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Embassy of India
Malabo
NOTICE
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EQUATORIAL GUINEA NATIONALS

Offer of ICCR Scholorship for the Academic session 2020-2021 have been announced. Students registration for scholarship was opened on1st December 2019.  Please note last date for receiving applications from students is 20th February 2020 for all courses.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Applicants must go through these guidelines / instructions carefully and fill the applications accordingly: -

I. ICCR accepts applications forwarded through Indian Embassy in Malabo. No application may be sent directly to ICCR or through their country’s Embassies/High Commissions in New Delhi.

ii. There are four (4) ICCR scholarships available for study at the under graduate, post graduate and PhD levels for Malabo. Applicants applying for doctoral/ post-doctoral courses should have completed their Masters (Post Graduation) include a synopsis of the proposed area of research. Applications for Casual research will not be entertained.

iii. Candidate should consult the ICCR website: http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in/home for universities/colleges and the programmes available under ICCR scholarships. The candidate should clearly mention the course and University to which he/she is seeking admission. Courses may be selected on the basis of the subjects studied in high school.

iv. Students wishing to study performing arts should, if possible, enclose video/ audio of their recorded performances.

v. Applicants are required to give three choices for the Universities they wish to have admissions in. However, in case the candidates are not accepted by any of the three Universities of their choices, they may clearly mention whether OR not would they wish to be considered for admission in the Universities/Institutions apart from the three choices. ICCR would forward applications of only such candidates to other Universities offering similar courses as desired by the candidate, who express willingness in the application to be considered for admissions in other Universities, in other cities of India. Applications of candidates NOT wanting to be considered in other Universities than their three options would be returned.

vi. Medium of instruction in Indian Universities is English. Candidates must have adequate knowledge of English both in terms of speaking and comprehension abilities. Students selected under this scheme have to undergo English Test which may be conducted by the Embassy if found necessary. 

vii. ICCR does not arrange admission in Medical/Paramedical (Nursing/Physiotherapy/Anesthesia etc.)/Fashion courses.

viii. ICCR, as a policy does not permit mid-term changes of Courses, College or University. Candidates are therefore advised to carefully opt for courses and Universities. It is therefore advised that due care may be taken before opting for courses and Universities.

ix. In case student feels that he/she needs to change the course or University in the middle of the term, he or she would bear the financial implication of such a change.

x. Student must carry a proper visa. Students should ensure that they get the correct visa from the Indian Embassy/High Commission. Government of India guideline stipulate that if a student arrives in India without proper visa he/she will be deported to his/her country.

xi. Students applying for M.Phil and Phd courses should obtain only Research visa as Student visa is not valid for research.

xii. Students intending to apply for research courses after completing their post-graduation courses will have to go back to their respective countries, apply afresh for research courses, and come back to the University/ Institution granting them admissions only after obtaining correct visa i.e.,the Research Visa. Please note, NO requests for direct admissions to research courses would be entertained in ICCR. NO requests for changing the category of visa from ‘Student’s Visa’ to ‘Research Visa’ would be entertained in ICCR.

xiii. Before departing for India the students should seek a full briefing from the Indian Diplomatic Mission in their country about living conditions in India/cultural and social set up in India/ the details of scholarship/the type and duration of the course to which he/she is admitted.

xiv. Students should inform the Indian Embassy/High Commission of their travel schedule well in advance so that ICCR can make necessary arrangements for reception.

xv. Students are advised to bring Rs.50,000/- (Appx. XAF 400000/-) with them to meet incidental expenditures on arrival in India.

xvi. The students who are awarded scholarships should bring with them all original documents relating to their qualification in original for verification by the respective college/university at the time of admission.

xvii. Certified copies of all documents should be accompanied with English translations. Syllabus of the last qualifying examination should be enclosed with application.

xviii. Six complete sets of application forms are to be submitted to the Indian Mission.

xix. Students are mandatorily required to stay in the hostel facilities provided by the Colleges throughout the duration of their course. Applications for shifting from hostel to private accommodation would be considered only on case to case and exceptional cases where the students have compelling reason (supported by documentary proof) to stay out of hostel.

