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Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships

Selection criteria

Countries of Origin:India

Additional information

Eligible candidates:
  • The Foundation looks out for the unusual, special talent and identifies candidates a flair. Once the Foundation is convinced of the candidates’ potential it does everything possible to accommodate a worthy candidate.
  • The Inlaks Shivdasani Scholarships are open to all Indian citizens who have been continuously resident in India for the past six months, at the time of making the scholarship application.
  • Candidates are expected to hold a high first class degree (minimum 60% or CGPA 6.30 or 2.4 GPA) or equivalent from a recognized university/institution in India.
  • Candidates having a postgraduate qualification (e.g. Master’s or PhD) from an institution abroad are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have already begun their postgraduate education at an institution abroad are also not eligible to apply.
  • It is essential to have prior admission to the institution and course chosen at the time of the application. The Foundation will not consider candidates without admission or pending admission.
  • Candidates who have an English language requirement as a conditional part of their offer letter, need to fulfill the same before making an online application for the scholarship.
  • Candidates must have a valid firm offer of admission for the academic year to be eligible to make an application.
  • Candidates can be a maximum of 30 years of age in the year of application.
  • The scholarship applicants must be high achievers academically and otherwise and the Foundation will need proof of the same.
  • The applicants are judged on not only their present achievements but also on their future potential. The Foundation prides itself on judging potential as much as performance.
Grant information:

Programmes: most fields, though no scholarships in i.a. the following subjects: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Dentistry and related therapies, Public Health

  • The scholarship covers full tuition fees, adequate living expenses and one-way travel allowance and health allowance.
  • The maximum funding given by the Foundation is USD 100,000. If the total funding required (tuition + living allowance) exceeds USD 100,000, candidates must show evidence that they have the ability to cover the additional requirement needed at the time of making the online application.
  • The evidence of additional funding must be shown at the time of the preliminary interviews.
  • Acceptance of other awards, teaching assistantships and part-time jobs are welcome after approval from the Foundation.
  • The scholarship will not be awarded to candidates whose proposed course of study or specific project requires field trips back to India during their study tenure.
Grant provider:

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

Available positions:

not mentioned; the key to the Inlaks Scholarships is flexibility


Scholarships are awarded in May/June for commencement in subsequent August, September or October. If the scholarship does not commence within 9 months of it being awarded, it will be forfeited.


Application for the scholarship has to be made online on the portal which is accessible from the website. No physical application forms will be accepted.

Only one submission per candidate.

For the application process please check their website.

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Last modified:13 July 2023 12.07 p.m.