India-Africa Maitri Scholarship Scheme: 2024-2025

India-Africa Maitri Scholarship Scheme
(formerly known as Africa Scholarship Scheme (G0179)
for the Academic Year 2024-2025

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has allotted three (03) slots to the Republic of Seychelles under the India-Africa Maitri Scholarship Scheme (formerly known as Africa Scholarship Scheme (G0179) for the Academic Year 2024-2025, for pursuing higher studies in Indian Universities/Institutions (Undergraduate/Postgraduate/PhD Programmes).   

2.    Salient features of the scholarship are as follows:

  • Applications are invited online from interested Seychelles citizen students for pursing higher studies in Indian Universities/Institutions, for the academic year 2024-25 (Undergraduate/Postgraduate/PhD Programmes).
  • All details about the ICCR scholarship are available on the scholarship portal at: 
  • Interested students may submit their applications by visiting the portal at:
  • Last date for submitting online applications by students is 31st May 2024.
  • Under the scholarship three (03) slots have been allotted to Seychelles.
  • The applicant should be a citizen of Seychelles (Seychelles passport holder).
  • Age criteria: for Undergraduate/Postgraduate courses: between 18 to 40 Years and for PhD Programmes-50 Years (Maximum).
  • Under the scholarship all tuition fees, hostel allowances, etc would be paid by ICCR to students online.
  • The scholarship slots include return Economy Class air-fares (tickets) to the nearest airport and 3rd AC Train fare to the place of study, if so required. Students will be provided with Economy Class one-way travel ticket at the time of joining the course.
  • The rationalized list of Universities/Institutes for scholarship are 126.
  • Applicants have the option to apply to 5 Universities/Institutes in the order of their preference of study. The admission, as far as possible, shall be given as per applicant’s preference. However, there may be a scenario when students do not get admission in their preferred Universities/Institutions due to limited number of seats on offer. Students should therefore be prepared to receive admission from any of their five preferences.
  • Since last Academic Year 2023-24, a 500-word essay in English has been introduced to ascertain English proficiency. Besides, students can also submit their TOEFL/IELTS etc. Standardised Test scores, if available.
  • Interested students are advised to visit respective University/Institute website regularly 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 University, in addition to the basic certificates mentioned in the application form. They are also advised to refer to the University’s Handbook/University Grant Commission’s website, etc.
  • It may be noted that for BE/B. Tech Courses, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) are compulsory in 11 and 12 Grades and it is a mandatory requirement for Engineering courses. Mark sheets for each i.e., level 10 and 10+2 equivalent level of school should be uploaded along with the transcripts in English. It may also be noted that incomplete application can be summarily rejected by Universities. Students should be advised to thoroughly check their applications and attach requisite documents before submission of the application.
  • Admissions in Medical/Paramedical  (Nursing)/ Physiotherapy / Anesthesia, etc.) / Fashion / Law Courses/Integrated courses such as BALLB (5 Years) and 5 Years (B.SC + M. SC), etc. are not admissible.
  • It is compulsory for all ICCR Scholarship students to procure Medical Insurance policy with minimum sum assured for Indian Rupees Five Lakhs (INR 500,000) per annum. They must have medical insurance coverage on their own either before travel or immediately after reaching India, whichever is convenient.
  • For any further queries, interested candidates may contact to the High Commission of India, Victoria at Telephone No.: + 248-4674116 or by email:



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