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Government of India Scholarships for African Students

Government of India is offering up to 900 scholarships for African students to pursue undergraduate, post­graduate and higher courses programme at Institutions/Universities in India.
At the inaugural plenary of the India – Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in April 2008, the Hon’ble 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 under­graduate, post­graduate and higher courses. Study Subject(s): Scholarship is available to learn any of the courses offered. Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to pursue undergraduate, post­graduate and higher courses programme at Institutions/Universities in India.

Number of award(s): Under this Scheme, the Council offers 900 scholarships. Duration of award(s) In case of PhD scholars, the scholarship is for a maximum of five and a half years,
(inclusive of extension/viva voce) or for the total duration of research (until the submission of the thesis) plus six months for viva voce, whichever is earlier. Worth of Award ­Living allowance (Stipend) (Per Month)
Undergraduate ­5,500 , Postgraduate­6,000 M.Phil / Ph.D 7,000, Post­doctoral Fellow­7,500
­House Rent Allowance (Per Month)
In Grade 1 cities­5,000 and In other cities­4,500
­Contingent Grant (per annum)
Undergraduate­5,000, Postgraduate­7,000, M/Phil / Ph.D and M.Tech./ME­12,500,
Postdoctoral studies­15,500, Tuition Fee/Other Compulsory Fee­As per actual (excluding
refundable amount) –Thesis and dissertation Expenses (Once in entire duration of course)
Ph.D Scholar­10,000 and for BBA/BCA/MBA/MCA/M.Tech and other course required
submission of Project­7.000

Medical Benefits
Under the scheme scholars are expected to seek treatment only at medical centre or
dispensary attached to universities / Institutes where they enrolled or in the nearest
Government hospital (Bill are settled as admissible according to AMA/CGHS norms)

Students applying for doctoral/ post doctoral courses should include a synopsis of the
proposed area of research.
– Students wishing to study performing arts should, if possible, enclose video/ audio
cassettes of their recorded performances. Candidates must have adequate knowledge of English.
– ICCR will not entertain applications which are sent to ICCR directly by the students or which are sent by local Embassies/High Commissions in New Delhi. Priority will be given to students who have never studied in India before. ­No application will be accepted for admission to courses in MBBS/MD or Dentistry/Nursing.
­Candidates may note that Indian universities/educational institution are autonomous and
independent and hence have their own eligibility criteria which have to be fulfilled. Please
also note that acceptance of application by the University is also not a guarantee of
admission. A scholarship is awarded only when admission is confirmed by ICCR.
­Student must carry a proper visa. Students should ensure that they get the correct visa
from the Indian Embassy/High Commission. Government of India guideline stipulate that if a
scholar arrives without proper visa and his/her actual admission at the University/Institute
does not materialize, he/she will be deported to his/her country.
­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 scholarship/the type
and duration of the course to which he/she is 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 qualification in original for verification by the respective college/university at the time
of admission
Scholarship Open for International Students:
Students of African countries (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon,
Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Chad, Ivory Coast, Comoros, Congo (Republic of),
Djibouti, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea (concurrent from
Nairobi), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea­Bissau, 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) are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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