Organization : St John’s College, Cambridge
Scholarship Name : Dr.Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2017
Applicable For : Students from India to pursue doctoral studies at St John’s College, Cambridge
Application Deadline : 15th January 2017
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Dr.Manmohan Singh Scholarships:
The Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships aim to support students from India to pursue doctoral studies at St John’s College, Cambridge. Under this initiative, a number of scholarships will be made available for September/October 2017.
Related : Oxbridge India OCSI Scholarship 2016-17 : www.scholarships.net.in/4844.html
It is expected that the students will go on to become leading achievers and opinion-formers within Indian Society, and applicants should be able to demonstrate leadership potential accordingly. All candidates must first apply for doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, selecting St John’s College as their first choice.
Applicants should be able to meet the following criteria:
** An Indian national with a valid Indian passport, currently based in India
** Below 35 years of age on 31 December, 2016
** No previous significant exposure to a UK education, or receipt of UK government funding
** Hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed Indian university or institution with a First Class award in the relevant subject or field by October 2017
** Intend to pursue a full-time Doctoral research degree from the University of Cambridge, commencing by September/October 2017, which they have already identified
** Able to display evidence of leadership qualities – for example, from extracurricular activities, contribution to the country or society in their chosen field
** Fluent in spoken and written English
** Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the University
Value of award:
The scholarships cover:
** Academic fees
** International airfare
** Monthly stipend to cover living expenses
** UK Visa
Applicants must apply for their chosen Doctoral programme at the University of Cambridge, to commence by September/October 2017. Candidates should consult the full application guidelines below, and apply for the scholarship via the online application form below by 15 January 2017.
Application process :
It is the responsibility of the applicants to identify a suitable Doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge, apply for a place for September/October 2017 and secure admission.
1. Identify a suitable doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge
2. Applicants to visit the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissons Office web site graduate.study.cam.ac.uk and make formal application to the University.
3. Applicants to select St John’s College as their first choice College on their application form.
4. Applicants to indicate on their Graduate Application Form via the Applicant Portal that they are applying for the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, but also to complete the section applying for funding from the University
5. Applicants to complete the College Application form attached to notify St John’s that they have applied to the University and wish to be considered for the Scholarship. This form must be returned to St John’s by 15 January 2017.
** Only those applicants who get an offer of admission at St John’s College will be eligible for the award of the Scholarship.
** Candidates should NOT approach St John’s College directly at this stage.
Candidates for these scholarships are selected through a process of short listing from the applications received, followed by personal interviews, which will be held in In India (either electronically or in person).
Subsequent to the interviews the selection committee identifies the required number of candidates for the awards. The decision of the selection committee will be final. Selection results will be communicated within a month following the interview.
Post selection :
Pre-departure briefings, UK visa and travel arrangements for the selected candidates will be co-ordinated by St John’s College.
General notes :
** St John’s College will acknowledge receipt of applications through the emails provided on the College application form. For this purpose, applicants are requested to provide their latest email ids. However, the College will not be responsible for failure of on-line delivery.
** St John’s College will further contact only applicants who have reached the later stages of the University’s selection procedure. These candidates will be asked to 19/10/2016 provide further information to support their application. This information and that provided on the GRADSAF will be used to draw up the short-list.
** St John’s will contact the short-listed candidates inviting them for interviews. Applicants are requested not to contact St John’s College directly.
** Short-listed candidates will be interviewed electronically or in person during April or May 2017. Candidates will be expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements, if necessary.