Funding for MSc in Modern South Asian Studies, MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies and OSGA DPhil

Applicants to the MSc in Modern South Asian Studies and the MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies are often eligible for a number of University wide Scholarships, and you are strongly encouraged to explore these funding opportunities. We do recommend that you complete a full search of all opportunities available at the link above but we have also highlighted a few options here.

The earlier that you start thinking about scholarships and completing your applications (where separate applications are required) the better, and it is important to remember that many scholarships will require your application to the course to be submitted for the January deadline at the latest.

Indira Gandhi Scholarships

Oxford Indira Gandhi-Radhakrishnan Scholarship

This is a full one-year scholarship (fees and maintenance) for the MSc in Modern South Asian Studies jointly funded by the Oxford-Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme and the Radhakrishnan Memorial Fund. The holder of the scholarship must be ordinarily resident in India and not in receipt of a full scholarship from any other source. Applications should be made through the usual channel for the OIG scholarships (see the University website for details).

The Charles Wallace India Trust

Doctoral Training Partnership - Full Studentship for Masters through to DPhil studies.

Departmental Awards: CSASP has a small pot of funds available to support students in need on the MSc and MPhil Modern South Asian Studies. Please note this will not cover full fees or maintenance but can be applied for to make up a small shortfall in cases where a student might otherwise not be able to afford to attend the course. If you are interested in applying for this, please email

Small grants in support of fieldwork or other research in India are available from various funds, e.g. the Radhakrishnan Memorial Bequest. For details, see the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies website: