Africa Scholarship Scheme, Government India, 2016
The Government of India is offering Scholarships for students of African Countries. The Scholarships are being offered through Indian Council for for Cultural Relations. The Africa Scholarship Scheme is for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Higher Studies.
Course Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Masters, MPhil/PhD, and M.Tech./ME, Postdoc)
Provider: Indian Government (Africa Scholarship Scheme)
Country to Study in: India
Fields of study: All undergraduate and graduate (masters, MPhil/PhD, and M.Tech./ME, and Postdoctoral) courses of study and disciplines are eligible. Please note that no admission and scholarship is offered for MBBS, MD, MS and BDS courses.
Eligibility: Scholarships are for students of African countries.
Eligible Nationalities: following countries are eligible to apply:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Comoros, Congo (Republic of), Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea (concurrent from Nairobi), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan (Republic of), Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sao Tame & Principe, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Participating Institutions: Several Institutions/Universities in India.
Number of awards: The ICCR offers 900 scholarships to the above-named African countries
Sponsorship duration: The scholarships are for the duration of the studies
Scholarship benefits: Selected candidates would be provided with return economy class air fares to the nearest international airport and Air-Conditioned Train fare to the place of study, if so required. Air ticket for journey from Home Country to India will be provided by the Embassy and return ticket will be provided to the scholar in India.
The selected students will also be paid living allowance, contingent grant, house rent allowance and thesis expenses, as admissible under the rules of the ICCR. They are also eligible to medical benefits at medical centres or dispensaries attached to universities / Institutes where they enrolled or in the nearest Government hospital.
Application Procedure: The scholarship application form should be downloaded from the official site (link to it is below). Please read the instruction before filling out the forms.
The completed and signed application form which should be typed and not handwritten along with other attachments must be e-mailed as a pdf document to the Embassy/ High Commission of India in your country. A hard copy along with 5 photographs should also be delivered to the Embassy/ High commission of India. Applicant may approach this Embassy directly with duly completed applications, original educational documents and a certified copy of the same.
Please note that your application will be considered only after it is verified and recommended by the Embassy/ High commission of India.
DEADLINES: Application deadlines vary by Country. Please see the official website for your specific country deadline.
Since slots are limited, applicants are requested to approach the Indian Embassy with duly completed application form as soon as possible well before the due date.
Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
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 under-graduate, post-graduate and higher courses.
The ICCR implements this scheme on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs.
Application Deadline: See details for individual country