Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship

Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2020-21

Last date to apply

15 January 2020

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About Manmohan Singh Scholarship

Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship will be provided to those eligible students who pursue doctoral studies at St John’s College, Cambridge. The University of Cambridge has long and close ties with India. St Johns College, one of the largest Colleges in Cambridge. Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, is a graduate and honorary student of St John’s College. Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship application process is already started; candidate can apply for the scholarship via the online mode by 15 January 2020.

St John’s College has launched Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships to academically outstanding students of India to come to St John’s College to study for the following courses

  • Doctoral degrees in Science & Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics.

The scholarship covers complete academic fee, travel expenses, Visa to the UK and monthly living allowance.

Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship Dates 2020

Event Dates
last date to fill the application 15 January 2020
Skye Interview April- June 2020
Session Begins September/October 2020

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Manmohan Singh Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India 
Class/ Age Post Graduate 

Only those applicants who get an offer of admission at St John’s College will be eligible for the award of the Scholarship. 

  • Nationality: The applicant should be an Indian national.
  • Age: He/she must be below 35 years old.
  • Educational Qualification: Should hold a master’s degree from a well-known institution/ university of India with a First Class (UG and PG) in the relevant subjects.
    • Must not have received any previous exposure to UK education or any other UK funding.
  • Intended course: Dedicated to pursuing a full-time Doctoral Research degree from the University of Cambridge.
  • Leadership: Proof of having leadership qualities obtained by personal statements (extracurricular activities and/or participating for country/society in the relevant subject)
  • Language Proficiency: Fluent in written and spoken English.
Should be able to fulfil the other criteria laid down by the University.

Manmohan Singh Scholarship Reward

The scholarships are fully funded, and it covers the following

  • Complete Academic fees
  • International airfare
  • Monthly salary to cover living expenses
  • Visa for the UK

Manmohan Singh Scholarship Application form and Process

Interested candidates can apply for Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship 2020 through online mode. Applicants should consult the full application guidelines and just click the link given below to apply:

Apply Now for the Scholarship

Identify an appropriate doctoral program and supervisor at the University of Cambridge.

  • Apply for a place for September/October 2020 and secure admission
  • Set St. John's College as the first choice: Applicants to select St John’s College as their first choice College on their application form.  
  • Applicants have to indicate on their Graduate Studies Application Form (GRADSAF) form that they are applying for the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, but also to complete the section applying for funding from the University.
  • Applicants have to complete the College Application form attached to notify St John’s that they have applied to the University and wish to be considered for the Scholarship.
  • This form must be returned to St John’s by January 15, 2020
  • The British Council will acknowledge receipt of applications through the emails provided on the application form.
  • College Preliminary Application Form for Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship is also to be filled.

Manmohan Singh Scholarship Selection Process

Candidates of Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship in the UK for Indian Students are selected through a procedure of shortlisting from the applications received followed by personal interviews, which will be held in In India.

  • After the interviews, the selection committee chooses candidates for the awards. 
  • Selection results will be announced within a month after the interview. 

After Selection

  • St John’s College will coordinate the Pre-departure briefings, UK visa and travel arrangements for the selected candidates. 

Manmohan Singh Scholarship Contact Details

The India Application Centre. Cambridge Admissions Office
Fitzwilliam House,  32 Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1QY, England

Email: drmanmohansinghscholarships@joh.cam.ac.uk

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