Study in India Scholarship

About

The Study in India program has designed a framework to award scholarships and tuition fee waivers for meritorious students applying to the program. The Study in India team has collaborated with the Indian government wings - MHRD, MEA, and MIC, to draw out this scheme. The program offers scholarships called the Study in India Scholarships on an annual basis, while its partner institutes provide tuition fee waivers.

The Study in India Scholarship scheme covers the admission fees, tuition fees, accommodation (room and boring) costs, and food costs. Any costs and expenses outside the above mentioned are not considered under this scheme. The scheme is further divided into two sub-schemes, based on a merit list and the Ind-SAT examination. A set of scholarships are offered based on a merit-list, which is evaluated and verified by the Study in India team during the document verification process. The team also reviews and awards scholarships to exemplary students who appear for the online-proctored, 90-minute Ind-SAT examination conducted by the Study in India team and the National Testing Agency.

More than 30,000 tuition fee waivers are given to deserving students by our partner institutes in the ranges of 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 one academic year.

Scholarship

Study in India, with the help of the following Indian ministries - the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is offering 2000 scholarships upto USD3500 each for the academic year 2020-21.

Every meritorious student that has been offered this scholarship by the Study in India team 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.

Please note, scholarships are only available for the above-listed categories, and not for Ph.D., M.Phil and Doctoral level courses.


To apply for this scholarship, students should have registered with SII, completed an application on our website www.studyinindia.gov.in and SII-partnered institution. The scholarships are awarded on the following basis:

  • Students should have had a meritorious academic history in his / her secondary school, higher secondary school, and/or the latest educational qualification.
  • Students may appear for the Ind-SAT exam conducted by the SII team across the given list of countries. A merit list would be generated for the second-wave of shortlisting.
  • According to the country-wise allocated quota and other criteria, the final shortlisted will be contacted by the SII team.

A few important clauses about the scholarship for the students applying for the SII scholarship:

  • Each scholarship is valued at INR 250,000 (≈USD3500) per student per year.
  • Each scholarship under the SII scheme will only cover tuition, accommodation, food, and admission fees. No other expense listed outside this set will be provided for under this scholarship.
  • If the total fees of the course for each year, which includes tuition, accommodation, food, and admission, is lesser than the proposed value of USD3500 the lesser amount will be awarded as a scholarship.
  • All scholarships are electronically transferred to the institutes.
  • All scholarships are renewable on a year-on-year basis until the day of graduation.

Before releasing the final offer letter to students, each online application will be verified by the institute and the SII team. For further information, read through the clauses given below carefully before applying for the Study in India (SII) scholarship.

Applications for SII Scholarships

To be eligible for the Study in India Scholarship, the student should’ve applied to Study in India and have received admission in one of the SII-partner institutes. Students who have shown interest in applying for the SII scholarship will be given links to apply for the Ind-SAT exam - an assessment test conducted by SII to be used for the initial shortlisting of the candidates.

Scholarship Values
  • For the academic year 2020-21, 2000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving students who are part of the SII fraternity.
  • Each scholarship is valued at INR 250,000 (≈USD3500).
  • Students who have been awarded the SII scholarship will be given either the gross total of admission fees, tuition fees, accommodation, and food expenses or USD3500 whichever is lesser.

Scholarships are granted for the complete course duration. The student would need to renew the scholarship status for the next academic year, before the scholarship lapses for the current academic year.

Renewal of Scholarship

With reference to the scholarship timeline given above, a scholarship under the scheme is renewable on a year-to-year basis up till the completion of the course, without exceeding the mentioned number of years for the course. If a scholar is unable to appear for the final examination, owing to illness or on account of any unforeseen event, the award 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 student would have passed, with the required percentage of marks or equivalent Grade Point Average, had he/she appeared for the examination.

A few points to note:
  • In case a scholar has decided to change his 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.
  • In case a scholar has decided to change his 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 scholar decides to change courses from the allotted institute, then the scholarship will not be renewed for the following years.
Renewal Process

To renew the scholarship, scholars would need to clear the following eligibility criteria:

  • Scholars should have passed all the subjects for the academic year and should have been promoted to the next academic year.
  • Scholars should have no record of any disciplinary action.
  • A minimum attendance of 75% should have been maintained across semesters or trimesters.

Only after the Study in India team has verified these details, the renewed scholarship will be released to the institute’s account for the scholar.

Withdrawal of Scholarship

The SII Scholarship will be revoked from a scholar if he/she joins an institute which is different from what has been allotted.

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