In 2018-19 alone, UK government offered 480 scholarships worth around GBP 4.675m to Indian students
If you are planning to study in the UK but are worried about funding options, read on to explore the list of scholarships you can opt for.
The number of Indian students studying in the UK has been going up consistently over the past few years.
“In 2018/19 alone, the UK government offered 480 scholarships, worth approximately GBP 4.675m, to Indian students. There are a range of scholarships open to Indian students. Many of these will be provided by universities themselves, but there are also government-funded scholarships which aspiring students must explore,” said Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director East and Northeast India, British Council speaking to ABP Education.
Over 2,75,000 Indian students studied in the UK between 2010-11 and 2019-20, according to Higher Education Statistics Agency, experts in UK higher education data.
“Based on data shared by the UK Immigrations office in March 2020, over 49,800 Indian students received a Tier 4 (study) visa in FY 2019-20. The number increased to 56,093 between April 2020 and March 2021. This translates into a 13% rise over the previous year. It (56,093 Tier 4 visas to Indian students) also represents almost one-fourth of the total student visas issued by the UK in the financial year 2020-21,” Chakrabarti said.
Here are some of the UK government-funded scholarships students may explore:
Students wanting to know more about these scholarships can check them online or approach the British Council.
The UK is home to 28 of the top 200 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2020. Four of the top 10 universities in the world are in the UK, according to QS World University Rankings, 2021.
London was named the world’s best city for students for the fourth consecutive year (2018 -2021) in The QS Best Student Cities Ranking compiled by global education consultancy QS Quacquarelli Symonds. “London is home to a huge 18 universities featured in the QS World University Rankings 2022, with two of these making it into the global top 10: Imperial College London in seventh place, and University College London (UCL) in joint 8th,” Chakrabarti said.