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Offer of Scholarships by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) for the Academic Year 2023 - 24

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OFFER OF SCHOLARSHIPS BY INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL  RELATIONS (ICCR) FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2023-24

A) ICCR is pleased to announce 613 scholarship slots under Atal Bihari Vaipayee General Scholarship Scheme (A12O1) at Indian Universities / institutes for the academic year 2023-24.

The Government of India under the aegis of the Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR) is offering the Scholarship slots under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee General Scholarship Scheme. The Scholarship scheme being offered is with the return Air Fare. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee 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 Portal at 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.

The last date for submission of the online Application is 30 – April  – 2023.

The applicant's age for availing scholarship is as under:

For Undergraduate / Postgraduate courses - between 18 to 30 years and
For PhD Programmes - between 18 to 45 years.

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. Apart from the Atal Bihari Vajpayee General Scholarship, ICCR, under Lata Mangeshkar Dance & Music Scholarship Scheme (A1209) (formerly ICCR Scholarship Scheme for Indian Culture), also offers 100 Scholarships to foreign students for pursuing the study of Indian Culture such as Dance, Music, theatre, performing art, sculpture, Indian languages, Indian cuisine, etc. at Indian Universities/Institutes for the academic year 2023-24.

This scholarship has the same timeline as the Atal Bihari Vajpayee General Scholarship. Interested students can visit the portal for further information: http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in
For any further queries, interested students should contact the Embassy of India in Berne by email at info.berne@mea.gov.in; cul.berne@mea.gov.in

Scholarship Timeline

20-February-2023

Open ICCR A2A Portal for admissions. 

30-April-2023

Last date of application to be submitted by students.

31- May- 2023

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

30-June-2023

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

15-July-2023

Last date of acceptance by students.

22-July-2023

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

30-July-2023

Second-round students to convey their acceptance

 A brief flowchart of the timeline and Scholarship process is given below