xx. For driving in India, students must have a valid International Driving License to drive in India. In case of accident, if student is driving a vehicle without International Driving License his/her medical claim will not be entertained.

xxi. Scholarship will be cancelled if the student fails repeatedly or is involved in exam-malpractices / anti-social / criminal activities, or is found violating the terms and conditions of ICCR scholarships.

xxii. In case student gets involved in a law and order situation, violating law of land, the matter would be dealt with by the concerned law enforcing authorities in India. ICCR will have not role in such cases.

xxiii. Upon arrival in India all students should register themselves with local FRRO within 7 /14 days or within the stipulated time as directed by the Indian High Commission/Embassy concerned while issuing visa. After registration, students are required to obtain Resident Permit within 90 days.

Xxiv: Admission formalities (ii).Students should ensure that the Institutes forward their Joining Reports to the ICCR immediately after they join their courses, duly signed and stamped by College’s Authorities, to enable ICCR to remit Tuition Fees/Other Compulsory Fees and other admissible dues at an early date. (ii).Due care should be taken by the students while filling up of Joining Report .Council is not mandated to pay any caution money/security deposits/laboratory fee etc. These fees, if any, may be borne by the students directly, and any refundable deposits would be refunded to them on completion of their respective courses by the concerned Institute/College. (iii).The Council gives scholarship up to declaration of result. Due care should, hence be taken while filing up column no.12 (a) of the Joining Report, in consultation with the college authorities so that the period includes the declaration of results as well as the stay required for collection of provisional certificate after the final exams.

Procedure for Application:

After the applicant applied for a course, he/she must take a printout of the application and send it to the Embassy of India, Malabo through the nominating Ministry/Organizations of his/her respective countries along with all relevant and required documents (Original photograph on the application). The Embassy of India, Malabo will retrieve the application using the unique Application ID of the application and further process and transmit it to the Indian authorities for further action. 

Guidelines / FAQs, etc for the scholarship programme.

Only complete application forms along with required documents will be accepted. The Universities and Colleges in India are autonomous bodies and selection of the candidate for admission in particular University /College is not only competitive but rigorous also. It is prerogative of the concerned University/College to select the candidate for admission under the scheme or not. Therefore, only submission of the application form does not confirm admission. The prospective students, therefore, must do due diligence & research on the specific admission criteria laid down by the various Universities for each subject, and ensure that you fulfill the criteria of admission and submit all relevant documentation as required by the Universities in addition to the basic

The following guidelines may kindly be noted while students filling up the applications:

(i) In case of the scholars pursuing Science courses, the expenditure on laboratory chemicals and other related incidental charges will be borne by the scholar himself,

(ii) For B.E./B. Tech Courses, it may be ensured that the candidates must have taken Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) in their school leaving examinations as this is mandatory for the Engineering courses,

(iii) Only Students proficient in English language may be recommended for Admission,

(iv) Minimum age is 18 years and maximum 30 years by July of the year to submit applications for any programme.

(vi) Kindly make sure that the candidates are not suffering from life threatening illness or any oth(Aer medical condition requiring long term treatment,

(vii) Return economy class airfares to the airport nearest to their place of study and 3rd AC train fares to the nearest railway station if so required would be provided to the students selected under these schemes,

(ix) The application will automatically be rejected if any column or document is inaccurate/missing/incomplete or blank,

(x) While filling the application form, no abbreviations should be used. Write full name of degree, course, organization, institution, university, designation, etc,

(xi) Applications will only be accepted through the Online ICCR A2A Portal.

(xii) Only Equatorial Guinea nationals resident in Equatorial Guinea and who have qualifications from Equatorial Guineaaffiliated educational institutes can apply.

(xiii) The Government of India will bear payment of tuition fee/registration fee, and living allowance to meet hostel and food catering expenses.It would also provide economy class air fare from Equatorial Guinea to India.  The return air fare from India to Equatorial Guinea would be provided upon completion of degree programme.