The Indian government is pleased to offer the ITEC scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. Citizens of all ITEC countries can apply for this program. These programs enhance the experience, skills, and resources of host countries and provide a means of sharing critical skills and knowledge with the wider Commonwealth family.
The decision to implement the ITEC program was based on the underlying conviction that “it is necessary to build relationships of mutual concern and interdependence based not only on shared ideals and aspirations but also on solid economies.
About ITEC Scholarship
The Indian Cabinet on 15 September 1964 instituted the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program as a bilateral program of assistance of the Government of India. An integrated and imaginative foreign policy functions well when there’s a cooperation between the technical and economic components, hence the ITEC.
The ITEC Program is essentially bilateral in nature. However, in recent years, ITEC has applied its resources for cooperation programs conceived in a regional and inter-regional context such as the Economic Commission for Africa, Commonwealth Secretariat, UNIDO, Group of 77 and G-15.
In more recent years, ITEC’s activities have also been associated with regional and multilateral organizations and cooperation groupings. Such groupings include the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), African Union (AU), e.t.c
Now, the ITEC/SCAAP program has the following components:
Level/Field of Study
The ITEC/ SCAAP scholarship is available for a short-term training program.
These training cover areas where there is a national comparative advantage. Thus, the training runs with resources located in the host country. There are 47 top-rated institutions offering 280 short, medium, and long-term courses in seven broad categories:
India hosts the ITEC scholarship and it is in this country that you can take the scholarship program.
There are other Indian Scholarships available for International students in 2021. You can utilize these scholarship opportunities to solve most of your academics problems.
Citizens of all ITEC countries (Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde Islands, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Comoros, Congo, Cook Island, Costa Rica, Costa Rica ‘Ivory, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan
Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives Mali, My Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar
Republic of SaoTome and Principe, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Sudan, South Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand,
Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad, and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks, and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen) and the SCAAP countries of Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya (Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles) Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) can apply for these scholarships.
If you successfully win the 2021 ITEC/SCAAP scholarship, you’ll benefit from the following:
Number of Awards
The Indian Government awards 30 places to participants from Commonwealth countries.
Eligibility for ITEC/SCAAP scholarship 2021
For a candidate to be eligible for the scholarship, the following criteria must be met:
Please do not to carry any arms, ammunition and prohibited items as these are illegal.
How to Apply for the ITEC Scholarship 2021
It is best to apply for the ITEC scholarship through Commonwealth. So, here is the commonwealth ITEC program application step by step procedure.
The deadline varies depending on the Itec India courses you have chosen.
Please note that for each course of the program, individual deadlines and eligibility criteria apply. Availability is limited, so you must submit an application to the commonwealth secretariat as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Ensure to leave a timeframe of at least three months before the start date of the course you have chosen.
If you wish to learn more about the 2021-2022 ITEC/SCAAP scholarship, visit the scholarship website below.
- Choose Course
Click the ‘Choose Course’ button below to search for your preferred course and start an application in the ITEC scholarship Online Portal.
- Nationality and Application Preference
Once on the application portal, select your nationality. Afterward, still on the first page, tick the box saying ‘If not applying through the Indian Mission, please tick the checkbox.’ Under Secretariat Name – select ‘COMMONWEALTH’
- Start Application
You will need to fill and print out the ITEC scholarship application form. So, to commence, create a profile and complete your application.
- Print Application
Log-out of your completed application, click on the ‘Login’ button below and Log-in using your credentials. Click on ‘My application’ on the right-hand side and click ‘Print.’ After completing the online application form, please send a scan of the completed form, via e-mail (below).
- Submit Application
Before the physical submission, you must first submit an online submission for the Commonwealth to consider your application. Afterward, you should submit copies of the completed application plus other documents to the Commonwealth Secretariat. These other documents are Medical Certificate, signed and stamped by a medical institution; Evidence of proficiency in English signed and stamped by an educational institution or nominating employer. Letter of endorsement from a local government authority or nominating employer; and, Relevant evidence e.g. work experience, educational/professional qualification certificates, knowledge of English Language, etc.
Before sending your application to Commonwealth, please ensure that you have the minimum educational qualification and minimum work experience, which are mandatory for the course you have opted.