Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship Scheme

Under Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship Scheme, Embassy of India provides 2000 scholarships to Nepalese students enrolled in Class-XI in recognized schools/colleges in Nepal.


(i)  Candidates should be Nepalese citizen.

(ii) Candidates should be regular student of class XI and studying in any recognized school/ college of Nepal. They should have secured minimum 55% marks in aggregate in Class X/SLC, if passed out from Government schools, 75% marks in aggregate, if passed out from private schools located in the districts of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. For students from rest of Nepal minimum 50% marks, if passed out from Government schools, 70% for those passed out from private schools.

(iii) Family income of the candidate must be less than NRs. 1,20,000/- per annum. 

(iv) Applicants should be between 14 – 20 years of age.

Scholarship Amount

Selected students will get a scholarship of NRs. 2,000/- per month in the first year. This will be continued in the second year also, provided the awardee gets 50% or above marks in Class-XI. The scholarship will be discontinued if the percentage of marks obtained by the awardee falls below 50% in class XI or for any other reason that the Embassy may deem necessary.

Selection Process: Selection will be based on academic record and performance in interview conducted by the Embassy. Names of selected candidates will be placed on Indian Embassy website and intimation to this effect will be given through advertisement in newspapers.

When & How to Apply: Scheme is tentatively opens in August/September every year.  In this regard, a Notice is advertised in local newspapers and is uploaded on Embassy of India’s website ( nearer the time of opening of this scheme. Eligible interested candidates are requested to go through the instructions and submit the application before the last date as mentioned in the Notice. Please remain in touch with the Embassy’s website for exact date of opening of the scheme.