Scholarships for Studying in UK 2011

Scholarships for Studying in UK 2011

How to Find UK Scholarships for International Students?

This is the most common question we receive from thousands of international students who planning to study in UK. The education in UK is expensive but many international scholarships and financial aid grants from various private and government organizations help students in achieving their career goals.

Studying in the UK continues to offer good value for money for international students – the quality of teaching is high, as is the international status of UK qualifications.

There are many different schemes operating in different countries and it is essential that you thoroughly explore all the options while still in your home country. Your first point of contact for information should be your education ministry as they will have details of scholarship opportunities for students wishing to study overseas, and will be able to advise you on your own governments conditions for studying abroad. The British Council will also be able to offer you advice, as will your own higher education institution. If there is no local British Council office you could contact your nearest British Embassy or High Commission.

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Various universities publish scholarships for studying in UK on, which can be found in our UK Scholarship section.

However the major resources for more information about scholarships for Postgraduate Studies in the UK are British Council and British Chevening Scholarships.

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British Chevening Scholarships Scheme
This presitigious award could help fund your studies and introduce you to an influential global alumni. Find out more about becoming a Chevening scholar. chevening scholarship logo

Here we are providing you a list of recently announced scholarships available for students. I Hope this will help in finding right scholarship for you. Please post your comment below if you are searching scholarship.

Overseas Scholarships for Computer Science Postgraduate Programmes at Heriot Watt University, UK
Employer: Heriot Watt University
Study Subject: Computer Science or Information Technology
Eligibility: Postgraduate
Scholarship Description: Open to all new overseas applicants who have accepted a (un)conditional offer of a place on a full-time taught postgraduate programme in Computer Science or Information Technology for the academic year 2011-2012.
Scholarship Application Deadline:31 May 2011

10 ESRC Doctoral Training Studentships at University of London, UK
Employer: ESRC
Study Subject: Social Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Media and Communications, Politics, Psychology, Sociology
Eligibility: Doctoral
Scholarship Description: Students interested in applying to this interdisciplinary collaborative venture will need to apply to the relevant disciplinary pathway.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 3 May 2011

International PhD Scholarship at Lancashire Law School, UK
Employer: Lancashire Law School
Study Subject: Law
Eligibility: PhD
Scholarship Description: The University of Central Lancashire Funding International PhD Scholarship in EU Mediterranean Partnership: how effective in promoting political and legal change in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia 2011, UK

Scholarship Application Deadline:13 May 2011

Studentship in Science Communication and Promotion of High-Energy Physics, UK
Employer: Open University
Study Subject: science communication and Promotion of High-Energy Physics
Eligibility: Research
Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year studentship in the field of science communication, specifically to study the promotion of the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern).
Scholarship Application Deadline:15 April 2011

2011 UEA International Student Scholarships at University of East Anglia, UK
Employer: University of East Anglia
Study Subject: Courses offered by University of East Anglia
Eligibility: Bachelor and PhD , Masters
Scholarship Description: The University of East Anglia awards over £1,000,000 of scholarships each year to support international students in their studies. The awards are made by individual Schools of Study in the University. All international students (outside the European Union) are considered for a scholarship of between 10% and 50% of tuition fees.
Scholarship Application Deadline: April or May each year

Business School International Undergraduate Management Distinction Scholarships, UK
Employer: University of Exeter
Study Subject: Business and management
Eligibility :Undergraduate
Scholarship Description:The Business School is offering a number of Scholarships for academic distinction to students applying for our undergraduate management programmes. Ten awards of £2,000 are available and will be awarded to new student applicants on the basis of academic merit.
Scholarship Application Deadline:30th April 2011

2011 PhD Research Studentships at Loughborough University, UK
Employer: Loughborough University
Study Subject: Sustainable Supply Chains and Organisational Resilience
Eligibility : PhD
Scholarship Description: Based on its excellent Research Assessment Exercise results in 2009, the School of Business and Economics is opening a new multidisciplinary research centre, The Centre for Organisational Resilience, and is seeking to recruit three research students to join the Centre’s vibrant postgraduate community.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 April 2011

Ma Kam Ming MSc Scholarships at Bradford University School of Management, UK
Employer: Bradford University School of Management
Study Subject: Management
Scholarship Description: For entry in September 2011, the School of Management is offering up to four scholarships for full-time postgraduate study leading to the degree of MSc, at the School. These awards are designated the Ma Kam Ming Scholarships, in honour of his family’s generous benefaction.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 July 2011.

