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

Indian Council for Cultural Relations
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ICCR Admission Process
Revised Timeline to be followed for the Academic Year 2021-22

15-March-2021

Open ICCR A2A Portal for admissions.

30-May-2021

Last date of application to be submitted by students.

20-June-2021

Last date of Universities to inform the decision (if confirmed, intimation to Missions; if rejected, intimation to students).

30-June-2021

Last date of allocating scholarship and University and generating an Offer Letter by Indian Mission abroad.

5-July-2021

Last date of acceptance by students.

22-July-2021

Based on the number of acceptances in the first round (if acceptance are less than the scholarship seats allocated) Indian Mission to offer scholarship to other students who were not considered in the first round.

30-July-2021

Second-round students to convey their acceptance

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OFFER OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 
PORTUGUESE NATIONALS BY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022

The Government of India under the aegis of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is offering 
one scholarship slot to Portuguese Nationals under the General Scholarship Scheme (A1201) for the academic year 2021-22.
The Scholarship being offered is without Air FareThe General Scholarship Scheme is one of the most important and popular schemes of the ICCR for foreign students to pursue higher studies in Indian universities and educational institutions.

Interested students can apply for scholarship online through ICCR’s A2A Scholarship Portalat
http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in. The portal contains all the relevant information for the applicants including details of all participating Universities/Institutes, courses offered, availability of hostels, application guidelines, eligibility criteria and other relevant information for helping the applicants in decision-making while applying for the academic courses of their preference.

Last date of submission of online Application is 30 May 2021.

Eligibility Criteria and guidelines may be seen at 
http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in/assets/site/https://www.eoilisbon.gov.in/docs/Policy%20Guidelines.pdf

Some of the important guidelines are listed below:-

(a)Applicant should be 18 years of age at the time of admission in Indian Universities/Institutes and not more 30 years of age.

(b) Applicant should be proficient in English.

(c) According to new admission policy, applications will be directly sent by students to respective universities. A large number of Universities/Institutes are linked on A2A portal for receiving applications directly from foreign students. Applicants have the option to apply to 5 Universities/Institutes in the order of their preference of study.

(dApplicants are advised to exercise due diligence in selection of University/Institute by visiting their website and do thorough research of courses offered, eligibility criteria and general information about the University/Institute before applying for admission and ensure that they submit all relevant documentation as required by the University/Institute in addition to the basic certificates mentioned in the application form. The application will not be considered without English translation of documents if the original documents are not in English.

(e) This scholarship is not for admission in Medical/ Paramedical (Nursing/ Physiotherapy/Anaesthesia etc.)/fashion courses.

(f) For B.E./ B.Tech courses, the candidates should have Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) in their school leaving examination which is a mandatory requirement for Engineering courses.

(g) For science courses, the expenditure on laboratory chemicals and other related incidental charges will be borne by the scholars themselves.

(h) Beginning the academic year 2021-22, a 500-word essay in English has been introduced to ascertain English proficiency. Besides, students can also submit their TOFEL/IELTS etc. Standardized Test scores, if available. University/Institute may conduct interview of the applicants online, if so required. There will be no separate English test by the Embassy.

(i) Procuring personal medical insurance is a mandatory requirement for availing of the scholarship with a minimum sum assured for Indian Rupees Five Lakhs which is equivalent to US$6800 per annum.

Click here for Timeline for the admission process (Annex A)

Click here for FAQs http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in/home/page/faq 

For any further queries, interested students should contact the Embassy of India in Lisbon by email at
hocoff.lisbon@mea.gov.in

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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 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.