Indian Council of Cultural Relations announces the General Scholarship Scheme 2019-2020 for Spanish Nationals.


Last date to apply 30 January 2019

The Government of India under the aegis of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is offering five scholarships to Spanish Nationals within the framework of the Cultural Exchange Programme/Educational Exchange Programme for pursuing PhD doctoral courses.

In addition, five scholarships under General Scholarship Scheme for Undergraduate, Postgraduate degrees and for pursuing research at Indian universities are also being offered.

Applicants are requested to log onto “Admissions to Alumni” (A2A), the Scholarship Portal developed by ICCR at (or This portal contains all the relevant information for the applicants including details of all State Universities, Central Universities and Institutes, colleges affiliated with them, courses available, availability of hostels, applications guidelines, eligibility criteria and other relevant information for helping the applicants in decision-making while applying for the academic courses of their preference.

Please carefully note the following:

  • Applications should be submitted latest by 20 January 2019 through the online application mechanism.
  • Applications should be complete in every detail. Kindly read the guidelines on the portal.
  • Short-listed candidates will have to appear for an English Proficiency Exam conducted at the Embassy of India (Avenida Pio XII, 30, Madrid) in second week of February 2019. ( between 5th to 9th February 2019)
  • Applicants should clearly mention the course to which they are seeking admission while mentioning choices.
  • Applicants are advised to go through the courses offered by the Universities carefully before finally submitting the application form. List of Universities where ICCR students are currently studying which is available at ICCR Website
  • ICCR does not award scholarship for MBBS/BDS courses and Casual Research/Diplomas/Short-term courses.
  • Applicant must produce a medical fitness certificate from the recognized hospital in the prescribed format available with the online application form.
  • Students applying for M.Phil/Doctoral/Post-Doctoral courses should submit a synopsis along with the application.
  • An applicant should have studied mathematics, physics and chemistry at Higher Secondary level to be eligible for admission to science/engineering courses
  • Submission of application form does not guarantee confirmed admission.
  • Indian Universities/ Educational institutions are autonomous and independent bodies and have their own eligibility criteria on the basis of which they confirm admissions.

ICCR Scholarship Application Portal

For any further queries, interested students should contact the Culture and Academics Section of the Embassy of India in Madrid by email to and