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Scholarships to Senegalese students

Indian Government offers 10 places to Senegalese students for Undergraduate and Post-graduate studies in various fields, ranging from Humanities, Indian languages, Fine Arts to Sciences, Engineering and Management in Indian Universities. Scholarships are NOT provided for Medicine and related fields.  Scholarships are also not provided for IITs and IIMs. These institutions have their own admission procedure. One slot is offered under Cultural Exchange Programme [CEP] while 9 slots are offered under Africa Scholarship  Scheme [ASS]. Apart from above, scholarship is  offered for Propagation of Hindi Abroad (one slot) at Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra to Senegalese student. These scholarships (except scholarship scheme for propagation of Hindi abroad) are coordinated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi.

Scholarship offers to Senegalese students are conveyed every year to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Senegalese abroad of the Government of Senegal. Applications of nominated candidates are scrutinized by the Embassy and eligible nominations are sent to the ICCR.  The ICCR strives to get confirmations for admissions from autonomous Indian Universities, which are communicated to the nominees by the Embassy. However, acceptance of all nominations is NOT guaranteed and is subject to confirmation by autonomous Indian Universities. The slots are materialized, subject to various parameters, namely, eligibility in terms of subjects/grades in qualifying examination, availability of desired course/seats in desired institution etc. Nominated candidates are advised to give multiple choices of courses/institutions for better utilization of slots.

For more information on scholarships and study schemes offered by Indian Council for Cultural relations (ICCR), please visit

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