The Ministry of Human Resource Development under the Government of India’s Department of Education wholeheartedly administers only those fellowships or scholarships which are being provided by the foreign countries under the programs of Cultural Exchange and other Programmes. It is to be highly noted that by keeping in view the national needs and requirements, the fields of subjects are chosen generally for those particular subjects for which different types of facilities are readily available in the donor nation. The official notification regarding the fellowships or scholarships given by the donor countries to the MHRD then the same is published in the leading national and vernacular newspapers, Employment news/Rozgar Samachar and through circulars to States/UTs, Universities etc. According to the time notified by the donor nations, at different times for different schemes, the Application format and other details and information are published for the public awareness. No application form is supplied by the concerned Ministry. These fellowships or scholarships offers are open to both employed and unemployed candidates. With ‘No Objection Certificate’, employed candidates are required to immediately submit their application forms through their Employers much before the last date.
• International scholarship – Belgium
Duration: 10 months
No. of Scholarships: 3
Subject: Agronomy, Environmental Science, Micro-Electronics, Chemical Engg./Technical Metallurgy, Vet. Science,
Eligibility: with 60% or above marks, graduation in the related subject with two years experience in the field for post-graduate studies.35 years or less.
Scholars Value: Reimbursement of Tuition fee, An extensive medical and third party liability insurance and a monthly grant of 675 Euro during one academic year.
• International Scholarship – Canada
Duration: 4 years for Ph.D. and two years for Masters.
No. of Scholarships: 9 (6 for P.G. and 3 for Ph.D.)
Subject: Political Science/International Relations with particular emphasis on Canada-India relations, Geography, Social Administration, Economic Planning, Management Studies and Computer Science.
Eligibility: first Graduation/the Master’s degree within the last five years as on September of the in-take year.
Scholars Value: It cover approved tuition and other compulsory university frees (excluding board and residence), most direct economy class air passage (both ways), personal maintenance allowance, Book allowance and approved medical and hospital expenses.
• International scholarship – China
Duration: 1-2 Yrs
No. of Scholarship: 25
Subjects / Fields: Chinese Language & Literature, Fine Arts, (Painting & Sculpture) Economics, History, Bio-technology, Botany, Zoology, Environmental Science, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Fisheries, Political Science.
Eligibility: First Graduation with good academic records
Scholars Value: It covers Passage Cost : Both ways is borne by Govt. of India and expenditure on board & lodging Tuition fees pocket expenses paid by Chinese Govt.
• International scholarship – Czechoslovakia
Course: Doctoral Studies (Ph.D)
Duration: As per rules of Czech Universities
No. of Scholarships: 2
Subjects: Environment protection, Mining & Geology and Electronics/Elec. Engg.
Eligibility: Post-graduate degree with 60% or more marks in science/engineering/technology in the related subjects.
Scholars Value: Accommodation, meal and transport plus 5500 Czech Crowns per month under the same conditions plus free emergency medical care and tuition fees.
• International scholarship – Germany
Courses: Advanced Study/Research
Duration: 1 yr
No. oF Fellowships: 7
Subject: Mech. engineering, Electronics and Communication Engg., Bio-pharmacology, Metallurgy, Environmental Science, Bio-technology, Agriculture & Forestry, Vet. Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Electrical Engineering.
Eligibility: Graduation with good marks in the related subjects.
Scholars Value: Maintenance allowance at the rate of DM 1800 per month, Special clothing allowance of DM 400, Free passage, Book allowance of DM 200 per year, Exemption from payment of university fees, Free tuition, boarding lodging plus pocket allowance.
• International scholarship – Greece
Courses: Advanced Study/Research
One Duration: 10 months
No. of Scholarship: 6
Subjects: Mathematics, Political Philosophy/Political thought.
Eligibility: Masters Degree with 60% or more marks with two years teaching/research/practical experience
Scholarship Value: Monthly subsidy: 150.000 drachmas to Post Graduate or research scholars.
• International scholarship – Ireland
Course: Post-graduate Studies
Duration: 1 Year
No. of Fellowships: 6
Subjects: Environmental Resources Management, Community Health, Remedial and Special Education and Developmental Studies.
Eligibility: Qualifications: First Class Bachelors’ Degree in related subjects.
Scholarship Value: It covers return travel from India, warm clothing, living allowance in addition to supplement for books, University fee, preparation of thesis, etc.
• International scholarship – Israel
Course: P.D./Specialization(8 Months research).
Duration: 8 month (research)/ one year for P.D.
No. of Scholarships: 6( 4 for 8 months research and 2 for P.D.)
Subject: International Relations, Judaism, Hebrew language, History of the Jewish people, Agriculture, Political Science.
Eligibility: Candidate should have 55% marks or more marks in the concerned subjects.
Scholarship Value: It covers return travel from India, warm clothing, living allowance in addition to supplement for books, University fee, preparation of thesis, etc
• International scholarship – Italy
Course: Category ‘A’ “B”and “C”
Duration: Each to pursue the Corso Supedore (Level V) of Italian language at the University of Foreigners, Perugia.
