The Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship

Through the generosity of the Government of India we are delighted to offer up to three full scholarships.

Who is Eligible?

Up to three full scholarships are available for applicants who are either ordinarily resident in India or have previously studied at an Indian higher education institution. You must be applying for one of the eligible full or part-time Master’s courses listed below or for a DPhil course with proposed research in the eligible areas of study. These scholarships have been made possible due to the generosity of the Government of India and University of Oxford.

Courses and Research

The following Master’s courses are eligible:

  • Bachelor in Civil Law
  • Master of Public Policy
  • MSc/MPhil in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management
  • MSc/MPhil in Environmental Change and Management
  • MSc/MPhil in Water Science, Policy and Management
  • MSc/MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies
  • MPhil in Development Studies.

DPhil Courses

Your proposed area of study must be relevant to the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development’s agenda of interdisciplinary research on sustainable development and India. The Centre focuses on a series of impact themes: food and water security; energy; environmental conservation; medical research and healthcare; law; governance; and gender (e.g. the empowerment of women). Independent proposals on any India-related theme which fits within the overall aims of the Centre will be considered.

How to Apply

To be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant deadline for your course. Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process. Please note the scholarships are tenable at Somerville College only.

Please contact Graduate Admissions for further queries