The Honourable Prime Minister of India announced the Government of India’s initiative to improve 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 at the inaugural plenary of the India-Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in April 2008.

Things To Know About The Scholarship

This scholarship is fully funded by the Indian government. 

  • Host: India Government
  • Study Abroad: Study in Asia
  • Category: For Undergraduate Scholarships, Postgraduate Scholarships, and  Masters Scholarships
  • Eligible Countries: African Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship,  Stipend and  Medical health insurance
  • Deadline: April 30, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements for the 2024 Indian Government (ICCR) African Scholarship:

Below are the eligibility requirements:

  1. Students who will be applying for doctoral/post-doctoral courses should include a synopsis of the proposed area of research.
  2. Students wishing to study performing arts should, if possible, enclose video/ audio cassettes of their recorded performances.
  3. Candidates must have adequate knowledge of English.

    Applications sent to ICCR directly by the students or sent by the local Embassy/ High Commissions in New Delhi will not be accepted.
  4. Students who have never studied in India before will be given priority
  5. Applications to study courses in MBBS/MD or Dentistry/Nursing will not be accepted. 
  6. Candidates should note that Indian universities/educational institutions are autonomous and independent and hence have their eligibility criteria which have to be fulfilled. 
  7. Please also note that acceptance of application by the University is also not a guarantee of admission.
  8. A scholarship is awarded only when admission is confirmed by ICCR.
  9. Students must carry a proper visa. Students should ensure that they get the correct visa from the Indian Embassy/High Commission. 
  10. The government of India’s guidelines stipulate that if a scholar arrives without a proper visa and his/her actual admission to the university or institute does not materialize, he/she will be deported to his/her country.
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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 the scholarship, and the type and duration of the course to which they are 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 qualifications in original for verification by the respective college/university at the time of admission.

Benefits of the Fully Funded Indian Government Scholarship (ICCR) 2024

The following are the benefits of the fully funded Indian Government Scholarship (ICCR) 2024;

  • Living allowance (Stipend) (Per Month)
  • Undergraduate -5,500, Postgraduate-6,000, M.Phil / Ph.D 7,000, Post-doctoral Fellow-7,500
  • House Rent Allowance (Per Month)
  • In Grade 1 cities-5,000 and other cities-4,500
  • Contingent Grant (per annum)
  • Undergraduate-5,000, Postgraduate-7,000, M/Phil / PhD and M.Tech./ME-12,500, Postdoctoral studies-15,500, Tuition Fee/Other Compulsory Fee-As per actual (excluding refundable amount) –Thesis and dissertation Expenses (Once in the entire duration of the course)
  • D Scholar-10,000 and for BBA/BCA/MBA/MCA/M.Tech and other courses required submission of Project-7.000
  • Medical Benefits
  • Under the scheme, scholars are expected to seek treatment only at the medical centre or dispensaries attached to universities / Institutes where they enrolled or in the nearest Government hospital (Bill are settled as admissible according to AMA/CGHS norms)

How to Apply for the Indian Government’s (ICCR) African Scholarship:

Here is how to apply for the Indian government (ICCR) African Scholarship. Interested and qualified applicants should use the link created below to proceed to the application page.

  • Make sure to read the instructions before filling out the application form.
  • Please also read the financial terms and conditions.
  • Detailed guidelines on the process of applying for ICCR Scholarships online on the A2A Portal and procedure.
  • Students are warned to read instructions and apply through the same website and no hard copy of the application form is required at the Mission.
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CLICK HERE TO APPLY. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

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