Felix Scholarship 2021 for Underprivileged PG Students

Felix Scholarship 2020
Felix Scholarship 2021

Felix Scholarship 2021 is one of the scholarships which allows tremendous poor (underprivileged) students from India and other developing countries to practice postgraduate studies in any subject at the University of Oxford, the University of Reading, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). The scholarship is given in all subjects except for medicine. This is required before applying for the Felix Scholarship candidate must have already submitted a Formal Application for admission to one of the Institutions.

Felix Scholarship 2021 for Underprivileged Students of India for PG Studies

The three partner universities in the association with Felix Trustees, the scholarship is managed. Every year the no. of scholarships has been increased. Since 2001, Felix scholarships have been awarded to underprivileged students of the below-mentioned regions:

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Belarus, Peru, Czech Republic, Kenya, Ghana, Turkey, South Africa, Egypt, Nepal, Hungary, Lebanon.

Last Date: 30 January 2021

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Academically gifted and underprivileged nationals of India are invited to apply.
  2. To be eligible for Felix Scholarship, the candidates are required to be 30 years of age.
  3. The applying candidate should possess at least an Ist class Bachelors’s degree from a reputed Indian university or a comparable institution.
  4. The married candidates are also eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  5. Non-Indian and non-EEA nationals need not apply directly as they are selected by the individual universities but are required to have the same academic qualifications
Benefits of Scholarship
  1. The Felix scholarship covers 100% of University and college fees.
  2. A grant for living costs (of at least £14,570) will be given
  3. One return flight from India to the UK shall also be provided to the selected candidates.
  4. Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Application Process for Felix Scholarship 2021

  • The candidates who are applying for Felix Scholarship 2021 will be required to download the application form available on the official website.
  • Candidates should note that an application can be made to only one institution.
  • Candidates for the Felix Scholarships at Oxford need not fill a separate scholarship application form. Instead, they should check the Felix Scholarship box in the Scholarships section of the University’s Application Form for Graduate Study when applying for admission to their course.

Submission:

Candidates can submit the application form at either of the three universities mentioned below before the due date:

OxfordUniversity of Oxford, Student Fees and Funding, 3rd Floor, 4 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX

ReadingGlobal Recruitment (International), University of Reading , Building LO27, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5EX, UK

SOAS: The Scholarships officer, Registry SOAS, Thornhaugh street, Russell Square London, WC 1H 0XG, UK

Selection Process
  1. Only those candidates who have been accepted for admission will be considered for shortlisting.
  2. Shortlisting process will start in March and April 2021
  3. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the interview in INDIA
  4. The final results based on the application received and the performance in the interview will be declared in July 2021
  5. The scholarships are awarded based on outstanding merit and financial need.

Contact Details

Address: Global Recruitment (International), University of Reading , Building LO27, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5EX, UK

Tel: (0)118 378 3838 

Web Address: www.reading.ac.uk/gs-felix.aspx

E-mail address: felixscholarships@reading.ac.uk

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Who can apply?
    A. Indian nationals who hold at least a first-class Bachelors’s degree from a reputed Indian university or a comparable institution. Non-Indian and non-EEA nationals need not apply directly as they are selected by the individual universities but are required to have the same academic qualifications. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding merit and financial need.
  • Q. Is there a specific subject for which these awards are given?
    A. No. All subjects offered by the participating universities, except for medicine, are considered. The Selection Committees do not have a bias towards/ against any particular subject.
  • Q. I have an offer of admission from the University of Sheffield, or from the Imperial College of Science, Medicine, and Technology, London. Can I apply for a Felix Scholarship?
    A. No. Felix Scholarships are available only for the University of Oxford, the University of Reading, and the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London).
  • Q. I am married. Am I still eligible?
    A. Yes. Married applicants are considered. However, please be aware that no extra allowance will be granted for married applicants who are successful. The cost of living is very high in the UK and the spouses of married students have to make their own arrangements to support themselves. The Scholarship does not provide funding to spouses. The participating universities do endeavor to make available suitable accommodation to married students but this may involve long waiting lists and accommodation is not guaranteed. Applicants should also bear in mind that, although current UK laws do not place a restriction on the spouses of full-time students finding employment, in practice it is often difficult to find such employment.

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