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UK offers 75 scholarships on the 75th year of India’s Independence: Chevening Scholarship details

The UK government on Wednesday announced 75 fully-funded scholarships for Indian students to study in the UK, beginning September 2022, in the honour of India’s 75th anniversary of Independence. The scholarships are being offered in collaboration with top Indian companies.

A one-year Master’s degree with the option to study any subject at a UK university is one of the programmes available.

Additionally, there are about 18 scholarships for women in STEM fields offered by the British Council in India, spanning more than 12,000 courses at more than 150 UK universities.

The British Council is also providing six English scholarships in addition to this. This is the number of fully-financed scholarships awarded for the one-year Master’s degree to date, according to the UK government.

The announcement comes as British and Indian leaders from international businesses and governments gather in London for the India Global Forum.


Of the 75 scholarships, HSBC India will fund 15 of them, Pearson India will fund two, while Hindustan Unilever, Tata Sons, and Duolingo will each fund one.


Since 1983, the UK government has sponsored the Chevening international honours programme, which is available in 150 nations and is aimed at creating world leaders. With over 3500 graduates, India’s Chevening programme is the biggest in the world.

For a one-year postgraduate programme, the fully financed scholarship covers tuition, living expenses, and travel costs. Candidates must have at least two years of work experience to be eligible for the prize.

What is included?

As Chevening Scholarships are fully-funded, your award includes the following:

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