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Scholarships offered by the Indian Government


The Government of India, through Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Embassy in Cairo, is offering 27 scholarships for different courses of study in India to promote cooperation between India and Egypt in the field of education and culture.  The scholarships are offered under two categories.

The first category, 13 Scholarships (three for undergraduates and ten for Doctoral Studies), are given every year under the Indo-Egyptian Cultural Exchange Programme 2012-2015  to deserving Egyptian students for pursuing higher education in reputed institutes of excellence in India. The courses are in any branch or discipline, including science and technology, social sciences or humanities, except for medicine and medicine-related fields. The Indian Embassy coordinates with the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt to process the applications of the candidates for these scholarships. Suitable candidates nominated by the Ministry are then selected by the Indian Embassy after testing their English Proficiency before forwarding their names to concerned Indian Universities for acceptance. Candidates desirous to pursue courses in India can avail of the Scholarship for the year 2015-2016 by applying to Missions Department of the Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Egypt. The scholarship will cover tuition fees, a substantial living allowance and health cover.

The second category, 14 scholarships are offered under the Africa Scheme which covers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses of study. These scholarships are directly administered by the Embassy and are in any branch or discipline, excluding medicine and medicine-related fields. Candidates desirous to pursue courses in India can avail these scholarships by submitting their applications directly to the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC). The scholarship will cover return airfare, tuition fees, a living allowance and health cover.

            The application forms as well as detailed guidelines, including the list of participating universities are available at ICCR’s website: http://www.iccrindia.net/Dear_Applicant1.pdf. The application form can be downloaded from the Home Page at www.indembcairo.com. Applications, downloaded and filled-in, should be mailed to macic@indembcairo.com. The deadline for receiving the applications at MACIC, Embassy of India at 23 Talaat Harb Street, Down Town, Cairo, is January 15, 2015.   For more information, please contact the Indian Embassy Cairo at the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) at macic@indembcairo.com or follow us on Facebook (Indian Embassy Cairo) or twitter (@indembcairo).



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