• Last Update 2023-09-29 19:03:00

India offers scholarships in Yoga and traditional medicine


The Government of India is offering free scholarships for Sri Lankans to follow courses in Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha medicine.

AYUSH Scholarship Scheme offers courses ranging from undergraduate to doctoral levels for academic year 2023-24.

Candidates who wish to apply for undergraduate courses in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy should have qualified in  Physics, Chemistry and Biology in G.C.E. Advanced Level. Candidates applying for B.Sc in Yoga and B.A (Yoga Shastra) require G.C.E. Advanced Level qualification in any stream.

Candidates seeking postgraduate courses in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy must have a relevant undergraduate Degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM).  Those applying for PhD in Ayurveda, Unani and Yoga must have a relevant Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree recognized by CCIM.

These scholarships cover tuition fees in full and offer a monthly sustenance allowance for the entire duration of the course. An accommodation allowance and an annual grant are additionally provided.

Last date for submitting online applications on ICCR A2A portal (www.a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in) is 31 May 2023. For more information, interested candidates may contact Education Wing of High Commission of India, Colombo on 011-2421605, 011-2422788, 011-2422789 or email edu.colombo@mea.gov.in

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