Government of India through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is offering up to 900 scholarships for African students to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and higher courses programme at Institutions/Universities in India.

About Scholarship

At the inaugural plenary of the India – Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in April 2008, the Honorable Prime Minister of India announced the Government of India’s initiative to enhance the academic opportunities for students of African countries in India by increasing the number of scholarships for them to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and higher courses.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has implements this scheme on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs.

Application Deadline: 28 February, 2021

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Type of scholarships

Undergraduates and Post-graduates

Eligibility
  • 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.
  • 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. Government of India guideline stipulate that if a scholar arrives without proper visa and his/her actual admission at the University/Institute does not materialize, he/she will be deported to his/her country.
  • Before departing for India the scholars should seek a full briefing from the Indian Diplomatic Mission in their country about living conditions in India/the details of scholarship/the type and duration of the course to which he/she is admitted. Scholars should inform the Indian Embassy/High Commission of their travel schedule well in advance so that ICCR can make reception and other arrangements for them.
  • Scholars are advised to bring some money with them to meet incidental expenditures on arrival in India.
  • The scholars who are awarded scholarships should bring with them all documents relating to their qualification in original for verification by the respective college/university at the time of admission
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES FOR FILLING THE APPLICATION FORM
  • All entries (except the signature) in the application should be filled in correctly.
  • Application should be complete in all respects, with all the required information and all necessary supporting documents, as listed below:
    • A recent passport size photograph not more than 3.5×4.5cm (25kb) should be uploaded on the application form in the space provided. The photograph should be with white background and without spectacles.
    • Copies of all academic qualifications and certificates
    • A certificate of physical fitness in the prescribed form.
    • Recommendations / character certificates from existing school/University etc.
    • Certified copies of relevant pages of candidate’s valid passport showing photograph, name, contact details, date of issue, date of expiry and place of issue.
    • At the time of uploading the required documents kindly ensure that all documents uploaded correctly in the given module.
    • Original Certificates/documents must be carried by the Applicant if admitted for verification by the concerned University/Institute at the time of joining. This mandatory requirement otherwise admission can be cancelled by the University/Institute and the ICCR will not be responsible for this.
    • In case of Engineering courses, you must have Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) in your school leaving examinations as this is mandatory for Engineering courses.
    • Candidates are requested that they may apply on portal along with following compulsory details of their Personal/Academic details.
    • Passport Number.
    • Age Proof (Birth Certificate/Any Unique Identity issued by the Government indicating clear date of Birth)
    • Synopsis detail in case of PhD candidates
    • Ensure that certified copies of documents showing specific qualifications required for the course of your choice (such as GMAT scores for admission in MBA, TOEFL/IELTS scores for English courses etc.) are also attached. The requirements can be checked from the UGC/Institute/University website.

(ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES/DOCUMENTS MUST BE CARRIED BY THE APPLICANT IF ADMITTED, FOR VERIFICATION BY THE UNIVERSITY/INSTITUTE.)

PLEASE CHECK THAT ALL COLUMNS / MODULES ARE PROPERLY FILLED UP BEFORE SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICANT FOR ONWARD PROCESSING AS ANY INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED FOR ADMISSION.

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