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Cambridge University Dr Manmohan Singh ScholarashipDr Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College. He is widely acknowledged as the architect of the economic reforms that have helped propel India onto the World Stage.  In honour of Dr Singh St John’s College, the University of Cambridge launched the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships in Delhi in 2007.  These awards will enable academically outstanding Indian students to come to St. John’s College, University of Cambridge to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences.

Applications in Aerospace Engineering and Energy Studies will be of particular interest.

Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2013 Eligibility Criteria :

The applicant should be:

  • The applicant should be:
  • An Indian national with a valid Indian passport and currently based in India
  • Below 35 years  of age as on 31 December 2012
  • Not already had significant exposure to UK education or received UK government funding.
  • Should hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed/recognised  India university/institution with a First Class award (UG and PG) in the relevant subject/field
  • Evidence of leadership qualities (to be assessed from personal statements e.g. extracurricular activities and/or evidence of having made a difference to the country/society/participation in symposia in the relevant subject, or peer reviewed publication in the area.)
  • Keen to pursue and should have identified a full time Doctoral Research degree from the University of Cambridge commencing by  September/October 2013
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the university.

Value of Award :

The scholarships are fully funded:

  • Academic fees
  • International airfare
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses
  • UK Visa

Application Process :

It is the responsibility of the applicants to identify a suitable Doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge, apply for a place for September/October 2013 and secure admission.

1.  Identify a suitable doctoral  programme  and supervisor at the University of Cambridge. 
2.  Applicants to visit the Board of Graduate Studies (BoGs) website and make formal application to the University at the same time as to the Dr Man Mohan Singh Scholarships. 
3.  Applicants to select St John’s College as their first choice College on their BoGs application form. 
4.  Applicants to indicate on their BoGs form that they are applying for the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, but also to complete the section applying for funding from the University. 
5.  Apply for the Scholarship on the prescribed format by 31 December 2012 and submit it to the British Council. Click here to download the application form (Word) and (Pdf)

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

Candidates should NOT approach St John’s College directly at this stage.

More Information : Official Site of Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship

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