This partial scholarship has been established by Somerville College and the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development through the generous support of Mr Sarosh Zaiwalla.


Applicants must be ordinarily resident in India or have previously studied at an Indian higher education institution. The scholarship is open to applicants for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)

  • Magister Juris (MJur)

  • MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice (full-time)

  • MSc Law and Finance

  • MPhil Law

  • MPhil Socio-Legal Research

Other criteria

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and relevance of studies to the Centre’s interdisciplinary aims. Financial need will also be taken into account.

Award levels

This is a partial scholarship and the exact award level is to be confirmed.

Number of awards

One scholarship is available for 2022 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. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in April 2022 and asked to submit some additional information to support their application.


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

Faculty of Law