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ICCR Scholarship Application Guide

Biplob Chandra Chakraborty

29 Sep 2018

ICCR Scholarship Application Guide

Government of India award scholarship to meritorious Bangladeshi nationals to pursue various courses in India at the Under Graduate, Post Graduate and PhD level, except in Medicine under ICCR Scholarship scheme. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) select candidates through the concerned body in Bangladesh to award scholarship. Almost 3000 ICCR Scholarships have been granted to Bangladeshi nationals by the Government of India as of January 04, 2008. 

Scholarship Schemes for Bangladesh nationals

(i) Bangladesh Scholarship Scheme (for undergraduate courses including engineering, post graduate courses and Phd/post doctoral courses);

(ii) India Scholarship Scheme (for undergraduate courses excluding engineering, post graduate courses and Phd/post doctoral courses); 


  • Applicant should have secured minimum 60 percent marks or GPA 3 out of GPA 5 in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates must have proficiency in English.
  • The candidate/s who are applying for BE/B Tech courses should have studied Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry in their school leaving examinations
  • Applicants should be 18 years of age by July 2019.
  • All students will have to stay in the hostels. No exception for family/ health reasons to stay outside is entertained.


  • ICCR conduct English Proficiency Test (EPT) which will be of 30 minutes duration. Applicant must appear EPT Test to qualify for ICCR Scholarship. 
  • Two letter of recommendations 
  • Passport 
  • Medical fitness certificate and test reports as per the prescribed form
  • Syllabus of attended exams; for undergraduate courses application should have SSC and HSC syllabus; for masters program syllabus of graduation course; for PhD sylllabus of masters course. 

How to apply?
ICCR has developed a portal exclusively for the benefit of the aspiring students who may log on URL http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in/ and create individual login ID and password before submitting the applications online. Applicants are requested to apply online individually after reading the instructions. 

When to apply? 
Usually ICCR scholarship application is announced in between November or December each year. 

How to appear EPT Exam?
If your online application is success, you will receive an email with EPT exam schedule. EPT exam usually held in between December or January each year. 

Oral test 
After EPT examination; selected applicants are invited for oral test. 

Applicant gets selection through email or phone call in between June to August each year. 

ICCR scholars get 100% schoalrship from the government of India for tuition, accommodation, food, medical for the entire duration of the course. 

EPT Preparatory Course
GEE Bangladesh provides EPT preparatory training for the ICCR applicants. EPT Training usually begins in October and ends in December. Anyone wish to join EPT training will have to confirm admission within the 1st week of October. For assistance please call-01712571098, 01839959875.

Fill up the form for assistance: https://goo.gl/s3bSYH

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