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Scholarship Opportunities & Affordable Universities in India

Reasons to Study in India

  • World Class accredited and renowned Universities
  • Medium of Instruction in all universities across India is English
  • Diverse culture
  • Shia centers nearby
  • Value for your money Education

Other Expenses 

Besides the tuition and accommodation fee, a student can experience a comfortable stay for a month within $160 even in metropolitan cities.

An average of other living expenses:

  • Eating out - $24 to $70 per week
  • Utility bills - $4 to $10 per week
  • Public transport - $4 to $10 per week
  • Sports & leisure - $7 to $15 per week


Government of India (ICCR) Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships for Citizens of African Countries to Study in India.

The government of India is offering African Scholarships through Indian council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) under African Scholarship Scheme for Undergraduate/ Postgraduate in Various Indian Universities.

Candidates first need to apply and be accepted to the University. Universities under this scheme are listed here.

Once the applicant is accepted in the university, the applicant may apply for scholarship. Please see the application guidelines here

All applicants must register in the ICCR Scholarship portal a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in and fill the application form and submit it along with uploading all documents online. All information is available on this ICCR portal.

Affordable & Reputable Universities in India 

1.  Symbiosis International - Pune

Pune also called Poona, city, west-central Maharashtra state, western India, at the junction of the Mula and Mutha rivers. Called “Queen of the Deccan”.

Pune has long been a major educational and cultural Centre; former Prime Minister Jawaharlal ehru referred to it as the “Oxford and Cambridge of India.

Symbiosis International University offers variety of programs under its seven faculties – Graduate, Post Graduate & Research levels.

The Faculties are:

  • Faculty of law
  • Faculty of management
  • Faculty of computer studies
  • Faculty of health & biological sciences
  • Faculty of media, communication & design
  • Faculty of humanities and social sciences
  • Faculty of engineering

Click here for the Prospectus.

Visit here for detailed information and online registration.

Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)
Senapati Bapat Road, Pune – 411004
Maharashtra, India.
Tel.: +91 20 25671905
Fax: +91 20 25659209
E-mail: intadmissions@symbiosis.ac.in
Shia Centre: Baitul Qaem
Address: Niyati Millennium, DSRM Embedded Technologies (I) Pvt Ltd, Rameshwar Chouk, Viman Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014, India


2.  Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University – Gandhinagar Gujrat

Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat, is located on the banks of the river Sabarmati. It is the administrative center of the state of Gujarat. Gandhinagar is considered as an emerging 'Knowledge Hub' with the establishment of many education institutions of national and international repute.

PDPU has become an institution of national level repute and resonates with innovation, research, contemporary pedagogy, vibrant campus with more than 5000 students. PDPU’s growing reputation has started attracting International students. It has around 20 full time students from more than 10 countries and also hosts more than 200 International Students in programs like Study in India.

PDPU Schools

  • School Of Technology
  • School Of Petroleum Technology
  • School Of Petroleum Management
  • School Of Liberal Studies

PDPU has offered a 50% discount on tuition fees for all African Students.

Click here for the course information
Visit here for more information and admission form.
Contact Address:
Email Address: intladmission@pdpu.ac.in
Contact Phone: +91-79-23275076 | +91-79-23275078
Shia Centre: There is no Shia Centre in Gandhinagar. Masjid & Shia Centre is in Ahmedabad which is 25kms away from Gandhinagar.

Ksi Masjid – Dhaya’s pole near Kalpur Tower Ahmedabad -380001

Universities in Chennai

Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai has a huge Shia community. Click here to see the website.
Click below for more information on different universities.
Rathinam , SSN College of Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vel Tech

The Study in India Initiative is an initiative by the Government of India. The website gives information about different universities and different aspects of studying in India.

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