Government of India (ICCR) Africa Scholarships 2016/2017 for Study in India (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: Varying by Country

The Government of India is offering the Africa Scholarship through Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) under Africa Scholarship Scheme for Undergraduate, Postgraduate, M. Phil./Ph.D and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in various Indian Universities/Institutes.

At the inaugural plenary of the India – Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in April 2008, the Honorable Prime Minister of India announced the Government of India’s initiative to enhance the academic opportunities for students of African countries in India by increasing the number of scholarships for them to pursue under-graduate, post-graduate and higher courses.
The ICCR implements this scheme on behalf of the Ministry of External Affairs.

Under this Scheme, the Council offers 900 scholarships to the following countries:

1 Algeria 16
2 Angola 9
3 Benin 9
4 Botswana 17
5 Burkina Faso 9
6 Burundi (Kampala) 10
7 Cameroon 8
8 Cape Verde 9
9 Central AfricanRepublic 9
10 Chad 8
11 Comoros (Madagascar) – 31st December 2015. 9
12 Congo ( Republic of) 12
13 Cote d’Ivoire 10
14 DRC (Congo) 10
15 Djibouti 11
16 Egypt – December 14th 2015 27
17 Equatorial Guinea 8
18 Eritrea (Nairobi) 8
19 Ethiopia 50
20 Gabon 8
21 Gambia 23
22 Ghana 16
23 Guinea 8
24 Guinea-Bissau 8
25 Kenya 52
26 Lesotho (Pretoria) 16
27 Liberia 8
28 Libya 8
29 Madagascar 10
30 Malawi (Lusaka) 10
31 Mali 8
32 Mauritania 8
33 Mauritius 97
34 Morocco – 07 January 2016 13
35 Mozambique 18 January 2016 34
36 Namibia 22
37 Niger 8
38 Nigeria _ December 25th 2015 20
39 Rwanda (Kampala) 13
40 Senegal 10
41 Sao Tome & Principe 8
42 Sierra Leone 8
43 Somalia 16
44 South Africa 52
45 South Sudan (Republic of) 7
46 Sudan 27
47 Swaziland (Pretoria)22 January 2016. 12
48 Seychelles 9
49 Tanzania 24
50 Togo 8
51 Tunisia 15
52 Uganda 30
53 Zambia 16
54 Zimbabwe 19



  •  The selected candidates would be provided with return economy class air fares to the nearest international airport and Air-Conditioned III Train fare to the place of study, if so required.
  • The selected students will be paid living allowance, contingent grant, house rent allowance and thesis expenses, as admissible under the rules of the ICCR.
  • Air ticket for journey from Home Country to India will be provided by the Embassy and return ticket will be provided to the scholar in India.

Application Process:

  • Applicant may approach this Embassy directly with duly completed applications, original educational documents and a certified copy of the same.
  • Since slots are limited, applicants are requested to approach the Indian Embassy with duly completed application form as soon as possible well before the due date. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

List of India Embassies by Countries:


General Instructions to Applicant

Application form 

Physical fitness 

Financial terms and Condtions 

Joining Report 

List of Universities/institutions where ICCR students are studying 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Government of India Africa Scholarships


  1. Hie! Am Mclean Kasambala, a Malawian and a holder of Malawi School Certificate of Education, looking for opportunity to study my tertiary level in India.
    Please help on how I can have access of application forms and way of submittingthe signed form.
    Below is e-mail address and here is my contact number: 265 885 639 091

    #thank you!

    • Comment:please, Abdul Rahman Rafew is my name.Am a product of Ghana.I have completed my High schools and had written my WAEC official Exams.But due to financial constraints, I couldn’t admission to any university in Ghana here.I saw your advertisement on Google and wanted to apply.
      please help me

  2. hi am Lamarana Balde i want to know when the application be deadline so i am from Guinea-Bissau so i am so interested to study in India because of their good and qualty education they have so please help us me and Francisco Feliano da Mata we have been in India at NationalCrime Record Bureau in New Delhi so may thanks anything i will contact me. this is my phpone number 00245955458841/00245955491895

  3. Comment:I Am kalu Amogu an interested candidate.for the do i go about it.because i want to study medicine.thanks

  4. I’m Elsie Sika from Ghana and I want to know the application deadline for the iccr scholarship and also if I can be offered any assistance in the application process.thank you.

  5. I want to apply for project planning and management at PHD program is that feasible for you?
    thank you!!

  6. Hai my name is Clement mwanamoonga am from Zambia aged 19,i have been accepted at maharishi makardinshaw university but my parents can not afford the expenses,i don’t want to lose this gorden opportunity,thank you.

  7. Hai my names are Gloria Zulu, I have always dreamt of studying medicine in india and here is my number 0974796297

  8. I will love to study in India because they have the best medical facilities in the world. if i am opportune to study they i will bring an end to fake drugs in Nigeria and i will embark on an operation tittled operation kill asthma where i will look for the drugs for asthma and cure it….Thanks

  9. Comment: hy I am Sanele mabele from south Africa I want to know about 2017 basary from India .because I fill the form from s.India I want to know when did we go?

  10. Comment: i am maryam rabiu umar,i have apply for iccr scholarship since January 2017 they said they will send us email but they haven’t call us yet,please i want to know when they will call

  11. I have apply for iccr scholarship since 2017,i want to know when will be the result relase ?

  12. Am meshu from Dilla University, Ethiopia. I am one of the selected candidate from Dilla University for special agriculture scholarship for the year 2017/18. Ministry of Education wrote a letter to india embassy and I filled application forms there. Now am waiting for the announcement of the beiging of arrival. So please give me some info about the scholarship ….

  13. Thank for your helpful information am from Ethiopia I have Bsc with Information Technology and I want to attend my Msc program, please if there is IT master program just inform me with the email address [email protected]

    • Abdul Rahman Rafew is my name.Am a product of Ghana Education Service.I would like to pursue my education in India.It was my dream of going to my colleague muslims country .I hope my issue will be considered an approved one .

  14. Please my name is Sarah from Ghana and I’ll love to know the date for the release and deadline for ICCR scholarship 2018/2019 academic year.

  15. Hello my full name is Muhammad Ajaz Naibkhil I’m from Afghanistan and I grauted from school. In Afghanistan not existence good perfect university in Kabul exist university for trade theres take more money and didn’t has there’s a good outstanding university lessen . Please serious to my comment I want Diplomacy or international realationship please accept me.

  16. Hi please my name is Hamza Haifawu from Ghana and would love to know when the application forms for 2018/2019 undergraduates ICCR scholarship forms will be out.
    thank you

  17. I am SOUMANA ZEIDOU from Niger Republic . I am a graduate from Business Administration Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria. I wish to pursue my academic studies in Master of Business Administration through ICCR PROGRAM session 2019-2020. when will it be opened. Thanks for your cooperation.


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