About Us Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship Schemes

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship Schemes
    The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi with the objective to foster, strengthen and promote India’s cultural relations with the other countries has been offering scholarships in various courses. The applicant can apply for scholarship according to the guidelines which are available online at www.a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in

A. ICCR Scholarships under General Scholarship Scheme (GSS) Programme for academic year 2019-2020: This year 1 slot in all streams except some courses detailed in para (c) below are being provided by ICCR. Some of the important guidelines are listed below :-
a. Age of the applicant should be or greater than 18 years but below 30 years.
b. For B.E. / B. Tech courses, the candidate should have Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics in their school leaving examination.
c. This scholarship is not for admission in Medical/Paramedical (Nursing/Physiotherapy/Anesthesia etc) /fashion courses.
d. The expenditure on laboratory chemicals and other related incidental charges in Science courses will be borne by the scholars themselves.
e. Applicant is required to go-through the criteria laid down by various Universities for the subject/course, which he/she is applying for.
f. Applicant should be proficient in English.
g. Applicant can apply online at www.a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in and the last date for receiving the application is 28th February 2019. 

B. ICCR Scholarship Scheme for Dance, Music, and Yoga: India has a unique identity in its culture and heritage special in Music and Dance to explore possibilities worldwide. The ICCR offers more than a hundred scholarships to study Indian Classical Music, Dance and Yoga etc. to the foreign students.

C. AYUSH Scholarship Scheme for the academic year 2019-20: Government of India, through Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), offers scholarships to foreign nationals to pursue various Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) courses in India. Acceptance of AYUSH at the International level has resulted in growing demand from foreign students to study in Indian Institutions. This year, the ICCR is offering 104 slots to foreign scholars (including Portuguese) for studying Undergraduate/Post Graduate/Ph.D. courses relates to Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy medicine in Indian Universities/Institutions/Colleges. Some important guidelines are listed below:-

1. For BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, MD (Ayurveda), MD (Unani), MD (Homeopathy), Ph.D. (Ayurveda), and (Unani) courses, candidates must have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB) in their school leaving examinations, as this is mandatory for undergraduate courses.
2. BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, B.Sc. (Yoga) certificate is mandatory for the post-graduation courses.
3. Applicants should ensure that they are of 18 years ago at the time of admission in Indian Universities/ Institutes. Students who are of less than 18 years of age are not permitted by Indian Law to open their Saving Banks Accounts requires for releasing their monthly scholarship dues.
4. In order to ensure the security of the foreign students, it is compulsory for all ICCR sponsored students to stay inside the hostel wherever available. No student shall be allowed to stay in private accommodation as per the policy of the council.
5. Applicants should be proficient in English.
6. Applicants have to fill three choices of Universities in the application in order of preference.
7. Applicants can apply online at www.a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in and the last date for receiving the application is 17 July 2019.
8. Applicants are required to go through the criteria laid down by various Universities for the subject/course, which they are applying for and submit all the relevant documentation as required by the Universities in addition to the basic certificates mentioned in the application form. For this, they may refer to the Universities Handbook/ University Grants Commission’s website and the concerned institute’s website for eligibility criteria.
9. Detailed information about revised financial terms, Guidelines UG/PG/Ph.D. courses and their eligibility criteria are also mentioned in AYUSH scholarship Scheme.

Scholarships are provided for the following courses:
A. Under Graduate courses
• Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS): 5 ½ year degree course including one-year mandatory clinical training (Internship).
Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
• Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS): 5 ½ year degree course including one-year mandatory clinical training (Internship).
Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
• Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS): 5 ½ year degree course including one-year mandatory clinical training (Internship).
Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
• Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicines and Surgery (BAMS): 5 ½ year degree course including one-year mandatory clinical training (Internship).
Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
• B.Sc. in Yoga: 3-year course
Eligibility: 12 years of schooling
• B.A. ( Yoga Shastra): 3 years course
Eligibility: 12 years of schooling

B. Post Graduate Courses
• M.D. Ayurveda: 3-year course
Eligibility: BAMS degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
• MD Siddha: 3-year course
Eligibility: BSMS degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
• MD Unani: 3-year course
Eligibility: BUMS degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
• MD Homoeopathy: 3-year course
Eligibility: BHMS degree recognized by Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH)

C. Ph.D. Courses
Ph.D. in Ayurveda: 3 years course
Eligibility: MD (Ayurveda) degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)

Financial norms of ayush
Courses & Eligibility
Norms of AYUSH Scholarship Scheme
List of Countries

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Helpline for ICCR Scholarship Students


    A dedicated helpline email "studenthelpline.iccr@gov.in" has been created by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR):
1. to streamline the grievances redressal mechanism for ICCR sponsored foreign students,
2. to answer queries, requests from foreign students regarding various issues pertaining to their stipend, HRAs, medical problems, admission methodology, hostel issues etc.
    This Helpline is exclusively meant for students who wish to apply under various ICCR scholarship schemes, current students and the alumni.