This scholarship has been established by Somerville College and the University of Oxford with the generous support of the Radhakrishnan Fund.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to applicants for the MSc in Modern South Asian Studies. Applicants must be ordinarily resident in India or have previously studied at an Indian higher education institution.

Other criteria

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, relevance of studies to the Centre’s interdisciplinary aims, understanding of the development challenges faced by India, and leadership and entrepreneurial potential.

Award levels

The scholarship covers course fees and a grant for living costs. Awards are made for the duration of fee liability for the course.

Number of awards

One scholarship is available for 2021/22 entry.

Application process

This award is only tenable at Somerville. All eligible candidates who have applied for graduate study by the January deadline will be considered, regardless of which college preference (if any) is included in the graduate application. Successful scholars will be transferred to Somerville. There is no separate application process, but shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a video interview. Unfortunately, it won’t be possible to inform unsuccessful candidates, but this webpage will be updated once the scholarships have been awarded. This is likely to be at the start of May.

Please note that scholarship selection has now taken place and succesful candidates have been notified.

Queries

If you have any queries, please email the Scholarships and Funding Officer.

You might find the following links useful:

Applying for graduate study

Graduate Fees, Funding and Scholarship Search

Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development

Oxford School of Global and Area Studies