St John’s College of Cambridge announces Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship 2020 for Doctoral Program 

St. John’s College of Cambridge is providing scholarship in the name of former Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh. The notification for Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship 2020 for Doctoral Program in UK has been announced.

In his honour, St John’s College has launched Manmohan Singh Scholarships to academically outstanding students of India to come to St John’s College to study for doctoral degrees in Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Economics.

Value of award

Academic fees
International airfare
Monthly stipend to cover living expenses
UK Visa


Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship 2020 Important Date

The deadline for Application submission 15 January 2020


Eligibility Criteria for Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship 2020

An Indian national with a valid Indian passport, currently based in India.
Below 35 years of age on 31 December, 2019
No previous significant exposure to a UK education, or receipt of UK government funding.
Hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed Indian university or institution with a First Class award in the relevant subject or field by October 2020.
Intend to pursue a full-time Doctoral research degree from the University of Cambridge, commencing by September/October 2020, which they have already identified.
Able to display evidence of leadership qualities – for example, from extracurricular activities, contribution to the country or society in their chosen field.
Fluent in spoken and written English.
Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the University.


Selection Process

Candidates for these scholarships are selected through a process of short listing from the applications received, followed by personal interviews, which will be conducted by Skype.
Subsequent to the interviews the selection committee identifies the required number of candidates for the awards. The decision of the selection committee will be final.
Selection results will be communicated within a month following the interview.


Post Selection

Pre-departure briefings, UK visa and travel arrangements for the selected candidates will be co-ordinated by St John’s College.


Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship 2020 Application Process


Applicants must apply for their chosen Doctoral programme at the University of Cambridge, to commence by September/October 2020.Applicants to visit the University of Cambridge Graduate Admissions Office website: and make formal application to the UniversityApplicants to complete the online College Application form for the Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarships Competition via the College website to notify St John’s that they have applied to the University and wish to be considered for the Scholarship. This form must be returned to St John’s by 15 January 2020.


For more details and to apply online, please visit official website


St John’s College, UK

The India Application Centre. Cambridge Admissions Office, Fitzwilliam House, 32 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QY, England, Email: [email protected], Website