The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships- University of Cambridge

Awarded by : University of Cambridge

Updated on Dec 22, 2021
Amrita Kaur

University Research Analyst

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships- University of Cambridge

  • Applicable for

    University of Cambridge in UK

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 2,00,000/-

  • No. of students to be awarded

    Varies

  • Course Level

    Bachelors & Masters

  • Intake year

    Sep 2022

  • Type of scholarships

    Merit

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Scholarship Overview

  • The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) is a not-for-profit alumni organization based in New Delhi, India
  • The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships are part-cost awards for undergraduate, second undergraduate, graduate study and research in any subject available at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, UK
  • These scholarships were instituted by the Society over fifty years ago. Originally established as a purely social network of the Oxford and Cambridge alumni in Delhi, the Society transitioned into a more academic and educational support network in the 1960s, while continuing with its major role as an alumni body. Initially, the scholarships were a peripheral activity, but these soon became the most important aspect of the working of the society, which itself moved from a Delhi-base to an all-India role through the scholarships

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree

This scholarship is applicable for the following courses in University of Cambridge in UK

  • The levels of study would include the following: 
    • Research leading to the PhD degree
    • One-year post-graduate courses (e.g. MPhil, LLM, BCL, Diploma, CASM or Part III Maths, MBA, PGCE etc.)
    • Taught and research based Masters programmes of various durations (including M.Sc., engineering, medicine)
    • Second Bachelors degree as an Affiliated Student/Senior Status
    • Bachelors degree programme

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: INR 200,000 => Rs 2,00,000

Conversion rate used: 1 INR = Rs. 0.00 (last updated 1st January 1970)

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense ×Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses ×Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship

  • OCSI of India is offering a scholarship in academic years 2021-2022 
    • OCSI scholarship(s) worth INR 200,000 (Rupees Two Lacs) each of the following two scholarships: OCSI K.K. Luthra Memorial Scholarship and OCSI Anita Banerji Memorial Scholarship, tenable at either the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford.
    • Four further OCSI scholarships worth INR 200,000 (Rupees Two Lacs) each tenable at either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge
    • One scholarship worth INR 100,000 (Rupees One Lac) tenable only at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, from Emmanuel College Cambridge (India) Trust.
    • One scholarship worth INR 100,000 (Rupees One Lac) tenable only at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, from Ritika Dhamija.
  • Each year we seek to raise funds and receive other grants that become available by June each year. Candidates will be eligible for any such additional grants as well.

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: Varies

  • OCSI of India is offering a scholarship in academic years 2020-2021:
    • OCSI scholarship(s) worth INR 200,000 (Rupees Two Lacs) each of the following two scholarships: OCSI K.K. Luthra Memorial Scholarship and OCSI Anita Banerji Memorial Scholarship, tenable at either the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford
    • One scholarship worth INR 100,000 (Rupees One Lac) tenable only at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, from Emmanuel College Cambridge (India) Trust
    • One scholarship worth INR 100,000 (Rupees One Lac) tenable only at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, from Ritika Dhamija

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12 Required
UG Required
Interview Required

Eligibility

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Must be ordinarily resident in India
  • Must be not more than 30 years of age on 1 September of the year of application for the award
  • Must be a graduate of an Indian university if applying to a second undergraduate or for a post graduate course (applicants who are expected to graduate in the year of the award are also eligible to apply for the awards), or be from a school in India if applying for an undergraduate course.
  • Must have applied for and secured admission to study a full-time course at the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford. Candidates are required to present proof of admission before grant of the scholarship, and proof of having taken up residence at Cambridge or Oxford before the scholarships funds are released.
  • Must intend to pursue a course of study that is one of the following:
    • Research leading to the PhD degree
    • One-year post-graduate courses (e.g. MPhil, LLM, Diploma, CASM or Part III Maths, MBA, PGCE etc.)
    • Taught and research based Masters programmes of various durations (including M. Sc., engineering, medicine)
    • Second Bachelors degree as an Affiliated Student/Senior Status
    • Bachelors degree programme
  • Must be admitted to the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford through the University’s normal academic procedures. OCSI cannot admit students or assist in this process. 

Preference will be given to following candidates:

  • While it is an eligibility requirement for the candidate to have graduated from a university/school in India, there is an added preference that the final years of schooling should also have been completed from India. Therefore, students who have already studied abroad would be at a significant disadvantage for the OCSI scholarship program

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India

Application Process for this scholarship

  • Proof of admission before granting of the scholarship
  • Application Process: Applicants has to download the application form from the website of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India and return a scanned copy of the completed form by email to the Chair of the Scholarships Committee, The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India at the email ID: secretary@oxbridgeindia.com

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application start date Not Available
  • Application forms for OCSI scholarships will be available on the website of the Society by March every year
Application final end date Not Available
  • no specific deadline mentioned

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

Contact email secretary@oxbridgeindia.com

Additional Information

  • Students can also expect to receive the below support also:
    • Letter of support from OCSI for other scholarship awarding bodies
    • Complimentary life membership of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India
    • Mentoring, whereby a member of OCSI shall play the role of a mentor and will support the OCSI scholar during his/her stay at Oxford/Cambridge by giving appropriate guidance to the awardee. It shall be the endeavor of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India to identify a mentor who shares some interests with the OCSI scholar
  • Candidates must also be aware of the responsibilities that being awarded a prestigious, part-cost scholarship at one of the world’s leading universities (Cambridge or Oxford) brings. There is an expectation that OCSI Scholars will use the education they gain at Cambridge to become leaders in their field and give back to society in ways that they are best placed to do so. There is an expectation that OCSI Scholars will return to India in a reasonable time frame after completing their course of study at Cambridge

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