The Government of India, through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), offers about 2325 scholarships under 21 scholarship schemes.
Of these scholarships, 500 are exclusively for African countries. There are students in India under these schemes from about 80 countries.
Most of the scholarship holders come from developing countries in Asia, Africa, South and Central America.
However, there are quite a few students from the developed countries as well. Around 3550 foreign students are currently studying in India under the various scholarship schemes.
The students are in graduate, post graduate and doctoral programmes as well as in professional courses such as engineering, pharmacy, accountancy, business administration and management.
Scholarships are also given for learning Indian dance, music, painting, sculpture, etc.
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) administers its own scholarship schemes apart from which it also functions as an agency for other schemes on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India.
- Application Form for Scholarships for Foreign Students,
- Guidelines for Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship Holders,
- List of Universities Recognised by the University Grants Commission of India, &
- Scholarship Terms for Different Courses