Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2020 for PhD in St John’s College, Cambridge, UK

The Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship 

 The Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships aim to support students from India to pursue doctoral studies at St John’s College, Cambridge. Under this initiative, a number of scholarships will be made available for September/October 2020. 

 It is expected that the students will go on to become leading achievers and opinion-formers within Indian Society, and applicants should be able to demonstrate leadership potential accordingly. All candidates must first apply for doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, selecting St John’s College as their first choice. 

Value of award 

The scholarships cover 

Academic fees 
International airfare 
Monthly stipend to cover living expenses 
UK Visa 


Applicants should be able to meet the following criteria: 

 An Indian national with a valid Indian passport, currently based in India 
Below 35 years of age on 31 December, 2019 
No previous significant exposure to a UK education, or receipt of UK government funding 
Hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed Indian university or institution with a First Class award in the relevant subject or field by October 2020 
Intend to pursue a full-time 
Doctoral research degree from the University of Cambridge, commencing by September/October 2020, which they have already identified 
Able to display evidence of leadership qualities – for example, from extracurricular activities, contribution to the country or society in their chosen field 
Fluent in spoken and written 
English Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the University

Applying Applicants must apply for their chosen Doctoral programme at the University of Cambridge, to commence by September/October 2020. Candidates should consult the full application guidelines below.  The Preliminary Application Form for 2020-21 will be available from September.  This should be completed in addition to the application to the University of Cambridge (please see the link to Graduate Admissions below).

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