Indian Government Scholarship Awards for African Students

Last Updated on March 20, 2015

The respectable Prime Minister of India (during the India Africa Forum Summit which was held in New Delhi in April 2008) had proclaimed the initiative of the Government of India to improve the educational opportunities for African students by increasing the number of the Scholarship awards for them in order to get Undergraduate, Postgraduate and higher degrees in Indian Universities & Institutions.

Scholarship name:

Indian Government Scholarship Award for African Students

Study Institution:

Indian Universities and Institutions

Scholarship Honors to:

The International students who belong to Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, and Chad

Scholarship Funded by:

Government of India

Offered program:

Undergraduate/Msc/PhD degrees

Application deadline:

31 Jan 2015

Number of Scholarships:

· 4 scholarships for Nigerian scholars
· 2 scholarships for Benin
· 1 scholarship for Cameroon
· 1 scholarship for Chad

Offered Study Fields:

It offers any field of studies

Who Can Apply?

The students who want to get their undergraduate, postgraduate degrees from the above-mentioned selected countries

Scholarship Benefits

Living Grants/Stipend:

  • For Undergraduate Courses such as (BA/B.Sc./B.Com/BBM/BCA/BBA/B.Tech Etc.): the amount of monthly grant would be 4,500 Rupees.
  • For Postgraduate Courses such as (M.A./M.Com./MBA/MCA/M.Sc./ME/M.Tech etc.: the amount of monthly grant would be 5,000 Rupees.
  • For Research Courses such as M. Phil/Ph.D./D.Lit.: the monthly grant would be 6,000 Rupees
  • For Post-doctoral: the monthly grant would be 6,500 Rupees

Conditional allowance:

  • For Under-graduate: 4,500 Rupees annually
  • For Postgraduate: 6,500 Rupees annually
  • For M.Phil/Ph.D. in the field of Humanities: the amount of the grant would be 12,000 Rupees annually
  • M.Phil/Ph.D. degrees in Science and Technology/M.Tech/ME: the amount of the grant would be 12,000 Rupees annually
  • For Post-doctoral studies in the humanities: the amount of the grant would be 15,000 Rupees annually
  • For Engineering, Medicine, Technology: the amount of the grant would be 15,000 Rupees annually

See more international scholarships:

IDB Scholarships for the Muslims Students in Africa and Asia

Commonwealth Undergraduate Scholarships for Developing Countries

Grant for House Rent:

  • The amount of allowance for the cities of Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad & Pune would be: 3,500 Rupees monthly
  • The amount of allowance for other cities would be: 3,000 Rupees monthly

Eligibility Criteria:

The admission criteria are given in the official web page of the scholarship.Some points are:

  • The successful students will be selected completely on merit
  • This scholarship program is not eligible to be attached with any other tuition of scholarship
  • All the candidates will have to pass the English Proficiency Test that is held by Indian missions abroad.

Key Reminder

  •   The desirous and commendable students are invited to apply for Indian Government Scholarship; the deadline for submission of forms is, 31 Jan 2014.
  • All the applicants must provide the copies of academic certificates and three passport size photographs along with their application forms.
  • The applicants must mention specifically that which course they want to pursue, such as a certificate, a diploma or a degree.

Important Links:

Contact information:

The official website is: scholarships%20scheme-%20year%202010-11.pdf

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