The ‘Study In India’ (SII) Program, an initiative by the Government of India is availing scholarships and fee waivers to students interested in studying in India. The program aims to provide students with world-class affordable and quality higher education whilst also providing the opportunity to study under the World’s 3rd largest higher education system.
The SII Program provides about 2,000 scholarships of up to $3,500 per year per individual for tuition fees, accommodation, and meals, and over $21,000 fee waivers which allow for the student to pay only part of the tuition fee whilst catering for other expenses on their own.
Successful applicants get to choose from over 2,600 courses in the fields of Architecture, Arts, Science, Business, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Commerce, Management, and Pharmacy at Undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. levels. They also get to choose from over 100 institutions, also featured in the Top 100 Asian Universities as per QS World University Ranking of 2019, and selected on basis of government-approved NIRF ranking and NAAC accreditation.
Sri Harsha Ankareddy of ‘Study In India’ says the SII Scholarship Program is allotted on merit basis as the beneficiaries are chosen basing on their results in the examination.
“The examination is done online and the subject-wise distribution of questions is verbal, quantitative, and logical,” says Ankareddy, “the scholarships and fee waivers are then issued according to performance”
Students who have gone through the SII Program have testified of its great results.
Rogers Mande, a beneficiary enrolled for the course of ICT Engineering under the SII Scholarship Program says he has been ably enabled to study better.
“Here in India, I study all my course units in English and I am equipped with the best laboratories and instruments that aid in practical learning,” says Mande.
Shatra Nabiddo, another beneficiary of the SII Program enrolled for the course of Master of Social Work and Mental Health, also commends the Indian education system.
“The Indian Education System is awesome compared to other countries,” she says, “It involves a lot from everyone and the teachers strive hard to make the course units practical enough.”
The SII Program allows for those interested to apply to top private and government institutions in just four steps which include; registering online at www.studyinindia.gov.in, providing the required information, selecting the college/university of choice, and finally submitting the application. After the Mock and Final Counselling rounds, the chosen colleges send feedback with the Allotment Letter.