Diaspora Programmes Diaspora Programmes

Scholarship opportunities available to students to study in India

1. Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children : This scheme was introduced with the objective to make higher education in India available to non-resident Indians and persons of Indian origin. Under the scheme, 100 PIO/NRI students are awarded scholarship of up to US$ 4,000 per annum for undergraduate courses in Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and some other courses.

The scheme is open to NRIs/PIOs from over 40 countries (USA is included) having substantial Indian Diaspora population. The applications from the students who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria may be sent to the Indian Missions / Posts abroad. These applications are evaluated and shortlisted by selection committee consisting of officers from Ministry of HRD, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and Ed.CIL (India) an autonomous body under Ministry of HRD. 

Website: http://www.mea.gov.in/spdc.htm  

2. ICCR Scholarships: Although most scholarships as per ICCR's website are offered to students from developing and Commonwealth countries some scholarships may be available to students in the USA:

Helpline: studenthelpline.iccr@gov.in

Website:  http://www.iccr.gov.in/

3. The United States -India Education foundation (USIEF) offers a wide range of study abroad opportunities to US citizens under the broad category of Fulbright Fellowships and Fulbright-Nehru Fellowships.

Website: http://www.usief.org.in