2012-2013 The Kufuor Postgraduate Scholarship for Ghanaian Students at Exeter College, Oxford, UK
Employer: Exeter College, Oxford
Study Subject: Courses offered by Exeter College, Oxford
Eligibility: Postgraduate
Scholarship Description: Following a generous gift made by the Kufuor Biographical Project to celebrate the leadership of President Kufuor in Ghana and to mark Ghana’s 50th Independence Anniversary, Exeter College is offering the Kufuor Scholarships (linked to a Clarendon Award) for a top Ghanaian student who wishes to undertake a graduate degree at Exeter College, University of Oxford.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications will reopen in September 2011 for 2012-13 entry

2011-2012 Executive MBA Scholarships at Nottingham Business School, UK
Industry Employer: Nottingham Business School
Study Subject: Executive MBA
Eligibility: Master’s
Scholarship Description: Nottingham Business School will be offering either one full scholarship of £14,800 or two part scholarships of £7,400, depending on applications and the judgement of the panel. The competitive scholarships are available to UK, EU and international students who have been offered a place to study on Nottingham Business School’s Executive Masters of Business Administration 2011 / 12 entry
Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 October 2011.

Humanities Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship at University of Exeter, UK
Employer: University of Exeter
Study Subject: Humanities
Eligibility: Postgraduate
Scholarship Description:University of Exeter undergraduate alumni wishing to study for a Masters degree within the College of Humanities can benefit from a £1,000 scholarship towards tuition fees. In order to be eligible for the award, in addition to any other programme entry requirements, you must obtain a minimum of 2.1 undergraduate degree.
Scholarship Application Deadline:31st August 2011

EADS Technology Masters Scholarship Awards 2011, UK
Employer: Royal Aeronautical Society’s
Study Subject:Aerospace, space or systems field.
Eligibility: Masters
Scholarship Description:We are very pleased to announce that the EADS Technology Masters’ Awards will be administered again through the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Centennial Scholarship scheme in 2011.This is an exciting opportunity to gain support for your postgraduate studies and valuable work experience from one of the world’s leading aerospace companies and will provide a valuable foundation for your career in aerospace engineering
Scholarship Application Deadline:27 May 2011.

MA Writing, Nature and Place Dean’s Scholarships at University of Exeter, UK
Employer: University of Exeter
Study Subject:Writing, Nature and Place
Eligibility: Masters
Scholarship Description:We are pleased to offer 3 scholarships worth £1,000 each for applicants demonstrating excellent writing skills for our MA Writing, Nature and Place at our Cornwall Campus, starting this October.
Scholarship Application Deadline:1st May 2011

Taught Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Nottingham, UK
Employer: University of Nottingham
Study Subject:MA Global Citizenship, Identities and Human Rights , Public Policy ,Masters in Public Administration ,International Social Policy
Scholarship Description:The School of Sociology and Social Policy is a vibrant, diverse and exciting centre for social science teaching and research. The School’s commitment to teaching and research that has an impact on society is reflected in the launch of these exciting Making a difference scholarships.
Scholarship Application Deadline:Closing date for overseas awards: Friday 1 April 2011 ,Closing date for home/EU awards: Friday 3 June 2011

2011 Jim Gatheral Scholarship for International Students at University of Glasgow, UK
Employer: University of Glasgow
Study Subject: Mathematical modelling
Eligibility: PhD
Scholarship Description: The 2011 round of the Jim Gatheral Scholarship is now open to applications. The University of Glasgow is delighted to present the Jim Gatheral Scholarship, a postgraduate travel award intended to enhance a doctoral student’s experience of mathematical modeling, to provide funding to allow the award holder to undertake a placement lasting between two months and one year at a centre of advanced study preferably outwith the UK in order to enrich and further their academic experience and research achievements
Scholarship Application Deadline: 2 May 2011

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The Buddha and His Dhamma,

The Buddha and His Dhamma, a treatise on Lord Buddha’s life and Buddhism, was the last work of Indian statesman and scholar B. R. Ambedkar. The book is treated as a holy text by Indian Buddhists. It was first published in 1957 after Ambedkar’s death.

It was again Published in 1979 by the Education Department of the Government of Maharashtra as the eleventh volume of Ambedkar’s collected writings and speeches, with a list of sources and an index.

Written in English, the book has been translated to many languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada etc.

Book I: Siddhartha Gautama — How a Bodhisatta became the Buddha

In this part entire life of Siddhartha Gautama is covered, His Birth, Parivraja(Renunciation), Enlightenment, His Predecessors and contemporaries.


Dr.B.R.Ambedkar writes that Sidhartha’s exile is due to opposing the resolution in Sakya’s sangh to declare war on the Koliyas, over the controversy of Rohini river water sharing between Sakyas and Koliyas.

