Persuing Dreams from India to USA

A lot of Indian students pursue higher studies abroad. After modifications in UK visa policy, US has become the number 1 destination for Indian students But, continuing the journey towards making this dream come true is not very easy. Many don’t know what procedures to follow, what tests to give and which scholarship to apply for. The chances of receiving a scholarship are low, but still, there is a chance and it is worth taking it. A worthy student never gets rejected and he gets paid in one form or the other, the key being never giving up and staying passionate for achieving his goal. Indian students who wish to pursue graduate and post graduate studies in the US should know that a lot of US universities award Scholarships for MS or PhD programs. For US University PhD applicants from India, there are various scholarships given during the application itself.

Below is a list of scholarships that should be applied for, once GRE has been taken.

Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships

USIEF (United States-India Educational Foundation)Full Bright Nehru Fellowship for Indian Docsity Blog is an educational body that is determined to promote mutual knowledge exchange between India and United States of America. USIEF helps advise young Indian students to pursue higher education in US and provides grants and fellowships to such students who require it. The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships for Leadership Development is one of the most popular fellowship or scholarship that is awarded by this body to brilliant Indian students.





Eligibility of Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship

1) Admitted for Master’s degree program in US University in areas like Arts and Culture Management, Conflict Resolution, Economics, Environment and Public Administration.

2)  Educational Qualification equivalent to 3 years Bachelor’s degree in US.

3) Minimum 3 years work experience.

4) Commitment of Returning to Serve community in India.

5) Preferably in age group of 25 to 30 years.

Benefits of Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship

1) Round-trip economy class air travel.

2) Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs.

3) Accident and sickness coverage per US Government guidelines.

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship program

The Ambassadorial Scholarships program Rotary-Foundation Ambasadorial Scholarship for Indian Students Docsity Blogis started to promote international understanding and friendly relations among people of different parts of the world.

The scholarship sponsors talented Graduate Students. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the country where they study and give presentations about their own culture to Rotary clubs and other groups. Back home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that deepened their understanding of another culture.





Eligibility of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship

1) Admitted for Master’s degree program in US University

2) Secured First class in 3 or 4 years Bachelor’s degree

3) In age group of 18 to 30 years

Benefits of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship

1) Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs.

2) Individual grant of up to $25,000.

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

The RSM fellowships, part of the World Bank Fellowships, are awarded to candidates aspiring to perform research work in US and are working on their doctoral thesis.

Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program World Bank Docsity Blog

Eligibility of RSM Fellowship Program

1) Lecturers and Researchers working on doctoral thesis.

2) Completed Coursework required doctoral programs.

3) In age group of 25 to 45 years.

Benefits of RSM Fellowship Program

1) Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs.

2) Individual grant of up to $25,000.

3) Funding for doctoral thesis research work.

These and a number of other scholarships are available, details of which are on their own websites. Following is a list of some websites where University and location specific scholarships to US Universities for Indians are available with full eligibility and requirement details

International Education Financial Aid


World Bank scholarships:

PEO International scholarships for women:

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