Jainti Dass Saggar Memorial Scholarship - 2023/24

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Level of study
Full time
Starting date
1 September 2023
Fee status

Closing date

Friday 28 July 2023 at 09:00 (UK time)





Additional requirements


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 2023 – 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 2023 

  • Indian domiciled; 

  • met the criteria for a Global Excellence Scholarship or a South Asian Regional Scholarship 

  • Have firmly accepted our offer of a place to study with us 

  • Submit an application form 

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 2023. The winner of the scholarship will receive a single payment of an additional £5,000 on top of the South Asia Regional Scholarship (which is worth £4,000 per year) or the Global Excellence Scholarship (worth £6,000 per year).  

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. 


How to Apply

Do I need to apply?

Yes, in order to be considered for this award you must submit an application. This will be in the form of a (brief) personal statement. Applicants who have been offered a place and have accepted that offer will be contacted after July 3rd when an application form will be available (with guidance as to what is required). This form should be submitted by the 28 July 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.  

Decisions on the recipient of the Scholarship will be made upon completion of all interviews and the successful applicant will be notified by 1 September 2023. 

There is only one scholarship available. 

Contact us

If the answer to your query is not included in our key facts document, please email We will need your Application ID number, or if you have not yet applied, please ensure you provide enough information to allow us to answer your enquiry.