The Government of India offers a number of scholarships to Israeli citizens every year. These scholarships are provoided for range of subjects such as to study languages, art and culture (as part of the Cultural Exchange Program agreement between India and Israel). Diaspora children are provided research scholarships.
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) offers seven scholarships to Israeli nationals - five scholarships under Indo-Israel Cultural Exchange Program (CEP) and two scholarships under General Scholarship Scheme (GSS). Scholarships are subjected to following guidelines:
No application is accepted for admission to courses in medicine or dentistry.
Students applying for doctoral/post doctoral courses or architecture should include a synopsis of the proposed area of research.
Students wishing to study performing arts should, if possible, enclose video/audio cassettes of their recorded performances.
The applicants are advised to go through the 'University Handbook' at the Embassy to choose a University and a course.
Applications should be routed through Embassy of India, Tel Aviv and not directly sent to ICCR.
Applications for ICCR scholarships are invited every year in Nov-Dec for the next academic year.
Study India Programme
1. The Study India Programme (SIP) initiated by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs is envisaged as a means of enhancing engagement with the diaspora youth. The objective of the Scheme is to enable overseas Indian youth i.e. foreign citizens of Indian origin in the age group of 18-26 years to undergo short-term courses in the nature of summer schools to familiarize them with the art & culture, heritage, history, economy and development of India. Such short-term courses shall aim at providing an opportunity to the overseas Indian youth to better understand and appreciate contemporary India, foster closer ties with the land of their ancestors and enhance their engagement with India.
2. The participants are selected based on recommendations received from Heads of India Missions / Posts abroad. Selected participants are provided with full hospitality in India for the duration of the Programme. 90% of the cost of air ticket by economy class (Direct flight) is refundable to the participants on successful completion of the Programme by them.
3. The Scheme as envisaged will initially be implemented in partnership with select Indian Universities/Institutions of repute. The course would include:
Academic content which would facilitate understanding of contemporary India and its development, political and financial systems, economic, social and administrative structures;
Cultural content which would help the participants to be immersed in the Indian experience with exposure to Indian mythology, history, arts, handicrafts, dance, music, cuisine, languages and age-old traditions;
Visits will be organised to different institutions, industries of importance and rural areas to allow the participants to gain first hand exposure to India.
Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) was introduced in the academic year 2006-2007 with the objective to make higher education in India accessible to the children of overseas Indians and promote India as a center for higher studies.
Under the scheme, 100 PIO/NRI students are awarded scholarship of up to US$ 4,000 per annum for undergraduate courses in Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and some other courses.
The scheme is open to NRIs/PIOs from over 40 countries (including Israel) having substantial Indian Diaspora population. The applications from the students who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria may be sent to the Indian Missions/Posts abroad. These applications are evaluated and shortlisted by selection committee consisting of officers from Ministry of HRD, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and Ed.CIL (India) an autonomous body under Ministry of HRD.
Applications are invited every year in April-May. For more information, please visit www.moia.gov.in
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