Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC)

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) 

Scholarship

Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India invites applications for Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) 2019-20 from children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to assist them to pursue undergraduate courses in Indian Universities and Institutions. The selected students will be awarded 75% of the Institutional Economic Cost (IEC) subject to a maximum of USD 4,000 per annum.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 30 November 2019

Eligibility


To be eligible, an applicant:

  • Must be a ward of Person of Indian Origin (PIO)/OCI, Or
  • Must be a ward of Non-resident Indian (NRI), Or
  • Must be a ward of Indian Workers in ECR countries studying outside India (ECR based outside India), Or
  • Must be a ward of Indian Workers in ECR countries studying in India (ECR based in India)
  • Must have completed class 11 and 12 from abroad
  • Must have passed class 12 board examination with a minimum aggregate score of 60% marks or equivalent 
  • Must be between the age group of 17 and 21 years as on 31st October 2019.
  • Must belong to a family where monthly income is not more than USD 4000.
  • Must not receive any scholarship sponsored or funded by the State Government or Central Government.

How to Apply

Follow the steps to apply

Step 1: Click here to apply.
Step 2: Click on the “Register” tab for new registration.
Step 3: Fill the details.
Step 4: Tick to agree with the “Terms and conditions” and click on the “Register” button.
Step 5: An email having login credentials will be sent to the registered email id. 
Step 6: Login to fill the form.

Last Date

The last date for application is 30 November 2019.

Contact Details

Section Officer (OIA-II),
Ministry of External Affairs,
Room no. 1025,
Akbar Bhawan,
Chankyapuri,
New Delhi-110021.
Email: spdcindia@mea.gov.in https://spdcindia.gov.in/login/index.php

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