Indian Government Scholarship Scheme for Africans

Government of India
BS/MS/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 Jan 2011
Study in:  India
Next course starts 2011

Brief description:

During the India Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in April 2008, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India had announced Government of India’s initiative to enhance the academic opportunities for students from African countries by way of increasing the number of Scholarships for them to pursue Undergraduate, Postgraduate and higher studies courses in Indian Universities & Institutions.

Host Institution(s):

India Universities & Institutions

Field of study:

Any Field of Study

Number of Awards:

The following scholarship slots have been offered for meritorious students under the African Scholarship Scheme for the academic year 2010-11.

• Nigeria – 4 (Four)
•  Benin – 2 (Two)
•  Cameroon – 1 (One)
• Chad – 1 (One)

Target group:

The scholarships are targeted to students from Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, and Chad.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Living Allowance/Stipend

•  Undergraduate Courses (BA/B.Sc./B.Com/BBM/BCA/BBA/B.Tech Etc.): 4,500 Rupees per month.
•  Postgraduate Courses (M.A./M.Com./MBA/MCA/M.Sc./ME/M.Tech etc.: 5,000 Rupees per month.
•  Research Courses M. Phil/Ph.D./D.Lit.: 6,000 Rupees per month
•  Post-doctoral:  6,500 Rupees per month

Contingent Grant

•  Under-graduate: 4,500Rupees per annum
•  Postgraduate: 6,500Rupees per annum
•  M.Phil/Ph.D. in Humanities: 12,000 Rupees per annum
•  M.Phil/Ph.D. Course in Science, Technology/M.Tech/ME: 12,000 Rupees per annum
•  Post-doctoral studies in humanities: 15,000 Rupees per annum
•  Engineering, Technology, Medicine: 15,000 Rupees per annum

House Rent Allowance

•  In cities of Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad & Pune: 3,500 Rupees per month
•  In other cities: 3,000Rupees per month

Tuition Fee/Other Compulsory fee: As per actual

See the compete scholarship inclusions at this link.


See the complete admission requirements and guidelines at this page.

Application instructions:

Nominations from desirous meritorious students are invited for the said scholarship slots. The next deadline for submitting duly completed application form to  is 31 January 2011.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:

First Secretary (Cons)
15, Rio Negro Close, Off Yedseram Street,
Maitama, Abuja (Nigeria)


Official Scholarship Website:

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