Indian Students Lured To UK With Promise Of LSE Scholarships

More Indian students are to be encouraged to come to the UK with the offer of new scholarships to a top university, it was announced on Tuesday.

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) said it will be offering 50 scholarships for Indian postgraduates, starting this autumn.

The announcement comes the day after Prime Minister David Cameron used a visit to India to insist that there is "no limit" on the number of Indians who can study at UK universities, or take up graduate-level jobs after qualifying.

LSE said its new India Scholarships will allow students to study for a Master's degree at the institution.

The awards will be worth between £3,000 and £32,000, depending on need, and are open to students with the offer of a place to study for a Master's at the LSE by April 30.

LSE director Professor Craig Calhoun, who is travelling with Cameron in India, said: "LSE has enjoyed a strong relationship with India for over a century.

"This has included welcoming thousands of Indian students to study at the school during this time.

"We want to ensure that LSE's doors are open to all talented students, regardless of financial circumstances, and are delighted to cement this relationship further by offering 50 scholarships, for graduate study, for students from India."