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This article is written by Vanya Verma from O.P. Jindal Global University. This article covers a comprehensive list of scholarships that an LLM student can apply for.

Introduction

This article contains a list of scholarships that an LL.M. candidate should be aware of. The candidate wishing to apply must visit the link of the scholarship program provided.

Scholarship programs

The list of scholarship programs is as follows:

J.N. Tata Endowment

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

This is a one-time loan fellowship for Indian students to pursue postgraduate studies overseas. It is open to all fields.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be Indian citizens.
  • They must have received a minimum of 60% in their undergraduate degree from a recognised university.
  • The candidates are not eligible to apply if they do not have an undergraduate degree from an Indian university.
  • Candidates must be under 45 years of age and should have a solid academic record, and experience, expertise, or training in their professions.

Application Process

This scholarship emphasises the applicant’s statement of purpose, extracurricular activities, and English test results in addition to academic achievements. A Thinking Skills Assessment and a personal interview follow the first applicant screening procedure.

Scholars are chosen for the loan scholarship based on their interview performance, online test score, and GRE/GMAT/IELTS/TOEFL results, as well as their co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, research work, statement of purpose, and job experience.

Expenses covered

The loan scholarship amount ranges from INR 1,000 to INR 10,000. A gift scholarship of INR 7,50,000 may be offered to students who thrive academically while studying overseas and a travel grant with a maximum value of Rs.50,000 are available.

K.C. Mahindra Scholarship

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Particulars

                                            Criteria

About the scholarship

The interest-free loan scholarship granted by the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust to study post-graduate education abroad is also popular among Indian law students.

Eligibility

The applicant must be an Indian citizen with a first-class degree from a reputable university.

Application Process

Candidates must submit an admission letter from the university, a letter of recommendation, a personal statement, transcripts, and a curriculum vitae.

Expenses covered

A pool of 50 outstanding students is chosen for the Scholarship. The top three candidates will receive a grant of INR 8,00,000, while the remaining successful candidates will receive INR 4,00,000.

The Kapila & Nirmal Hingorani Foundation Pegasus Scholarship (KHFPS)

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

Over the course of eight weeks, the programme will provide young attorneys in India with firsthand experience of the workings of the legal system in England and Wales, while young legal practitioners from England and Wales will get the opportunity to see the Indian legal system in turn.

Spending three to four weeks at each of two separate sets of barristers’ chambers in London that practise in the candidate’s preferred areas of law will be part of the scholarship. Certain placements frequently include opportunity to observe advocacy in action, as well as requests for the scholar to assist with research and/or drafting, with the goal of providing insight into how these areas of law are handled in England and Wales. The scholar would spend time in barristers’ chambers as well as tour various institutions such as the Supreme Court, the High Court, and the Old Bailey, where he or she would be looked after by a Judge of that court for the day.

Eligibility

  • Citizen of India.
  • Must be a practising lawyer in India.
  • Have been in practice for less than seven years on the date of submission of the application.

Application Process

  • The candidate must complete the application form completely.
  • While filling out the application form, candidates will need to include the following information:
    • Experiential Learning;
    • Related Practice Areas;
    • Qualifications in Education.

Expenses covered

The scholar will be granted a stipend to cover living expenses, as well as aid in finding housing in London. The scholarship does not cover air travel, travel insurance, or visa fees. The student should:

The Rhodes Scholarship

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

Rhodes not only serves as a springboard to Oxford University, but it also provides lifelong access to a welcoming multinational society. Each year, five scholarships are available for Indian students, with one or two awarded to law students.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Indian citizens. 
  • PIO and OCI cardholders do not meet India’s citizenship requirements. 
  • You must have completed four years of formal education in India within the last ten years.
  • Must be between the ages of 19 and 25. 
  • The applicant must have earned a First-Class undergraduate degree or its equivalent.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a personal statement, six reference letters, a CV, transcripts, and other identifying documents in addition to a personal statement. Applicants who have been shortlisted are invited to a preliminary interview in New Delhi. Shortlisted candidates are then invited to a social engagement event and a final interview.

Expenses covered

Up to three years of study at Oxford University. Rhodes along with a full-ride scholarship also provides an annual stipend, settling-in allowance, and economy class air tickets.

Chevening

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

The Chevening scholarship is a prestigious and competitive grant awarded to individuals with demonstrated leadership potential and a solid academic background who wish to study in the United Kingdom.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be Indian citizens.
  • Must have a minimum of two years of work experience. 
  • Candidates must have applied to three different UK universities and received unconditional offers from at least one of them. 
  • Candidates must meet the English language requirements.

Application Process

Applicants must submit transcripts, English language test scores, two letters of recommendation, and a scholarship essay as part of the application process.

Expenses covered

The Chevening fellowship is fully financed, including a living allowance and travel expenses.

Commonwealth Scholarship

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

Students from Commonwealth countries can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship to study for a one-year Master’s degree in the United Kingdom.

Eligibility

  • To apply for Social Sciences and Humanities programmes, a candidate must be an Indian citizen with a 60% or higher in their undergraduate degree. 
  • Candidates must also state that they will be unable to pay for their education in the United Kingdom without this scholarship.

Application Process

Applicants must send two letters of recommendation, transcripts, identity documents, and a supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the United Kingdom from one of the institutions listed on the application form. The Ministry of Human Resources Development conducts a preliminary interview (MHRD).

Expenses covered

Tuition, economy roundtrip travel, and a living allowance are all covered by the scholarship.

