of India through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)has been
offering scholarships to foreign students to pursue Ayurveda
Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy
coursesin India since 2005. The resurgence of AYUSH at international levelhas resulted
in growing demand from foreign students to study in Indian Institutions.
Keeping this in view, the Department of AYUSH had proposed to support foreign
nationals under its international fellowship programme for undertaking AYUSH
courses at premier institutions in India.Initially, the total number of
scholarships for AYUSH courses was 30.Later on, another 20 scholarships were
added under the International Cooperation Scheme. TheDepartment also introduced
20 scholarships to students of Malaysia.
Scholarships are provided for the following courses:
of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS): 5 ½ year degree course including one year
mandatory clinical training
of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS): 5 ½ year degree course including one
year mandatory clinical training
of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS): 5 ½ year degree
course including one year mandatory clinical training
of Homoeopathic Medicines and Surgery (BAMS): 5 ½ year degree course including
one year mandatory clinical training
Ayurveda: 3 year course. Eligibility: BAMS degree recognized by CCIM.
Siddha: 3 year course. Eligibility: BSMS degree recognized by CCIM.
Unani: 3 year course. Eligibility: BUMS degree
recognized by CCIM.
Homoeopathy: 3 year course.Eligibility: BHMS degree recognized by CCH.
in Ayurveda: 3 years course. Eligibility: MD
(Ayurveda) degree recognized by CCIM.
Procedure for application
sends the offer letter for scholarships to Indian Missions abroad. Offer of
scholarships are advertised by the Indian Missions in countries where the
scholarships are offered. Application forms for scholarships are available with
the Indian missions. Interested students are required to submit six complete
sets of applications forms at the Missions.