Scholarship for Srilankan Students in India: for Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Ph.D

The Indian government announced the offer of 180 ICCR scholarships for higher studies in India to pursue undergraduate, Post Graduate and PhD courses. These scholarships are available for study in all the courses except medicine.

Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: Hundred slots are being offered under this scheme covering all the Undergraduate courses (except Medicine) including Engineering, Science, Business, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts.


Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme: Fifty scholarships for Masters Degree courses including Engineering. Science, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts. However, preference would be given to the fields of Engineering, Science and Agriculture. Medicine including indigenous Medicine courses is not included in this scheme.


Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme: Twenty five slots for Undergraduate courses in the field of ‘Information Technology’ leading to a B.E or B.Tech Degree.


Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme: Hive slots for Masters and PhD Degrees in all subjects except Medicine.

The Indian government selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for award of these scholarships. Selection of candidates is done in consultation with the Sri Lankan Higher Education Ministry to pursue higher studies including research in some of the topmost universities in India.

All scholarships cover full tuition fees for the entire duration of the course, in addition to a monthly sustenance allowance. The scholarship also covers accommodation allowance and an annual grant for books and stationary. Besides, all ICCR scholars in India are provided full healthcare facilities, air fare to the nearest destination in India and an annual grant for educational tours to various parts of the country, apart from several other auxiliary benefits.


The selection of candidates would be done through the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka.

The Ministry has invited applications from eligible candidates and the application forms can be downloaded from the website of Ministry of Higher Education at The last date for submission of duly filled up application forms for all the above four schemes is January 20, 2014.

Prospective students are advised to approach the Ministry of Higher Education to learn more about the selection procedures and eligibility criteria. Interested candidates can also direct their queries to High Commission of India or visit our website for further details on the scholarships.

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1 Comment for this entry

  • manokaran pilshan says:

    Dear Sir/ madam,
    I’ve applied for Engineering under the scholarship of Nehru memorial scholarship and I’m waiting to get a call or any massage from you as I’m very interested and now It has become my only hope,study Engineering under this scholarship.My A/L results are A-com:maths, A-physics, C-chemistry.please be kind enough to send me the necessary details. this is my tel:0777452495. I’m waiting to get a soon response from you.
    thank you.

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