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Jubilee Scholarships announced by the British Council

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British Council and the UK Government have launched 60 Jubilee Scholarship Awards for young Indians to study a one year masters qualification and undertake one month internship in the UK. A new remarkable opportunity for Indian students.

Each award will cover
– University tuition fee
– Living expenses for the duration of the scholarship (for a maximum of 12 months) and a one month internship in the UK
– Return airfare
– UK visa

Eligibility Criteria

Jubilee Scholarships are aimed at graduates with excellent academic record. Deserving candidates who would not normally have the opportunity to study overseas are strongly encouraged to apply. The applicants must be:

– An Indian national with a valid Indian passport
– A graduate with an excellent academic track record
– Preferably have applied for admission to a Masters course (for no more than 12 months duration) at a UK institution.

The course of study should be in the subject areas of Management, Manufacturing or Science & Technology.

An ideal candidate
– Must have ambition, entrepreneurial and creative spirit and leadership skills
– Must demonstrate commitment to return to India and make a contribution to the future development of the country

In a current update, the last date has been extended from 22nd April to 10th May, 2012.

Last date to apply online is Thursday, 10 May 2012.

Chevening Scholarships for admission to UK universities

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HSBC Chevening Scholarships is open for applications.

The HSBC Chevening Scholarship offers full scholarships for Indian citizens towards one-year Master Courses / post graduate Masters Programmes at any accredited UK University. The priority subjects are: Finance, Economics & Environmental Studies.

Detailed information will be available at

Deadline to apply is 28 February 2012.

Roehampton University- One of Its Kind Parkland University in London!

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Roehampton is a friendly and inclusive university, located in stunning parkland on the edge of central London. Roehampton is the only parkland campus university in London. Here one studies in a beautiful, peaceful and stimulating environment just half an hour away from the heart of London, one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with exceptional cultural and social facilities.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has commended Roehampton for its academic standards and quality assurance systems. QAA has also praised the accessibility of our academic staff and the positive ways in which they respond to student needs.

Some key points about the Roehampton University in London

1. Roehampton is a LONDON university – on the border of zones 2 and 3.

2. The only parkland, single campus university in the city – all buildings are on one site.

3. On-site accommodation guaranteed for all international students if they apply before the end of June. En-suite rooms available from £105 per week.

4. Guaranteed scholarships for all in the first year of study. Minimum of £1500 (£1800 for MBA) – high achievement is £2000 (£2500 for MBA)

5. Claim better league table ranking than their competitors – higher this year than TVU / UEL /
Westminster / Kingston / Middlesex / London South Bank / Greenwich

6. Guaranteed small class sizes

Students:     8000

Of which international: 1000

Key programmes:

MBA, International Management, HRM, Marketing, Finance, Education, Therapies, Clinical Nutrition and Neuroscience, Health Sciences, Human Rights, Sports, Media

Academic Departments and Colleges

Business School
Department of Dance
Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance
Department of Education
Department of English and Creative Writing
Department of Humanities
Department of Life Sciences
Department of Media, Culture and Language
Department of Psychology
Department of Social Sciences
Graduate School

Scholarships & Bursaries:

All students at Roehampton will be awarded at least £1500 as an automatic scholarship from tuition fees. If a student is deemed to have a high academic score by the convenor, the automatic scholarship will be £2000. See here for what the university deems to be a high academic score for UG and PG.

For the MBA, this is an automatic scholarship of £1800 or £2500 for students who are deemed to have a high academic score.

The university has numerous scholarships valued at £4000 and for students who have had a Catholic education; there is also a full-fee scholarship for a number of students.

Scholarship  Name                                                                Scholarship value

Vice-Chancellor’s                                                                  £1500 (£1800 MBA)-

Roehampton 2025  scholarship                                        £2000 (£2500 MBA)

Sacred Heart                                                                          £4000

Entry Requirements – India

International Foundation Certificate
IELTS 4.5 (fast-track (5.5) plus completed Standard XII

IELTS 5.5 (fast-track 6.0 plus completed a first degree in India plus awareness of the subject
through work experience or other interests.

55% average in Standard XII

70% in Maths/Science in Standard X (good boards only) or ‘pass’ in Standard XII if GCSE
Maths/Science A-C requirement

55% average in Standard XII English Language
IELTS 6.0 overall or TOEFL 550 / 79 iBT

Masters in Health Sciences – Nutrition, Neurosciences etc.

