British Council announces new Scholarships for Indian Students

The British Council has announced a new scholarship programme open to Indian students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies.

British Council announces new Scholarships for Indian Students f

“We want students who are passionate"

The British Council has announced a new Creative Economy Scholarship Programme for Indian students.

Ten scholarships, worth a total of over £149,000, are on offer for Indian students wanting to pursue postgraduate studies.

The scholarships will allow students to study in the area of Culture Policy and Arts Management at four UK universities.

Candidates can apply directly with Birmingham City University, Goldsmiths University of London, King’s College London and the University of Glasgow.

Resident Indian citizens with “relevant work experience or proven interest in their subject area” can apply.

In an official statement, Jonathan Kennedy, Arts India Director at the British Council, said:

“Applicants should be able to take up a full-time course of study in the UK for the academic year from September/October 2021-2022 and are also required to have an undergraduate degree – in any field – to enable access onto one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at one of the four UK universities.

“We are delighted to announce the Creative Economy Scholarship programme for Indian aspiring arts professionals, cultural entrepreneurs and future policy leaders.

“We want students who are passionate about a course of study in the arts sector and willing to engage as committed British Council cultural ambassadors for the 2022 UK-India programme – which marks India’s 75th year of Independence…”

In order to be eligible for any of the scholarships on offer, candidates must:

  • Be citizens and residents of India.
  • Be able to take up a full-time course of study in the UK for the academic year from September/October 2021-2022.
  • Demonstrate a need for financial support.
  • Have an undergraduate degree enabling them to access one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university.
  • Attain the level of English required for postgraduate study at a UK university now or upon completion of a pre-sessional English course.
  • Be active in the field with work experience, or a proven interest in their subject area.
  • Be passionate about their course of study and willing to engage as a committed British Council cultural ambassador for the 2022 UK-India Season, commemorating India’s 75th year of Independence.

Indian students and young professionals that meet these criteria can apply for any of the 10 scholarships on offer.

Some of the courses on offer include Arts and Project Management and Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship.

Benefits of the new scholarship programme include financial aid and industry connections.

The scholarship will also provide special support for mothers, as well as mental health support.

For more information about what the Creative Economy Scholarship Programme has to offer, click here.

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