AYUSH Scholarship Scheme: 104 scholarships available for foreigners for pursing AYUSH education in India, details
New Delhi: Through a recent memorandum, the Ministry of AYUSH has informed about applications being open to a Fellowship Scheme of the Ministry of AYUSH under which financial support is extended to the eligible foreign nationals for undertaking degree courses in premier Institutes in India.
AYUSH Scholarship Scheme is one of the important schemes of the Ministry which provides ample opportunity for promotion and propagation of AYUSH systems across the globe. The Scheme is implemented through the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). 104 scholarships are offered every year to eligible foreign nationals for pursuing UG, PG and Ph.D courses in various AYUSH Institutes in India. The Fellowship Scheme aims at achieving recognition and acceptance of our traditional medicine systems abroad.
"Please also note that the application form has been amended enabling student to exercise their choice of selecting three institutions in which they wish to study. All other institutions and guidelines remain as enumerated. Students who have already applied are being informed on e- mail with copy to the concerned Mission to indicate their choice of institutes by e- mail. Their choice of institutes will be sent while forwarding the application to Ministry of AYUSH," the ministry noted
AYUSH scholarships under the following schemes for studying undergraduate, post graduate and Ph. D courses related to Yoga, Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy in Indian universities/institutes/colleges :-
Name of scheme
Number of Slots
AYUSH Scholarship Scheme (SEAR)
WHO South East Asia Region Countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, South Korea, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste
UG in Ayurveda & Homoeopathy, PG in Ayurveda, Unani & Homoeopathy and PhD in Ayurveda and Unani
AYUSH Scholarship scheme(Malaysia)
UG In Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy
AYUSH Scholarship scheme(BIMSTEC & Non- BIMSTEC Countries)
All countries(BIMSTEC & Non- BIMSTEC Countries)
UG and PG in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy. BSc in Yoga, BA Yoga Shastra, PhD in Yoga and PhD in Ayurveda
2. Broad terms and conditions, eligibility criteria for admission and financial norms are enclosed at Annexure-A, B and C respectively.
Guidelines for AYUSH Scholarship Scheme
a) Applicant should be necessarily of 18 years age at the time of admission in Indian Universities/ Institutes.There is no upper age limit
b) Applicant has to apply on A2A portal for AYUSH Scholarship Scheme
c) No application will be accepted after last date of application
d) The application will be processed only for the course applied for No request for the change of course will be entertained later
e) The candidate has to fill 03 choices of Universities/Institutes in the application in order of preference.
f) The allocation of University will be on first come first serve basis subject to the availability of seat
g) If no seats are available in the choice of University given by the candidate, the allocation of University will be done by the Ministry of AYUSH in other University as per the availability of seats.
h) The medium of teaching will be English and/ or Hindi.
i) Equivalence certificate for the foreign candidates is obtained by the Ministry of AYUSH/ICCR from Association of Indian Universities (AIU). There will be no reimbursement of the Equivalence fee paid by the scholars to AIU.
j) Candidate has to confirm/ deny the offer of admission within 15 days of receiving the offer.
k) No request for transfer of University will be entertained once the admission is confirmed.
I) No request for transfer of University in the middle of session or at any stage in the middle of course will be entertained.
m) There is no provision for health/medical insurance for the AYUSH Scholars
n) There is no provision of revival/extension of scholarship.
o) Economy class Airfare by shortest route will be provided to the scholars once at the time of admission by respective Indian Mission and once after completion of the course by ICCR.
p) Under no circumstances. the air ticket shall be booked by the student as there is no provision for reimbursement of air ticket to the student.
q) Expenditure on laboratory, chemicals and other related incidental charges will be borne by the scholars.
r) Any request related to family members such as endorsement of visa, accommodation or any other assistance will not be entertained.
s) Reimbursement of House Rent Allowance (HRA), other allowances etc. Will be settled in the ongoing financial year (on producing authentic bills/receipts/ supporting documents) Request for reimbursement of allowance for previous financial year/ years will not be entertained.
t) No allowances/fee other than mentioned in the financial norms will be provided/reimbursed.
u) Any matter not covered above will be referred to Ministry of AYUSH whose decision will be final.
v)All scholars have to adhere strictly to the approved norms. If any scholar found guilty in any anti social activity, violation of norms, eve-teasing, etc. His/her scholarship will be terminated immediately and will be deported his/her country.
a) Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS): 5 1/2 year degree course including one year mandatory clinical training(internship)
Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics. Chemistry & Biology)
b) Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS): 5 1/2 year degree course including one year mandatory clinical training (internship) Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics. Chemistry & Biology)
c) Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS): 5 % year degree course including one year mandatory clinical training (internship) Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
d) Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS): 5 % year degree course including one year mandatory clinical training (internship) Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
e) B.Sc in Yoga: 3 year course
Eligibility: 12 years of schooling
f) B.A. (Yoga Shastra): 3 year course
Eligibility: 12 years of schooling
Post Graduate Courses
a) M.D. Ayurveda: 3 year course
Eligibility: BAMS degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
b) MD Siddha: 3 year course
Eligibility: BSMS degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
c) MD Unani: 3 year course
Eligibility: BUMS degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
d) MD Homeopathy: 3 year course
Eligibility: BHMS degree recognized by Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH)
a) Ph.D in Ayurveda: 3 year course
Eligibility: MD (Ayurveda) degree recognized by CCIM
b) Ph.D in Unani: 3 year course
Eligibility: MD (Unani) degree recognized by CCIM
Note: Candidates may be instructed to visit the website of the concerned institute/ university for details.