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  • The Jainti Dass Saggar Memorial Scholarship for Excellence - Now closed

    • Fee Status


    • Subject

      Anatomy / Forensic Anthropology / Forensic and Medical Art, Architecture and Urban Planning, Art and Design, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Business (Accountancy / Economics / Finance / International Business), Civil Engineering, Computing, Dentistry, Education, Electronic Engineering, Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Geography / Environmental Science, History, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Social Work

    • Value


    • Level of Study


    • Mode of Study


    • Start Date

      September 2020

    • Duration

      1 year only

    • Country of domicile


      Overseas: Country Overseas: India



Applications for this scholarship are now closed. All scholarships have now been awarded. Information on available scholarships for the 2021/22 Academic year will be published by the end of November.

The University of Dundee is proud to announce a new scholarship to be awarded to an Indian domiciled student who wishes to study for an undergraduate degree in any subject starting in 2020.

In order to be considered to apply for the award, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Studying an Undergraduate programme in any of the University of Dundee’s Academic Schools in September 2020;
  • Indian domiciled;
  • Meet the Global Excellence Scholarship Undergraduate criteria and have a confirmed Global Excellence award from the University of Dundee.

Further Information

The University of Dundee is proud to announce one new scholarship to be awarded to an Indian domiciled student who wishes to study for an undergraduate degree in any subject starting in 2020. The winner of the studentship will receive an extra £5,000 on top of the standard Global Excellence Scholarship (£5,000) which is awarded to excellent applicants. As a result the student will receive a sum of £10,000.

The scholarship is named to honour one of Dundee's early Indian students who went on to use his education to help transform the lives of ordinary people living in the city of Dundee. Born in northern India (1898) he transferred his medical studies to the Medical School in Dundee and graduated in 1923.

Subsequently, he became a local GP and proceeded to gain diplomas in ophthalmic medicine, public health, and surgery. He served on the Boards of various education and welfare bodies and was elected Town Councillor in 1936. He served the city of Dundee as a Councillor for eighteen years until his death in 1954.

On his death, the Lord Provost of Dundee, William Hughes, said: ‘He was a man of compassion for everyone in need…he came to Dundee from halfway across the world but no son of Dundee had greater love for its people or worked harder in their interest. Dundee is much poorer by his passing’. His contribution to the city was also marked a Dundee street being named in his memory.

The University of Dundee Scholarship Terms and Conditions also apply to all students, so please ensure you are familiar with these. There is also the University of Dundee Scholarship and Bursary FAQ's which will answer any queries you have.

Do I have to apply?

There is no separate application form for this scholarship, as our Admissions Team will review applicants who have a confirmed Global Excellence Undergraduate award. The team will review your personal statement submitted as part of your course. Decisions on the recipient of the Jainti Dass Saggar Scholarship will be made on applications received before 14 August. Successful applications will be notified on 28 August.

There is one scholarship available and all eligible applicants will be notified of the outcome whether successful or unsuccessful.

Contact Us

If the answer to your enquiry is not included in our Terms and Conditions, please get in touch with our Enquiry Team at contactus@dundee.ac.uk. We will need your Application ID number