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ICCR Scholarship

ICCR Scholarship

ICCR Scholarship is the best scholarship for international students to study at government universities in India with government funding and a stipend. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations-ICCR awards fully funded scholarships with a monthly stipend to international students for pursuing various undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. research in India. 

To strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries, the government of India award various fully funded scholarships with a monthly stipend. Recipients of ICCR Scholarships do not have to pay any tuition fees and other expenses to the University for conducting their education or research in India. In addition, they receive a monthly stipend from the ICCR to cover their daily expenses. The ICCR even pays the cost of traveling to India for the first time and returning home after obtaining a degree. 

Benefits of the ICCR Scholarship 
Study in India with zero expenses;
Study in India's best government universities;
Studying in India without tuition fees;
Study in India without hostel costs; 
Get a monthly stipend to cover your daily expenses 
Be an ICCR Alumni

Financial benefits of the ICCR Scholarship 
The ICCR Scholarship holders enjoy various financial benefits from the ICCR. Details of the financial benefits are shown below for Bangladeshi candidates as per the academic session 2023-24. 

The undergraduate stipend per month is INR 18,000
The postgraduate stipend per month is INR 20,000
M. Phil or Ph. D stipend per month is INR 22,000 
Post-doctoral Fellow stipend per month is INR 25,000

In Grade 1 cities INR 6,500
In other cities INR 5,500

Undergraduate INR 5000
Postgraduate INR 7000
M. Phil / Ph. D /M. Tech/M.E INR 12,500 
Post-doctoral Fellow INR 15,500

Ph.D. Scholar INR 10,000 
For BBA / BCA / MBA / MCA /M. Tech and other courses required submission of Project INR 7,000

Medical Insurance Policy has to be procured by students with a minimum sum assured of Rs. 5 00,000 per year. This is a mandatory requirement for availing of ICCR Scholarships. Detailed information regarding medical benefits is available at the A2A Scholarship Portal. 

How to apply for ICCR Scholarship 
To simplify the application process, ICCR has created a website called the A2A Scholarship portal. Applicants will have to create an account on A2A Scholarship Portal using all authentic credentials. Read all the information very carefully before starting the application process.

Document Checklist for ICCR Scholarship
Before beginning with the ICCR Scholarship application process keep the below-mentioned documents ready with you. 
All academic certificates & Transcripts; 
Biometric Page of the Passport; 
Two letters of recommendation; 
Birth Certificate or National ID in English;
A recent color passport-size photograph with white background; 
Filled up Medical Fitness Form; Download from here 
IELTS or English Proficiency Certificate documents if there is any;
An essay containing 500 words;
Any scholastic documents;
Research proposal for M Phil or Ph.D. applicants;
Youtube link of Artwork who applies for Fine arts or performing arts; 
Important Note
All documents must be in English. In the case of another language, translate in English from a certified translator.  

Applicant should obtain the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) equivalence also (if required). This would be stipulated by the concerned University / Institute in their Provisional Confirmation letter for the applicant (uploaded on A2A Portal). In case AIU equivalence is required the student may apply for the same at the link and bear the fees incurred on obtaining the certificate at their own expense (non-reimbursable). For any further details/queries, students may contact AIU at (+ 9111 23230059 / 23231097 / 23232305 Extn. 210, 234, 252, E-mail id:,,

Applicants are advised to visit the respective University/institute website regularly for 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 be also advised to refer to the University’s Handbook / University Grants Commission’s website etc. 

For the academic year 2022-23, admissions in Medical/ Paramedical (Nursing/ Physiotherapy / Anaesthesia, etc.) / Fashion / Law courses / Integrated courses such as BA-LLB (5 Years) / B Sc & M Sc (5 Years), etc. are not admissible.

Please note that for Science courses, the expenditure on laboratory chemicals and other related incidental charges will be borne by the scholars themselves.

ICCR may amend some provisions of scholarships from time to time and it is incumbent on students to accept the revised norms.


The Scholarship in India website ( is a personal entity.  We do not have any relation with the ICCR, SII, or any government authority. Please do not contact us for any assistance or suggestions regarding any government scholarship-related issues including ICCR Scholarship, AYUSH Scholarship, SII Scholarship, etc. 


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