Announcements Announcement of ICCR Scholarships Slots globally under Lata Mangeshkar Dance & Music Scholarship Scheme

Announcement of ICCR Scholarships Slots globally under Lata Mangeshkar Dance & Music Scholarship Scheme

Announcement of  ICCR Scholarships Slots globally under Lata Mangeshkar Dance & Music Scholarship Scheme (formerly ICCR Scholarship Scheme for Indian Culture) for pursuing study of Indian Culture such as dance, Music theatre, performing art, sculpture, Indian languages, Indian cuisine,etc at Indian Universities/Institutes for the academic year 2023-24

  1. The applications from interested international students for academic year 2023-24 will be invited online through ICCR’s A2A Scholarship Portal (, which will be operational from 20 February 2023.
  1. Timeline for the admission process”:
20 February 2023 Opening of ICCR A2A Portal for Admiss
  1. Age Criteria

               For undergraduate / Postgraduate course- between 18 to 30 Years ;

               For PhD Program- between 18 to 45 Years

  1. According to A2A process, applications will be directly sent by students tor respective universities Instead of processing at Mission-level. This will automate the process and Universities will be able to see the applications received directly from the students.
  1. Applicants have the option to apply to 5 Universities/ institutes in the order of their preference of study. The admission, as far as possible, shall be given as per applicant’s preference. However , there may be a scenario when students do not get admission in their preferred Universities/ Institute due to limited number of seats on offer, Students should therefore be prepared to receive admission from any of their five preferences.
  1. For AY 2023-24, a 500 -word essay in English has been introduced to ascertain English proficiency. Besides, students can also submit their TOEFL/IELTS etc. Standardized Test scores, if available.
  1. Rejected candidates will be intimated by Universities.
  1. Student should obtain the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) equivalence also (if required).This would be stipulated by the concerned University/ Institute in their Provisional Confirmation letter for the applicant (uploaded on A2A Portal). In case AIU equivalence is required the student may apply for the same at the link and bear the fees incurrede on obtaining the certificate at own expense (non-reimbursable).
  1. These scholarship slots include return economy class air-fairs to the nearest airport and 3rd AC Train fare to the place of study.
  1. Interested students should visit respective University/institute website regularly courses offered, eligibility criteria and general information about the University/institute before applying for admission. The students should ensure that they are eligible for the course and meet the eligibility criteria and should submit relevant documentation as required by the Universities, In addition to the basic certificates mentioned in the application form.
  1. The admissions in Medical/Paramedical (Nursing / physiotherapy/ anaesthesia etc.)/ fashion/law courses/ integrated courses such as BALLB(5 Years) / B Sc& MSc(5 Years) etc. are not admissible.
  1. It is compulsory for all ICCR scholarship students to procure Medical Insurance policy with minimum sum assured for Indian Rupees Five lakhs per annum. Students can purchase medical Insurance form any of the insurance companies of their choice. However to facilitate students, A2A Portal has two insurance companies for referral purpose.
  1. In order to ensure security of the foreign students, ICCR advises students to stay in the campus hostel, if available. However , students are allowed to stay in private accommodation if the concerned institute does not insist on staying in their hostel.
  1. Students should give an Undertaking that the course and the University as conveyed is acceptable and that he/she will not request for change at the time of admissions.
  1. Undertaking from the student that they have read the terms and conditions/ Guidelines of ICCR scholarships as specified in the Scholarship manual 2022-23 (The one tome undertaking will be applicable even when scholarship as specified in the Scholarship manual is updated (as per para 36 like provisions), available on A2A Portal.
  1. Detailed guidelines on the process of applying for ICCR Scholarships will be available on the A2A Portal.  wef 20th February 2023.