ICCR Scholarship 2024-2025, Apply Online, Check Eligibility

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) was established in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The main objective of Indian Council for Cultural Relations is implementing policies and programs regarding India’s external cultural relations. By this program mutual understanding between India and Other countries developed. The “ICCR Scholarship Scheme” is one such program that offers students to study in various levels. Students are not only from India, but from other countries studying in India can also apply for this scholarship. Students from different categories/divisions/disciplines (UG, PG, Ph.D., MBBS) can apply and take the benefit of this scheme. In the following article we will discuss what are the opening and closing dates for ICCR application, eligibility criteria, application process and also important stuffs related to it.

ICCR Scholarship 2024-25 Overview

The administrative body of ICCR Scholarship scheme is Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Every year around 3000+ scholarships has been offering to students. One of the best points in this scholarship scheme is students from other countries (other than India) studying in India can apply for this scheme. There are 21 schemes available under ICCR Scholarship 2024-25, MEA, and Ministry of Ayush and so on. Students from different levels such as Engineering, Arts, Commerce, Political Science,  Philosophy or any courses comes Under Graduate( UG), Post Graduate (PG), Doctorate can apply. The online application for ICCR Scholarship opened on 4th April 2024, and last date to apply for the scholarship for the academic year 2924-25 is 31st May 2024.

Name of ScholarshipICCR Scholarship scheme
Initiated ByGovernment of India
Administrative ByIndian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
Eligible CoursesUG/PG/PhD/Diploma/Certificate
Total Scholarship3000
Total University listed132
List of UniversityCheck
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Apply Starts4th April 2024
Application last date31 May 2024
Portal NameIndian Council for Cultural Relations Scholarship Portal (ICCR’s A2A Scholarship Portal)
Official Websitehttp://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in

Recent Update: The deadline for the university’s confirmation regarding the ICCR application has been extended till 18’th July 2024.

Eligibility Criteria for ICCR Scholarship 2024-25

A student must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to avail the ICCR scholarship benefits, which are:

  • Student must be a citizen of one of the eligible countries and must have a valid passport.
  • Student age must be between 18 years to 30 years (for UG/PG) and 30 to 45 years (for PhD).
  • Student must have finished the required level of education with qualified marks (60% and above).
  • Student should have 6.5 in EILTS or 90 in TOEFL or equivalent.
  • Student should not have any serious disease ( serious medical condition/ infectious disease).
  • Student should have good command over English communication.
  • Student should not be working anywhere.
  • Student should not be already pursuing/studying in India.
  • Student must obey the rules and regulations of ICCR, Indian Government and Institution.
ICCR Scholarship 2024-2025

ICCR Scholarship Amount

The amount covered by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship is given below:

  • ICCR scholarship covers Full tuition fees of any course.
  • Every month Under Graduate students get 18000/- rupees, Post Graduate student get 20000/- rupees and Ph.D/M.Phil student get 22000/- rupees.
  • Contingent grant of rupees 5000/- per annum will be received by UG students, rupees 7000/- per annum will be received by PG students, rupees 12500/- per annum will be received by Ph.D./M.Phil students
  • It also covers Medical Insurance 9Up to Rs. 5,00,000 per year)
  • Student get amount for Accommodation.
Type/Level of courseMonthly stipendContingent grantThesis Expenses
Undergraduate (UG)Rs. 18,000Rs. 5,500
Postgraduate (PG)Rs. 20,000Rs. 7,000
M.Phil/ Ph.D.Rs. 22,000Rs. 12,500Rs. 7,000
Post-Doctoral fellowshipRs. 25,000Rs. 15,500Rs. 10,000

GUIDELINES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS UNDER ICCR SCHOLARSHIP:

Before applying scholarship, student can go through the guidelines mentioned in PDF (given below). These guidelines made for international students. The guidelines include about Do’s & Don’ts, Selection of course, English proficiency, Age limit, and so on will be helpful and makes applying simple. These guidelines are set by ICCR. Please go through the following link which redirects to “guideline.pdf”.

Schemes under ICCR Scholarship

ICCR Scholarship Schemes are as follows.

