Jainti Dass Saggar memorial scholarship (September 2022)

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Level of study
Full time
Starting date
19 September 2022
Fee status





Additional requirements

To be considered for the scholarship, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have firmly accepted an offer to study a full-time, on-campus undergraduate course (in any school)
  • Be domiciled in India
  • Be starting your course in September 2022
  • Be a recipient of the Global Excellence Scholarship

Further information

There is one scholarship opportunity available.

The recipient of the scholarship will receive a single payment of an additional £5,000 on top of the 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 with a Dundee street being named in his memory.

How to apply

Applicants who have fulfilled all the eligibility criteria will be contacted with further guidance and invited to complete an application form after July 1st.

This will be in the form of a personal statement.

The application should be submitted by 31 July 2022.  

You can expect to be notified in writing of the outcome of your application no later than 31 August 2022.

Contact us

If you have any further queries regarding this scholarship, please email

Please ensure you include your Application ID number to allow us to answer your enquiry.