Scholarships & Funding

Greek Scholarships

Scholarships under bilateral agreements and revenues from various institutions.

The Foundation provides every year Scholarships for Hellenes and Foreigners

The Foundation, in fulfillment of the terms of Aristotle Onassis’ Will regarding Education, has established various scholarship programs.

There are currently Programmes of Scholarships for Hellenes for doctoral and postgraduate studies in Greece and abroad, as well as a Programme of Scholarships for Foreigners. These programs are announced annually.

Indian Scholarships

ICCR Scholarship Scheme 2024-2025

The last date for submission of the application is 30 April 2024.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) awards scholarships for regular courses of higher studies to candidates in countries that have a bilateral Cultural Exchange Program with India.  One such scholarship is therefore awarded to Greek nationals per year.  The scholarship is awarded in almost all the disciplines of regular study and also for research work and non-formal courses (Religion, Classical Music, Dance, and Crafts).  For details of the courses and scholarships, please visit ICCR’s scholarships portal or contact the Embassy of India in Athens. Ηelpline for ICCR Scholarship Students

AYUSH Scholarship Scheme for Ayurveda and Yoga

Deadline for submission of applications, 31 May 2019.

The Kendriya Hindi Sansthan in Agra is inviting every year application forms from foreign students under the scheme “Propagation of Hindi Abroad at Kendriya Hindi Sansthan”. The scheme is administered by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

 See the 2019 Program HERE

Deadline for submission of applications, 30 August 2019

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) invites applications from the Indian as well as overseas nationals having Master’s degree in Agriculture and allied sciences for the Netaji Subhas-ICAR International Fellowships (NS-ICAR IFs) for the year 2019-20. The NS-ICAR IFs are available for pursuing doctoral degree in agriculture and allied sciences, in the identified priority areas, to the (i) Indian candidates for study abroad in the identified overseas Universities/Institutions having strong research and teaching capabilities and (ii) to overseas candidates for study in the Indian Agricultural Universities (AUs) in the ICAR-AUs system. Thirty fellowships for the duration of three years will be available.

The application should be submitted (one hard copy by post and one soft copy by email) to the Assistant Director General (EQR), Education Division, ICAR, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan II, Pusa, New Delhi-110012 (email:

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of the Government of India annually grants scholarships and fellowships to students and teachers for research at all levels in Indian educational institutions. Check out the announced scholarships HERE.

The Kerala Council for Historical Research (KCHR), an autonomous institute under the Department of Higher Education, Government of Kerala, India, is offering Senior and Junior International Research Fellowships in Material Culture Studies in the Pattanam Archaeology Research. The research opportunity is offered to pre-doctoral students, doctoral, post-There is no cutoff date for filing proposals.doctoral and senior investigators to conduct cross-disciplinary research in collaboration with the Pattanam team to generate new knowledge and help preserve human heritage for future generations. There is no cutoff date for filing proposals.

Scholarships offered for the 6 weeks summer course at the International School for Jain Studies in New Delhi

EU and Other Scholarships

If you already have your Ph.D. degree or four years of full-time research experience by the deadline of the call, this is for you! Call: MSCA-IF-2018: Individual Fellowships

Types of fellowships:

  • a) European Fellowships (MSCA-IF-EF): for researchers based outside Europe, such as Indian nationals, going to Europe for a duration of between 12 and 24 months.
  • b) Global Fellowships (MSA-IF-GF): for researchers based in Europe (nationals or long term residents of a Member State or Associated Country) wishing to spend 12 to 24 months in a Partner country, such as India, with the last year back in Europe.

 See the 2018 Fellowships Program HERE

The M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre for Advanced Studies “Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century” (ICAS: MP) provides every year multiple short term Junior and Senior Fellowships for studies in New Delhi.

The Joint Call for Proposals for India is announced annually under specific thematic priorities. See the 2017 call for proposals HERE

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) provides annual scholarships to candidates from Europe and North America (EUNA) and from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The goal of the Fellowship is to provide participants with first hand exposure to cultural, social and religious diversity in every country they visit as well as to foster inclusion of immigrants. See the 2017 Fellowships Program HERE.