Study in India Scholarship

About

The Study in India Scholarship is provided to meritorious students applying to the Study in India Programme. It covers the tuition fees, accommodation (room and boarding), and canteen costs. The scholarship amount is paid up to USD 3500 per year, per student and any charges over or above it have to be paid by the student. The allocation of the Study in India Scholarship is done on the basis of the PRAGATII exam, a standardized online exam for students seeking scholarships under the programme. The PRAGATII Exam scores serve as the criteria to shortlist the students for the scholarship.

The Study in India Scholarship scheme covers the admission fees, tuition fees, accommodation (room and boarding) costs, and food costs. Any costs and expenses outside the above mentioned are not considered under this scheme. The SII Scholarship will be allocated on the basis of the PRAGATII exam scores and the counselling process. Only the students who qualify the PRAGATII examination, are eligible to get the SII scholarship. (For more details, please visit the page: PRAGATII).

More than 90,000+ fee waivers are offered across 125+ institutes in the following ranges - 100%, 50% and 25%. The number of fee waivers available, vary from institute to institute across the mentioned ranges. The costs covered under this scheme only waives off tuition fee. (For more details, please visit the page: Fee Waivers).

About Scholarship

The Study in India Scholarship is provided to meritorious students applying to the Study in India Programme. It covers the tuition fees, accommodation (room and boarding), and canteen costs. The scholarship amount is paid up to USD 3500 per year, per student and any charges over or above it have to be paid by the student. The allocation of the Study in India Scholarship is done on the basis of the PRAGATII exam, a standardized online exam for students seeking scholarships under the programme. The PRAGATII Exam scores serve as the criteria to shortlist the students for the scholarship.

Every meritorious student who has been offered the SII scholarship by the Study in India shall receive it for a maximum period:

  • of 5 years for undergraduate integrated courses;
  • of 3 or 4 years for undergraduate courses, according to the course duration;
  • of 2 years for postgraduate courses;
  • or, till the completion of this course, whichever is lesser.

Note: The Study in India Scholarships are provided to students applying to undergraduate(UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses only and not to the PhD courses.


Eligibility :

To be eligible for SII Scholarship, students should have registered with SII, completed their application on our website www.studyinindia.gov.in before the deadline. The scholarships are awarded on the following basis:

  • Students will have to appear for the PRAGATII exam conducted by Study in India across all the countries. To know more about the scholarship exam, please check the PRAGATII tab.
  • According to scores obtained in the PRAGATII Exam and counselling process, the final results are published on the Student Dashboard.

Points To Remember:

  • Students who do not appear for PRAGATII Exam will not be considered for the scholarship. However, they will be eligible for Tuition Fee waivers offered by institutes.
  • Each scholarship is valued at a maximum of USD3500 per student per year.
  • If the annual total fees of the course, (which includes tuition, accommodation, food costs) is lesser than the proposed value of USD3500 the lesser amount will be awarded as the Study in India scholarship.
  • Students who will be awarded the Study in India scholarship, their scholarship amount will be directly transferred to the institute’s account.

Please Note: Receiving a scholarship does not ensure admission to the allotted institute. The final admissions are offered by the institutes as per their selection criteria.

Applications for SII Scholarships

Students who successfully submit their Study in India application before the set deadline on the Study in India portal are taken into consideration for the scholarship. They do not need to apply separately for the same. Additionally, after filling the application, students also need to appear for the PRAGATII exam (an assessment conducted across the world for awarding scholarships) to be eligible for the scholarship. Post the exam, a merit list is prepared based on the scores obtained by the students and scholarship results are published on the student dashboard along with the allotted institute as well as the course. Once any institute makes an offer, students may accept the offer letter and confirm their admission in the respective institute.

Renewal of Scholarship

The scholarships are renewable on a year-on-year basis, until the completion of the course, without exceeding the mentioned number of years for the course. If any student is unable to appear for the final examination, owing to illness or on account of any unforeseen event, the scholarship may be renewed for the next academic year, on submission of a medical certificate and other credible evidence. Additionally, the head of the institute should have certified that the students would have passed, with the required percentage of marks or equivalent Grade Point Average, had they appeared for the examination.

Procedure and Eligibility:
  • Students must fulfil the necessary requirements for getting promoted to the next academic year of their courses.
  • No disciplinary action should have been initiated by the institute against the student. The student should have maintained an attendance of a minimum of 75% throughout the semester/trimester.
  • The scholarship is only renewed after the verification of all the details by the Study in India team.
Important Points to Note:
  • In case a student decides to change the field of study or course offered by the institute, then an attested document and a new offer letter submitted by the head of the institute should provide certification, allowing the student to change course within the institute.
  • However, if a student decides to change courses from the allotted institute to a different institute, then the scholarship will not be transferred to the other institute or renewed for the following years.

Withdrawal of Scholarship

The Study in India Scholarship will be revoked if a student joins the institute and then withdraws during the course duration. The student will have to pay for the duration of the course, according to the charges prescribed by the institute if their scholarship is revoked due to any reason.

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