Nehru Centenary British Fellowships MHRD

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The Nehru Centenary British Fellowships from the External Scholarship Division, MHRD are offered by the British Government in collaboration with the External Scholarship Division, Ministry of Human Resource and Development. In this scholarship scheme, students are sent to the United Kingdom to pursue higher studies or conduct research in the different fields of study stated below:

  • Energy Conservation
  • Small Business Development
  • English Language
  • Economics
  • International Relations


The following are the eligibility criterion for the Nehru Centenary British Fellowships/Awards:

  • Candidates must not be more than 34 years of age. In case of SC or ST candidates, age limit of 36 years is acceptable.
  • Candidates must have maintained a consistently good academic record with post graduation in the respective field of study.
  • Candidates must be Indian nationals resident in India at the time of applying for the scholarship.

Additional Requirements

  • Candidates must stay in India for 2 years in succession after return from the United Kingdom.
  • Candidates must have good knowledge in the geography, culture as well as heritage of the United Kingdom.


Fifteen (15) Nehru Centenary British Fellowships are offered for a time period of 3 years.

Value of Scholarship

Full financial help under the fellowship scheme are provided by the British Government and covers the particulars quoted below-

  • Tuition fees.
  • Staying and living expenses.
  • International air fare.


Typed applications on plain paper along with requisite documents should be sent to Director (Scholarship) , Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department Of Education, External Scholarship, within the fixed date:

Notification: The notification is part of the General Information Notification published every year during the month of December.


  • Director (Scholarship) , Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Education, External Scholarships Division, A − 1/W3 Curzon Road Barracks, K G Marg, New Delhi 110001
  • Phone No: 011 − 3384501