SAARC Scholarship in South Asian University

South Asian University is an international university established in 2010 by eight member of SAAR such as Afghanistan, Srilanka, India, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal.

Application for masters and PhD are open now with great opportunity of getting scholarships for students from countries that are a member of  SAARC. There are three kinds of scholarship availabe in SAU. President’s Schoarlship, Silver Jubilee scholarships and SAU merit Scholarship.

Indian Government offers SAARC Silver Jubilee Scholarships for the nationals of less developed countries including Afghanistan, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan and Bangladesh.


Entrance test: April 15, 2018

Program Start: July 26, 2018

Deadline for Application form : March 20, 2018

Entrance exam fee: USD 10 (650  INR)

Exam Locations:

  • Kabul
  • Thimphu- Bhutan
  • Chittagong and Dhaka
  • Male
  • Kathmandu
  • Colombo
  • Male
  • Lahore and Karachi
  • India

Fields of study in master degree:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Sociology
  • LLM ( master of law)

PhD fields:

  • Applied mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Biotechnology
  • international Relations
  • Sociology
  • Legal studies
  • Economics

Number of Silver Jubilee Scholarship:

  • Master degree: 75 scholarships
  • Research Scholars: 25


This scholarships covers the following expenses:

  • Full tuition fee
  • Accommodation (hostel fee)
  • Monthly allowance (INR 7000 for master degree and INR 10000 for PhD)

SAU President scholarship is awarded based on exam result in entry exam and includes full tuition fee, hostel fee and monthly allowance.

Duration of scholarship: in any kind of scholarship, it is awarded for one year and continued based on the academic performance of the student, discipline maintenance.


Who can apply:

Students who meets the following requirements can apply to South Asian University:

  • have finished 12 years of school
  • Hold a bachelor degree
  • Applicants who are in their last year of undergraduate level can also apply.
  • meet the requirement of the field they apply

for more details on the eligibility please visit the fields eligibility on SAU website linked below in this post.

How to apply

Applicants can apply online. they need to pay $10 entrance exam fee.

Apply online    For  more information about the university, scholarship and its admission please visit SAU Website