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for the Academic year 2022-23


The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has launched the Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) for the academic year 2022-23. Ministry of External Affairs awards 150 scholarships yearly to children of NRIs/PIOs/OCIs in all countries and Indian workers working in ECR countries  where the gross monthly income of the parents is not more than the amount equivalent to US$5000.

Under the Scholarship Scheme for the academic year 2022-23, the Government of India would bear 75% of the total Institutional Economic Cost (IEC) subject to a maximum of US$4000. The following institutions are covered under the Scheme : -

  1. a) NITs, IITs, Schools of Planning and Architecture

  2. b) ‘A’ Grade institutions accredited by NAAC and recognised by UGC

  3. c) Central Universities of India

  4. d) Other institutions covered under DASA Scheme.

Only fresh year students (1st year) shall be eligible to get the scholarship. All eligible candidates may apply for the scholarship accordingly under the Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children scheme.

Detailed guidelines are at Note, please refer to the website of the SPDC at www.spdcindia.gov.in for more details

The last date for submission of online applications on the SPDC portal has been extended till 21 December 2022.


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