Educational social platform Edumpus has announced the launch of a Rs 1 crore scholarship programme, available to Indian students who are planning to study overseas in the upcoming academic intakes. This is one of India’s largest study-abroad scholarships till date.
Under the scheme, each student will be eligible for a scholarship amount ranging between Rs 50,000 and Rs 5,00,000, decided on a case-to-case basis.
Edumpus co-founder and CEO Ajesh Raj said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy on the student community. Studying abroad comes with a host of living costs and financial burden on the students. Our intention of setting up this scholarship was to reduce the pressure on deserving students and allow them to focus on their academic goals. We aim to consider as many requests as possible and want to see our students be successful at their preferred university.”
The digital-first higher education platform aims to cross 11,500 applications for student intakes in 2021, a five-time growth from last year, as vaccination drives in India and the world gain momentum and colleges abroad open their campuses to international students. The scholarship will cover tuition fees or living expenses or both.
To participate in the programme, students from anywhere in India can submit an application detailing why they should receive the scholarship. A special in-house jury will evaluate each application and assign scores based on the student’s merit, financial background and overall quality of submission.
The scholarship has a rolling application and winners will be announced by the platform on a monthly basis, with the amount being disbursed only after successful enrolment of the students at their preferred university. The scholarship is currently open to every student applying for higher education abroad through the Edumpus platform, until December 15, 2021.
Established in 2019, Edumpus is a social communication platform designed to simplify communication between universities, students and consultants.