ICCR Scholarship for the Academic Year 2019-20
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The Embassy of India in Dakar is pleased to inform that the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) of Govt. of India is offering the scholarships under the Africa Scholarship Scheme for the Academic Year 2019-20. The Embassy has started the processing of new applications for the Academic Year 2019-20 through online system. The applications are now required to be filled-in at the following Web Link “A2A ICCR Scholarship portal”: The applicant has to first register on the Portal and choose his/her own login email ID and create his/her login password, which would be used by the system to keep posted of the processing status. After the applicant applied for a course, he/she must take a printout of the application and send it to the Embassy of India, Dakar through the nominating Ministry/Organizations of his/her respective countries along with all relevant and required documents (Original photograph on the application). The Embassy of India, Dakar will retrieve the application using the unique Application ID of the application and further process and transmit it to the Indian authorities for further action. All prospective students may kindly be advised to read very carefully the Instructions / Policy Guidelines / FAQs, etc before applying for the scholarship programme.

Only complete application forms along with required documents will be accepted. The Universities and Colleges in India are autonomous bodies and selection of the candidate for admission in particular University /College is not only competitive but rigorous also. It is prerogative of the concerned University/College to select the candidate for admission under the scheme or not. Therefore, only submission of the application form does not confirm admission. The prospective students, therefore, must do due diligence & research on the specific admission criteria laid down by the various Universities for each subject, and ensure that you fulfill the criteria of admission and submit all relevant documentation as required by the Universities in addition to the basic certificates mentioned in the application form.

The list of universities where ICCR scholars are usually studying is available on the ICCR Website at The prospective students may kindly be advised to check the list very carefully before applying for the University and course.

The following guidelines may kindly be noted while students filling up the applications:

(i) In case of the scholars pursuing Science courses, the expenditure on laboratory chemicals and other related incidental charges will be borne by the scholar himself,

(ii) For B.E./B. Tech Courses, it may be ensured that the candidates must have taken Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) in their school leaving examinations as this is mandatory for the Engineering courses,

(iii) Only Students proficient in English language may be recommended for Admission,

(iv) Only those students who reach their age of 18 years by July, 2018 will be recommended,

(v) ICCR does not arrange admission in Medical/Paramedical (Nursing/Physiotherapy/Anesthesia etc.)/Fashion courses,

(vi) Kindly make sure that the candidates are not suffering from life threatening illness or any other medical condition requiring long term treatment,

(vii) Return economy class airfares to the airport nearest to their place of study and 3rd AC train fares to the nearest railway station if so required would be provided to the students selected under these schemes,

(viii) All selected students have to stay in hostels. No Exception for family or health reasons will be entertained,

(ix) The application will automatically be rejected if any column or document is inaccurate/missing/incomplete or blank,

(x) While filling the application form, no abbreviations should be used. Write full name of degree, course, organization, institution, university, designation, etc,

(xi) Applications will only be accepted through the Online ICCR A2A Portal.

We request that candidates may kindly follow the above mentioned procedures very carefully and send their applications through the nodal authority (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). It may also be noted that sufficient command of English language for pursuing higher education in India is an essential prerequisite. Students selected under this scheme have to undergo English Test which may be conducted by the Embassy if found necessary. The last date for receipt of applications by the Embassy of India in Dakar is 31 January, 2019. The applications received after the due date will not be accepted at any circumstances.

For any further information and queries, e-mail may be sent at the following e-mail address: itec.dakar@mea.gov.in.


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