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

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The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) Scholarship is given to students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, research, or certificate programmes at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Every year, one scholar is chosen for the scholarship by the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India. However, the number is subject to change based on the association's decision. OCSI is a partial-cost scholarship that benefits academically and provides financial aid to Indian students while they study.

Offered by  Trust 
Amount granted Variable 
Type of scholarship  Merit-based 
Level of program Graduate, undergraduate, doctorate 
Application deadline May, 2024 (tentative)
International students Indian Students only 
Official url  University of Oxford
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What are the benefits of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships?

All applicants are given an equal opportunity to apply for the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships.

  • list items Decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age (except for the maximum age criterion), gender, or ancestry.
  • list items The OCSI scholarships worth INR 200,000 will be awarded to each of the two scholarship holders who will be able to study at either the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford.
  • list items OCSI Scholarship in memory of K.K. Luthra
  • list items Anita Banerji Memorial Scholarship at OCSI.
  • list items From the Emmanuel College Cambridge (India) Trust, one scholarship worth INR 100,000 is available only at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge.
  • list items Ritika Dhamija has offered one scholarship worth INR 100,000 available only at St. Hilda's College, Oxford.
  • list items OCSI will provide candidates with a letter of support for other scholarship awarding bodies.
  • list items Candidates will be granted free life membership in the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India.
  • list items Candidates will be mentored and guided by a member of The OCSI.
  • The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India strives each year to raise funds and receive other grants that become available by June. Candidates who apply for The OCSI scholarships are also eligible for any such additional grants.

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    What is the eligibility criteria for the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships?

    To be eligible for the scholarship, students must first enroll in any part-time or full-time programme at Cambridge University, Oxford University, or any of their affiliated colleges. The candidates are further shortlisted based on the eligibility criteria established by the universities.

    Universities' eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • list items You must be an Indian citizen living in India.
  • list items Must be no older than 30 years old as of September 1 of the year of application for the award.
  • list items Admission to Cambridge or Oxford University is required.
  • list items Before the scholarship funds are released, proof of residence at Oxford or Cambridge is required.
  • Candidates are expected to be admitted to Oxford or Cambridge University through the normal academic process. OCSI will not help them with their admissions.

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    What is the application process for the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships?

    Students applying for the OCSI scholarship must have a letter of acceptance from Oxford or Cambridge University or one of their affiliated colleges. Students considering applying for a scholarship should consider the following points:

  • list items Every year, application forms for the scholarship are available on the official website of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India by mid-February.
  • list items Applications must be submitted to the society by May 15, 2024 (tentatively).
  • list items All candidates who have been shortlisted will be required to attend an interview in New Delhi in early June 2024 (tentatively).
  • list items Candidates who pass the interview stage will be awarded scholarships by mid-July 2024 (tentatively).
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    What are the documents required for the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships?

    The documents required for the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships are:

  • list items Scholarship application form completed
  • list items Evidence of Indian citizenship and regular residence in India
  • list items Transcripts from all previous educational institutions (including undergraduate, graduate, and any other relevant courses).
  • list items Admission to a full-time course at the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford is required.
  • list items Recommendation letter
  • list items Personal assertion
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    What is the selection process for the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships?

    Before determining the outcome and awarding the scholarship, OCSI considers a candidate's overall performance. It is a highly sought-after award because the number of scholarships available is limited and there are a large number of applicants.

    The following are the major factors that influence candidate shortlisting:

  • list items Academic Excellence
  • list items Achievements in Extracurricular Activities
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    How can you contact the University of Oxford?

    You can contact the University of Oxford by clicking on the following link:

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    Frequently asked questions

    Is there a scholarship programme at Oxford for Indian students?

    Oxford University offers various types of scholarships to international students, including Indian students.

    How much is the OCSI scholarship?

    The OCSI scholarship is worth INR 2 Lakh.

    Who are the candidates for an Oxford scholarship for Indian students?

    Candidates must be Indian citizens. In order to be eligible for the Oxford Scholarship, they must also achieve excellent academic results.