Scholarship for only the master’s program.
Engineering (civil and infrastructure, industrial systems), the environment, and development sustainability are among some of the fields of study for this scholarship. Students with interests in food, agriculture, and resources, energy, management, and information and communication technologies are also encouraged to apply.
Throughout the study year, the scholarships cover full tuition, registration fees, housing, and a living stipend. The deadline for this application is February 28, 2022.
Orange Tulip Scholarship
The Orange Tulip Scholarship (OTS) is offered by 18 higher education institutions in the Netherlands and is managed by the Netherlands Education Support Office India. Most of these universities offer Master’s degrees to Indian students studying in the Netherlands.
Candidates must not hold a degree from a Dutch institution or be employed in the Netherlands. More crucially, students must be applying to or have been admitted to a Dutch institution that participates in OTS.
The scholarships offered to vary by college; some may give complete tuition assistance, others may offer a 25 or 50 per cent reduction in costs, while some institutions may simply pay living expenses or visa fees. It is important to check with each university to see what kind of support is available.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Scholarship
The MEXT Scholarship is available to Indian nationals who wish to pursue undergraduate education in Japan at a specialized training college, a college of technology, or a university. Research, teacher training, undergraduate, Japanese studies, College of Technology, Young Leaders’ Programme, and Special Training College scholarships are available to Indian students studying abroad in Japan.
Applicants can receive monthly living stipends in addition to flight and tuition price waivers.
Currently, only the Young Leaders’ Programme for Masters study is open for applications; for other scholarships. The MEXT applications are handled by the Japanese embassy or consulate and/or Japanese institution, thus it is advisable to contact them for further information about this MEXT scholarship. Applicants should be aware that there is no application fee.
Alliance of International Science Organisations (ANSO) Scholarship
The ANSO Scholarship is another option for Indian students studying abroad. This is a wonderful option for students who desire to pursue postgraduate studies in China, either as a Master’s or a PhD.
This Scholarship, established to train young scientists from all over the world, will support studies at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) or institutes affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences throughout China.
Eligible candidates will get a full tuition waiver, a monthly stipend of RMB 3000/RMB 6000 (Master/Ph.D.), health insurance, a waiver of the application cost, and subsidized travel to China (one trip). Before graduation, they must successfully undergo centralized training in the Chinese language and Chinese culture in addition to their degree thesis.
You must not be a current Master’s or PhD student in China to apply for this scholarship through UCAS or USTC. In addition to not having Chinese nationality, you must demonstrate competence in English or Chinese and adhere to all applicable Chinese laws as well as USTC/UCAS standards.