Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children 2017-2018
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Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children 2017-2018

The High Commission of India invites applications for the Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) Scheme 2017-18 for Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Overseas Citizenship of India (OCIs)/ Non-resident Indian nationals (N R Is).


The Government of Indian has launched the SP DC Scheme to assist Diaspora Children in pursuing Under Graduate courses in India's Universities/ Institutes covered under the Scheme.


The Scheme provides partial financial assistance to the extent of 75% of the total institutional economic cost or to a maximum of US$4,000 per annum in the first year. For the second and subsequent years details regarding continuation of the scholarship are described in the scheme's guidelines available online at


Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 21 years and possess a minimum of 60% aggregated marks at qualifying examinations at 12th standard (CAPE, A levels, GCE). They are required to provide documentary evidence towards proof of Indian nationality or Indian origin when applying. Those who cannot submit documentary evidence of Indian Origin are required to submit a declaration of Indian origin.


The online Scholarship Application Form is available at All candidates are required to save the information filled while completing the online information Form.


Last date for submission of online applications is
Thursday, September 28, 2017.