Scholarship Details

Government of India Scholarships for International Students and Some Useful Tips

Government of India offers a number of scholarships every year to international students who are interested to pursue their studies in India. Information about these scholarship schemes is available from Indian missions abroad. Many of these scholarships can be availed for study in Jamia Hamdard. A number of students with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) are enrolled in the university.

Details of some of the scholarships are provided below.

  • Cultural Exchange Programme
  • General Cultural Scholarship Scheme
  • Apasaheb Pant Scholarship Scheme
  • Commonwealth Scheme
  • Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) of the Colombo Plan
  • Reciprocal Scholarship Scheme
  • Scholarship for Sri Lanka and Mauritius
  • SAARC Scholarship Scheme
  • ICCR Scholarship Scheme

How to Apply for a Scholarship

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. These are forwarded to ICCR for final selection and placement. Direct applications from candidates cannot be considered by ICCR.

International government nominees have to fill prescribed forms for Scholarships for Foreign Nationals that are available with Indian missions abroad. While filling in the forms, the candidate must specify the course he wishes to pursue such as

  • certificate/diploma
  • undergraduate degree
  • postgraduate degree
  • doctoral research work only.

Candidates are also advised to consult the Handbook of Indian Universities available with Indian missions abroad to ensure the availability of their choice of a course in India. The application forms should include the required number of copies of educational certificates along with three copies of passport-size photographs. In some cases, a no objection certificate from the candidate's employer or place of work is also required.

Work while you Study:

Students are not permitted to work while studying in India.