SCHOLARSHIPS AND WAIVERS

SII Scholarship Scheme

Study in India, with the help of the following Indian ministries - the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is offering 2000 scholarships worth USD3500 each, for the academic year 2020-21

Every meritorious student that has been offered this scholarship by SII shall receive it for a maximum period:

  1. of 5 years for undergraduate integrated courses;
  2. of 3 or 4 years for undergraduate courses, according to the course duration;
  3. of 2 years for postgraduate courses;
  4. or, till the completion of this course, whichever is lesser.

Please note, scholarships are only available for the above listed categories, and not for Ph.D, M.Phil and Doctoral level courses.

To apply for this scholarship, students should have registered with SII, completed an application on our website - www.studyinindia.gov.in, and been admitted into SII-partnered institutions. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the following:

  1. Students should have had a meritorious academic history in his / her secondary school, higher secondary school, and / or latest academic qualification.
  2. Students from the given list of countries may appear for the Ind-SAT exam that is conducted by the SII team, and a merit list would be generated for the second-wave of shortlisting.
  3. According to the country-wise allocated quota and other criterion, the final shortlisted will be contacted by the SII team.

Please note, all applications for the Ind-SAT exam are on a separate portal, the link of which will be sent to the student’s email address, and will be also available on the Student Dashboard and the SII portal.

A few important clauses about the scholarship for the students applying for the SII scholarship.

  1. Each scholarship is valued at USD 3500 per student per year.
  2. Each scholarship under the SII scheme will only cover tuition, accommodation, food and admission fees. No other expense listed outside this set will be provided for by this scholarship.
  3. If the total fees of the course for each year, which includes tuition, accommodation, food and admission, is lesser than the proposed value of USD3500, the lesser amount will be given as scholarship.
  4. All scholarships are electronically transferred to the institutes.
  5. Scholarship amount will be transferred to the institute after a verification of the student’s attendance for the first month has been forwarded to the SII team.
  6. All scholarships are renewable on a year-on-year basis until the day of Graduation.

Before releasing the final offer letter to students, each online application will be verified for the Institute and the Scholarship Allotment by institutes and the SII team.

For further information, please read through the clauses given below carefully before applying for the SII scholarship.

Apply for Scholarships

To be eligible for the SII Scholarship, the student should’ve applied to SII and have received admission in one of the SII-partner institutes. Students who have shown interest to apply for the SII scholarship, will be given the links to apply for the Ind-SAT exam, an assessment test conducted by SII, to be used for initial shortlisting of the candidates

Scholarship Values

For the academic year 2020-21, 2000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are part of the SII fraternity. Each scholarship is valued at USD3500, which is an approximate Rs. 2,50,000 in Indian currency (INR)

Students who have been awarded the SII scholarship will be given either the gross total of admission fees, tuition fees, accommodation and food expenses or USD3500, whichever is lesser

Scholarships are granted for a complete course duration. The student would need to renew the scholarship status for the next academic year, before the scholarship lapses for the current academic year

Renewal of Scholarship

With reference to the scholarship timeline given above, a scholarship under the scheme is renewable on year-to-year basis up till the completion of the course, without exceeding the mentioned number of years for the course.

If a scholar is unable to appear in the annual examination, owing to illness and / or on account of any unforeseen event, the award may be renewed for the next academic year, on submission of a medical certificate and other evidence submitted. Additionally, the head of the institute should have certified that the student would have passed, with the required percentage of marks or equivalent Grade Point Average, had he/she appeared for the examination.

In case a scholar has decided to change his field of study or course offered by the institute, then an attested document and a new offer letter submitted by the head of the institute should provide certification, allowing the student to change course within the institute.

In case a scholar has decided to change his field of study or course offered by the institute, then an attested document and a new offer letter submitted by the head of the institute should provide certification, allowing the student to change course within the institute

However, if a scholar decides to change courses from the allotted institute, then the scholarship will not be renewed for the following years

Renewal Process

To renew scholarship, scholars would need to send the following documents, attested by the respective institutes:

  • Scholar should have passed all the subjects for the academic year and should have been promoted to the next academic year.
  • Scholar should have been cleared of any disciplinary action
  • A minimum attendance of 75% should have been maintained across semesters or trimesters

Only after the Study in India team has verified these details, the renewed scholarship for the scholar will be released to the institute’s account.

