The Educational Testing Service (ETS) will award a total of US$105,000 in TOEFL scholarships to exceptional students in India who have proven their academic excellence and dedication.

The TOEFL Scholarships and Giving programme supports a variety of educational initiatives that are aimed at helping students worldwide achieve their academic goals. The programme in India recognises TOEFL test takers who are in pursuit of undergraduate or graduate study in India or abroad. ETS will award US$7,000 scholarships to 15 students to help further their education at any of the 9,000+ institutions around the world that accept the TOEFL test.

The TOEFL test of English is one of the most widely respected English-language assessments worldwide, recognised by more than 9,000 institutions in more than 130 countries. To date, more than 30 million students have taken the TOEFL test.

Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the TOEFL programme, explains more about the scholarship:

Every year ETS offers the TOEFL Scholarship Programme in India to promote the educational advancement of students pursuing their academic goals. We are excited to continue this in 2016 with a significant increase in both aid and number of recipients.

Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on their English-communication skills, academic record, leadership skills and extracurricular activities.  In order to be eligible for the TOEFL scholarship award, applicants must:

  • be a resident of India
  • begin undergraduate or graduate study between June 2016 and May 2017 at a university or college listed in the TOEFL® Destination Search at www.toeflgoanywhere.org.
  • hold a grade-point average of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale, or a 3.0 grade-point average or higher on a 4-point scale
  • demonstrate English proficiency with a valid TOEFL score

More information about the 2016 TOEFL Scholarship Programme in India can be found here.