Goa Education Trust Scholarships

Sugandhi Sood Sugandhi Sood
Study Abroad Expert

In the year 2009, the Dempo and the Femento Group joined hands with the British Council of India and established Goa Education Trust Scholarships. The primary objective of this collaboration was to offer Goan students with an opportunity to pursue a postgraduate level of study in the UK.

Students can opt for various disciplines including Architecture, Journalism, Education, Business Management, and Communications.

Benefits of Goa Education Trust Scholarships

Award ValueFull or partial Tuition Fee
Eligible UniversitiesAll universities in UK
Applicable ProgramsAll PG level programs

Over the years, Goa Trust Scholarships have created a platform for meritorious students to explore and excel in their desired academic pursuits. In 2015, the Goa Education Trust scholarship scheme was extended to all the Indian nationals.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based
Offered byTrust
OrganizationBritish Council of India
Application DeadlinePassed
No. of ScholarshipsN/A
AmountVariable
Renewabilityno
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Link N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Indian students below the age of 30 are only ones eligible to apply for Goa Trust Education Scholarships. While citizenship is the primary eligibility criteria, your academic qualifications will play a crucial role.

Completion of a UG degree from an Indian institution with an exceptional and consistent academic record is important. Participation and achievements in extracurricular activities like sports, theatre, etc. will also be considered.

Moreover, the academic and extracurricular qualifications are equally crucial in securing admission to your desired master’s program.


Application Process

The application process of Goa Education Trust Scholarships is quite easy and straightforward. It is a simple four-step procedure that ensures that you have successfully submitted all the necessary documents before the set deadline.

For your reference, the four-step Goa Education Trust scholarship application process is given below:

Step 1: Download the scholarship application from the official website of the British Council.

Step 2: Complete the downloaded form in the word format and insert a scanned copy of a recent passport-size photograph in the relevant section.

Step 3: You are required to provide proof of certain aspects such as age, address, etc. Therefore, you have to gather the following documents:

  • Copy of birth certificate to confirm your age
  • Copy of passport identification page to confirm your address
  • Copy of conditional/unconditional admission letter of a UK university.
  • One academic and one professional reference letter

Step 4: Once you have completed all the three steps listed above, you have to mail the entire application package (application form, supporting documents, photographs) to the British Council.

You can mail your application package either via email or by post. Those who want to send an email must ensure that their scanned application package is not exceeding 10 MB.

Email must be sent to get.scholarship@britishcouncil.org

The ones who are unable to send their application package via email can send the hardcopy at the following address:

FOA: Goa Education Trust Scholarship 2020 Application
British Council Division,
British Deputy High Commission,
901, Tower 1, One Indiabulls Centre,
Elphinstone Road (West),
Mumbai – 400 013,
India

It is important to note that any application submitted without supplementary document(s) will be automatically rejected. Moreover, you are requested not to send any additional reference letters or supplementary documents.


Selection Process

British Council of India has a separate panel that reviews each Goa Trust scholarship application. From academic qualifications to personal achievements, the panel analyses every factor.

Once the application evaluation process is complete, a list of shortlisted students is compiled. Thereafter, if you are amongst the shortlisted students, you will be called for an interview session. Recipients are selected based on their interview and overall profile.

All students must note that even though the scholarship scheme is open for all Indian students, preference is still given to Goan students.


Grant Details

Goa Education Trust Scholarships 2020 will be the eleventh year of the Goa Education Trust and is prepared to receive scholarship applications in large numbers. By offering an opportunity to study in top universities in the UK, Goa Trust scholarships have significantly contributed to building the careers of 50+ Indian students.

The table below will give a summary of this grant and what all you require to become eligible to secure this scholarship:

Level of StudyPostgraduate
TypeMerit-based scholarship
BenefitFull or partial tuition fee
Application SystemSeparate online application form
Eligible CandidatesIndian students below 30 years
Application DeadlineMay 15, 2020
DocumentsUG degree, birth certificate, passport, references

To be able to study at a globally recognized university is the dream many of us wish to full. However, because of the generosity of charitable trusts like Dempo and the Femento Group and organizations like the British Council, several meritorious Indian students have fulfilled this dream.

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