Withdrawal of Scholarship

The SII Scholarship will be revoked from a scholar if the scholar has joined an institute different from the allotted one, before the completion of the course. The student would need to pay for the duration of the course. Recovery of the amount to be done by the institute.

Ind-SAT

The Indian Scholastic Assessment or IND-SAT is a standardized online proctored test for students seeking scholarships with Study in India (SII). This exam is to gauge the capability and tenacity of students applying to study in India. The IND-SAT scores will serve as a criterion to shortlist the meritorious students for the allocation of scholarships.

The student would be notified regarding the Ind-SAT Exam via emails. Details on the same would be available on the SII portal and Student Dashboard too.

The medium of the paper would be in English and the exam is expected to be conducted in mid-May. It is a multiple-choice objective paper, timed at 90 minutes. The students will be assessed in the given areas - Verbal, Quantitative and Logical Reasoning

While applying, candidates will be allocated available centers in their country. Candidates who have applied for this exam can take a mock test before the main examination.

**Ind-SAT dates and centres to be uploaded soon.

Syllabus for Ind-SAT

Section-wise detailed syllabus is as follows

Verbal Reasoning

Reading comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Grammar, Paragraph completion and inference, Parajumbles, Analogies, Antonyms, Synonyms, One-word substitution, Sentence correction, Idioms & Phrases.

Quantitative Aptitude

Algebra, Averages, Equations - Linear & Quadratic, Geometry, HCF & LCM, Number System, Partnership, Percentages, Progressions - Arithmetic, Geometry, Profit and Loss, Ratios and Proportions, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and Time, Interest.

Logical Reasoning

Seating Arrangements, Blood Relations, Direction sense, Series/Sequencing, Syllogism, Venn diagrams, Rankings, Puzzles, Coding & Decoding.

Ind-SAT Examination Pattern

Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Online Proctored
Duration of Examination 90 minutes
Type of question Objective – Multiple-Choice Questions
Medium of question papers English
Subject-wise distribution of questions
Subject No. of Questions Marks
Verbal 40 40
Quant 25 25
Logical 25 25
Total 90 90
Correct answer 1
Marking scheme for MCQs
Correct answer 1
Wrong answer 0
Unattempted questions 0

Fee Waivers

While the SII scholarships are only for the international student fraternity that are applying to or are a part of the SII community, fee waivers are offered by SII-partnered institutions.

Around 9,500 fee waivers are offered across 108 institutes in the following ranges - 100%, 50% and 20%. The percentage of seats that offer these waivers vary from institute to institute.

According to the eligibility criteria provided by participating institutes and qualifying scores of students, a merit list is developed. Deserving students in this list are provided fee waivers according to their merit rankings.

The list of institutes which offer these fee waivers is given below.

