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External Scholarships

General Guidelines

Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education facilitates the process of scholarships/fellowships offered by the foreign countries under Cultural/Educational Exchange Programmes. Most of the scholarships are for Research, Master’s, and Doctoral studies. The students are required to apply online http://proposal.sakshat.ac.in/scholarship.

On receipt of offer of scholarship by a friendly foreign Government, the same is disseminated on the above portal giving all the details regarding eligibility criteria, value of scholarship, age limit, required qualifications, experience etc. Information is also disseminated through circulars to Institutes/Universities and UGC etc. The subject fields for which the applications are invited, are either provided by the donor country or are chosen keeping in view the national need and facilities available in the donor country. Final selection is done by the country who is providing the scholarship. Click the link for country wise details about the scholarships: click here

  • Applications from the candidates, who are residing abroad, are not considered.
  • Candidates who have been abroad for study/specialization/training either on scholarship or on their own for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply only if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years after their return from abroad on a specified date which is mentioned in the public notice for each of the scholarship/fellowship.

NOTE: The Ministry of Education does not administer any scheme under which scholarship/ fellowship/ financial assistance/loan is provided by the Government of India to pursue higher studies abroad.

In case of any grievances/complaint regarding the above schemes the same may be registered to the following link http://pgportal.gov.in

Contact us:
External Scholarship Division,
Ministry of Education,
Department of Higher Education,
West Block 1, 2nd Floor, Wing 6, Room No. 5,
R. K. Puram, Sector 1, New Delhi 110066.
Tele: 011 26172492, 011- 26172917