Government of India Scholarships, 2018

Overview: The Government of India offers a number of scholarships every year to international students who wish to pursue their studies in India. Offer of scholarships are sent to the respective Governments through Indian diplomatic missions abroad. Nominations are received from the respective Governments in the Indian diplomatic missions concerned.

Study Level: Bachelor/Masters/PhD

Area of Study: Any Degree

Scholarship Value: All tuition fees, university exam fees and other compulsory fees which are not refundable are paid directly by the Council. All refundable deposits will be paid by the scholar himself/herself.
Living allowance and house rent is paid on pro-rata basis in advance for 3 months in cash by ICCR HQs/Regional Offices. A further payment is released on receipt of joining report and is paid monthly/quarterly through the SBI account/University concerned.
Miscellaneous expenditure such as mess charges for those staying in hostels have to be met by the scholar from his stipend or personal resources.
Contingent allowance is given every year only until the end of the course to meet expenditure on purchase of books, stationery etc. It is not given during any extension period which may be sanctioned for a particular student.
Hostel accommodation is not guaranteed and is an exception rather than an assured facility. The accommodation allowance (HRA) that ICCR gives allows 2 to 3 students to “chum up” and share a small flat. Please note that prior approval of Council is required for continuation of HRA beyond the initial three months period. ICCR will only pay hostel fees and not mess charges or security deposits/ caution money.
Scholars are advised to bring some money with them to meet incidental expenditures on arrival in India.

Requirements: Students applying for doctoral/ post doctoral courses should include a synopsis of the proposed area of research.
Students wishing to study performing arts should, if possible, enclose video/ audio cassettes of their recorded performances.
Candidates must have adequate knowledge of English.
ICCR will not entertain applications which are sent to ICCR directly by the students or which are sent by local Embassies/High Commissions in New Delhi.
Priority will be given to students who have never studied in India before.
No application will be accepted for admission to courses in MBBS/MD or Dentistry/Nursing.
ICCR will not entertain applications which are sent to ICCR directly by the students.
Priority will be given to students who have never studied in India before.
Candidates may note that Indian universities/educational institution are autonomous and independent and hence have their own eligibility criteria which have to be fulfilled. Please also note that acceptance of application by the University is also not a guarantee of admission. A scholarship is awarded only when admission is confirmed by ICCR.
Student must carry a proper visa. Students should ensure that they get the correct visa from the Indian Embassy/High Commission.

How to Apply: Applications should be made through the Indian Embassy.

Click here to see about General Instructions to Applicant

Click here to download Guidelines/Terms & Conditions of Scholarship

Click here to download Application Form 2017-18 A.Y.

Click here to download Undertaking 2017-18 A.Y.

Click here to download Joining Report 2017-18 A.Y.

List of Universities/institutions where ICCR students are studying  PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site. (12.9 KB)

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