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Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship

Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship 2017

Last date to apply

January 6 2017 or January 20, 2017- for Medical, Phil, Politics & IR and Computer Sc 
March 10, 2017- For all other subjects

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About Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship

  • Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship is offered to the meritorious candidates ordinarily resident in India or graduates of universities in India.
  • The applicants who have been consistently brilliant and who have been accepted to study at the University of Oxford in areas broadly related to sustainable development can apply for the scholarship.The individuals who are chosen as the scholar are expected to emerge as a leader and hence it is important that they should understand their area of research thoroughly.
  • It is a fully funded scholarship program and the candidate need to first apply to the relevant graduate course by mid- November/ January.
  • Somerville College and the University of Oxford have established the Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarships with the generous support of the Government of India. 

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Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship Important Dates 2017


Events Dates
 Last Date to Apply for Medical, Phil, Politics & IR and Computer Science January 6 or January 20, 2017
For all other subjects March 10, 2017
Decision for Selected candidates May 2017

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Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Indian Resident
Class/ Age  Full-time graduate degree, Class 12
Details  Applicant should be applying to start the following programme/ course of study
  • Bachelor of Civil Law
  • DPhil
  • MSc 
    • Msc In Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
    • MSc in Contemporary India
    • MSc in Water Science Policy and Management
    • MSc in Environmental Change and Management
  • Public Policy: Master of Public Policy, 
  • MPhil in Development Studies.

Applications for Indira Gandhi DPhil scholarships are invited from candidates whose proposed area of study is relevant to the Indira Gandhi Centre’s (IGC) agenda of inter-disciplinary research on sustainable development and India. 

  • Selected in University of Oxford 

Students who have been accepted to study at the University of Oxford in areas broadly related to sustainable development. 

  • Resident of India
    The applicant is required to be ordinarily resident in India and must have a plan to return back to India on the completion of the course.

The Scholarship is only applicable for Somerville College in the University of Oxford.

Not eligible 

  • This scholarship is not open to applications from candidates who hold deferred offers to start in 2017-18.

Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship Reward

100% amount is waived off on University and college fees. Concession of at least £13,863 is also provided on living expenses.

  • No. of Awards/Scholarship to be given : 3

  • Duration: Period of fee liability
  • Auto Renewal Process: If the scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of the scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based upon satisfactory academic progress.

Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship Application form and Process

All eligible applicants, who have applied for admission to the University by the relevant January deadline for their course. The students have to apply online for the scholarship.

Click here to apply for Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship

  • Deadline to apply for the scholarship
    • January 6, or January 20, 2017, for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Computer Science.
    • March 10, 2017, for all other subjects.

If the applicants fail to register by the deadline, they not be considered for this scholarship and applications will be rejected.

Documents to be attached with the Scholarship Application Form 

  • Three academic references (letters of recommendation)
  • Official transcript(s) of previous university level degrees
  • CV / resume
  • Statement of purpose and/or research proposal.

As per the course selected, the candidates are also required to attach one or more of the following materials with the application form:

  • Academic written work
  • Portfolio (eg of artwork, performance recordings)
  • GRE results
  • Mathematics admissions exercise

Important instructions regarding the Documents

All the documents attached must be in English, Easily Identifiable, Clear and Legible, should be submitted at the same time with Application form

Kindly Note:

  • The candidates can directly upload or scanned copies of the documents directly with the application form.
  • The size limit for each document to be uploaded is 10 MB.

Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship Selection Process

  • Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of
    • Academic merit and the short statements.
    • Their leadership and entrepreneurial potential.
    • On applicants’ understanding of the development challenges faced by India
  • Skype Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Skype interview
  • Submit a Short Statement: Eligible applicants who receive an offer of a place will be contacted in April 2017 and asked to submit a short ORGINAL statement detailing how they meet the selection criteria for this scholarship.
  • Decisions are expected to be made around May 2017.
  • Successful candidates will be notified via email and will receive an award letter.
  • The webpage will be updated as soon as successful candidates have been notified. 

Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship Address

Dr Alice Prochaska,Principal
Somerville college
Oxford OX2 6HD

Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship Contact Details

Phone: +44 (0)1865 270630
Fax: +44 (0)1865 280623
E-mail: alice.prochaska@some.ox.ac.uk

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Somerville College and the University of Oxford

They have established the Indira Gandhi Scholarships with the support of the Government of India.

The Oxford Graduate Scholarships have been recognized through funding schemes to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest ability from across the world.

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