International Scholarships For Indian Students To Study In Asia

by Oladoyin Falana
International Scholarships For Indian Students To Study In Asia

One of the top destinations for Indian students to study abroad in Asia. Asia has numerous universities and colleges for higher learning so that students across the globe can pursue different academic majors. 

If you’re an Indian student seeking scholarship opportunities to study in top universities in Asia, then you’ve found the right article to guide you.

Many international scholarships for Indian students are offered by governments, organizations, and specific universities and colleges.

Here’s a list of available scholarships that are open to students in India. If none of these is a great match for you, check out this list of scholarships to study abroad. Good luck with your applications!

1. Aichi Scholarship Program for Asian Students in Japan

Aichi Foundation is a world-class Institute that offers Postgraduate scholarship programs to qualified students. The scholarship is open to nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Aichi Scholarship is awarded to the hardworking, talented, and deserving students within these countries. 

Aichi Scholarship Program Awards

Number of Students  – 5 scholarship recipients for 2021 for all Aichi Prefecture

The Aichi Scholarship Program provides the following:

1. Living allowance – 150,000 yen per month

The amount of living allowance in principle will be reduced under the following circumstances:

You leave Japan for more than 30 days.

You take a leave of absence from school.

2. Travel expenses to Japan

3. School Expenses – Entrance examination fees, entrance fees, and tuition for both research and graduate study.

4. Period of Scholarship – 2 years and 6 months beginning October 2021 and ending March 2024. 

Asian countries Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Eligibility Criteria for The Aichi Scholarship Program

Interested candidates must be citizens of, and currently reside in one of the countries listed above.

Applicants must not be older than 35 years.

All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent thereof to qualify.

Interested applicants have to choose a subject that’s pertinent to the support of Aichi’s manufacturing industry.

Interested students must have a fairly good command of the Japanese language or show the ability to learn the language.

Recipients of this scholarship must have the intention to seek employment at a company located in Aichi.

Interested candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their intended place of study before applying.

2. DST A*STAR Call for Singapore-India Joint Research Grants

The Singapore-India Joint Research Grants are for Indian researchers who major in the fields of science and technology.

If you’re an Indian and wish to study in Singapore but don’t have the financial capability, this scholarship is for you. The scholarship is being sponsored by the Indian government and A*Star Singapore.

How to apply

Letter of Intents is only accepted for the first stage of the application. After the first stage, the shortlisting of applicants will follow, and later the candidates will be asked to submit the full proposal. 

Candidates must submit the application for both DST and A*Star prescribed by the DST and A*Star.  

Application deadline

The application form’s deadline falls on the 31st of July 2021. All the hard copies of the application forms should be submitted by the 5th of August 2021.

3. Hinrich Full MA Scholarship in International Journalism at HKBU

Open to citizens from India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, offering scholarships to study the Masters of Arts in International Journalism program at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong.

Hinrich Foundation Scholarship 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be from any of the following countries: Vietnamese, Cambodian, Filipino, Indonesian, or Indian countries are eligible to apply for the Hinrich Foundation Scholarship 2021 Program.

Applicants should have a valid minimum TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5. 

Students must have at least one undergraduate degree in business administration, journalism, communication, organizational development, marketing, international business, or relevant fields.

Applying students must have at least two years of work experience after graduation by the time of application.

Supporting Documents for online Application

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Academic transcript and degree
  • English certification
  • Work recommendation letter
  • Passport
  • A 500-word essay: “Considering economic, environmental and social factors, how has international trade improved your daily life?”

How to Apply for Hinrich Foundation Scholarship 2021

All eligible students in India should apply at

Note that the online application must be completed at once. You won’t be able to save your online application to complete at a later time.

4. HM King’s and HM Queen’s Scholarships for Asian Students in Thailand

HM King’s and Queen’s Scholarships for Indian Students are awarded to high-performing students to study master’s degrees in Thailand.

The students must major in engineering and technology, or environmental management at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

The HM King’s and HM Queen’s Scholarships for Asian Students provide an opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds from all countries in Asia including India to study and conduct research.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be a citizen of any of the Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea North, Korea South, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Yemen).

Candidates must have graduated from an accredited institution in a relevant field.

Have excellent academic performance records in a 4-year undergraduate program and finish with a CGPA above 3.5 or equivalent.

High proficiency in English tests (a TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent).

Duration of HM King’s and HM Queen’s Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded for a 22-month master’s degree program. 

Each scholarship award covers tuition and fees, accommodation, and a bursary for living expenses in AIT’s residential campus for the entire period of the 22-month master’s degree program.

Scholarship Award

Tuition & registration fees for 4 semesters-752,000 Baht -Accommodation and bursary for living expenses for 22 months-218,900 Baht Total value of scholarship (~30 THB = 1 USD) is 970,900 Baht

Nominations from Department Heads or the Faculty Advisors of prospective candidates are invited by filling the “Nomination Form” and faxing it or sending it by email. The nominees are then requested to fill the application form on the website or apply online there. If any required document is not yet available, please indicate and submit it later.

The application deadline is 27 February 2015.

5. China Belt and Road Scholarship

Belt and Road initiative scholarship is funded by the Chinese government to fund international students including students from India. It covers Bachelor’s Degree, Master Degree, and Ph.D. in China. 

To be eligible, candidates must be from any of the countries located on the Belt and Road Project where silk road connects with south Asian countries, Europe and African regions named as “21st-century maritime silk road”.

Eligibility For Silk-Road the Belt and Road Scholarship China

  • Should be from the designated countries
  • Must be within the age limits for program category
  • Submit applications on time
  • Should have secured an admission with a Chinese University that’s under the CSC Scholarship scheme
  • Applicants must be fit an healthy to study in China

Documents Required for China Belt and Road Scholarship

  • Passport Size Photograph
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Complete Physical Examination form certified by a recognized hospital
  • Study Plan for your Degree in China or Personal Statement
  • Complete BRI Scholarship form online and print out
  • Attested Certificates

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