The High Commission of India selects Sri Lankans for these scholarships in consultation with the Education and Higher Education Ministry to pursue undergraduate sources in different universities. The Higher Education Ministry has invited applications from candidates and the last date for submission of application forms is January 10, 2008.
All scholarships cover full tuition fees for the entire duration of the course and students are also paid a monthly sustenance allowance. The scholarship also covers accommodation allowance and an annual grant for books and stationery.
ICCR scholars in India are also provided healthcare facilities, first class train fare and an annual grant for educational tours to various parts of the country, apart from several other auxiliary benefits.
Candidates interested in applying for the scholarships should contact the High Commission of India, Education Wing, Colombo 3 or Ministry of Education and Higher Education, 18 Ward Place, Colombo 7. Website http;//www.moe.gov.lk