  1. Atal Bihari Vajpyee General Scholarship Scheme:
    • This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate/postgraduate levels and for pursuing research to foreign students belonging to Asian and Latin American Countries.
  2. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme:
    • This scholarship will be awarded to  undergraduate/postgraduate/doctoral and Research courses in Indian Universities to the students for Commonwealth Countries.
  3. Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme for Sri Lankan nationals”
    • The scholarship schemes are awarded to Sri Lankan nationals covering all UG courses including engineering and excluding medical courses.
  4. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Cultural Exchange Scholarship Scheme:
    • This scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses.
  5. Lata Mangeshkar Dance & Music scholarship Scheme:
    • ICCR Scholarship Scheme for Studies in Indian Culture.
  6. Silver Jubilee Scholarship Scheme for Nepal:
    • at present 64 scholarships are offered to Nepalese nationals under Agency Work on behalf of MEA.
  7. AYUSH Scholarship Scheme:
    • This is meant for BIMSTEC (Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Myanmar.) Countries.This scholarship will be awarded to Indian traditional medical system such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. 
  8. Aid to Maldives Scholarship Scheme for Maldives nationals:
    • Aid to Bhutan/Maldives/Mongolia for the benefit of the Foreign Students to the respective countries.
  9. Mekong Ganga Co-operation Scholarship Scheme:
    • This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate/ postgraduate/Ph.D. courses in Indian Universities to the students for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
  10. Afghan Scholarship Scheme:
    • This scholarship will be awarded under SSSAN (Special Scholarship Scheme for Afghan Nationals to pursue university level courses in India.
  11. Africa Scholarship Scheme:
    • This scholarship will be awarded to students of African Countries to avail of 900 scholarships at undergraduate/postgraduate and higher studies.
  12. Aid to Mongolia Scholarship Scheme for Mongolia nationals:
    • Govt. of India introduced schemes “Aid to Bhutan/Maldives/Mongolia for the benefit of the Foreign Students to the respective countries.
  13. Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme:
    • This scholarship will be awarded to Sri Lankan nationals covering all UG courses including engineering and excluding medical courses.
  14. Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme:
    • This Scholarships is meant for Human Resource Development in the fields of Agriculture, Sciences and Engineering for study at Post-Graduate level.
  15. Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme:
    • This scholarship will be awarded to students studies in the field of Information Technology for studies at the UG level.
  16. Aid to Bhutan Scholarship Scheme for Bhutan nationals:
    • Govt. of India introduced schemes “Aid to Bhutan/Maldives/Mongolia for the benefit of the Foreign Students to the respective countries.
  17. AYUSH Scholarship Scheme for Non BIMSTEC countries:
    • This scheme meant for Non-BIMSTEC member countries, students pursue courses in Indian traditional medical system such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy on first-cum-first basis.
  18. AYUSH Scholarship Scheme for Malaysia:
    • This scheme meant for Malaysia, courses in Indian traditional medical system such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.
  19. AYUSH Scholarship Scheme for South East Asian Region (SEAR) Countries:
    • This scholarship is meant for SEAR countries (Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Thailand, DPR Koriea, Myanmar and Timor Leste.). Students pursue courses in Indian traditional medical system such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.
  20. Afghan National Defense & Security Forces:
    • Scholarship Scheme for Children/Dependents of Afghan National Defense& Security Forces (ANDSF). This scheme is for Under-Graduation Courses to the Children/Dependents of Martyrs of Afghan National Defense& Security Forces.
  21. Suborno Jayanthi AYUSH Scholarship Scheme:
    • This scholarship is exclusively for Bangladeshi nationals who wish pursue Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD courses in Indian Universities/ Institutes.

Process to Fill ICCR Scholarship Application Form 2024-25

To apply for ICCR scholarship student can follow below mentioned steps:

Steps

1st

Visit the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Scholarship official website https://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in/.

2nd

Click on “Registration” from main menu and select “Applicant registration” option.

3rd

Click on “Please sign up here” link under “Login form”.

4th

Enter all the details such as personal details, academic details, course details and other details.

5th

Select at least Five (5) universities listed by ICCR as per your choice and give priority to each of them as per your preference.

6th

Upload all the required documents such as Mark sheet, Passport, English proficiency test scores, Bio data, personal statement etc.

7th

Review the ICCR application, SUBMIT it, and wait for confirmation Email from ICCR.

8th

If you get selected, continue with other process like, preparation of visa, transportation etc.

List of Universities

Students can check list of universities involved in ICCR scholarship by visiting official website. The example link is given at official website https://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in/assets/site/docs/universities.pdf (2023- university list). Students can check University list for 2024 once it is uploaded.

Steps to Check ICCR Scholarship Application Status

Student can check their application status online. Follow the instructions as per ICCR or Indian Embassy/High Commission in your country 125. To check application status student can follow below steps:

Step 1Visit the official website https://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in.
Step 2Login with credentials, such as Login Id, Password.
Step 3If you are applicant, enter Registration Year, Apply For, captcha and press SUBMIT button.
Step 4Check your status on the following page.

Documents Required

Students should have following documents with them before applying ICCR scholarship scheme. The documents must be in prescribed format, and size.

  • A Passport size Photograph (25kb)
  • Mark sheets
  • Physical fitness certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Passport
  • English proficiency test score
  • Recommendation letter from 1 to 2 professional or from academic referees
  • A Personal Statement
  • Latest Resume
  • Synopsis (area of research for Ph.D. courses)
  • Audio/Video records of students (art candidates)
  • Proof for ICCR scholarship has not been received before (if applicable)
  • ID proof ( for students)

Important dates for ICCR Scholarship 2024-25

  • ICCR Scholarship 2024-25 Application opening date:- February 20, 2024
  • ICCR scholarship 2024-25 deadline:- May 31, 2024
  • Deadline for universities to inform the decision to applicant (whether the student is admitted or rejected):- July 18, 2024
  • Last date of allocating scholarship & generating offer letters:- July 15, 2024
  • Last date for the Indian Missions to confirm admission for the Scholarships:- July 25, 2024
  • Deadline of acceptance by students:- July 25, 2024

Contact Details

If any query or problem arises one can contact following address.

  • Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Azad Bhawan, I.P Estate, New Delhi-110002
  • Email: : [email protected] or ds [email protected]                                                                              
Official WebsiteICCR’s A2A Scholarship Portal
Guidelines (DOs and DON’Ts)Check PDF
NotificationView
RegistrationApply Online
LIST OF UNIVERSITIESCheck
Application StatusKnow Your Status

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