Fully Funded ICCR Scholarships To Study In India For African Students

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) implements this scholarship scheme on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs, under this Scheme, the Council offers 900 scholarships to citizens of some African countries including Nigeria.

The deadline for Nigerians is December 25th 2015.

At the inaugural plenary of the India – Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in April 2008, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India announced the Government of India’s initiative to enhance the academic opportunities for students of African countries in India by increasing the number of scholarships for them to pursue under-graduate, post-graduate and higher courses.


1. Six complete sets of application forms are to be submitted to the Indian Mission.

2. Candidate should clearly mention the course and University to which he/she is seeking admission. The applicants are advised to go through the “University Handbook” available with our Mission before giving these details. NOTE: ICCR would not be able to entertain a subsequent change in course of study or University once admission of a scholar is confirmed and the scholar has arrived to join the course.

3. Certified copies of all documents should be accompanied with English translations. A syllabus of the last qualifying examination should be enclosed with application.

Kindly click on the links below for detailed information on the scholarship application.

Application Instructions

Application Form and Checklist

Physical Fitness Form

Financial Terms and Conditions

List of Universities/Institutions where ICCR Scholars are currently admitted

For more information, kindly visit this LINK.

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