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The India Academic Excellence Award is available exclusively to outstanding students from select schools in India who achieve a minimum standard of 85% in CBSE examinations and will be beginning their full-time studies at Queen's University Belfast in the academic year 2021-22.

15 Awards of £7,500 are available

Terms and conditions apply

Deadline for applications is Sunday 15 August at 23:59 BST.

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About the Award

This award is exclusively for students who are a current student or have studied at one of the schools in the following list and have achieved a minimum standard of 85% in CBSE examinations:

Online application is required for this scholarship. Eligible candidates are required to submit an essay of up to 750 words explaining why they want to study at Queen's University Belfast and how this programme will help them fulfil their career aspirations.

Terms & Conditions apply

Apply Here

Deadline for applications is Sunday 15 August 2021 at 23:59 BST

Eligible Schools 

Name of School City
Amity School Group, NCR Delhi/NCR
Assam Valley School, Sontipur Tezpur
B.D.Somani International School Mumbai
Candor International School Bangalore
Chettinad Vidyashram School Chennai
Chinmaya International Residential School Coimbatore
CHIREC International Hyderabad
Choithram International Indore
Christ PU College Bangalore
City Montessori School Lucknow
DAV Public School (Group) All India
Delhi Public School (Group) All India
Dhirubhai Ambani International School Mumbai
D.Y. Patil International School Mumbai
Emrald Height School Indore
FIITJEE Junior College Vijaywada
Genesis Global School, Noida Delhi/NCR
Good Shepherd International School Ooty
Hiranandani Upscale School Chennai
Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet Hyderabad
Indian Public School (Group) All India
Indus International School (Group) All India
Jain International Residential School Bangalore
Jayshree Periwal International School (IB) Jaipur
K R Mangalam School Group Delhi/NCR
Kodaikanal International School Kodaikonal
La Martiniere School  Kolkata
Lancers International School Delhi/NCR
Legacy School Bangalore
Mahatama Gandhi International School Ahmedabad
Maxfort School Delhi/NCR
Mayo College for Boys Ajmer
Modern High School for Girls Kolkata
Neev Academy Bangalore
Oakridge International School Group All India
Pathways School Group, NCR Delhi/NCR
Podar International School (Group) All India
Royal Global School  Guwahati
SAI International School Bhubaneshwar
Shiv Nadar School, NCR Delhi/NCR
Singapore International School Mumbai
Sreenidhi International School Hyderabad
Stanes School Coimbatore
The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
The British School Delhi/NCR
The Heritage School (Group) All India
The International School Bangalore
The Sri Ram School, Gurgaon Delhi/NCR
Velammal Group of Schools Chennai
Vibgyor High School All India


  1. This award is exclusively for new International students.
  2. Applicants must achieve a minimum standard of 85% in CBSE examinations.
  3. Students must have firmly accepted an offer for a place on a full-time undergraduate programme at the Queen’s University Belfast campus, starting in the academic year 2021/22 and prior to commencement of study have met any academic and language conditions attached to their offer as stated in their offer letter. Exclusions apply – see point 11 below
  4. Students must be classified as international fee-paying students paying the international tuition fee rate with their Domicile being India in order to be considered for this scholarship. Students paying NI/GB/EU fees are not eligible for the International Office Undergraduate Scholarship.
  5. Deadline to apply for India Academic Excellence Award is Sunday 15 August 2021.
  6. The scholarship is awarded for the first year of study only, and is deducted from gross tuition fees upon enrolment. The scholarship cannot be used in lieu of any required deposit and no cash alternative is available.
  7. Any India Excellence Award is for entry to Queen’s University Belfast in the academic year 2021/22 and cannot be used for 2022/23 entry or any other year.
  8. If you wish to defer your entry to the University your scholarship will not be transferred.
  9. Students must be self-funded.
  10. Where Queen’s University Belfast has agreed discounted tuition fees with partner institutions, those students should contact the International Office by email to confirm their eligibility.
  11. If you are in receipt of funding (either tuition fees or tuition fees and living costs) from an external sponsorship body such as Government, a charity or a private organisation you will not be eligible for an International Office Undergraduate Scholarship. This excludes students in receipt of educational loans.
  12. The following programmes are excluded from eligibility for the India Academic Excellence Award:
    > Undergraduate: Medicine, Dentistry, Agricultural Technology, Theology
    > ALL Distance Learning programmes, foundation degree programmes and non-standard fee courses, including part-time programmes.
  13. Students must request authorisation from the International Office before making any changes to their programme of study. Where changes are made without authorisation being granted, the scholarship may be withdrawn and students may be required to repay the scholarship in full.
  14. In the event that a student has received scholarship offers for a number of different programmes at Queen’s University Belfast, they will only be able to redeem one scholarship award. This will be the scholarship award for the course onto which they enrol in the 2021/22 academic year.
  15. Applicants may apply and/or be considered for more than one award administered by Queen’s University Belfast but if successful would receive the higher of the awards (with the lower value award cancelled or allocated to another applicant).
  16. International scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other University scholarship except the Early Bird Reward where eligible.
  17. The University is unable to consider requests for increased and/or further funding. The amount of scholarship offered is non-negotiable.
  18. The University reserves the right to vary all or any scholarship awards, discounts and regulations at its sole discretion.
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