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Imperial College London unveils new scholarship programme for Indian students

Imperial College London unveils new scholarship programme for Indian students

Imperial College London has launched the 'Future Leaders Scholarship' programme, a new scholarship programme for Indian Masters students. The programme will support 30 students over the next three years with half of the scholarships reserved for female scholars. The scholarships will be for students in MSc programmes across Engineering, Natural Sciences, Business School and Medicine.

The launch was timed to mark the university’s tour by Indian Minister for Science & Tech, Earth Sciences, Dr Jitendra Singh, to meet researchers and students and strengthen ties with India.

The Minister visited Imperial’s Carbon Capture Pilot Plant to see how Imperial students are training to become the next generation of chemical engineers. He also saw a demonstration of the latest imaging from the Mars Rover at the Data Science Institute by Professor Sanjeev Gupta.

Professor Mary Ryan, Vice Provost (Research and Enterprise) at Imperial College London, said: “It is excellent to see India driving the science agenda for sustainable development and leading an impressive series of engagement through the Science20 group. We look forward to learning more about the outcomes and to working with our partners in India on the priority areas. Here at Imperial, we’re incredibly proud of our longstanding connections with India.

“We are privileged to host just over 800 talented and highly entrepreneurial students from India, some of whom I am delighted to see here today. Imperial is also home to a thriving community of researchers and staff with connections to India. Our academics collaborate with a range of partners in India, as well as our incredible alumni community, to tackle shared health and climate challenges such as the transition to clean energy, antimicrobial resistance, and infectious disease."

Professor Peter Haynes, Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) at Imperial, said: “It is a real priority for Imperial to continue to facilitate and support two-way mobility between India and the UK. I hope that we are able to welcome even more students from India in the future and I am very pleased to share today that Imperial is investing just over £400,000 in scholarships for the future STEM-B leaders of India. The investment will see the launch of 30 merit-based scholarships over the next three years, with the first application round opening next academic year.

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“50 per cent of these prestigious ‘Future Leaders’ scholarships will be reserved for female scholars. I hope that we can continue to work together to build upon our success and that Imperial can be at the fore of supporting UK-India partnerships in the coming decade.”

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