General Scholarship Scheme - The Government of India

3 Jan 2014

The Government of India is offering six scholarships under the General

Scholarship Scheme (GSS) to meritorious students from Malaysia for the

academic year 2014-15. Students wishing to pursue undergraduate,

postgraduate degrees, or research at Indian Universities can apply for

the scholarship. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is

administering this scholarship scheme.


The scholarship covers all courses except medical-related (Medicine,

Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Anaesthesia, etc.) and

fashion-related courses. Several institutions in India offering

various courses including Engineering / Architecture / Technology,

Humanities / Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management / Business

Administration, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Veterinary

/ Animal Husbandry, Science, Law, Dance and Music, etc., are covered

under this scholarship. The High Commission of India can assist in

providing information regarding the educational institutions and the

various courses offered in India. Candidates may choose and prioritise

up to three Universities of their choice and indicate them. ICCR will

try to obtain admission in any of these Universities.


The candidates should meet the following selection criteria:

(i) the candidate should have the eligibility (qualification) to apply

for the course,

(ii) should be proficient in English, and

(iii) should not have serious health problems.


Priority will be given to students who have never studied in India

before. Applicants are also advised to do due diligence and research

on the specific admission criteria laid down by the various

Universities for each course, and ensure that they submit all relevant

documentation as required by the Universities in addition to the

certificates mentioned in the ICCR Scholarship Application Form.


The scholarship covers Tuition Fees, Living Allowance, House Rent

Allowance, Thesis and Dissertation Expenses, and Study Tour expense.

Please note that airfare will NOT be provided under this scholarship



Application Form:

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For more information:

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Deadline 31 January 2014.


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