The Felix Scholarship for developing countries 2018/2019
The Felix Scholarship was founded to offer gifted underprivileged students from India and certain other developing countries the opportunity of furthering their postgraduate education by attending a university in the UK.
The primary objective of the Felix Scholarship is to stimulate the Felix scholars by exposing them to academic study, cultures, experiences and friendships that they would not otherwise have had the chance to sample. It is hoped that this in turn will endow them with skills and visions, enabling them, when returning to their country of origin, to contribute to the culture and welfare of their home communities.
Felix scholarships are offered at three universities - the University of Oxford, the University of Reading and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), part of the University of London. The Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and financial need.
In addition, for the Indian scholarship, the following eligibility criteria apply:You must be a national of and ordinarily resident in India;You must have a first-class undergraduate or master's degree from an Indian university;You must not hold a degree from a university outside of India (this rule does not apply to study undertaken whilst in receipt of a Felix Scholarship); andYou are expected to return to India after completing your studies.
One award is made each year to a non-Indian student who is a national of and ordinarily resident in a country (outside of India) which categorized by the World Bank as being low income. For a list of these countries, please see the World Bankwebsite. In addition, for the non-Indian scholarship, the following eligibility criteria apply:You should have a first-class undergraduate or master's degree;You must not already hold a degree from a university outside of your home country (this rule does not apply to study undertaken whilst in receipt of a Felix Scholarship); and You are expected to return to your home county after completing your studies.
The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees, a grant for living costs (around £14,100) and one return flight from India to the UK. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.
At Oxford, one award is also made each year to a non-Indian student who is ordinarily resident in a low income country outside India