Zutshi-Smith Scholarship

This bursary covers the full cost for an Indian student to undertake a PhD course.

The Zutshi-Smith Scholarship is available for up to four years of study in all disciplines. It covers:

  • all University of Bristol tuition fees;
  • an annual living stipend in line with UKRI funding levels (£15,285 in 2020/21);
  • one return flight to/from India;
  • an allowance for research costs.


You can apply if you:

  • have received an offer from the University of Bristol to study for a PhD course
  • are ordinarily resident in India, and preference will be given to applicants of Kashmiri origin.

For full details of the nomination and selection process read the terms and conditions.

Application process

Indicate on your programme application form that you want to be considered for funding, including this scholarship.

Your programme lead will then complete a nomination form for 2020/21 entry to put you forward for this scholarship. Be sure you give them sufficient time before the deadline to complete the form.


Applications are now closed for the 2020/21 academic year and will reopen in early 2022. The scholarship is generally awarded every other year.

Assessment process

Faculty postgraduate research directors will shortlist their top three candidates and send them to the Student Funding Office. The successful candidate will be selected by the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Further details

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