ICCR: General Cultural Scholarship Scheme (GCSS):
The Government of India, under Indian Council for Cultural Relations scholarship programme is offering various scholarships to students in Fiji to study in India offering 25 scholarship slots and 5 slots to Tuvalu. The courses include Accounts, Agricultural Science, Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Humanities, Hindi, Indian Classical Music, Indian Classical Dance, Information technology, Languages, Mass Communication, Painting, Science subjects, Social science, sculpture etc. (Scholarships do not include medical, dental or related courses). Please see http://www.iccrindia.net/scholarship.html for further details and to download the application forms. ICCR scholarships cover return international fares, tuition fees, living allowances and hostel accommodation charges.
Indian Cultural Centre conducts interviews in three divisions- Central (Suva), Western (Lautoka) and Northern Divisions (Labasa).
The Council through its cultural exchange programme constitutes an important instrument for India to reach out to the people of Fiji and the South Pacific for generation of goodwill.
Dadasaheb Phalke Chair of Indian Cinema/Film Production
To enhance the education programme in Fiji, the Government of India through ICC, High Commission of India has also established an Indian Cinema-Film Production locally. A memorandum of understanding between the Government of India and Fiji National University has already been signed on 3rd February, 2010. The Chair is named in honor of Dadasaheb Phalke, considered as the father of Indian Cinema.
Scholarships for Study of Hindi
Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India, announces award of scholarships to citizens of Fiji Islands between the age group of 21-35 years for study of Hindi at Central Institute of Hindi (CIH)/Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, India, under the Scheme of Propagation of Hindi Abroad (PHA Scheme) every year. The scholarships are for Certificate in Hindi Language Proficiency; Diploma in Hindi Language Proficiency; Advanced Diploma in Hindi Language Proficiency; and Post-Graduate Diploma in Hindi. The academic year at CIH runs from August 1 to April 30.
The Application Form for scholarship to study Hindi at CIH, Agra and other details can be downloaded from the Central Institute of Hindi website www.hindisansthan.org.
For any further information on scholarships for study of Hindi at CIH, please contact us (hyperlink to Contact Us page).
Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), Government of India, has launched a scheme called the ‘Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children’ (SPDC) to assist children/wards of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from the specified 40 countries having a larger concentration of Indian Diaspora in pursuing undergraduate courses in India in several disciplines, including Engineering, Architecture, Technology, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management – BBA/BBSM, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Science and Law, etc.
A copy of Information Booklet and Application Form for SPDC and Admission in all NITs under SPDC can be downloaded from Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs website http://www.moia.gov.in.