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Studying in India

India's system of higher education is the third largest in the world. In keeping with the times and the skill needs of the global workforce, Indian universities are offering a host of other courses such as Masters in Business Administration, Sciences, Liberal Arts, Artificial Intelligence, Photonics and Design Thinking among others. At the same time, interesting and niche courses such as Yoga, Ayurveda, or Buddhism are also on offer.

Most of the higher education is delivered in English which can offer an ease of communication for an overseas student. Rich culture, beautiful landscape, wildlife, beaches and its varied cuisines will make studying in India a memorable experience. Many Indian universities are placed in luxurious natural campuses, celebrating host of festivals and events; and opportunities to experience local cultures and traditions will ensure an exciting campus life.




Scholarships for Sri Lanka: 195 scholarships are offered on behalf of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to Sri Lankan students, under various scholarship schemes. While filling in the forms, the candidate must specify the course he/she wishes to pursue such as  (i) certificate/diploma  (ii) undergraduate degree (iii) postgraduate degree  (iv) doctoral research work. ICCR does not provide scholarships for MBBS/BDS courses.


Ayush Scholarship Scheme: This scheme is meant for BIMSTEC and Non-BIMSTEC member countries. Under this scheme 50 scholarships are provided to pursue courses in Indian traditional medical system such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. The BIMSTEC countries covered are Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Myanmar.


The scholarships are administered through the Ministry of Higher Education, Govt. of Sri Lanka.

Indian Universities /educational institutions are autonomous bodies and have their own eligibility criteria for selection/admission. Applicant must have good knowledge of English language.

Before filling up the online application, applicants are advised to consult the ‘Handbook of Indian Universities’ available with this Consulate, and refer to the lists of courses offered in various universities to ensure the availability of their choice of courses in India.

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Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children enables Children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), to pursue Under Graduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutes in different fields (except medical and related courses) both professional and non-professional in Engineering/Technology, Humanities/Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture/Animal husbandry etc.

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For further details: please email to cul[dot]jaffna[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in or meet the education officer in the Consulate in person after seeking an appointment by email.