IN the hope of securing scholarships to study in India, about 25 candidates from Vanua Levu met with the Indian High Commission officials for an interview session in Labasa yesterday.
The hopeful candidates were keeping their fingers crossed after applying for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations scholarship under the General Cultural Scholarship Scheme.
Indian Cultural Centre outgoing director Dr Kamal Kishor Mishra said most of the candidates had applied for Bachelor's Programs in agriculture, engineering, arts and fashion design to name a few.
"The scholarships are fully funded by the government of India and we are happy to see that most of the Fijian candidates are showing their interest to study overseas," Dr Mishra said.
"The response from the north is always very positive and we have continued to select at least two or more candidates from the region over the years."
Dr Mishra said the short-listed candidates prepared themselves well for the interview.
"From this interview, we can conclude Indian universities and we are happy to accommodate them when they are selected," he said.