The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICR) Ministry of External Affair has begun the registration process for the Atal Bihari Vajpayee General Scholarship Scheme. Individuals who are interested in applying for the scholarship can do so on the official website a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in.
The registration process was started today 20th February and will close on 30th April. According to the official notification, the ICCR A2R portal is now open and universities will have time to inform the selected candidates till 31st May.
According to the website, the last date for allocating scholarships and generating offer letters by Indian Mission abroad is 30th June and the selected candidates must accept the offer letter by 15th July.
If seats are available after the first round, the last date for Indian Missions to offer scholarships to other students is 22nd July, and it will conclude on 30th July.
Candidates who are applying for the scholarship programme must be proficient in English and they should be between the age of 18-30 years for the undergraduate programmes and 18-45 years for PhD programmes.
The scholarship portal for the Silver Jubilee scholarship scheme (for PG and doctorate courses) and the Lata Mangeshkar dance and music scholarship scheme will also open from February 20 till April 30.