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Scholarships for a great Future Abroad after IELTS

On clearing the IELTS exam, the next concern is to pick the right college abroad and make your way. On one hand you are busy to find out the best college at your dream location while you are keeping an eye on the facilities, course structure, course duration and so on. At this stage, the pressure can be slightly burdened off, if a scholarship comes on the way. Scholarship not only cuts your investment but also reflects the deserving candidate in you.

Scholarship Options after IELTS

Here are few scholarships you can apply after clearing IELTS exam, that paves way for a bright future abroad.

Hornby Educational Scholarship
Criteria: 6.5 band score (IELTS); 6 in each section
A  S Hornby Educational Trust offers scholarship for a one year Masters course in English Language Teaching (ELT) and related subjects at U.K. However, to apply for this one, the candidate needs to be a graduate from U.K. during Bachelor’s Degree and also have work experience as an English Language Teacher or Trainer. Preliminary interviews and exam are considered before awarding the Hornby Scholarship to deserving candidates.

Goa Education Trust Scholarship
Criteria: Excellent academic record, 30 years (maximum age limit)
This open scholarship was previously only for Goan students. Now, it extends to all candidates belonging to India. It’s an initiative of Dempo and the Fomento Group, Goa Education Trust and British Council. The scholarship funds a part of Master course at U.K. with fees not exceeding GBP 12500.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
Criteria: Candidates who have already been abroad for education or training purpose. However, they need to physically be in India, when applying for this scholarship.
Funded by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, every year 65 nominations are sent for this scholarship, while only 26 are sanctioned. This covers economy return international travel, adequate maintenance or other allowances and tuition fee for students in the field of agriculture, science, engineering, humanities and social sciences. Commonwealth scholarship also extends to PhD applicants, academic and medical professionals.

Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT)Scholarship
Criteria: Application is accepted in copy only.
One of the oldest scholarships of the country, offers grants to Indians at the budding and advanced stage of their career, to spend time in U.K. and enhance artistic, academic and ambitious goals in any stream of culture. CWIT Scholarship records can be tracked on Charity Commission’s website.

Great Scholarship
Criteria: Applicable with minimum IELTS band score 6.
Keeping in view the importance of students’ mobility in cultural relations, this British Council sponsored scholarship aims to promote U.K. as an education destination. You can land in top 36 U.K. based colleges with this scholarship from British Council. Presently it covers over 260 undergraduate and postgraduate courses on a variety of fields.

IDP Scholarships
The IDP scholarships allow Indian students to sharpen their career abroad in five countries – Australia, U.S.A., U.K., Canada and New Zealand. The overseas scholarships are sub divided into categories like Academic Excellence, Destination Specific Scholarship, Program Specific Scholarships and Student Specific Scholarship. Eligible students can apply for any of these depending on their needs and requisites.
One criteria that stands common for all of these scholarship is, your IELTS score. Prepare well and score high to apply for these scholarships that can ease your journey of education internationally.

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