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Lata Mangeshkar Dance & Music Scholarship Scheme (A1209)

ICCR has announced 100 Scholarship slots globally under the Lata Mangeshkar Dance & Music Scholarship Scheme (A1209) (formerly ICCR Scholarship Scheme for Indian Culture) for pursuing study of Indian Culture such as dance, music, theatre, performing art, sculpture, Indian languages, Indian cuisine, etc. at Indian Universities/ Institutes for the academic year 2024-25.

Earlier the applications were invited directly on ICCR’s A2A Scholarship Portal http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in, however, with the inception of new “Study In India” portal (where all the foreign students coming to India to pursue various courses needs to register mandatorily) the process for admissions for the A.Y 2024-25 might get transformed and the same will be intimated in due course of time.

The tentative timeline would be as under:-

20 February 2024

Opening of Portal for inviting applications from interested students

30 April 2024

Last date of application to be submitted by students

31 May 2024

Last date of Universities to inform the decision

30 June 2024

Last date of allocating scholarship

15 July 2024

Last date for acceptance by students


  • The above timeline is tentative as of now. The exact/ final timeline will be shared once the process of admission for the AY 2024-25 is finalized and “Study in India” Portal is activated for ICCR Scholars.


Students are advised to visit respective University/Institute website regularly courses offered, eligibility criteria and general information about the University/Institute before applying for admission.  The students should ensure that they are eligible for the course and meet the eligibility criteria and should submit relevant documentation as required by the Universities, in addition to the basic certificates mentioned in the application form.  They would be also advised to refer to the University’s Handbook/ University Grants Commission’s website etc.

The application will not be considered without English translation of documents if the original documents are not in English. It may also be noted that incomplete application can be summarily rejected by Universities.  Students are advised to thoroughly check their applications and attach requisite documents before submission of the application.

The applicant’s age for availing scholarship is as under on the date of opening of portal:-

For Undergraduate/ Postgraduate courses- between 18-40 Years and
For PhD Programmes-50 Years Maximum

It is compulsory for all ICCR scholarship students to procure Medical Insurance policy with minimum sum assured for Indian Rupees Five Lakhs per annum. Students must have medical insurance coverage on their own either before travel or immediately after reaching India, whichever is convenient.  Students can purchase medical insurance from any of the insurance companies of their choice.  However to facilitate students, Portal has two insurance companies for referral purpose.

Detailed guidelines on the process of applying for ICCR Scholarships are available on the Portal.