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General Scholarships Scheme—GSS 

The General Scholarship Scheme (GSS) is one of the most important and popular schemes of the ICCR for foreign students. Scholarships are awarded under this scheme annually to international students belonging to certain Asian, African and Latin American countries for the undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and for pursuing research at Indian universities. 

However, scholarships for medical studies for MBBS, BDS or for medical research leading to a Ph.D degree are not offered under the GSS scheme. 

List of Countries covered under the GSS is given below: 

Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saint Denis Reunion Island, Saudi Arabia, Siberia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen. 

Offer of ICCR Scholarship for the Academic Year 2018-19 

Applications are invited from Polish nationals wishing to pursue higher studies in Indian universities and higher educational institutions at under-graduate, post-graduate or a doctoral/post-doctoral level under ICCR General Scholarship Scheme for the academic year 2018-19. 

This scholarships cover enrolment and course fees, besides grant of a fixed amount of living expenses, on quarterly basis, to the approved scholar/student. It is compulsory for all students accepted under the GSS Scheme stay inside the Hostel and no exception for family or health reasons will be made. The scholarships are granted for the full duration of the course. 

Beginning this year, the application process has been greatly simplified and made online. The eligible students need to apply at the ICCR scholarship portal - A2A (Admission to Alumni) Scholarship portal - http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in The newly developed portal contains all the relevant information for the applicants including details of all participating Universities, colleges affiliated with them, courses offered, availability of hostels, application guidelines, eligibility criteria and other relevant information for helping the applicants in decision-making while applying for the academic courses of their preference. 

Eligible students wishing to submit their applications are advised to carefully go through the courses offered by the Universities before finally submitting the application form. List of universities where ICCR students are currently studying is available at ICCR’s website www.iccr.gov.in. Applicants are required to submit a medical fitness certificate from the recognised hospital in the prescribed format available with the online application form. 

Completed application need to be submitted latest by Monday, 19 February 2018 through the A2A Scholarship portal. Short-listed candidates will have to undergo an English Proficiency Test, followed by an interview, details of which will be communicated to them in due course. 

For more information, please write to culture.warsaw@mea.gov.in