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Ayush Scholarship Scheme

Posted on: August 10, 2020 | Back | Print


 The Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Department of Ayush is offering scholarships under the International Cooperation Scheme to the eligible foreign students for the academic year 2020-21. Students who wish to pursue courses in Traditional System of Medicine in India may apply for this scholarship. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will administer this scholarship.

 The AYUSH Scholarship Scheme covers the following courses in Traditional Systems of Medicine in India:


Under Graduate Courses

(i)   Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)

(ii)  Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Sciences (BSMS)

(iii) Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS)

(iv) Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)

(v)  BSc in Yoga

(vi) BA in Yoga Shastra


Post Graduate Courses

(i)   MD Ayurveda

(ii)  MD Sidha

(iii) MD Unani

(iv) MD Homeopathy


Ph.D. Courses
Ph.D. in Ayurveda (Eligibility: MD (Ayurveda) Degree)

The candidates are required to meet the following selection criteria: (i) the candidate should have the eligibility 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 for the courses, and ensure that they submit all relevant documentation as required by the Colleges/Universities in addition to the certificates mentioned in the ICCR Scholarship Application Form. The candidate should have taken the following compulsory subjects at the qualifying examination level: Physics, Chemistry, & Biology.

The scholarship provides for Tuition Fee, Living Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Thesis and Dissertation Expenses, and Study Tour expense. To & Fro Air Fare will be provided to the students from the Capital of their country to International airport nearest to the Institute.

The duly filled-in ICCR Scholarship Application Form as per Guidelines, along with the relevant enclosures should be submitted at the address given below, before 31 August  2020.


          Anoop Dhingra

            Counsellor(Edu) / HOC

            Embassy of India,

            B-1, Diplomatic Quarters

            P.B. No.94387, Riyadh – 11693

            Tel: 00-966-1- 488 4144 - Ext - 201

            Mob: 00966 - 542126746

            E-mail: edu.riyadh@mea.gov.in


The last date of uploading the application on the portal is 31  August 2020. Detailed guidelines on the process of applying for ICCR Scholarships online on the A2a Portal and the procedure and norms governing the same is given on the website: www.a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in