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Vagisha Kaushik|May 28, 2023
NEW DELHI: The University of Birmingham has launched a fully-funded scholarship-- Lord Karan Bilimoria (chancellor’s) scholarship for Indian students applying for postgraduate study programmes at the university’s campuses in Birmingham and Dubai. The scholarship includes a full tuition fee waiver and accommodation costs up to the duration of the programme for the winner, while four runner-ups will be exempted from tuition fee for 5,000 pound (Rs 5 lakh approx).
According to the official university release, the candidates should have an excellent academic record and should be able to demonstrate that they have overcome challenging circumstances. They should also have innovative ideas to overcome the complex challenges faced by both the UK and India. Apart from this successful applicants who reaches the final round will be asked to submit a three-minute video answering two key questions:
1. What challenges have you overcome in life?
2. What innovation would you suggest to solve a challenge faced by India and the UK?
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"The scholarship is only open to Indian students applying for postgraduate study programmes at the University’s campuses in Birmingham and Dubai. Candidates must have a valid offer of study from the University of Birmingham," reads an official statement.
While launching the scholarship, Lord Bilimoria, chancellor, University of Birmingham said: “I am hugely proud of the University of Birmingham’s education partnerships in India and delighted to launch this exceptional opportunity to encourage outstanding individuals to join us – whether at our iconic new campus in Dubai or our beautiful historic campus in Birmingham."
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“Our University’s motto is ‘per ardua ad alta’ which translates as ‘through adversity to high things’. This is a sentiment which inspires us, as we begin our search for scholarship candidates who have beaten the odds to achieve academic excellence and can demonstrate an innovative idea with the potential to solve any of the complex challenges facing both India and the UK," he added.
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