Special Scholarship Scheme for Afghan Nationals (SSSAN)

At the initiative of the then Prime Minister of India 500 scholarships (later on increased to 1000) annually were introduced in 2005 for Afghan Nationals to study UG, PG & Ph.D level courses in Indian Universities/Institudes with the aim to support Afghanistan as a sovereign, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan, and for security and stability in the region.

To continue with the policy of supporting Afghanistan, it has been decided that from the A.Y 2023-24 onwards, 1000 scholarship, annually will be offered to Afghan Nationals for online UG & PG level courses through e-VB portal.

Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes:

  • Scholarship will be awarded to applicants who are recommended by Indian Universities, Indian Missions abroad and approved by MEA. Students may see the guidelines for award of scholarship at Guidelines.pdf


Under the ICCR Project, the programme fee is being paid as scholarship. There is no mandate for anyone to charge any fee from learners.

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