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Indian government launches scholarship for one-year postgraduate in the UK

The government of India is providing a scholarship program in the United Kingdom — ‘2020 Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship’ — for one-year postgraduate courses. 39 candidates will be nominated by the CSC for the scholarship. The scholarship will extend to courses such as science and technology, health systems, global peace, security, and governance, etc. The India government announced a scholarship program in the United Kingdom — ‘2020 Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship’ — for one-year postgraduate courses. However, the scholarship does not extend to MBA programs.

The Human Resource and Development Ministry (MHRD) is inviting applications for the scholarship program, and the last date to apply is October 30. Interested candidates can apply on the official website of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), UK.

The CSC will nominate 39 candidates for the scholarship. The scholarship will extend to courses such as science and technology for development; strengthening health systems and capacity; promoting global prosperity; strengthening global peace, security and governance; strengthening resilience and response to crises. It will include living expenses, tuition fees, and airfare. The merit list will shortlist the university on the basis of the ‘QS Ranking 2020’ ranking for the selected course.

The one-year postgraduate courses are to commence from October 2020. However, these courses will not be valid as per the Indian education system, which validates only two-year postgraduate programs.

  • “Candidates who have already been abroad for studies/ training/ specialization either on scholarships or on their own, for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years as on ‘date’ after returning from abroad,” the notice said. Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships are offered to around 800 postgraduate students.

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