No. of Scholarships: 14
Eligibility: Graduate or equivalent degree from a recognized University, Possession of diploma of Level IV from the University of Foreigners, Perugia and Good knowledge of Italian
Scholarship value: The selected candidates will get an amount of 1,200,000 Lire per month as scholarship amount.
• International scholarship – Japan
Course: Research study.
Duration: 18 months to 2 years
No. of Scholarships: 30
Subjects: Biotechnology; Biological Oceanography; Fibre-Optics; Laser Tech; Microprocessor Application/Tech; Opto-Electronics; Management studies, Earthquake Engineering, Quality and Reliability Engg (as applied to Electricity and power , Railway, Heavy Industry, Heavy Electrical, Electronics and Communication etc.); Remote Sensing; Robotics; Ship-Building, Fisheries, Japanese Language & Literature, Japanese Studies and Transportation & Information System Engg.
Eligibility: The candidates who have enrolled in the Post graduate degree in Japanese language or completed undergraduate degree in Japanese language or completed Level 2 of JLPT conducted in Japan Foundation and have completed at least 3 years of Japanese language study in a University.
• International scholarship – Mexico
Level: P.G. and above.
Duration: 1-2 yrs
No. of Scholarships: 6
Subjects: Spanish History, Literature, Linguistics, Economics, Demography, Asia & Africa.
Eligibility: Candidates should have a degree/Ph.D. from University.
Scholarship Value: Travel expenses fro India to Mexico payable by the Govt. of Mexico and monthly maintenance allowance, Registration and college fee, medical insurance to be paid by Government of Mexico.
• International scholarship – Norway
Duration: 2 years
No. of Fellowships: Unspecified
Subjects: Development and Resource Economics, Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture, Social Change, Hydropower Development, Petroleum Engg./Petroleum Geo-Science, Fisheries Biology/Fisheries Management, Gender and Development, Health Science (International Health), Public Administration, Social Anthropology, comparative and International Education, International Community Health, Special Needs Education, International Fisheries Management. Eligibility: M.Sc. in Development and Resource Economics, at least a B.Sc. degree with 60% marks in aggregate in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics or Economics plus Resident Indian National.
Scholarship Value: It covers monthly allowance sufficient to cover food, rent and other ordinary living expenses will be paid by the middle of each month.
• International scholarship – Portugal
Field of Study: A. One Scholarship of a month’s duration for postgraduate studies/research in the field of education and B. Second Scholarships for research work in the subject of Portuguese language and culture for a period not exceeding twelve months each.
No.of Scholarships: Six Scholarships
Duration: 8 months
Eligibility: Applicants should possess Masters degree in the concerned subject.
Scholarship Value: It covers an amount of € 500 (equivalent to INR 21,000) per month. However, Payment of registration and tuition fees will be paid by candidates themselves, from India to Portugal and back will be borne by the candidate themselves or their employer/sponsor.
• International scholarship – Syrian
Duration: 4 years
No. of Scholarships: 5(Five)
Subjects: Arabic Language & Arabic Literature.
Eligibility: 10th Pass with 60% or more marks.
Scholarship Value: Allowance: 1875 Syrian Pounds, medical expenses recommended by medical officer, accommodation. Passage Cost: To be own by the candidates.
• International scholarship – UK
Course: Clinical Training in case of Medical field/Post-graduation/Ph.D.
Duration: 1 yr in case of Post-graduation/1yr.clinical Training/3 yrs.
Subjects: Medicine (UK) – Cancer Research (including Cancer epidemiology); Cardiology, Gynecology, Medicine and Dentistry.
Eligibility: First class Graduate with more than 60% marks in the concerned subjects.
Scholarship Value: Scholarships cover tourist-class air passage (both ways) fee, adequate maintenance and other allowance.
Age Limit: Candidates should be 35 years or less as on the prescribed date.
Fee for Application: There is no application fee.
Application Process: The format of application form can be downloaded from the official website of both the government. All those candidates who are employed should route the said applications through their employer without fail. The candidates are suppose to sent typed application in the prescribed format along with attested copies of programme of study, testimonials and other related educational documents by notified date. The application is subjected to rejection if the application is received after the last date, failure to fill-in any given column in the application form or failure to attach any important educational related document or any other valid reasons.
Selection Process: The letter for personal interview are directly sent only to a limited number of selected students after their given application forms are well-scrutinized by the Government appointed high level committee with experts from the Education Departments of both the nation.
The application should be sent to the given address below.
Section Officer ES.5,
Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Department of Education,
A1/w3 Curzon Road Barracks,
KG Marg, New Delhi, 11000.
Note: The selected candidates shouldn’t discontinue the scholarship under any reason within the given academic year. This scholarship cannot be exchanged under any conditions, situations and circumstances.
MHRD Scholarships Official website: mhrd.gov.in/scholarships