The Chancellor of SIU, Dr. S.B. Mujumdar believes that education is the only way of bringing about international peace and understanding. Set up in 1971, ‘Symbiosis’ was created to offer a home away from home for foreign students from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Symbiosis is keen to offer scholarships* to foreign students to give them the opportunity to take advantage of the educational programs available at Symbiosis. The scholarships are offered preferably in conjunction with the education ministries / embassies of participating countries. Close cooperation with these foreign governments will assist in ensuring that scholarships are awarded to the most deserving candidates.
The Symbiosis International Scholarships are funded by the Symbiosis Society Foundation and are offered to deserving and meritorious foreign students from various African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries. All scholarships are administered by the Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) Office in conjunction with the office of the Symbiosis Society Foundation. The Scholarship Committee shall endeavor to maintain gender balance and include students from diverse backgrounds while selecting candidates.
Under this policy, the following scholarships are available for each Afro Asian countries –
*These scholarships cover academic fees. Students must bear all additional costs including application fee, IELA exam fee, administrative fee, travel, housing, food, etc.
Symbiosis International Scholarships are only for ‘Foreign Nationals’.
Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders and Non Resident Indians (NRI) are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
This policy does not cover the following categories:
The following criteria will be applicable for evaluating applications:
*Providing a Letter of Recommendation from the Ministry of Higher Education of the respective Country/ The Embassy/High Commission of the Country in India though not mandatory, may carry weightage in availing the Scholarship.
Fill the Online Application Form.
Make the payment of application fee. For payment details refer
Click on the ‘Apply for Scholarship’ tab and fill in the required fields and upload all the documents.
Click on the submit button.
Note: All the applications received by SCIE will be verified and evaluated by a Selection Committee and the shortlisted students will be informed accordingly.
Incomplete application as well as application submitted after the deadline (last date of online application form) will not be considered for the scholarship. Please check the website www.scie.ac.in for changes in dates and other details.
SCHOLARSHIP MONITORING, PAYMENT AND CESSATION
1. Scholarship Monitoring:
will be undertaken by SCIE and SSF to ensure that scholarship recipients are abiding by the terms and conditions of their scholarship. This monitoring will include but is not limited to
2. Scholarship Payment:
will not be made to the applicant directly in the form of money or any other financial benefits. Payments will be made by the Symbiosis Society Foundation (SSF) directly to the institute where the recipients are enrolled. This payment will be made continuously for each year of the duration of the program as long as the recipient is abiding to the terms/conditions.
3. Scholarship Termination:
In case a student violates any terms/conditions of the undertaking, the scholarship will immediately be terminated. Amounts already disbursed in that year will be liable to be paid back to the Foundation (SSF). In case a student leaves the program halfway through the academic year, the scholarship will terminated immediately and the amount already disbursed for that year will be liable to be paid back to the Foundation (SSF). In case a student leaves the program at the end of an academic year, without completing it fully, the scholarship will terminate.
4. Exit Options:
If the student has satisfactorily completed one academic year and chooses to leave the program, he/she will get a diploma for the year of completion. At the successful completion of two years of the program the student will receive an advanced diploma. Scholarship disbursements will cease as soon as the student leaves the program.
Where there is any doubt as to the interpretation or administration of the policies and procedures contained within this document, the Principal Director, Symbiosis and the Executive Director, SCIE will be responsible for making decisions.