Inlaks Scholarships 2019 [UPDATED]

Inlaks Scholarships are open apply now. Inlaks Scholarships provide the opportunity to young people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their vision abroad and improve their skills to operate in society, thus making them a future vehicle of change in their environment. The Inlaks Scholarships are of two types: university courses and specific programmes.

  • The Foundation has been awarding scholarships to deserving young Indian since 1976
  • Inlaks Scholarships provide the opportunity to young people with exceptional talent in any field to broaden their vision abroad and improve their skills to operate in society, thus making them a future vehicle of change in their environment
  • Two types of scholarship available- university courses and specific programmes
  • Scholarships are granted at top American, European and UK institutions, for funding requirements including tuition fees

Inlaks Scholarships Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree, Masters Diploma, Masters Certificate

This scholarship is applicable for all universities in USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, France 

  • The Foundation does not give scholarships in the following subjects: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Fashion Design, Music and Film Animation
  • However, in the case of Imperial College (London), scholarships will be given for Engineering and Computer Science
  • In the field of Music, only applications for Western Classical singing degrees will be considered

Inlaks Scholarships amount details

Max scholarship per student: USD 100,000 => Rs 68,55,000

Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 68.55 (last updated 1st August 2018)

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

Inlaks Scholarships amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense Scholarship amount can be used for this
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses Scholarship amount can be used for this
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover ×Not covered in scholarship
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others ×Not covered in scholarship
  • The Foundation does not award scholarships for more than US$100,000
  • The amount of US $100,000, includes tuition and living allowance for the entire duration of the course
  • If the total funding required (tuition + living allowance) exceeds the maximum amount, candidates must show evidence that they have the ability to cover full funding for their courses at the time of their interviews in May/June
  • It does not cover candidates that are not fully funded

Inlaks Scholarships Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • No Special Restriction applicable

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
TOEFL Required
GRE Required
Interview Required

Inlaks Scholarships Eligibility

  • Interview-
    • There are no provisions for interviews through telephone or video conference
    • If the short-listed candidate is not able to attend the interview, his/her case may be considered in absentia, in exceptional cases for the preliminary interview stage
    • All candidates have to be present in person for the final interview
    • Shortlisted candidates are required to attend the personal interviews
  • Applicants are normally expected to hold a good first degree from a recognized university in India
  • Applicants who hold a good undergraduate degree from a recognized university outside India, must have resided continuously and been employed or been studying in India, for at least two years, after their under-graduation
  • Applicants must hold the prior admission to the institution and course chosen. The Foundation will not consider candidates without admission or pending admission
  • Applicants must be below 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application
  • Applicants who are already studying or have started their program abroad are not eligible
  • Selection criteria will be based on-
    • extracurricular and academic achievements
    • potential
    • suitability of the chosen course, project or program

Inlaks Scholarships Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India

Application Process for this Inlaks Scholarships

Application Documents

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
LOR Required
CV Required
Extra curricular activities Required


  • Submit three recommendation letters together with the application
  • These letters (maximum three references) must be submitted together with the application, in sealed envelopes
  • At least two referees should be academics who have taught the applicant in their undergraduate studies
  • Recommendation letters will not be accepted after the 15th of April either by post or email

CV/Resume is required

Extracurricular activities- Evidence of any outstanding achievements in extra-curricular activities in any field

Inlaks Scholarships Additional Documents:

  • Offer letter- Evidence of admission to a university or a course, and a full detail of the institute’s financial requirements
  • Fee statement
  • While filling the form- describe in detail your proposed course or specific project and its relevance to your career goals. Give reasons for pursuing it abroad (typed statement must not exceed 400 words)
  • Candidates in architecture, fine and applied arts, and related subjects-
    • must submit a maximum of 10 samples of their work on a CD / DVD only, giving the size of the original, the material used and the date of completion
    • this material will not be returned
    • the images must only be in jpeg format, not tiff formatCandidates for Film, Dance, Acting, and Music (Western classical singing) must also submit a CD / DVD
    • three sets of CDs/ DVDs must be submitted
    • a portfolio may be submitted also if it is not too bulky
  • Photocopy of the first and last pages of applicant’s passport
  • Submit two sets of the application

Application Process Inlaks Scholarships:

  • Applicants are not required to send copies of academic certificates with the completed form. These will be needed only at the time of the final interviews
  • Applicants will have to include only one set of attachments viz, offer letter, resume/cv, recommendation letters, fee statement, passport copy, outstanding achievement certificates etc.
  • Courier the application form by 15th April to-
    • Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, C/o Inlaks India Foundation, 86/87 Atlanta, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Inlaks Scholarships Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application start date January 15, 2018
  •  The forms are available from 15th January of every year
Application final end date April 15, 2018
  • The last date for submission is 15th April every year
Call for the Interview Not Available
  • The short-listed candidates are informed about the interviews in the first week of May through e-mails and the candidates who do not receive any communication by 1st of June must assume that their applications have not been successful

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

FAQ Link
Contact email
Phone number 0091-22-22884351

Additional Information

Interview- At the time of final interview following documents are required:

  • Photocopy of undergraduate degree and any later degree
  • A copy of admission letter
  • Statement of Fees
  • Any fee concession/waiver of any other source of funding
  • Proof of ability to provide additional funding if applicable


  • A clear declaration must be made of all funding received for your course. In case the offer of funding comes in after you have submitted your application, applicant must inform of the same by email, at the earliest
  • In case applicants have applied for another course, for which they are not applying to Inlaks for funding, at the same or another institution and have an offer of funding from elsewhere, then they must inform the foundation of the same even if it is not their intention to avail of that offer
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