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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:  Under this scheme, scholarships are provided to 93 countries (including Portugal) to pursue courses in Indian traditional medical system such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy on the first-cum-first basis. This scheme is handled by ICCR as agency work on behalf of Ministry of AYUSH.


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.