Indian Government [ICCR] African Scholarship

The Government of India offer Scholarships to Malagasy and Comorian students through Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) under Africa Scholarship Scheme to follow Undergraduate, Postgraduate, M. Phil. /Ph.D. course in various reputed Indian Universities/Institutes. The Scholarship is given for various courses: Agriculture, Commerce and Management, Engineering, Applied course (Journalism and Communication, Tourism Management, Pharmacy, Computer Application, etc…).

The applications from interested students for the academic year 2023-24 are invited online through ICCR’s A2A Scholarship Portal   The last date of online application is on 31 May 2023.

Before applying for the scholarship programme, candidates are advised read the detailed policy guidelines and instructions at ICCR’s A2A Scholarship Portal.


Candidates must achieve adequate level of English Proficiency as medium of instruction in India is English.

Candidates must be:

between 18 and 30 years old for Undergraduate/Postgraduate courses

between 18 and 45 years old for PhD Programmes

Candidates must be fully fit to be able to stay and complete his/her course in India and should not be suffering with any life-threatening ailment.

Candidates must possess all required supporting documents.


All academic certificates and mark sheet from grade 10 with certified English translation attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if the original documents are not in English.

TOEFEL/IELTS and other standardized test scores, if available.

Recommendations/character certificates from existing school/University etc.

Certified copy of valid passport. (Passport should be valid for the duration of the course applied for.)

GMAT score for Commerce and Management course. (If required by the University)

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A certificate of physical fitness dully filled by a sworn Doctor (Physical fitness format to be downloaded on ICCR’s A2A Scholarship Portal).

Synopsis details only for Ph.D. candidates.


Online application should be complete in all respects, with all the required information and all necessary supporting documents. Any incomplete application will not be processed further.

The application will not be considered without English translation of documents if the original documents are not in English.

Applicants have the option to apply to 5 Universities/Institutes in the order of their preference of study.

Students should submit a 500-word essay in English to ascertain English proficiency while applying online.

Students are advised to visit university/institute website and do through research of course offered and eligibility criteria before applying for admission. Students should ensure that they are eligible for the course and should submit relevant documentation as required by the University in addition to the basic certificate mentioned in the application form.

In case of engineering courses, students must have Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics in their school leaving examinations.

For the academic year 2023-24, admissions in Medical/ Paramedical (Nursing / Physiotherapy / anesthesia etc.,) / fashion / law courses / integrated courses such as BALLB (5 Years) / B.Sc. & M.Sc. (5 Years) etc. are not admissible.

Admission of student on the basis of eligibility from one or more than one Indian University does not guarantee award of ICCR sponsored scholarship. Indian Mission will decide on the award of scholarship to applicant and letter of award of scholarship will be issued to student. For award of scholarship the decision of Indian Mission is final and any query regarding it should be taken up with Indian Mission only.

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Selected students are advised to carry some money to meet incidental expenses on arrival to India. A minimum of INR 60,000/- is recommended. (Equivalent to 700 $)

For Science courses, the expenditure on laboratory chemicals and other related incidental charges for students pursuing science and agriculture courses will have to be borne by the students themselves.

It is compulsory for all ICCR scholarship students to procure Medical Insurance policy with minimum sum assured for Indian Rupees 500,000 per annum. Student must have medical insurance coverage on their own either before travel or immediately after reaching India, whichever is convenient. Students can purchase medical insurance from any of the insurance companies of their choice. However, to facilitate students, A2A Portal has two insurance companies for referral purpose.

If required by the concerned University / Institute in their Provisional Confirmation letter for the applicant, student should obtain the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) equivalence. 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 own expense (non-reimbursable). For any further details / queries, students may contact AIU at (+911123230059 / 23237097 / 23232305 Extn. 210, 234, 252, E-mail id ,