The Indian Government will select Sri Lankans to award the following scholarships.
Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: Hundred slots are being offered under this scheme which covers all undergraduate courses (except medicine) including Engineering, Science, Business, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts.
Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme: Fifty scholarships for Masters Degrees 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 BE or BTech degree.
Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme: Five slots for Masters and PhD degrees in all subjects except Medicine.
Selection of candidates is done in consultation with the Higher Education Ministry, Government of Sri Lanka, to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degrees in some of the topmost universities in India.
All scholarships cover full tuition fees for the course, in addition to a monthly sustenance allowance. The scholarship also covers accommodation allowance and an annual grant for books, 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 Higher Education Ministry invites applications from eligible candidates and the application forms can be downloaded from the website of Higher Education Ministry at www.mohe.gov.lk.
The last date for submission of duly filled up application forms for Postgraduate/PhD courses and Undergraduate courses is January 26.