The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarships are part-cost awards for undergraduate, second undergraduate, graduate study and research in any subject available at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, UK.
The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) is a not-for-profit alumni organisation based in New Delhi, India. The scholarships offered by OCSI are Equal Opportunity, i.e. the decisions made in awarding these scholarships are not based on race, colour, religion, disability, age (except for maximum age criterion), sex or ancestry.
Relatives of the Executive Committee of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India are not eligible for these scholarships.
The application for the OCSI scholarships are now closed for 2023-24.
These scholarships were instituted by the Society over fifty years ago. Originally established as a purely social network of the Oxford and Cambridge alumni in Delhi, the Society transitioned into a more academic and educational support network in the 1960s, while continuing with its major role as an alumni body. Initially, the scholarships were a peripheral activity, but these soon became the most important aspect of the working of the society, which itself moved from a Delhi-base to an all-India role through the scholarships.
The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have been favoured destinations for Indian students for many years. However, in recent years, the increasing cost of a British university education and the greater competition for the few scholarships available has meant that fewer and fewer Indian students are able to take up places at Oxford and Cambridge. The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India has been offering scholarships every year, but these are dependent on the annual generosity of a few donors.
Institutions for which the scholarships are offered:
(Some scholarships may be limited to one or the other university, or sometimes to specific colleges at the universities)
Generally available for any subject/course/field of study available at the two universities (some scholarships may be limited to specific courses or fields of study). The levels of study include the following:
The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India is offering scholarships for admission to the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge in the academic year 2023-24, as below:
Note: Each year we seek to raise funds and receive other grants that become available by June each year. Candidates will be eligible for any such additional grants as well.
We will evaluate candidates based on three broad dimensions, namely,
Candidates who are admitted to Oxford and Cambridge for any course may apply, including for undergraduate programs. Individual scholarships may be limited to specific universities, colleges or courses which will be specified separately. However, while considering applications, preference will be given to candidates pursuing graduate and research-based programmes including post-doctoral research.