25 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN THE 2022 INDIA ICCR SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
DEADLINE: 31 May 2022
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is offering 25 scholarships for students from the Kingdom of Eswatini under the Africa Scholarship Scheme (G0179) at Indian Universities/Institutes for the Academic Year 2022-23 for Undergraduate/Postgraduate/PhD courses. Applications are sought online through ICCR’s A2A Scholarship Portal.
Please note that these programs are not eligible in 2022: Medical/Paramedical (Nursing/Physiotherapy/Anesthesia etc.), fashion, law courses
All ICCR scholarship students have to obtain medical insurance coverage on their own for a minimum assured sum of INR 500,000/- which is equivalent to about US$ 6700/- per annum before their travel to India or immediately after reaching India, whichever is convenient. Cost of the premium may be around E750/- per annum/or its equivalent in Indian Rupees (about INR 3750/-). A2A Portal has two insurance companies for referral purposes. However, students can purchase medical insurance from any of the insurance companies of their choice in Eswatini/India.
Students are advised to obtain the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) equivalence (wherever required) as per stipulations of the concerned University/Institute in their Provisional Confirmation letter. For this purpose, students may apply at the link https://evaluation.aiu.ac.in/student/login and bear the fees to be incurred on obtaining the certificate at their own expense.
Students are advised not to visit the High Commission at this stage for any queries, without prior appointment. Queries, if any, may be sent at email@example.com.
lndian Universities/educational institutes are autonomous and independent bodies and have their own eligibility criteria. lt is, therefore, for the students to satisfy themselves about the course chosen and the confirmation given by the Universities. Their admission is provisional till the time Universities satisfy themselves of the authenticity of requisite documents from the students. lf on arrival, it is found that the student does not possess the required original documents on the basis of copies of which the admission has been finalized, the students will themselves be responsible for the consequences including denial of admission by the Universities and student will have to return at own cost. ICCR will not bear cost on such student’s return airfare.
The student should bring the following documents:
(i) Original documents relating to their qualifications for verification by the respective college/University.
(ii) English Translation of the documents in original.
(iii) Certified copy of the syllabus of the last qualifying examination.
(iv) Valid passport with appropriate visa. Student visa for undergraduate/post graduate and research visa for Ph D. Students.
(v) Award of scholarship letter issued by the concerned Indian Mission.
(vi) Undertaking from the student that the course and the University as conveyed is acceptable and that he/she will not request for change at the time of admission.
Applicants should not be less than 18 years of age at the time of admission and not more than 30 years of age.
For admission to science/ engineering courses, an applicant should have studied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at Higher Secondary level to be eligible. ii. Applicants should clearly mention the course to which they are seeking admission while mentioning choices.
ICCR scholarships are meant for admissions only in the lndian State/ Central Universities or colleges affiliated to and recognized by the lndian State and Central Universities from the list available on the Portal. There are over 90 universities to choose from. ICCR does not offer scholarships for admissions in private colleges or Universities.
Scholarship is awarded only after the High Commission is satisfied that the student intending to study in India has no serious health issues, has not submitted incomplete/fraudulent documentation or any other such parameters, which may negate the objective of promoting goodwill through these scholarships.
Student has the option of applying in 5 Universities/institutes of his/her choice in preferential order. ln lndian Universities, in order to pursue studies in engineering, science streams, students should have studied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in high school. In Biology-based science subjects, students should have studied Biology, Physics and Chemistry in high school. ln order to avoid rejection from Universities/colleges, applicants are advised to make their subject choices carefully, based on the subjects they have studied in high school.
Applicants applying for M.Phil / Doctoral / Post-Doctoral courses should submit a synopsis along with the application.
Highlights of the Scheme/Admission process:
To ensure high standard, University/Institute with accreditation of NAAC (A and above) rating/NIRF (rank between 1-150) are listed on A2A Scholarship Portal for admission.
Applications will be directly sent by students to respective universities.
Applicants have the option to apply to 5 Universities/Institutes in the order of their preference.
Applicants are to be above 18 years of age and not more than 30 years.
Applications are directly sent by students to respective universities.
A 500-word essay in English is introduced to ascertain English proficiency. Students can also submit their TOFEL/IELTS etc. Standardised Test scores, if available. If desired, Universities will directly conduct interview of applicants online.
As part of Government of India’s guidelines on direct payment to beneficiaries, scholarship payment to students would be through PFMS.
The scholarships include return economy class airfares and the selected scholars will be issued one way air-ticket to the nearest airport to the University/institution.
Students are advised to visit University/Institute website and do thorough research of course offered, eligibility criteria and general information before applying for admission.
It may be noted that for engineering courses like B.E./B.Tech., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) are compulsory in 11 and 12 grades (equivalent to Form-IV & V in Eswatini). Mark sheets for each i.e. level 10 (equivalent to Form-III) and 10+2 (Form III + Forms IV&V), equivalent level of school should be uploaded along with transcripts.