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Financial Support for Indian Students

How to fund studying in the UK

Once you have decided to study in the UK, you naturally focus on arranging enough funds to pay your tuition fee and living expenses to support yourself there. For many Indian students, securing financial aid is critical to whether they can afford to study at a UK university.

To make funding as easy to understand as possible, we have collated a list of financial aid, scholarship, and bursary providers, both public and private, who can help Indian students study in the UK. Additionally, our international application advisors can assist Indian students in finding the right financial package to achieve their dream of gaining a UK degree.

The main aim of financial aid is to ensure that worthy Indian students accomplish their future endeavours and fulfil their dreams and goals.

What is the difference between private and public funding?

Universities or government programmes offer public funding, while independent lenders and large corporations, such as banks, often provide private funding. Examples of such companies can be found further below.

Scholarships for Indian Students

Each year, governments, universities and private organisations make a limited number of scholarships available to students who wish to study in the UK. Because of the limited number available, competition can be fierce. Some scholarships are for students who cannot afford to study in the UK, and some are for academic excellence, but all will enable you to worry less about how to cover the expense of studying in the UK.

SI-UK helps undergraduate and postgraduate Indian students interested in studying in the UK secure scholarships and bursaries. 

Popular Scholarship Programmes for Indian Students

  • British Council
  • Chevening UK Government Scholarships
  • Tata Scholarship
  • Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships
  • Fullbright Fellowships
  • Erasmus Scholarships
  • Royal Society Grants
  • Hubert-Humphrey Scholarships
  • The Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship Programme
  • Commonwealth Academic Fellowships
  • Commonwealth Split-site Doctoral Scholarship

Education Loans for Indian Students

Indian banks offer various loans with flexible repayment options, allowing you to plan for the future accordingly. Repayments do not usually commence until six months after your course is completed or when you find employment, and loans can cover the expense of tuition, travel, accommodation or other costs related to your course of study.

The loan would be sanctioned only if you have received the unconditional offer letter from the university and have met all the terms and conditions of the bank. As banks take some time to sanction the loan, it is advisable to start applying for the loan immediately after receiving the conditional letter.

SI-UK student loan advisors will assist you with all the information you need to apply for and successfully receive an education loan if you meet the requirements.

Education Loans: The Facts

Education Loan Providers in India

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Axis Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of India
  • Central Bank of India
  • HDFC Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • Syndicate Bank

Apply for Funding

Do you want to take the next step and apply for student funding? Arrange a free consultation at your nearest SI-UK India office today so we can discuss all the options ahead of your stay in the UK.

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