Indian government invites Nigerian students to apply for scholarships

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi is inviting applications from Nigerians and other foreign students for grant of scholarship. This is according to a statement from the Federal Scholarship Board Management, and the scholarship is meant for students seeking to pursue higher studies at the undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral levels in Indian Educational Institutes/Universities for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The courses available for study include sciences, humanities, commerce, and engineering, except medical studies.

Indian government invites Nigerian students to apply for scholarships

Students from Nigeria, must have a good academic record (with a minimum 60% marks or a GPA of 3 out of GPA 5 in qualifying examinations) and proficient in English.

Interested students are required to create an account on ICCR official website at https://www.iccr.gov.in/a2a/iccr-scholarship before applying online for the scholarship. Applicants must be students between 18 and 30 years as at the time of admission, and are to apply to five universities in order of preference.

Applicants are also expected to visit the website of such a university for detailed guides and ensure they upload the relevant documents required by the university, along with their transcripts in English.

A 500-word essay in English needs to be submitted to ascertain English proficiency. Students can also submit their TOFEL/IELTS/ Standardized Test scores, if available.

Universities/Institutions may also conduct an online interview for applicants. Shortlisted students would appear for personal interview and verification at the Indian High Commission.

Submission of applications deadline is April 30.

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