The High Commission of India in Colombo has called for applications for ICCR scholarships for 2021-2022 academic sessions. The Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for award of these scholarships and the selection of candidates is done in consultation with the Ministry of Education to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD Degrees in some of the top most universities in India.
All scholarships cover full tuition fees for the entire duration of the course, monthly sustenance allowance, and annual grant for books & stationary. The Selected candidates would also be provided hostel facility inside the campus. Besides, all ICCR scholars in India are provided, 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 necessary details are available in the website of Ministry of Education at www.mohe.gov.lk.
Prospective students are advised to approach the Ministry of Education or High Commission of India, Colombo to learn more about the eligibility criteria and selection procedure for the following schiolarships.
Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: This scheme covers all Undergraduate courses (except Medical/Paramedical& Fashion Design course) including Engineering, Science, Business, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts.
Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme: Masters Degrees courses (except Medical/Paramedical& Fashion Design course) including Engineering, Science, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts. However, preference would be given to the fields of Engineering, Science and Agriculture.
Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme: Undergraduate courses in the field of ‘Information Technology’ leading to a B.E or B.Tech Degree.
Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme: PhD Degrees in all subjects except Medical/ Paramedical& Fashion Design course.
The necessary details are available in the website of Ministry of Education at www.mohe.gov.lk. Prospective students are advised to approach the Ministry of Education,Sri Lanka or High Commission of India, Colombo to learn more about the eligibility criteria and selection procedure.
Scholarships for children of estate workers
Furthermore, the Indian High Commission has extended an invitation to the children of estate workers, for award of scholarships by the Ceylon Estate Workers’ Education Trust (CEWET).
These scholarships are available for G.C.E. Advanced Level, Undergraduate courses and for students undergoing Vocational/Technical education in any other Government Technical Colleges in Sri Lanka.
Students who have passed G.C.E. Ordinary Level (with minimum 6 credit passes) or Advanced Level examination and below 25 years of age are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
The completed application forms must be attached with photocopies of birth certificate, result sheet of G.C.E ‘O’ Level or ‘A’ Level, latest salary slip of parents and Estate Superintendent’s certificate regarding parent’s occupation. Application forms could be downloaded at the High Commission of India, Colombo website www.hcicolombo.gov.in
Application forms could also be obtained from the High Commission of India, 36-38, Galle Road, Colombo-03 and the Assistant High Commission of India, No.31, Rajaphilla Mawatha, Kandy.
Duly completed forms should reach the Honorary Secretary, CEWET c/o High Commission of India, P.O. Box 882, Colombo-03 on or before 30th of April 2021.