Obeying the rules of Sakya’s Sangh, Siddharth realised the consequences that would follow if he continued his opposition to the Sangh in its plan of war against the Koliyas. He had three alternatives to consider — To join the forces and participate in the war, to consent to being hanged or exiled, or to allow the members of his family to be condemned to a social boycott and confiscation of property.

He was firm in not accepting the first. As to the third he felt it was unthinkable. Under the circumstances he felt that the second alternative was the best.

At this difficulty Siddharth Gautama decided to become a Parivrajaka and leave this country.

This opinion of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar is entirely different from the traditional view that he took Parivraja because he saw a dead person, a sick person and old person. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar writes that this traditional answer of Siddhartha’s parivraja is absurd on the face of buddhism.

Sex ratio, patriarchy, and ethics- jacob (my comments in BOLD)

K. S. Jacob
India’s sex ratio, among children aged 0-6 years, is alarming. The ratio has declined from 976 females (for every 1000 males) in 1961 to 914 in 2011. Every national census has documented a decline in the ratio, signalling a ubiquitous trend. Preliminary data from the 2011 census have recorded many districts with sex ratios of less than 850. The ratio in urban areas is significantly lower than those in rural parts of the country. Reports suggest evidence of violence and trafficking of poor women and forced polyandry in some regions with markedly skewed ratios. The overall steep and consistent decline in the ratio mandates serious review.

Sex selection and technology: Medical technology (like amniocentesis and ultrasonography), employed in the prenatal period to diagnose genetic abnormalities, are being misused in India for detecting the sex of the unborn child and subsequently for sex-selection. Female foetuses, thus identified, are aborted.

A large, nationally representative investigation of married women living in 1.1 million households documented markedly reduced sex ratios of 759 and 719 for second and third births when the preceding children were girls. By contrast, sex ratios for second or third births, if one or both of the previous children were boys, were 1102 and 1176 respectively. A systematic study in Haryana documented the inverse relationship between the number of ultrasound machines in an area and the decline in sex ratios. Studies have also documented correlations of low sex ratios at birth with higher education, social class and economic status. Many studies have concluded that prenatal sex determination, followed by abortion of female foetuses, is the most plausible explanation for the low sex ratio at birth in India.

The steady decline in the sex ratio suggests that marked improvements in the economy and literacy rates do not seem to have had any impact on this index. In fact, the availability of new technology and its easy access for the urban, wealthy and the educated have worsened the trend and harmed the status of women in Indian society.

Sex selection and statutes: A prolonged campaign by women’s groups and civil society organisations all over the country, in the wake of the skewed child sex ratio in the 1991 census, led to the enactment of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act in 1994. However, this statute was not effectively implemented, leading to further skewing of the sex ratios as recorded in the 2001 census. Social and financial pressures for smaller families intensified the misuse of such technologies to ensure the birth of sons. Such misuse cut across barriers of caste, class, religion and geography. The Act was amended in 2003, to include the more recent pre-conception sex selection techniques within its ambit, with the aim of tightening regulation to provide more teeth to the law to prevent the practice. It mandated the regulation of sale of technology, the registration of diagnostic centres, the monitoring of medical personnel, procedures and protocols. It has procedures for complaints and appeals and regulation by local authorities.

And yet, the problems of implementation are ubiquitous. Violations go unpunished with very few cases being booked and a zero conviction rate. The collusion between people, the medical fraternity and the administration has resulted in the worsening of the sex ratio and failure of the Act to make a difference.

Patriarchy and prejudice: The social system of patriarchy, with males as the primary authority figures, is central to the organisation of much of Indian society. The system upholds the institutions of male rule and privilege and mandates female subordination. Patriarchy manifests itself in social, religious, legal, political and economic organisation of society. It continues to strongly influence Indian society, despite the Constitution’s attempt to bring about an egalitarian social order.

Patriarchal societies in most parts of India have translated their prejudice and bigotry into a compulsive preference for boys and discrimination against the girl child. They have also spawned practices such as female infanticide, dowry, bride-burning and sati. They have led to the neglect of nutrition, health care, education, and employment for girls. Women’s work is also socially devalued with limited autonomy in decision-making. The intersections of caste, class and gender worsen the situation. Despite its social construction, patriarchal culture, reinforced by the major religions in the country, maintains its stranglehold on gender inequality. The prevalent patriarchal framework places an ideological bar on the discussion of alternative approaches to achieve gender justice.

