Indian ICCR Undergraduate Scholarships offered
under Nehru Memorial/Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship
Applications are invited from eligible Sri Lankans for the award of 60 undergraduate
scholarships offered by the Government of India under the Nehru Memorial/Rajiv Gandhi
Scholarship Schemes for the academic year 2024/25.
- General Eligibility Requirements:
(a) Should be a citizen of Sri Lanka.
(b) Age limit should between 18-40 years by the deadline 25.02.2024.
(c) The applicant should have a minimum of three passes at the 2022 G.C.E. (A/L)
examination in the relevant fields conducted by the Department of Examinations,
(d) Should possess a good knowledge of English. (Should have obtained at least a “C”
pass in English at the G.C.E. O/L examination and “S” pass at the G.C.E A/L
(e) Should be in good health and ready to live in India during the period of study.
(f) The applicant should not be registered or following a course at a state university in
Sri Lanka as an internal student in a basic degree programme (a student selected
by UGC based on the G.C.E. A/L results).
- Fields of study:
Se. No Scholarship
Fields of Study Number of
01 Nehru Memorial
Engineering (BE/B. Tech), Science,
Business, Economics, Commerce,
Humanities and Arts,
02 Rajiv Gandhi
Bachelor of Engineering (BE)
Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech)
*Only applicants in the Mathematical
stream can apply under this program
Only one scholarship program, either the Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Program
or the Nehru Memorial Scholarship Program, is open to applicants for the
Engineering (BE/B. Tech) stream.
The ICCR scholarship council does not arrange admission in
Medical/Paramedical (Nursing/Physiotherapy/Anesthesia etc.)/ Fashion
- Medium of instructions: English
- Terms of award:
The Scholarship covers full tuition fees for the entire duration of the course, monthly
sustenance allowance, and an annual grant for books and stationery. In addition, air
fare to the nearest destination in India and an annual grant for educational tours to
various parts of the country, apart from these several other auxiliary benefits are also
offered. Selected candidates would also be provided hostel facility inside the
- Special notes:
a) Candidates who are awarded this scholarship would not be considered for
university admission process of the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka.
b) Award of the scholarship Conditions laid down in this notification may vary as
per the criteria imposed by the Indian authorities without prior notice.
c) Candidates who received scholarship would select the Higher Educational
institutes recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka.
d) If any student declines the offer after the selection process, he/she shall not be
considered for any of the scholarships offered by Ministry of Education.
e) Candidates who have already been nominated for a scholarship offered by the
Ministry of Education, will not be considered for the same level of study, under
this scholarship scheme.
f)Extension of the period of the scholarship will not be recommended by this
a) Online application is available at: https://foreignscholarships.mohe.gov.lk/
b) The deadline of the submission of the application is 25th February 2024
c) Applicants should submit only one application via online portal and not
required to send by post.
d) Any statement in the application, which is found to be incorrect/false will liable to
disqualification at any time and will lead to the withdrawal of the award.
e) Incomplete in any respect or received late, will be rejected.
- Nominations & selections:
Candidates will be shortlisted based on their Z. score and will be called for an
interview by the Ministry of Education. Sri Lanka, with a short notice.
The nomination will be forwarded to the Indian ICCR scholarship awarding
authority through High Commission of India. No candidate should treat his/her
nomination for this Scholarship as the confirmation of award and it is a matter
entirely within the discretion of the awarding authority.
Any form of canvassing either written or verbal will be considered as a
disqualification for a scholarship.
Ministry of Education
No.18, Ward Place