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Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children 2021-22

September 20, 2021 8:00 AM
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Scholarship  Programme  for Diaspora Children (SPDC) 2021-22 is a scholarship scheme being implemented by the Ministry of External Affairs to assist children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) pursue undergraduate courses in Indian Universities and Institutions. The selected students will be awarded 75% of the Institutional Economic Cost (IEC), subject to a maximum of USD 4,000 per annum.


To be eligible, an applicant:

  • Must be a ward of Person of Indian Origin (PIO)/OCI, or
  • Must be a ward of Non-resident Indian (NRI), or
  • Must be a ward of Indian Workers in ECR countries studying outside India (ECR based outside India),  or
  • Must be a ward of Indian Workers in ECR countries studying in India (ECR based in India)
  • Must have passed class 12 board examination with a minimum aggregate score of 60% marks or equivalent
  • Must not receive any scholarship sponsored or funded by the State Government or Central Government


Selected students will receive financial assistance as given hereunder:

  • In the first year, partial financial assistance of 75% of the total of the Institutional Economic Cost (IEC), subject to a maximum of USD 4,000 per annum will be given (whichever is lower).
  • In the second and subsequent year, partial assistance of 75% of the total of the Institutional Economic Cost (IEC) or USD 4,000 per annum (whichever is lower) will be given to the students who scored 50% marks cumulatively.
  • If the students scored less than 50% but have obtained passing marks in all the subjects, they are entitled to receive 90% of the scholarship.
  • If the students do not securely pass marks in all subjects but have been promoted to the next academic year by the University/Institute, they will receive 50% of the scholarship.

Note: IEC comprises Tuition Fee, Hostel Accommodation Fee, Examination Charges, Registration Charges, and other Institutional Charges (except food).


  • Self-attested salary certificate of the parents from the employer based in a foreign country
  • Admission letter issued by the institution
  • PIO card or OCI card issued by the Government of India
  • Academic transcripts of marks/grades secured in the qualifying examination (Note: For PIO/NRI/OCI,
  • provide transcripts of class 11 and 12 both)
  • Passport size photograph as specified below –
  • Width: 100 px to 200 px
  • Height: 120 px to 230 px
  • Dimension: 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
  • Size of File: 20 to 50 KB

How can you apply?

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Click on the “Apply Now” button below and read all details.
Step 2: Click on the “Registration” tab for new registration.
Step 3: Use the registered email address & password to log in.
Step 4: Login and fill the form.

Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates will be exclusively based on their academic merit.
Terms and Conditions

  • If the student is unable to pass in all the subjects, he/she would not be able to receive any scholarship amount further.
  • If the student is selected for the scholarship, he/she has to provide the fee receipts for the sanction of the scholarship on the basis of which they will receive an offer letter.


If you are interested in this contest and the eligibility criteria matches, you can register for this event by clicking the Register button.

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Application Deadline on - 15th November 2021

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