Announcement of ICCR’s Scholarship Scheme for Academic Year 2024-25 Announcement of ICCR’s Scholarship Scheme for Academic Year 2024-25



Announcement of ICCR’s Scholarship Scheme for Academic Year 2024-25 

ICCR has offered the following Scholarship Schemes for the Academic Year 2024-25:- 

1) Atal Bihari Vajpayee General Scholarship Scheme (A1201) (formerly known as General Scholarship Scheme) - Under this scheme ICCR has announced 638 scholarship slots globally at Indian Universities/ Institutes for the academic year 2024-25. 

2) Lata Mangeshkar Dance & Music Scholarship Scheme (A1209) (formerly ICCR Scholarship Scheme for Indian Culture) - Under this scheme ICCR has announced 100 Scholarship slots globally for pursuing 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 2024-25. 

Earlier it was decided to invite the application on “Study in India” (SII) Portal. Since admissions to Universities/Institutes are to commence shortly and integration process is likely to take some more time, it has been decided that the admissions under ICCR scholarship schemes be opened through ICCR’s existing A2A portal.  The A2A portal, as of now, for seeking admissions in ICCR empaneled Universities/Institutes would have no link with SII portal and will work independently like last year. 

Applications from interested international students are invited online through ICCR’s A2A scholarship portal  Students are welcome to apply to universities/institutes in the order of preference.    

Students are advised to visit respective University/Institute website regularly courses offered, eligibility criteria and general information about the University/Institute before applying for admission.  The students should ensure that they are eligible for the course and meet the eligibility criteria and should submit relevant documentation as required by the Universities, in addition to the basic certificates mentioned in the application form.  They would also be advised to refer to the University’s Handbook/ University Grants Commission’s website etc. 

The application will not be considered without English translation of documents if the original documents are not in English. It may also be noted that incomplete application can be summarily rejected by Universities.  Students are advised to thoroughly check their applications and attach requisite documents before submission of the application. 

The applicant’s age for availing scholarship is as under on the date of opening of portal:- 

For Undergraduate/ Postgraduate courses- between 18-40 Years and  

For PhD Programmes-50 Years Maximum 

It is compulsory for all ICCR scholarship students to procure Medical Insurance policy with minimum sum assured for Indian Rupees Five Lakhs per annum. Students must have medical insurance coverage on their own either before travel or immediately after reaching India, whichever is convenient.  Students can purchase medical insurance from any of the insurance companies of their choice.  However to facilitate students, Portal has two insurance companies for referral purpose. 

Detailed guidelines on the process of applying for ICCR Scholarships are available on the Portal. 

Once the student would obtain admission on the A2A portal and the Mission/Post decides to award scholarship to that particular student, he/she (student) would be advised to register on SII portal for obtaining Unique ID and further process including obtaining visa and registration with FRRO (VISA and registration with the FRRO are to be processed on SII portal). 

The timeline for applying for the ICCR Scholarship has been revised accordingly and would be as under:- 

4 April 2024 

Opening of Portal for inviting applications from interested students. 

31 May 2024 

Last date of application to submit application on portal. 

30 June 2024 

Last date by which Universities are to inform the decision whether the student is admitted or rejected (if confirmed, intimation to Missions. If rejected, intimation to students). 

15 July 2024 

Last date for Indian Missions abroad to decide on allocation of Scholarship and generating Offer Letters. 

25 July 2024 

Last date for students to confirm/reject acceptance of offer of scholarship. 

10 August 2024 

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

20 August 2024 

Second-round students to convey their acceptances. 

For any further clarification/query in this regard, Smt. Hemlata Bansal, Programme Officer, Scholarship Division may be contacted on email:, Landline No. +91-11-23379199 (Direct)/23379309/10/14 (Extn.1137). 

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