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British Council announces Scholarships worth 1 million pounds to Indian students
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British Council announces Scholarships worth 1 million pounds to Indian students

The British council has announced about the Great Scholarships 2017 scheme on Monday, February 6, 2017 to attract Indian students for higher education in the United Kingdom (UK). The Scholarships are of worth one million pounds.

When it comes to higher education, students want a wide range of choices to opt from. The choice differs in terms of both places as well as education. To attract such students, new Scholarships schemes have been designed.

As part of the 'Great Britain' campaign, the council has put forwarded a new proposal 'Study UK: Discover You'. According to the new scheme, the students can get benefitted in198 Scholarships in branches like Art and Design, Engineering, Law and Management. Now students can take advantage of 29 under-graduate and 169 post-graduate Scholarships in various fields.

British Council hosted an exhibition for students to explore options in the new scheme at Hotel Taj Vivanta, Begumpet onTuesday, February 7, 2017 from 2pm to 7pm where representatives from 20 UK universities participated to answer the queries of students regarding the course choices, visas, applications, Scholarships and more.

The universities that participated in the exhibition were University of Arts, London, Aston University, Edinburgh Napier University, Middlesex University, Kingston University, University of Warwick, London Metropolitan University and University of Bristol among others.

According to the reports of Mei-kwei Barker, Director of British Council, South India, a mobile application has also been launched by the British Council on ‘Study UK: Discover You Exhibition 2017’ in India to help students and parents to plan their visit to the exhibition. The App provides all the details about UK-based institutions. Moreover, students can also take advantage of the career seminars on MBA, IT, and Engineering, Manufacturing coupled with insightful sessions by experts on student visas.

About 20,000 students from India go to pursue their higher studies in UK every year, said the Director of British Council. As compared to last year, there has been an increase of 6% in the last 3 quarters in the Visas issued to Indian students.

Andrew McAllister, British deputy high commissioner, Hyderabad, said that the number of applications that they receive for Chevening, British government’s flagship programme is not enough. He mentioned that Chevening is generally for mid level and senior level professionals who can visit UK and get a chance to learn in diverse fields for a period of 2-3 months.

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