Institute Id

Institute Name

Total No. Of Fee Waived Seats

SII-I-0014

Amity University

121

SII-I-0015

Assumption College for Women

29

SII-I-0017

College of Engineering Pune

29

SII-I-0018

Delhi Technological University

0

SII-I-0020

Fatima College for Women

4

SII-I-0022

G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering

51

SII-I-0023

Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management

714

SII-I-0024

Hindusthan College of Arts and Science

77

SII-I-0025

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior

12

SII-I-0026

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

10

SII-I-0031

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

100

SII-I-0032

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

0

SII-I-0034

Indian Institute of Technology Indore

95

SII-I-0035

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur

52

SII-I-0036

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

1

SII-I-0037

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

237

SII-I-0038

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

20

SII-I-0039

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

0

SII-I-0040

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

615

SII-I-0041

Indian Institute of Technology Patna

13

SII-I-0042

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

36

SII-I-0043

International Management Institute (IMI) Kolkata

8

SII-I-0044

Jaypee Institute of Information Technology

110

SII-I-0046

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

3520

SII-I-0047

Kongunadu Arts & Science College

20

SII-I-0048

Little Flower College Guruvayoor for Women

9

SII-I-0049

M. E. S. Keveeyam College

10

SII-I-0051

Malaviya National Institute of Technology

52

SII-I-0052

National College

59

SII-I-0053

National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal

6

SII-I-0054

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

19

SII-I-0056

National Institute of Technology Meghalaya

49

SII-I-0057

National Institute of Technology Silchar

46

SII-I-0059

SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

26

SII-I-0060

Osmania University

64

SII-I-0062

PSGR Krishnammal College for Women

0

SII-I-0063

Punjab Agricultural University

103

SII-I-0064

Raja Narendralal Khan Women's College

63

SII-I-0065

Rathinam College of Arts and Science

237

SII-I-0067

Sacred Heart College

47

SII-I-0069

Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management

47

SII-I-0070

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

538

SII-I-0071

Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering

104

SII-I-0072

Symbiosis International

120

SII-I-0073

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

479

SII-I-0074

Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women

47

SII-I-0075

Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology

451

SII-I-0076

Vellore Institute of Technology

1140

SII-I-0077

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry

49

SII-I-0083

KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research

37

SII-I-0086

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

1883

SII-I-0087

University of Hyderabad

3

SII-I-0089

St. Xavier's College

23

SII-I-0091

Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University)

146

SII-I-0094

Shiv Nadar University

5

SII-I-0096

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur

12

SII-I-0097

Institute of Chemical Technology

9

SII-I-0099

Indian Institute of Management Indore

1

SII-I-0100

J. B. College of Science

36

SII-I-0101

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

1

SII-I-0105

O. P. Jindal Global University

10

SII-I-0107

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

342

SII-I-0114

Jamia Hamdard

25

SII-I-0127

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

62

SII-I-0128

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

53

SII-I-0136

Bharathiar University

44

SII-I-0137

Guru Nanak Dev University

408

SII-I-0138

Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science

118

SII-I-0141

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

1

SII-I-0144

C. V. Raman College of Engineering

259

SII-I-0153

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

4

SII-I-0154

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

9

SII-I-0159

National Institute of Technology Durgapur

2

SII-I-0161

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology

38

SII-I-0163

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra

5

SII-I-0175

National Institute of Technology Puducherry

5

SII-I-0176

National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh

5

SII-I-0177

National Institute of Technology Rourkela

44

SII-I-0178

National Institute of Technology Warangal

111

SII-I-0179

ISB Hyderabad

9

SII-I-0180

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Kolkata

10

SII-I-0182

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

510

SII-I-0183

Bannari Amman Institute of Technology

71

SII-I-0192

Jain University

8068

SII-I-0204

Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College

47

SII-I-0205

CMR Institute of Technology

144

SII-I-0206

DKTE Society's Textile & Engineering Institute

22

SII-I-0207

Marwadi Education Foundation's Group of Institute

2334

SII-I-0208

Andhra University

783

SII-I-0209

B. M. S. College of Engineering

66

SII-I-0213

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences

56

SII-I-0216

Acharya & B M Reddy College of Pharmacy

8

SII-I-0217

Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College

6

SII-I-0219

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

273

SII-I-0223

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

5

SII-I-0225

St. Teresa's College

30

SII-I-0226

Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

1

SII-I-0228

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan

881

SII-I-0229

Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City

8

SII-I-0230

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

2

SII-I-0231

Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara

36

SII-I-0245

Birla Institute of Management Technology

20

SII-I-0248

Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur

0

SII-I-0249

Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai

0

SII-I-0250

JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research

0

SII-I-0251

Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University)

3668

SII-I-0252

Maharshi Dayanand University

48

SII-I-0253

Rajiv Gandhi Institute Of Petroleum Technology

10

SII-I-0254

Savitribai Phule Pune University

330

SII-I-0258

St. Joseph's College

76

SII-I-0261

Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya

1

SII-I-0262

Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati

22

SII-I-0263

CMS College of Science and Commerce

203

SII-I-0264

Chandigarh University

161

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