Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarship
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Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarship : Introduction

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Areas of Study :
Science & Technology, Economics, Social Sciences
Level :
Doctoral Level 
Scholarship Funded by :
St. John's College, University of Cambridge
Provided to :

Indian students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds

The Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship is awarded for doctoral studies at St. John's College, University of Cambridge. It is an international award, administered by the St. John’s College, to honour Dr Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India. He is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College and is widely acknowledged as the architect of the economic reforms that have helped propel India onto the world stage.

Launched in 2007, this scholarship will enable academically outstanding Indian students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to come and study at St. John’s College. The awards are for study towards doctoral degrees in subjects like :

Eligibility Criteria :

The applicant for Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships must hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed/ recognised  India university/ institution with a First Class award (UG and PG) in the relevant subject/ field. 

Besides they should :

The scholarships are fully valued for :

How to apply

1. The applicants have to visit the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissons Office web site: www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk and make formal application to the University. at the same time as to the Dr Man Mohan Singh Scholarships. 
2. The applicants have to select St John’s College as their first choice College on their application form.
3. They have to indicate that they are applying for the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, but also to complete the section applying for funding from the University.
4. 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.


Only those applicants who get an offer of admission at St John’s College will be eligible for the award of the Scholarship. The candidates should not approach St. John's College directly at this stage. 

Selection is based on short listing and personal interviews. British Council will short list the candidates from the applications received and they are called for personal interview, which will be held in New Delhi. Applicants are requested not to contact the British Council office directly.

Subsequent to the interviews, the selection committee will identify the required number of candidates for the awards. Candidates will be expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements for attending the interview. The decision of the selection committee will be final and the results will be communicated within a month following the interview.

Pre-departure briefings, UK Visa and travel arrangements for the selected candidates will be co-ordinated by the St. John's College .

Useful Contact

Admissions Office, Divinity School
St John’s College 
E-mail : Contact Now
Website: www.joh.cam.ac.uk

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