PhD Scholarships

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A PhD scholarship supports students to carry out their research and to sufficiently covers their tuition fees and living costs. Further, many international PhD scholarships for Indian students are geared towards not only providing them with financial support throughout their course but also provides them with a platform to gain international exposure. Glance over the following list for more information on other PhD Scholarships that are available. 

Heinrich Boll Scholarships in Germany for International Students

Heinrich Boll Stiftung Foundation offers PhD scholarships to accepted applicants who wish to pursue their doctoral degrees from a recognized German university.

Eligibility The applicant must have been offered admission as a doctoral student by a German
state or state-recognized university.
Proof/letter of admission must be provided along with the application.
Those PhD subjects which relate to central points of the activities of the Foundation shall
be given preference.
Award €1,200 ( INR 1.08 Lakh) per month in addition to a €100 (INR 9,009) mobility allowance every month,  Various individual
allowances. In this, the tuition fees is not included
Deadline March 1st

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh, UK in its endeavour to encourage research offers 30 PhD scholarships to international students in any discipline offered at the institution. Tabulated below are the salient features of the program: 

Eligibility International students who have been accepted to a full-time PhD level degree program
at the University of Edinburgh, UK for the year 2020-21.

Proof of excellent and consistent academic merit and research potential.

At least an upper second-class honours Bachelor’s degree (or the overseas equivalent). A
first-class Bachelor’s degree supplemented by an excellent Master’s degree is strongly

*Financial status, nationality, the proposed field of study or any such factors are not taken into account for the award of a scholarship
AwardThe scholarship shall support the applicant for the difference between the tuition fee
incurred for a UK/EU postgraduate student and that chargeable to an overseas
postgraduate student.

Maintenance expenses do not fall under the ambit of the scheme.

Awards are tenable for up to three years with some conditions.
Deadline 17th Feb

Also Read: Top 10 Scholarships for Women to Study Abroad

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program

Established by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program supports international students to pursue a PhD in France in its various reputed universities. Glance through the following table to know more about the scheme: 

Eligibility Fields of study accepted: Economics and Management; Engineering (Master level) /
Science In a broader sense (PhD level); Law; Political Sciences
Award Grants [Amount not notified]
Deadline January 9th

Note: Selected candidates for the Eiffel Excellence PhD Scholarships will be nominated by the university, therefore, students must contact the university admissions office/financial aid/international relations department for further information.

DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP)

The German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD scholarship financially supports international students who intend to complete PhD projects [max up to 4 years] at an institution in Germany. 

Eligibility Excellently-qualified doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases, a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their scholarship – depending on the graduate school
Award1. Monthly allowance of 1,200 euros ( INR 1.08 Lakh)

2. Allowances for health, accident and personal liability insurance cover

3. Lump sum amount for travel (depending on country of origin)

4. Research allowance of 460 euros per year (INR 41,445)

5. Owing to exceptional circumstances, grant holders may be entitled to the following extra benefits: monthly rent subsidy; a monthly allowance for depending members of family (a figure of 200 euros allowance per child and nearly 275 euros marriage allowance)
DeadlineDirectly through the institution

Also Read: Raman Charpak Fellowship

Google PhD Fellowship India Program

This fellowship program is offered by Google for aspiring PhD scholars in Computer Science or related specializations. The Google PhD. Fellowship India Program provides a monthly fellowship amount as well as covers the contingency expenses along with giving an internship offer at Google. The requirements for this Google Scholarship for PhD in India are:

  • The candidate must be enrolled in a PhD course at a recognised university in India.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree holder from a university in India
  • A working professional at a recognised organisation in India

Also Read: Post Doctoral Scholarships

PhD Scholarships for International Students

Apart from the aforementioned international PhD scholarships, you can also consider the following in order to kickstart your career in research!

PhD ScholarshipsAmount
The University of Queensland, UK PhD Scholarship in Addressing the Technology Gaps in Bio-Composite Materials 2020AUD 28,092/year (INR 15.50 Lakh) [tax-free] plus AUD 2,500 (INR 1.37 Lakh) top-up for three years
Henley Business School, University of Reading, UKFull fees grant and a stipend of up to
GBP 15,000(INR 15.33) for 1 year
University of Konstanz, Poland – ZUKOnnect Fellowship 2020EUR 1,200 (INR 1.08 Lakh)stipend for doctoral and EUR 2,000 (INR 1.80 Lakh) stipend for postdoctoral researchers
Inlaks ScholarshipsTuition fees, Living expenses, one-way travel allowance, and health allowance
Oxford and Cambridge Society of India ScholarshipFinancial grants of anywhere between INR 40,000 to INR 4,00,000
Aga Khan ScholarshipTuition Fees and Living Expenses in the form of a 50% grant and 50% loan for the first two years

PhD Scholarships are integral in allowing students the right backing to pursue a career in research and actualise their potential. If you are searching for the right pick for you, contact the experts at Leverage Edu through a 30-minute FREE career counselling session here and take a step towards a vibrant career!

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  1. I have liked the website as it gives relevant information.
    Kindly support me to identify PhD scholarship for my study at the Atlantic International University in USA. I am pursuing PhD in Public Health Administration and I have been paying my tuition fees alone. Please help me to accomplish my dream course.

  1. I have liked the website as it gives relevant information.
    Kindly support me to identify PhD scholarship for my study at the Atlantic International University in USA. I am pursuing PhD in Public Health Administration and I have been paying my tuition fees alone. Please help me to accomplish my dream course.