The FINANCIAL -- The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has announced 50 new scholarships for postgraduate Indian students.
The LSE India Scholarships will enable students from India to study for a Master’s degree at LSE starting in 2013. As the London School of Economics and Political Science said, the awards will range from £3,000 to £32,000, depending on financial need, and are open to all Indian students who hold an offer of a place on an LSE Master’s programme by 30 April 2013.
LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun said “LSE has enjoyed a strong relationship with India for over a century. This has included welcoming thousands of Indian students to study at the School during this time. We want to ensure that LSE’s doors are open to all talented students, regardless of financial circumstances, and are delighted to cement this relationship further by offering 50 scholarships, for graduate study, for students from India.”
The announcement is made as LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun tours India with British prime minister David Cameron as part of the largest delegation a British prime minister has ever taken anywhere in the world. Professor Calhoun will seek to reiterate the prime minister’s message that Indian students are “incredibly welcome“ to study and work in the UK.
The School has also announced a major collaborative research programme on gender equality in India with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai.