Scholarships for Indian Students to Study Abroad after 12th


Pushpinder Bhatia
Alumni Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK

Scholarships for Indian Students to Study Abroad after 12th

Discover how to find scholarships to study abroad

A Global Education is a life-changing experience, which is why millions of students leave their shores every year to study abroad. However, the costs can be astronomical for many and the only way they can achieve their dream of studying abroad is through a scholarship.
If you are an Indian student or probable student seeking opportunities to study abroad, then you’ll be pleased to know that international scholarships for Indian students are offered by many governments, organizations and specific universities. Despite the easy availability of scholarships for Indian Students to think about in overseas, many students are unaware of them. 

Levels of scholarships 

  • Undergraduate 
  • Master’s 
  • PhD and 
  • Postdoctoral

Types of scholarships

There are various kinds of scholarships available for every kind of student, and some strategic planning and in-depth research can help you land the best of them. Scholarships for studying abroad are mainly categorised as:


Based on a student’s academic record or extracurricular activities such as achievements in sports and service to the community.

Student specific

Students who qualify based on factors such as gender, race, religion, family and medical history can apply to such scholarships.

Destination specific

Several public authorities, governments or universities grant bursaries and funds to students from a particular country. 


Certain universities and institutions award grants to students who plan to pursue a specific field of study.

Need based

Targeted towards students facing financial constraint, these scholarships are offered on the basis of your parent’s financial background. Authorities may ask you for documents such as family income, tax statements, employment proofs, etc.


Provided to top-notch sportsmen, these scholarships require you to contribute with rigorous training and representing your university at events whilst balancing your education.


The two major scholarship programs provided by US government for international students are:  


Private organizations or donors also fund scholarships for international students which mostly have strict eligibility requirements. 

Colleges and Universities offering Scholarships 

Some leading universities provide scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students for different levels of education and for varying duration of study.

An array of scholarships 

Here is a diverse selection of scholarships on offer to Indian students:

  • Inlaks Scholarships– North America or Europe
  • Monash International Merit Scholarships- Monash University, Australia
  • University of New South Wales Future of Change India Scholarship – UNSW, Australia
  • Commonwealth Scholarships – UK 
  • Great Scholarships India – UK
  • Fulbright Fellowships USIEF, (US) 

How Map My Study helps you

May My Study is with you and for you always. We ease out things to let you concentrate only on things vital to you. 
We help you do a frequent check on University websites. We help you apply for several other scholarships. We help you mark out your calendar.  We help you keep your documents ready. We help improve/ be aware of extracurricular activities.
Phew, we are not yet done. We help you read your application essay topic carefully. We help you maintain good grades and we also help you pace yourself.

Latest Study Abroad Blog