Raja Sir Maharaj Singh Prize

A Raja Sir Maharaj Singh Prize may be awarded to an undergraduate member of the College reading for a Final Honour School for an essay on some subject connected with India, ancient, medieval or modern. The essay should be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.

Type of award: 
Academic or academic-related
Eligibility or selection criteria: 

Open to all Balliol undergraduates reading for a Final Honour School.

Amount awarded: 


How and when to apply: 

A call for submissions will be circulated by email in early Hilary Term with a closing date usually in 9th week of Hilary.

Further information: 

Rules for all College prizes:

  • No essay which has already won a College or University prize shall be submitted for another College prize. The closing date for all essays and poems will be indicated when advertised. Students whose status is suspended are not normally eligible to make submissions for prizes.
  • Examiners are empowered to divide the prizes. In any year in which there are no candidates of sufficient merit the examiners may decide not to award the prize or to award a prize of lesser value.

If you have any queries about the Raja Sir Maharaj Singh Prize, please contact the Student Finance Officer.