Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship For Srilankan Students

Merit Based Scholarship | Scholarship Provided by : High Commission of India, Colombo

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Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship (for Sri Lankan Students) is a merit based scholarship provided by High Commission of India, Colombo. It is offered by the Government of India. This scholarship is awarded to meritorious Sri Lankan students, six from each of the 25 districts in Sri Lanka. It is offered to 150 students per year. This scholarship is provided to Sri Lankan students for studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level in any college in India.

Scholarship provided type
Number of scholarships offered
150 per year
Study Level
Postgraduate / Undergraduate
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Scholarship Details

This scholarship grants up to an amount of Rs. 18,000 per year. It is applicable to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in Architecture, Law, Medicine, Science, Humanities, Health care, Education and Teaching, Journalism, Media, PR and Events, Computer Science and Information Technology.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship:
  • Students should be citizens of Sri Lanka
  • Students are chosen, in consultation with the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, on the basis of their performance in GCE ‘O’ Level examination and on merit-cum-means criteria


Application Process

The student should have a confirmed letter of acceptance or a provisional admission certificate from a university or a college or institution. He/she must hold a valid passport (minimum for six months), and proof of availability of sufficient funds for the duration of studies in India for self-financing students. The student should have a student visa and proof of long term (at least three years)/permanent residence in the country.

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Contact Info

Sri Lanka
Phone: +94-239-4581