Monday, October 13, 2014

UK announces 396 scholarships worth Rs. 150 million for Indian students

The United Kingdom government has announced the Great Britain Scholarships — India 2015 and Great Scholarships Guide as part of the 'Great Britain' campaign (GREAT).

The scholarships will be available for varied subject areas ranging from engineering, law and business to art and design and biosciences across 57 institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, a statement issued by the British Council said. Around 396 scholarships worth Rs. 15 crore (Rs. 150 million) are on offer and are tenable for September 2015 and January 2016 intakes.

Launched in February 2012, GREAT is a strategic international marketing programme designed to promote the UK to business, tourism and student markets worldwide. With over 750 awarded in the last two years, the GREAT Britain Scholarships — India is the largest scholarships programme offered to Indian students.

British Council has also launched the GREAT Scholarships Guide 2015, designed to assist students with their scholarship search and on important aspects that students need to keep in mind while applying.

The guide includes a list of participating institutions, details about the scholarships across different courses and universities, details about the upcoming GREAT UK Education Seminars and Education UK Exhibitions and a list of useful websites on studying and living in the UK.

The statement said UK enjoys a global reputation of the second most desired destination for higher education with over 330,000 foreign students from over 200 countries, including around 24,000 from India.

Source: The Times of India, October 13, 2014

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