Felix Scholarships

Academic year 2020
Reading, England


The Felix Scholarship scheme is available to high achieving students from India and other developing countries pursuing postgraduate studies at the University of Reading.

The scholarships cover tuition fees at the international rate and provide a stipend (maintenance grant) to cover living expenses (around £14,570). They also provide generous allowances for clothes, books and a return flight home. Please be aware that you will be asked to demonstrate financial need and spouses' costs will not be met.

The awards are available (depending on eligibility) for up to three years.


To be eligible for all the Felix Scholarships offered, you must be applying to start a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Reading, starting in September 2020. You must be able to demonstrate academic excellence and financial need and are expected by the Trust to return to work in your home country after completing your studies.

Please note, candidates who already hold a master's degree cannot apply for a master's degree scholarship.

For the scholarship for Indian citizens, the following eligibility criteria apply:

You must be an Indian national and not currently be living or studying outside of India.

You must have not previously studied for one year or more outside India.

You must have at least a first-class bachelor's degree from an Indian university or comparable institution.

Those with an upper second-class degree at a bachelor's level may be considered if they hold a first-class degree at master's level.

You must not hold a degree from a university outside of India.

This scholarship is available to students pursuing either a PhD or master's.

For the scholarship for students from developing countries, the following eligibility criteria apply:

You must have at least a first-class bachelor's degree from a university or comparable institution.

Those with an upper second-class degree at a bachelor's level may be considered if they hold a first-class degree at master's level.

You must not hold a degree from a university outside of your home country.Please note that this scholarship is for master's level only.

PhD candidates from developing countries are encouraged to consider alternative funding options. These can be found in our wider list of funding opportunities.

Application deadlines

Your application must have been accepted for admission by the University by 30 January 2020 to be considered for shortlisting. You are therefore advised to apply for admission at the earliest opportunity.

Candidates who have an academic condition on their offer of admission (such as completion of a qualification they are currently working towards) will need to successfully meet that condition by the shortlisting stage (w/c 16 March 2020) in order to be considered for this year's competition; they should otherwise consider applying to the competition next year.

Contact us

Global Recruitment (International), University of Reading

Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 3838

Email: [email protected]

Additional information about the Felix Scholarship scheme, which also runs at the University of Oxford and the School of Oriental & African Studies, can also be found on the external Felix Scholarships website.


Application will close on 30 January 2020


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