Funding for MSc in Modern South Asian Studies, MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies and SIAS DPhil

Applicants to the MSc in Modern South Asian Studies and the MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies are often eligible for a number of University wide Scholarships, and you are strongly encouraged to explore these funding opportunities. We do recommend that you complete a full search of all opportunities available at the link above but we have also highlighted a few options here.

The earlier that you start thinking about scholarships and completing your applications (where seperate applications are required) the better, and it is important to remember that many scholarships will require your application to the course to be submitted for the January deadline at the latest.

Indira Gandhi Scholarships

Oxford Indira Gandhi-Radhakrishnan Scholarship

We are pleased to announce a full one-year scholarship (fees and maintenance) for the MSc in Modern South Asian Studies for 2018-19, jointly funded by the Oxford-Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme and the Radhakrishnan Memorial Fund. The holder of the scholarship must be ordinarily resident in India and not in receipt of a full scholarship from any other source. Applications should be made through the usual channel for the OIG scholarships (see the university website for details).

The Charles Wallace India Trust

Doctoral Training Partnership - Full Studentship for Masters through to DPhil studies.


Pran Nath Bahl Memorial Scholarships - This scholarship ran for three years, from 2012-2015. Although it is no longer available, please follow the link to learn more about the scholarship and its recipients.

IFMR Scholarships.  Between 2009 to 2012 the MScCI benefitted from two scholarships funded through the Institute for Financial Management and Research linked to ICICI Bank. The holders were

  • Sneha Krishnan (2009-10)
  • Ilma Afroz (2011-12)