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Scholarship Schemes for Foreign Students

Study in India Scholarship

(Meritorious student | Study in India | Granting Agency: Ministry of Education & Ministry of Commerce & Industry)

The Indian education system began with ancient scriptures thousands of years ago. It has now transformed into modern-day education imparted in the finest of institutions. The network of 42,000+ colleges and 1000+ universities have aided India to become an attractive education hub for international students. The same richness of Indian higher education needed due focus and led to the birth of the idea of the Study in India programme.

The Study In India (SII) programme is a flagship project introduced by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. The “Study in India”™ portal was jointly launched on 18th April 2018 by the former Minister of Union External Affairs, Late Smt. Sushma Swaraj and former Minister of State for HRD, Dr Satya Pal Singh at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. The Study in India programme seeks to endorse India as a prime education hub for international students by inviting them to pursue their higher education in the country. With an attractive set of salient features, the programme is the perfect platform for international students to experience the best of what Indian education has to offer. Therefore, it encourages international students to explore valuable educational opportunities enabled by the top Indian universities. The Study in India program receives applications from across the following regions - SAARC, Africa, South East Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

The program currently offers approximately 55,000 seats with more than 35,500 fee waivers and 2,000 scholarships, with each scholarship valued at INR 250,000 (Approx. USD 3500). Institutes under the initiative offer waivers from 25% to 100% tuition fee waivers.

Being one of the high-ranked institutions, JSS AHER has been granting full scholarship through Study in India program.

Compex Nepal Scholarship

(Granting Agency: Embassy of India in Nepal)

Under the COMPEX scheme, the Embassy of India provides admission with scholarships to undergraduate courses in B.Pharm in Indian Universities and Institutes.

When and How to Apply:

  • The scheme is announced tentatively in April/May
  • Availability of COMPEX Scholarship scheme is advertised in local newspapers and uploaded on Embassy of India’s website

Scholarship for Syrian Students By Ministry Of External Affairs (MEA)

(Syrian students | Granting Agency: Ministry of External Affairs)

  • Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the Government of India, extends financial support to 1,000 Syrian nationals aspiring to study in India
  • MEA sponsors fees, accommodation, food, flight tickets for the students selected under this scheme

Royal Government of Bhutan Scholarship

(Bhutanese students | Granting Agency: Royal Govt. of Bhutan)

  • Bhutan Government awards scholarships to meritorious aspirants to study in top universities in India for various courses
  • The candidates get institutional and other compulsory fees

Asia Foundation

(Afghan Women | Granting Agency: Asia Foundation)

  • The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia
  • Through Promote Women’s Scholarship program Asia foundation provided scholarships and assistance to 147 Afghan women to pursue master’s degrees in India

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC)

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) for the Academic Year 2021-22 Under Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC), financial assistance for pursuing Under Graduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutions for specific Professional and Non-Professional courses (except Medical and related courses), is provided towards tuition fee, admission fee, hostel fee and other Institutional charges to children of NRIs, PIOs/OCIs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Children of Indians residing in Nepal shall be eligible for SPDC on fulfillment of the following criteria:
    • Both the parents should be registered in the Indian Mission/Post in Nepal for a minimum period of four years
    • The applicant has completed a minimum of four years of schooling including two years of classes XI & XII in Nepal before submission of the application for the scholarship
  • The SPDC is open to applicants in the age group of 17 to 21 years as of July 31, 2021
  • The candidates must have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grades in aggregate of all the subjects in the qualifying examination
  • The candidates must have secured admission in a designated undergraduate course in one of the designated Institutions in India
  • Only fresh year (First year) students will be eligible to get the scholarship
  • The total monthly income of the parent(s) of the candidate/applicant should not exceed an amount equivalent to US Dollars Five Thousand (US $ 5000)
  • Candidates availing scholarship / financial assistance/ any other assistance under any other Scheme sponsored and/or funded by the State Government / Central Government of India shall not be eligible for assistance under SPDC

e-VidyaBharati AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Scholarships

The flagship e-VBAB project is a step towards capacity building in the field of education and medical science for all the 54 African Nations. It is fully funded by MEA, GoI. The project aims to provide an opportunity for local employment and opens the door for access to education and medical expertise from India to African students, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. It will also give an opportunity for Global acceptance of Indian University Education system and Indian medical Health services.

Prioritising the preparation and training of our people for the 21st century, India has committed 15,000 scholarships to students and professionals in Africa by providing opportunities in online education. These include, short-term courses, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and continued medical education. The scholarship will cover the tuition fees to attend an Indian university that will award the certificate or the degree. For short-term courses, an examination fee exemption is provided.

The scheme is applicable for African students of Partner countries under Pan African e-Network project.

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