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarship

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

The Inlaks scholarship, which is available for institutions in America, Europe, and the United Kingdom, is given to individuals with remarkable talents who want to better their skills so that they can be future change agents.

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be an Indian citizen.
  • Must have a first-class bachelor’s degree. 
  • Candidates must be under the age of 30.
  • Must have been accepted into a top-ranked university 

Application Process

The scholarship application must be submitted online. 

Two letters of recommendation are required, one of which must be an academic reference. 

Candidates who have been shortlisted are invited to a preliminary interview, which is followed by a final interview.

Expenses covered

Full tuition fees, living allowance, one-way travel allowance and health allowance are all covered under the scholarship. The maximum funding given to each candidate is USD 100,000.

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

This scholarship is given to deserving Indian students who show leadership potential and wish to study in the United States.

Eligibility

  • To be considered for a Fulbright grant of scholarship, an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree equivalent in the United States with at least a 55 percent grade point average.
  • Candidates must have three years of job experience.
  • Candidates should possess leadership and community service experience.

Application Process

Applicants must submit transcripts, English language test scores, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, study objectives, and a writing sample as part of the application process.

Expenses covered

This scholarship covers tuition, living expenses, J-1 visa support, as well as accident and sickness insurance.

The Felix Scholarship

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

Students from India and other underdeveloped nations can apply for the Felix Scholarship to study at Oxford University, University of Reading, and SOAS, London.

Eligibility

Academically good students who have received a first-class degree from an Indian university are eligible to apply.

Application Process

Applicants are only allowed to apply to one of the three universities. To be eligible for the Felix Scholarship, you must fill out a separate form for each university except Oxford.

Expenses covered

Covered: Felix is a fully-funded scholarship that also includes a stipend for living expenses, a book and clothing allowance, and a return journey home.

The Schwarzman Scholarship

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

The Schwarzman Prize is a distinguished and highly competitive scholarship designed to introduce future leaders to China and its role in changing global dynamics. Tsinghua University in Beijing offers a Masters in Global Affairs to these scholars.

Eligibility

  • Schwarzman seeks students who are not only academically and intellectually bright, but who have leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional character, and an interest in learning about different cultures. 
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree programme and have excellent English skills. 
  • They must be at least 18 years old but not more than 29 years old.

Application Process

Candidates must submit a resume, academic records, two essays, three letters of recommendation, and an optional video.

Expenses covered

Tuition, accommodation and board, travel to and from Beijing, an in-country study tour, books and supplies, health insurance, and a stipend of USD 4000 are all covered by the scholarship.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship is the product of a collaboration between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK universities to allow Commonwealth students to study in the United Kingdom. Candidates who choose this scholarship must, however, return to their native country after completing the course.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be citizens of a Commonwealth country or have been awarded refugee status by one. 
  • They should also have a first-class degree.
  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively in English. 

Application Process

The candidate must submit a list of the following supporting documents:

  • Proof that the candidate is a citizen or has refugee status in a Commonwealth country that is eligible: a copy of the current passport (or national ID card) with photo, date of birth, and citizenship submitted to the online application system.
  • Full transcripts documenting all higher education degrees, including up-to-date transcripts for any qualifications the candidate is presently studying (with certified translations if the transcripts are not in English) – uploaded to the online application system.
  • At least two personal references must be submitted directly to the online application system by the referees (referees will be sent an email request to submit online).

Expenses covered

Tuition fees, living expenses, and airfare are all covered by the scholarship.

National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) Scheme for SC etc. candidates

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Particulars

Criteria

About the scholarship

The National Overseas Scholarship Scheme, run by the Central Sector, aims to help low-income students from Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers, and Traditional Artisans obtain higher education, such as a Master’s or PhD, by studying abroad, thereby improving their economic and social status. Each Selection Year, 100 new prizes are made, subject to funding availability. Candidates from Scheduled Castes receive 90 awards, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes receive 6 awards, Landless Agricultural Labourers receive 4 awards, and Traditional Artisans receive 4 awards. 30% of the awards for each year are earmarked for women candidates.

Eligibility

  • Minimum 60%of marks or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination would be required.
  • The age of the candidate should not be more than 35 years, as on the first day of April of the selection year.
  • In the preceding year, the total household income from all sources must not have exceeded Rs. 8.00 lakh.
  • Only candidates who have received an unconditional offer of admission from one of the top 1000 ranked foreign institutions/universities from the academic session 2020-21 and onward will be considered for a scholarship.

Application Process

The candidate must agree to allow his or her university to share information with the concerned Indian Mission overseas and the Ministry.

The candidate must also state that he or she is not receiving any type of subsidy from the government or any other organisation, including a university or college, for the course for which he or she is applying under this plan.

Before departing, the selected candidates must provide all necessary documents and sign any agreements as determined by the Government of India from time to time.

Expenses covered

  • Annual Maintenance Allowance- 15400 US Dollars for United States of America (USA) & other countries except for the UK and 9900 Great British Pound for United Kingdom (UK).
  • Contingency Allowance 1500 US Dollars for United States of America (USA) and 1100 Great British Pound for United Kingdom (UK).
  • Incidental Journey Allowance & Equipment Allowance- 20 US Dollar for each or its equivalent in Indian Rupees.
  • Tuition Fees, Visa Fees, Medical Insurance premiums, Poll Tax will be provided.
  • Air transportation will be supplied from India to the nearest location of the educational institution and back to India in economy class and by the quickest route, as arranged with the national carrier.

Conclusion

These programs offer the best scholarships and candidates who want to pursue should not miss their chance. Keep checking on the deadlines to grab the opportunity at the earliest.

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