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1. The falling Indian rupee has increased the annual cost of overseas education by 15 to 20 per cent.
2. With education loans covering only 50 to 70 per cent of the tuition cost, Indian students and parents are looking for alternate options to meet the additional expenditure. Here are a few scholarships that will help you fund your education abroad.

[B][U]Who can apply?[/U][/B]

To apply for the scholarship, you will require an IELTS score of 6.5.
Applicants will have to submit evidence that they have at least IELTS 6.5 or an equivalent score in a different English language certificate (TOEFL, TOEIC, etc) exam.

[B][U]Application deadline[/U]:[/B] January
For more details, visit http://www.britishcouncil.org/learni...nformation.htm

[B][U]1. Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Program:-[/U][/B]
The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships for post-graduate studies to outstanding students from developing countries who come from poor financial backgrounds.
Application Deadline:
The deadline for submission of entire completed applications is March 31
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[B][U]2. Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme:-[/U][/B]
Eiffel scholarship-holders on Master’s courses receive a monthly allowance of €1,181 (1,031€ of maintenance allowance and 150€ of monthly compensation.
Application Deadline:
The next deadline for applications is 9 January 2015. Application deadline to participating French Institutions may be earlier than this.
Website:
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel
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[U][B]3. Chevening Scholarships:-[/B][/U]
Chevening Scholarships are awarded to talented professionals who are potential future leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers. The Scholarships not only offer financial support to study for a Master’s degree at the UK’s leading universities.
Application deadline: March to April
For more details, visit http://www.chevening.org/india/
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[B][U]4. JN Ratan Tata Endowment Fund:-[/U][/B]
Established in 1892, the JN Ratan Tata Endowment Fund aims to assist Indian students by providing a monthly stipend of 1,000 US dollars; it does not cover the entire academic fee.
According to the website, the maximum grant you can get is Rs 3,80,000.
Application deadline: March
For details, visit http://www.dorabjitatatrust.org/
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[B][U]5. ETS TOEFL Scholarship:-[/U][/B]
It covers undergraduate or graduate study in India and/or overseas.
In 2012, one US $10,000 TOEFL scholarship and twenty US $3,000 TOEFL scholarships were awarded to students in India.
Application deadline: April
For further details, visit www.ets.org/toefl/scholarships
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[B][U]6. The Fulbright Nehru Master's Fellowship:-[/U][/B]
Offered by the United States India Education Foundation, the Fulbright Scholarships are awarded to young and deserving Indian students.
In addition to providing opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth, Fulbright-Nehru and other exchanges promote mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and India.
Application deadline: July
For details, visit http://www.usief.org.in/Fulbright-Ne...llowships.aspx
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[B][U]7. DAAD Scholarships with Relevance to Developing Countries:-[/U][/B]
The German Academic Exchange Service offers full and partial scholarships for a range of post-graduate courses with special relevance to developing countries at German universities. For a complete list of participating countries.
Application deadline: July
For more details, visit https://www.daad.de/entwicklung/stud.../08492.en.html
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[B][U]8. Bharat Petroleum Scholarship:-[/U][/B]
Indian students who are less than 25 years as of September 1 of the current year and have secured at least 65 per cent in the stream of arts and 70 per cent in engineering, science or commerce at graduation can apply.
Application deadline:
For more details, visit http://www.bharatpetroleum.in/schola...cholarship.asp
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[B][U]9. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan:-[/U][/B]
The scholarship duration is six months in case of clinical training, one-year for a master’s programme and three years in case of PhD.
The CSFP is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarships schemes for international study in the world. Since it was established in 1959, 27,000 individuals have benefited.
Application deadline: September to October
For details, visit http://www.csfp-online.org/countries.html
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[B][U]10. Netherlands Fellowship Programme:-[/U][/B]
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes are demand-driven fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organisations in over 50 countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members.
Application deadline: October
For details, visit http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholar...hip-programmes
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[B][U]11. The Paul Foundation Scholarship:-[/U][/B]
Candidates must be below 30 years of age as of November 1 and must be a resident in India.
The applicant must hold a first class degree, at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Candidates in their final undergraduate year with exceptional results may also apply.
Application deadline: November
For details, visit http://www.thepaulfoundation.org or call 033 44035455
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[B][U]12. Quota Scholarship Scheme:-[/U][/B]
The Quota Scheme is for certain developing countries that are on the DAC-list issued by OECD, and is eligible for students from the category of “lower middle-income countries” and under.
Application deadline:-December
For details, visit http://siu.no/eng/Front-Page/Global-...y/Quota-Scheme
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[B][U]13. Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships:-[/U][/B]
CWIT was established as an English charity. It is run by four trustees, one nominated by the British Council. The trustees cover CWIT’s main areas of interest and are Dr Yasmin Khan, Caroline Douglas,Gregor Stark and Colin Perchard (British Council nominee).
Application deadline: Variable as per course
For details, visit http://www.wallace-trusts.org.uk/cwt_india.html
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[B][U]14. Erasmus Mundus scholarship:-[/U][/B]
While the Erasmus Mundus Programme ended in 2013, Action 1 master and doctoral consortia and Action 2 partnerships will continue to offer scholarships for the next academic year and beyond.
For details, visit http://www.india4eu.eu/ or http://www.emeuropeasia.org/scholarship_info
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[B][U]15.The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships:-[/U][/B]
The grant covers both the tuition fee (which is paid directly to the Swedish university/university college) along with living expenses that amount to SEK (Swedish Krona) 9,000 per month.
For details, visit http://www.studyinsweden.se/Scholars...-Scholarships/
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