Consulate General of India
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
The Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) for the academic year 2018-19 is invited. The online portal for the scheme is spdcindia.gov.in.
(The last date of submission of application online is 30th September 2018)
2. The SPDC is applicable to Children of NRI/PIOs/OCIs in 66 countries for undergraduate programmes. The scheme is applicable to the following four categories:
a) Children of Persons of Indian Origin
b) Children of Non-Resident of Indians
c) Children of Indian Workers working in ECR countries studying
d) Children of Indian Workers in ECR countries – studying in India
3. Of 150 scholarships under SPDC, 50 are reserved for category (c ) and (d) above. To bring further clarity in the eligibility criteria, some changes have been made in the guidelines (attached) w. e. f 2018-19, which are mentioned below:
a) Children of PIO/OCI/NRI who have not passed the qualifying examination (12th) from a foreign country except in the case of children of ECR country workers (category d above), are not eligible for SPDC.
b) Applicants should attach the conversion scale so that grade achieved in qualifying exam (Grade 12th) could be covered into percentage of marks achieved, wherever required.
b) For income proof, in addition to the salary certificate from the employer an undertaking that total monthly income of both the parents does not exceed US$4000 should also be uploaded in SPDC portal.
(For more information and to apply, please visit the website spdcindia.gov.in)
|Sl. No||Name of the Country||Sl. No.||Name of the Country|
|3||Austria and Montenegro||36||Mozambique|
|12||France - Reunion Island||45||Philippines|
|18||Hong Kong - China||51||South Africa|
|22||Italy||55||Sri Lanka …[SAARC]|
|27||South Korea||60||Trinidad and Tobago|