Publish dateSunday 17 September 2023 - 13:51
Story Code : 276736
India: 1,000 scholarships to Afghan students for 2023-24
To bolstering Afghan students’ educational pursuits, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has unveiled an initiative that extends a helping hand to Afghan nationals.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring, ICCR grants 1000 scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs through the Special Scholarship Scheme, all conducted online via the e-Vidya Bharati (e-VB) Portal. 
This invaluable opportunity underscores India’s unwavering support and opens doors to quality education for Afghan students in the upcoming academic session of 2023-24.
The Scholarship scheme encompasses various programs and courses in fields such as Business Administration, Commerce, Computer Science, Arts, and more.
Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be Afghan nationals;
Have an age between 18 and 35 years as of July 1, 2023;
Possess adequate English language proficiency;
Meet the minimum academic qualifications required by the respective Indian Universities/Institutes for their chosen program or course.
Eligible candidates can apply for scholarships under the e-VB portal (, which will be operational from September 16, 2023. The last online application submission date is September 22, 2023.
Candidates are advised to follow the programme/course catalogue provided in the tele-education portal ( Admission of candidates is strictly restricted to the Indian Universities/Institutes and programmes/courses. In case of any clarification, the candidate may contact 
India has extended its generosity to international students, including those from Afghanistan, by offering undergraduate and postgraduate studies and PhD scholarships. This initiative has not only provided educational opportunities but has also promoted academic growth and strengthened global connections.
These scholarships have played a pivotal role in offering access to quality education to thousands of students from Afghanistan and various other countries. This endeavour is a testament to India’s commitment to fostering academic development and nurturing international ties.
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