Scholarships / Training for Maldivians


Capacity building and skills development is one of the key components of Government of India’s assistance program for Maldives. With this objective in mind, government of India offers the following scholarships/ training opportunities for Maldivians:

Sl. No.Name

No. of Scholarships

Courses offeredGuidel-
tion Form
How to applyWebsite
01.Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarships39Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Commerce; Bachelors in Business AdministrationICCR
Scholarship -
02.SAARC Chair Fellowship Scholarship Scheme2 (scholarship) 1 (fellowshipUnder Graduate / Post Graduate level studiesSAARC-Sec Scholarships
03.Training undue Indian Technical Economic Cooperation25Training in Accounts, Audit, Banking, Finance, Communication, IT, English, Management SME/Rural Development and other, specialised areasApply Online

Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) of Colombo Plan

5Comprehensive and integrated training to enhance administrative and technical
05.Medical Scholarships4 (MBBS)
1 (PG)
MBBS, Post Graduate (MD/MS/ MCH)-

Overview of Education system in India

India today has one of the most comprehensive higher education systems in the world. It is one of the leading countries providing quality higher education to its citizens as well as to students and scholars from all over the world. Indian universities and institutes of higher education and research have made significant contributions to the transmission of knowledge and have played a leading role to transform the country into a modern industrialized, technologically advanced state.

Education in India is not only comparable to the best institutions in the world but also available at a relatively affordable cost. The high quality of education at affordable cost with proximity to Maldives makes Indian institutions of higher learning the best choice for the Maldivian students to pursue their higher studies.

For all those who have dreams and aspirations for quality education, India is the perfect destination. With 566 universities and 33023 colleges, India offers a wide spectrum of courses that are recognized globally. These colleges impart courses in various disciplines, such as Engineering and Technology, Computer Sciences, Information Technology, Bio-technology and Bio-informatics, Medical, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy and Para-medical, Agriculture/Veterinary Sciences, Dairy Technology and Fisheries, Arts & Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, Science & Management, Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Travel and Tourism, etc. The academic programs are offered at the Vocational Diploma, Under-graduate, Post-graduate and Doctoral levels. There are 66 distance education institutions functioning in 60 universities besides 11 Open Universities offering distance education programs.

Studying in India, the second largest higher education network in the world, is an enriching experience in itself. A welcoming atmosphere, non-discriminative approach and an assured educational and career growth is what attracts students from all over the world to India.  So, visit India and be a part of an educational system that lives on the values of quality, growth and truthfulness.

The Indian Education System

The structure of higher education consists of three years of education (after 12 years of school education) leading to a bachelor’s degree in arts and science and 4-5 years undergraduate study in professional fields like engineering and medicine.

This is followed by two years of study for a Master’s degree and at least three years or more for a Ph.D. degree.v

Doctoral (3 years or more)Super-Specialization (2 years)Doctoral (3 years or more)
Masters (2 years)Post-Graduation (3 years)Masters (2 years)
Under-Graduate (3 years)Under-Graduation (5½ years)Under-Graduate (4-5 years)
High Secondary Education (2 years)
Secondary Education (5 years)
Primary Education (5 years)

For information on Education in India, please visit:

High Commission of India Male, Maldives