The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India offers ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) scholarships to the students all over the world. ICCR covers 60 scholarships under its umbrella, offered for undergraduate and post graduate Programmes in Performing and Visual Arts. Subjects include Indian Classical Music, Dance, Painting and Sculpture.
Offer of scholarships are sent to the respective Governments through Indian diplomatic missions abroad. Nominations are received from the respective Governments in the Indian diplomatic missions concerned. These are forwarded to ICCR for final selection and placement. Direct applications from candidates cannot be considered by ICCR. International government nominees have to fill prescribed forms for Scholarships for Foreign Nationals that are available with Indian missions abroad. While filling in the forms, the candidate must specify the course he wishes to pursue such as:
- Undergraduate degree
- Postgraduate degree
- Doctoral research work only
Candidates are also advised to consult the Handbook of Indian Universities available with Indian missions abroad to ensure the availability of their choice of a course in India. The application forms should include the required number of copies of educational certificates along with three copies of passport-size photographs. In some cases, a no objection certificate from the candidate's employer or place of work is also required.
ICCR offers the following facilities to the scholars:
- Living allowance
- Contingent Grant
- Tuition Fees
- Thesis and dissertation charges
- Medical benefits
- Study Tour Expenses
For details on Educational schemes and scholarship Programmes for the Indian Diaspora, visit our section on 'Indian Diaspora'.
Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 06-08-2012