The Government of India, through its Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), offers the General Scholarship Scheme (GSS) for global understudies from certain Asian, African and Latin American nations. This plan was previously known as General Cultural Scholarship Scheme GCSS).
The GSS Scholarship standouts amongst the most critical and mainstream plans of the ICCR for remote understudies. Grants are granted every year under this plan for undergrad, for postgraduate degrees and for those seeking after research at Indian colleges.
Nonetheless, grants for medical studies, for example, MBBS, BDS or for medicinal research prompting to a Ph.D degree are not offered under the GSS arrangements. Under this plan the ICCR is putting forth UG, PG, B.Tech., M.Phil, Ph.D. and Post Doctoral Courses.
Course(s) Offered: All fields (with the exception of medicals)
Course Level: Undergraduate, Graduate (Masters, phd, postdoc)
Supplier: Govt of India
Nation to Study in: India
Nationals of developing and non developing nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America as recorded underneath.
All understudies must apply and be conceded at affirmed Indian Universities/Educational organizations. These organizations are self-sufficient and free bodies and have their own qualification criteria on the premise of which they affirm affirmations.
Need might be given to applicants applying for higher reviews (Post Graduate, M.Phil and PhD courses) and the individuals who have never studied in India. Applications for Casual Research won’t be engaged. ICCR is not in charge of admissions to MBBS/BDS courses, consequently no competitor applying for ICCR grant might be suggested for MBBS/BDS and courses.
English dialect capability must be shown since average official language obviously is English language in every one of the Universities in India. All candidates are required to experience an English Proficiency Test directed by the Indian missions abroad.
The entire qualification criteria is found in the rules/directions manual found on the official site.
Natives of the accompanying nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Belgium, Cambodia, Fiji, Georgia, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Reunion Island, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu (Fiji), UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.
Taking part Institutions
All affirmed colleges and instructive establishments in India.
Fields of study
All undergrad, postgraduate and research degree courses EXCEPT in therapeutic reviews (i.e. MBBS, MB, MS, or BDS). Competitors ought to allude to
i). the “Colleges Handbook” or college sites; or ii). the rundown of Universities where ICCR understudies are as of now contemplating.
Number of honors
499 grants are offered yearly
For the entire length of undergrad, postgraduate or research study. For continuation of grant installments, all understudies must submit Annual Progress Reports with duplicate of result and duplicate of legitimate Resident Permit.
No Extension of grant will be concurred by ICCR. Regardless ICCR won’t bolster grant for the period past span of the course for which grant has been granted.
The grants cover:
Living recompense i.e. stipend (every month).
House lease recompense. According to real facts with a month to month ceiling of Rs.5,000 for Grade–I Cities, and Rs.4,500 for Other urban communities (every month) just if lodging is not accessible in the University/College.
Unexpected concede (per annum). Incorporates educational cost charge, college exam expenses and other obligatory charges which are not refundable.
Proposal and exposition costs (Once in whole length obviously).
Health advantages. Understudies ought to look for treatment just at medicinal focus or dispensary connected to colleges or Institutes where selected or in the closest Government clinic
Airfare (to and from India)
Technique for Application
Coordinate applications from competitors are not considered by ICCR. Applicants must fill in the endorsed forms for Scholarships for Foreign Nationals that are accessible with Indian missions abroad or download from the official webpage (connection to it is beneath). It would be ideal if you read the guideline before rounding out the structures.
The finished and marked application form which ought to be written and not manually written alongside different connections must be messaged as a pdf archive to the Embassy/High Commission of India in your nation. A printed copy alongside 5 photos ought to likewise be conveyed to the Embassy/High commission of India. Candidate may approach this Embassy straightforwardly with properly finished applications, unique instructive reports and a guaranteed duplicate of the same. If you don’t mind take note that your application will be viewed simply after it is checked and prescribed by the Embassy/High commission of India. For a rundown of India Embassies by Countries, please click here.
ICCR acknowledges applications just through Indian Missions abroad. Hopefuls are encouraged to apply through the Indian missions in their individual nations. No application might be sent straightforwardly to ICCR or through their nation’s Embassies/High Commissions in New Delhi.
It is imperative to visit the official site (connection to it is beneath) for finish data. Candidates must take note of the rules/guidelines on the official site deliberately and fill the applications in like manner.
Application due dates differ by Country. In any case, all applications is relied upon to have been put together by fifteenth January 2017. If it’s not too much trouble see the official site for your particular nation due date.
It would be ideal if you NOTE:
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is a self-ruling association of the Government of India, required in India’s outer social relations, through social trade with different nations and their people groups. It was established on 9 April 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the main Education Minister of free India.
Application Deadline: 15 January 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes