Date posted: January 5, 2012

Government of India through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has been offering scholarships to pursue Ayurveda Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy courses in India since 2005. The total number of scholarships offered for AYUSH courses initially was  30. Resurgence of AYUSH at international level has resulted in growing demand from foreign students to study in Indian Institutions.

Keeping this in mind, the Department of AYUSH had proposed to support foreign nationals under its international fellowship programme for undertaking AYUSH courses at premier institutions in India.

In addition to the 30  scholarships provided initially, another 20 scholarships are being provided under the International Cooperation scheme of the Department of AYUSH.

The Department is also providing 20 scholarships to students of Malaysia.

To and fro airfare is provided to students from BIMSTEC countries only for travel from the capital of their country to the international airport nearest to the Institute in India.

Stipend :

Undergraduate 4,500/-P.M.

Postgraduate Courses :
First Year – 15,800+DA
Second Year – 16,950+DA
Third Year – 18,080+DA

: Rs. 22500/- for Rent, thesis etc

Procedure for application

ICCR sends the offer letter for scholarships to Indian Missions abroad. Offer of scholarships are advertised by the Indian Missions in countries where the scholarships are offered.
Application forms for scholarships are available with the Indian missions. Interested students are required to submit six complete sets of applications forms at the Missions.
Applications should be properly filled- up and sent with complete supporting document.
Certified copies of all documents should be accompanied with English transitions, a syllabus of the qualifying examination should be enclosed with the application.

Selection procedure

Applications from the desirous foreign nationals received by the Indian Diplomatic Missions concerned are scrutinized and forwarded by them to ICCR for selection and placement.
ICCR, however, does not consider applications which are received directly from the candidates. ICCR in-turn forwards the application to the Universities/educational  institutions who have their own eligibility criteria. A scholarship is awarded only when the admission is confirmed by ICCR. Thereafter appropriate visas are issued by the Missions.

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4 Responses so far.

  1. Shamim hasnain says:

    I am a BHMS physician. I have passed my bhms course from Govt. Homeopathic Medical college(Under Dhaka University) in 2011.
    Now i want to get a MD(Hom) course by scholarship from govt of india.
    What can i do?
    Please give me advice.

  2. ojeyemi m. Olarewaju says:

    My name is ojeyemi m. Olarewaju from nigeria . I just want to know if my advanced diploma in homoeopathy could be used to apply for a scholarship in india, if yes how do I go about it?, because i only collected to whom it may concern from the college that i finished from before the school shut down. Please help me actaulise my professional dream. Thank you.

  3. Habib Nawab says:

    dear docter,
    I want to know, either the foreign scholarships are also for Pakistani homeopaths also?
    H.dr habib nawab

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