Ethical blindness: The declining sex ratio cannot be simply viewed as a medical or legal issue. It is embedded within the social construction of patriarchy and is reinforced by tradition, culture and religion. Female foeticide and infanticide are just the tip of the iceberg; there is a whole set of subtle and blatant discriminatory practices against girls and women under various pretexts. It is this large base of discrimination against women that supports the declining sex ratio.

Many approach the problem superficially and focus on the declining sex ratio and its medical and legal solutions. But those who seriously engage with the issues have found that much unethical conduct that goes on, whether in one’s social or work life, happens because people are fooling themselves. Men, the dominant figures, and older women, who have lost the battle and have joined hands to form the ruling coalition, overlook many transgressions because it is in their interest to maintain the patriarchal culture. With such focus on patriarchal goals, the ethical implications of important decisions fade away. Such ethical fading results in engaging in or condoning behaviour that one would condemn if one were consciously aware of it. It results in ethical lapses in our social world, which are pervasive and intractable.

While viewing the girl child from only the narrow and bigoted, or financial perspectives, one fails to notice that many decisions have an ethical component. Consequently, one is able to behave unethically in relation to girls and women, while maintaining a positive self-image. Ethical fading also causes one to condone the unethical behaviour of others. Such “motivated blindness” tends to disregard issues that work against patriarchy. With the acceptance of patriarchal standards, based on religion or culture, even the most honest people have difficulty being objective. Those who overtly or covertly accept and defend patriarchy have a conflict of interest which biases their decisions against girls and women, in contexts both big and small. It is the everyday casual and hurtful misogyny — gendered language, sexist innuendo, stereotyping and jokes, small institutional inequities, sexualisation of society encouraged by advertising, media and capitalism that actually undergird violence of all types against women.

Need for gender justice: Viewing the sex ratio as an individual or medical issue and suggesting medical or legal interventions to end the practice reflect poor understanding. While strict implementation of the law will help reduce female foeticide and infanticide, it will not eliminate the problems. Simply exhorting the general population and the medical profession to desist from such practice without attempting to change patriarchy will prove futile.

The major barrier to mainstreaming gender justice and scaling up effective interventions is gender inequality based on socio-cultural issues. The systematic discrimination of girls and women needs to be tackled if interventions have to work. Although medical intervention (of sex determination and selective abortion of female foetuses) in the sex ratio stands out as causal, it is the more hazy but ubiquitous and dominant relationship between gender and patriarchy that has a major impact on the outcome. The failure to recognise this relationship and the refusal to tackle these issues result in the declining sex ratio. Debates on gender equality should not be reduced to talking about culture, tradition and religion. The prevalent patriarchal framework needs to be acknowledged as causal, interrogated and laid bare. Discussions on alternative approaches to achieving gender justice are mandatory.

While women are guaranteed equality under the Constitution, legal protection has little effect in the face of the prevailing patriarchal culture. India needs to confront its gender bias openly. It would appear that nothing short of a social revolution would bring about an improvement in the health and status of women in the country. Irony and hypocrisy are the two words that come to mind when patriarchal societies talk about justice for their women. Surely, the disappearance of millions of girls in India is reason enough to question the acceptance of patriarchy and search for an egalitarian social order.

(Professor K.S. Jacob is on the faculty of the Christian Medical College, Vellore.)

Keywords: child sex ratio, sex determination, gender discriminatio

Ranjani’s comments (posted- whether will be accepted i do not know)

I am in total agreement of the author with the statement that "Studies have also documented correlations of low sex ratios at birth with higher education, social class and economic status".

Where a nuanced understanding is required is whether the decline in CSR amongst poorer groups is due to sex selection/female foeticide or increase in gaps between female and male IMR and CMR or a combination of both.

Further the links between neo liberal models of development and decline in CSR have to be made. As i return from a workshop organised by women’s earth alliance and Gorakhpur environment action groups were poor women farmers came from UP, Bihar, West Bengal and uttarkhand, it was apparent that agriculture land was being converted, male migration was increasing, and dowry was increasing and used by poor households with sons for poverty reduction as well as demanding scooters, autos for livelihood- the advertisements for which they had seen on TV. In fact dowry was extended, that it after marriage as well a young women who had produced a son was returned, with the demand for auto

We need to unpack what is happening in which class, caste, religion, etthnicity, state, and district. In my opinion a combination of sex selection, female feticide and neglect is happening- linked not only to absence of gender justice, but economic and social justice- and the market driven economy. Trend data from Tamil nadu supports increase in gender gaps in imr and cmr, while at the same there is sex selection/female feticide happening. Growth and justice do not go hand and hand