If you are an Indian below 35 years of age with a valid Indian passport, here’s your chance. Apply for Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships and come to St. John’s College, University of Cambridge to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science and Technology, Economics and Social Sciences.
The Indian Prime Minister 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 enable academically outstanding Indian students to come to St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science and Technology, Economics and Social Sciences.
Applications in Aerospace Engineering and Energy Studies are of particular interest
The applicant should be: An Indian national with a valid Indian passport and currently based in India; and below 35 years of age as on 31 December 2011.
The applicant should not already have a significant exposure to UK education or received UK government funding; and 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 will be assessed from personal statements, including 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.
The applicant should be keen to pursue and should have identified a full time Doctoral Research degree from the University of Cambridge commencing by September/October 2012
Also, the applicant should be fluent in spoken and written English and able to fulfill any other admission criteria laid down by the university.
The scholarships are fully funded. These include: Academic fees; International airfare; Monthly stipend to cover living expenses and UK Visa
It is the responsibility of the applicants to identify a suitable Doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge; and apply for a place for September/October 2012 and secure admission.
He would have to identify a suitable doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge.
Applicants needs 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.
Applicants need to select St John’s College as their first choice College on their BoGs application form.
Applicants are 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.
They need to apply for the scholarship on the prescribed format by 31 December 2011 and submit it to the British Council.