Relevant first degree
60% in final year of degree
60% or above in relevant subjects

For all other Postgraduate Programmes

Relevant first degree
55% in final year of degree (ordinary degree) or second class / division in final year of degree
(honours degree)

(Note: (for Delhi University) 52% for MSc International Management programmes)

IELTS 6.5 overall or TOEFL 575 / 89 iBT
60% in Standard XII English Language (acceptable for Management programmes only)

Research degrees – 7.0 in all sections or TOEFL 600 / 250 in CBT / 100 iBT

Relevant first or Masters’ degree
60% in final year of degree (ordinary degree) or second class/division in final year of degree
(honours degree)

(Note: (for Delhi University) 57% in the final year of degree)

2 years post graduation work experience – at least one year at managerial level either in
operational management, project management or as a team leader.

60% in Standard XII English Language

1st in London for ‘good personal relationships with teaching staff’

1st in London for ‘good environment on and around campus’

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Full Time Scholarships on International PhD PROGRAMMES at UCLAN

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Full Time Scholarships on PhD programmes are being offered up at one of the most sought after universities of UK i.e. University of Central Lancashire. The university which also popularly referred to as UCLAN has come up with appealing scholarship Programmes for international PhD study programmes. Students coming from all over the world to study in UK for their PhD degrees might find this scholarship option quite an attractive one!

Here are the details about international PHD scholarship programme offered by UCLAN

International PhD

Scholarship Project Title

A critical evaluation of the current role and future potential of news storytelling within the context of continuously changing digital news formats and platforms University of Central Lancashire – School of Journalism, media and Communication.

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Journalism Media and Communication. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only.

UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years.

Project Title

A critical evaluation of the current role and future potential of news storytelling within the context of continuously changing digital news formats and platforms

Project Description

News, like many other forms of communication, fundamentally is about storytelling. The ways in which stories have been told historically has varied in relation to changes in language use and sophistication, culture, technology, political and economic pressures, among other things.

Most crucially, the business of what is a good story and how audiences can be made interested in it is the result of a continuous process of dynamic interaction between all of these things, but technology is becoming increasingly important.

The radical acceleration of the development of digital technology that has occurred in the twenty-first century has introduced so many new different formats and platforms of news delivery that the technology has now outstripped the rate of news providers’ corresponding ability to rethink and reformulate their storytelling strategies.

This project will investigate in detail the nature of the interaction between this technological development drive and current news storytellers’ rates of adaption, together with the so far unrealized potential of various of the new platforms/ formats for facilitating new forms of creative news writing.

It will investigate the potential of new technologies for harmonizing story telling techniques with different sectors of the audience as they shift from one new platform/format to another.

It will explore also the potential of new formats/storytelling techniques for expanding the level of attention given to the detail rather than the headlines of the news. It will do this specifically with regard to platforms that contain inherent and limiting technical characteristics that encourage sampling and quick views rather than in-depth news viewing.

[NOTE: Applicants should have, or expect to receive a qualification
equivalent to a high class UK honors degree]
**Application Forms can be found at:
**Completed application forms should be emailed to

The closing date for applications to the Graduate Research Office
Friday 12 May 2011 and the Proposed Interview Date: 1 June 2011

Scholarships for Offer at Queen’s University of Belfast for September 2011 Intake

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Queen’s University of Belfast in Belfast, UK has announced scholarships to the value of £1500, £2000 and £3000 for the students holding conditional or Unconditional offer for Sept 2011 intake.

The deadline for sending the scholarship application is 31st May, 2011.

Queen’s University Belfast has announced the availability of central scholarships for current international applicants holding an unconditional or conditional offer for a full-time postgraduate taught Masters Course starting in September 2011.

The scholarships to the value of £1,500, £2,000 or £3,000 are payable towards course tuition fees. They will be awarded to selected applicants on the basis of academic merit, Queen’s regional priorities, and the course applied for. Preference for an award of £2,000 or £3,000 will be given to applicants intending to study courses at Band 2 or Band 3 tuition fee level.

Queen’s University Belfast
As a Russell Group University, it is one of the UK’s 20 leading universities, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research. The university offers quality courses that are recognized globally, with 22 subjects ranked in the top 20 in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2011).

Criteria for the awards
•To apply for a scholarship you must hold an unconditional or conditional offer for a full-time postgraduate taught course starting in September 2011.
•You must intend to enroll for your course in September 2011. Scholarships cannot be deferred.
You must be regarded as an overseas student for fees purposes.
•You must be self-funding.
•You must satisfy the academic merit criteria for the award of a scholarship.
•A scholarship may not be held in conjunction with another Queen’s University tuition fee reduction or scholarship.

How to Apply
If you hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a postgraduate taught Masters course at Queen’s, download and complete the Scholarship Application Form available at the university’s website before 31st May 2011!

The closing date is 31 May 2011.

Note- The scholarships are not open to students progressing to Queen’s through partnership arrangements.

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