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    The Jainti Dass Saggar Memorial Scholarship for Excellence

    • Fee Status


    • Subject

      Anatomy / Forensic Anthropology / Forensic and Medical Art, Architecture and Urban Planning, Art and Design, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering / Medical Imaging, Business (Accountancy / Economics / Finance / International Business), Civil Engineering / Structural Engineering, Computing / Applied Computing / Data Science / Data Engineering, Dentistry, Education, Electronic Engineering, Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Geography / Environmental Science, History, Law, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering / Industrial 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 2021

    • Duration

      1 year only

    • Country of domicile


      Overseas: Country Overseas: India



The University of Dundee is proud to announce that for the second year running, we are awarding the Jainti Dass Saggar Memorial Scholarship. This is available to any Indian domiciled student who wishes to study for an undergraduate degree in any subject starting in 2021 – there is one award available.

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 2021
  • Indian domiciled;
  • Meet the Global Excellence Scholarship Undergraduate criteria and have a confirmed Global Excellence award from the University of Dundee.

Further Information

This scholarship which will be awarded to an Indian domiciled student who wishes to study for an undergraduate degree in any subject starting in 2021. The winner of the scholarship will receive a single payment of an additional £5,000 on top of the standard Global Excellence Scholarship.

The scholarship is named to honour one of the University of Dundee’s early Indian students who went on to use his education to help transform the lives of 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.

Do I have to apply?

The University Admissions Team will review candidates who have a confirmed Global Excellence award. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to submit a personal statement. Personal statements are to be submitted by the 31 July 2021.

Decisions on the recipient of the Scholarship will be made following an interview and successful applicants will be notified by 28 August 2021.

There is only one scholarship available.

Contact Us

You can get in touch with the University of Dundee Enquiry Team at contactus@dundee.ac.uk.