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Universities provide millions for Indian scholarships

London universities are offering millions of pounds in scholarships every year to students from India to study at some of the world’s best higher education institutions, new research has shown.

Posted: 11 July 2014

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The beautiful grounds at the University of Roehampton

A survey of the 17 universities within a partnership of London institutions (LUIP), which includes the University of Roehampton, has found that nearly 250 million INR (£2.5 million) has been awarded to students from India each year.

Lord Swraj Paul, a leading non-resident Indian industrialist, said: “London is one of the best cities in the world to study. London and India have great cultural and business ties and it is testament to the strength of the relationship that London universities offer so many scholarships to students from India. A London education can be a great investment in a young person’s future and I believe it really enhances the chances of succeeding in your career.”

In a separate survey of Indian students and alumni, also carried out by LUIP, 85 per cent said a London education had given the opportunity to explore a greater choice of careers. More than 70 per cent said studying in London was worth the investment.

Speaking to prospective students, Gary Davies, the University of Roehampton’s Director of Recruitment and Chair of LUIP, said: “Studying in London, with its incredible history, world class educational, social, cultural and political successes represents a real investment in your future. Students at London’s University of Roehampton have easy access to the capital’s major attractions as the city centre is just 30 minutes away, but you would also benefit from a beautiful, safe parkland campus with historic buildings and a royal park within walking distance.”

Roehampton is collaborating with the British Council’s ‘GREAT’ campaign and is offering 10 scholarships:BSc Business Management with Economics, MSc International Management and MA Film and Screen Cultures. 

Through the LUIP partnership, Roehampton values its close connections with India and looks forward to welcoming applications. Studying in London puts students in close proximity to the best the UK has to offer, an unrivalled boost to future employment and work experience prospects.

London student Vinay Menon, who is studying for an MSc in Development Economics said: “For me the whole experience of being a student in London has broken down cultural barriers.  Until you have studied abroad you don’t understand how much more comfortable you are dealing with people from all over the world.”

The UK Government places no restriction on the number of overseas students that can study in the UK. International students can remain in the UK to work after graduation if offered a qualifying job.

Read about international scholarships at www.roehampton.ac.uk/Finance/Postgraduate-Scholarships-International/

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