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India Government General Cultural Scholarship Scheme (GCSS) for Malaysian Citizens

India Government General Cultural Scholarship Scheme (GCSS) for Malaysian Citizens
Closing Date
15 January 2015

India Government General Cultural Scholarship Scheme (GCSS) 2015-16
The Government of India is offering three scholarships under the General Scholarship Scheme (GCSS) to meritorious students from Malaysia for the academic year 2015-16. Students wishing to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate degrees, or research, including dance and music at Indian Universities can apply for the scholarship. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is administering this scholarship scheme.

The scholarship covers all courses except medical-related (MBBS, MD, MS, BDS, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Anaesthesia, etc.) and fashion-related courses. Several institutions in India offering various courses including Engineering / Architecture / Technology, Humanities / Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management / Business Administration, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Veterinary / Animal Husbandry, Science, Law, Dance and Music, etc., are covered under this scholarship. The High Commission of India can assist in providing information regarding the educational institutions and the various courses offered in India. Candidates may choose and prioritise up to three Universities of their choice and indicate them. ICCR will try to obtain admission in any of these Universities.

Selection Criteria
The candidates should meet the following selection criteria: (i) the candidate should have the eligibility (qualification) to apply for the course, (ii) should be proficient in English, and (iii) should not have serious health problems. Priority will be given to students who have never studied in India before. Applicants are also advised to do due diligence and research on the specific admission criteria laid down by the various Universities for each course, and ensure that they submit all relevant documentation as required by the Universities in addition to the certificates mentioned in the ICCR Scholarship Application Form.

Scholarship Coverage
The scholarship covers Tuition Fees, Living Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Contingent Grant, Thesis and Dissertation Expenses. Please note that airfare will NOT be provided under this scholarship scheme.

How to Apply
The completed application form as per the guidelines, along with the relevant enclosures and five additional passport size colour photos should be submitted or posted to the address given below, latest by 15th January 2015.

The ICCR Scholarship Application Form and the Guidelines can be downloaded from the links below.

For further information, you can also contact:
Education Wing,
High Commission of India,
Menara 1 Mon't Kiara,
Level 28, No. 1, Jalan Kiara,
Mon't Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 6205 2350 ext 203
Telefax: 03 6143 1192
Email: [email protected]