About Us ICCR Scholarship

High Commission of India, Pretoria, South Afrca has the honour to invite scholars from South Africa and Lesotho to study under India-Africa Maitri Scholarship Scheme (Formerly known as Africa scholarship scheme G0179) for academic year 2024-25.

Applicants should register and apply on specific courses on the ICCR A2A Scholarship Portal (http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in ). All interested candidates are required to register at this portal with a valid email ID which they will be using during the duration of their academic relationship with ICCR. Thereafter applicants must submit their application with true copies of all relevant documents as required by the A2A portal. For any technical assistance in the application procedure, the applicant may contact a2asupport[dot]iccr[at]gov[dot]in.

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 / institutes due to limited number of seats on offer. Students should therefore be prepared to receive admission from any of their five preferences

The scholarships include full tuition fees, a monthly stipend or living allowance, a house rent allowance, a one-time thesis and dissertation expense, and a return economy class air fare to the nearest airport and 3rd AC train fare to the place of study. For science courses the expenditure on laboratory chemicals and other related incidental charges will be borne by the scholars themselves.

Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of admission in Indian Universities/Institutes and not more than 50 years of age. A valid passport for the duration of the course is essential for successful submission of applications.

For AY 2023-24 a 500-word essay in English has been introduced to ascertain English Proficiency. Besides, students can also submit their TOFEL/ IELTS etc. Standardised Test scores, if available. Universities/ institutes may conduct interview of the applicants online, if so required.

Student must obtains the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) equivalence also (if required). This would be stipulated by the concerned University / Institute in their Provisional Confirmation letter for the applicant (uploaded on A2A Portal). In case AIU equivalence is required the student may apply for the same at the link https://evaluation.aiu.ac.inlstudent/login 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 I 23232305 Extn' 210, 234, 252, E-mail id : studentinfo[at]aiu[dot]ac[dot]in, ds-international[at]aiu[dot]ac[dot]in, evaluation[at]aiu[dot]ac[dot]in

The applicant should ensure that they are eligible for the course and meet the eligibility criteria and should submit relevant documentation as required by the Universities in addition to the basic certificates mentioned in the application form. They should always refer to the Universities Handbook / University Grants Commission's website www.ugc.ac.in and the concerned university / institute's website for eligibility criteria etc.

For the academic year 2024-25, 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.

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. The application will not be considered without English translation of documents if the original documents are not in English. It may also be noted that incomplete application can be summarily rejected by Universities.

Compulsory personal medical insurance is a mandatory requirement for availing ICCR scholarship. ICCR scholarship student must procure Medical Insurance policy with minimum sum assured for Indian Rupees 500,000 which is equivalent to US$6800 per annum. 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. This is to highlight that ICCR will not be offering medical coverage to its students.

Once the applicant has been submitted online, he/she must regularly check the A2A portal and their email for any updates.

Important deadlines: 20 February 2024 Opening of ICCR A2A portal for admissions, 30 April 2024 Last date for submission of application by students, 31 May 2024 Last date for universities to inform the decision to students, 30 June 2024 Last date for allocating scolarship and generrating offer letters, 15 July 2024 Last dae of acceptance by students in case of any queries, please write to:mt@hicomind.com.