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Underprivileged students from India and certain other developing countries
The Felix Scholarship was founded to offer gifted underprivileged students from India and certain other developing countries the opportunity of furthering their postgraduate education by attending a university in the UK.
The primary objective of the Felix Scholarship is to stimulate the Felix scholars by exposing them to academic study, cultures, experiences and friendships that they would not otherwise have had the chance to sample. It is hoped that this in turn will endow them with skills and visions, enabling them, when returning to their country of origin, to contribute to the culture and welfare of their home communities.
Felix scholarships are offered at three universities - the University of Oxford, the University of Reading and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), part of the University of London. The Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and financial need.
Felix scholarships cover tuition fees at the international rate and provide
a stipend (maintenance grant) to cover living expenses. They also provide
allowances for clothes, books and a return flight home.
The awards are available (depending on eligibility) for up to 3 years.
Awards are made for the full duration of a student's fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.
• Academically gifted and underprivileged nationals of India, under 30 years of age, who must hold at least a first class Bachelorâ€™s degree from a recognised Indian university or a comparable institution; or
• Academically gifted and underprivileged non-Indian nationals, under 30 years of age, who must hold at least a first class Bachelorâ€™s degree from a recognised university or a comparable institution and who are recommended by their chosen university.
• Those who already hold degrees from universities outside India are not eligible to apply. Those who have already taken up a scholarship to pursue PhD studies at an Indian university are also not eligible for a Felix Scholarship.
Any full-time MPhil/PhD programme or Taught masters.
Oxford: Archaeology, Anthropology, Applied Statistics, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computation, Development Economics, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Ethnology and Museum Ethnography, European Literature, Forestry, Geography, History, Human Biology, Law, Management Studies, Mathematics, Materials, Medicine, Microbiology, Oriental Studies, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiological Sciences, Plant Sciences, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Social Policy and Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology.
Reading: Agriculture, Animal and Microbial Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Art and Design, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Construction Management, Crop Protection, Cybernetics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English Language, Environmental Sciences, Food Science, French, Horticulture, International Development Studies, International Business, International Securities, Investment and Banking, Italian, Land Management, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Meteorology, Microbiology, Optics, Pathobiology, Philosophy, Physiology, Plant Breeding, Plant Science, Politics, Psychology, School of Pharmacy, Sedimentology, Soil Science, Statistics, Town and Country Planning.
SOAS: Anthropology, Economics, History, Law, Linguistics, Music, Politics, Development Studies, Area Studies, Asian and African Languages/Literature, Art and Archaeology, Religious Studies, Media Studies, Financial and Management Studies.
Applications form can be downloaded from the website www.felixscholarship.org
Application for a Felix Scholarship can be made through only one of the three academic institutions. Candidates must already have submitted a formal application for admission to the course through one of the institutions before applying for a Felix Scholarship. You will need to complete both an application form for admission to a Postgraduate Degree at the University of Reading and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a separate application form for the Felix Scholarship.
However, Candidates applying to the University of Oxford do not need to complete separate Felix application form but must have applied for their course of study. Instead they should check the Felix Scholarship box in the Scholarships section of the University's Application Form for Graduate Study when applying for admission to their course. Candidates elected for interview must also complete a short questionnaire. This will be sent to them when they are short listed for interview.
Oxford: Graduate Admissions Tel: (0)1865 280487, Fax: (0)1865 270077
and Funding University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 2JD, UK.
Web address: www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding
E-mail address: Contact Now
The Student Financial Support Tel: (0)118 378 4245, Fax: (0)118 378 4252
Office Student Services Centre
University of Reading
RG6 6UA, UK.
Web address: www.reading.ac.uk
E-mail address: Contact Now
SOAS: The Scholarships Officer Tel: (0)20 7074 5091, Fax: (0)20 7074 5089
(Registry) Registry, SOAS
London WC1H 0XG, UK.
Web address: www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships
E-mail address: Contact Now
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