Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme

Merit Based Scholarship | Scholarship Provided by : Ministry of Higher Education, Srilanka

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The Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme is a merit based scholarship provided by Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka. Hundred scholarships are offered per year. Students interested in several fields of study including Architecture, Art & Design, Medicine, Business Management, Computer Science & Information Technology at the undergraduate level can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship application closes on
February 10, 2017
Scholarship provided type
Number of scholarships offered
120 per year
Study Level
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Scholarship Details

The scholarship is applicable to students from Sri Lanka for studies in India. This scholarship is provided for:
  • A personal maintenance allowance
  • Approved tuition and exam fees
  • A grant for books and apparatus, where applicable
  • A round trip air ticket.
Students who are selected for courses of study in Sciences should bear the laboratory fees & related charges.


Eligibility Criteria

Students can apply for this scholarship irrespective of their gender. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student should:
  • Be a citizen of Sri Lanka
  • Be under 22 years of age
  • Have passed the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination conducted by the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka with subjects relevant to the field the applicant intends to apply for
  • Possess high proficiency in English
  • Be in good health and ready to live in India during the period of study
  • Not be an employee under the Government or a statutory body
  • Not be a student already registered or following an undergraduate course at any university or a full time course of study in a state sector Higher Educational Institution in Sri Lanka.

Less than 22 years

Age Criteria

Male / Female

Gender Criteria


Application Process

The students should have a:
  • Valid passport (minimum of six months)
  • Confirmation letter of acceptance or a provisional admission certificate from a university or a college or institution
  • Proof of availability of sufficient funds for the duration of studies in India for self-financing students
  • Health certificate and AIDS-free certificate
  • Student Visa
  • Proof of long term (at least three years)/permanent residence in the country.

Additional Information

  • If any student declines the offer after the selection through the interview, he/she is not considered for any of the scholarships during the year
  • Students who are awarded this scholarship for undergraduate studies would not be considered for admission to any local university
  • The beneficiary cannot change the field of study initially selected, under any circumstances.

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Contact Info

Address : No. 18, Ward Place,,
Colombo 7,
Sri Lanka
Phone: +94-11-269-4486