Global Indian International School in Pune offers the 9​GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship. The 9GEMS framework ​is recognized and acknowledged internationally as one of the best educational practices. It is renowned for its integrated and unique learning experience that provides holistic education. The 9​GEMS Education Scholarship has been designed to help students prepare for the changing needs of the time. The model of this scholarship helps groom students and moulds their personalities to make them global citizens.

The framework of the 9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship offers a perfect balance between academia and extracurricular activities. This ideology of balance is very much in line with the ideology on which the entire GIIS ecosystem works. In this article, we will get to know what ‘9GEMS’ means in the 9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship.

GIIS Pune offers the 9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship at Hadapsar and Balewadi campuses. At the Hadapsar campus, students from grade 6 to 10 can apply for this scholarship. While at the Balewadi campus, students from grade 6 to 12 can apply for this scholarship. The following are the three most important things to know about this scholarship-

Top 3 things to know about 9​GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship

  1. Structure of the Scholarship

The entire scholarship is divided into three categories-

Category A: Students having recognition in an international event in any of 9GEMS Skills can get 20% off on tuition fees.

Category B: Students having recognition in a national event in any of 9GEMS Skills can get 15% off on tuition fees.

Category C: Students having recognition in a state event in any of 9GEMS Skills can get 10% off on tuition fees.

This scholarship is available for a tenure of 1 year and is applicable to the CBSE curriculum.

  1. Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for this scholarship are very straightforward.

  1. i) The applicant must be an Indian citizen.
  2. ii) An applicant who has received national, international, or regional recognition in the fields of sport, co-curricular activities, community service, innovation, etc., can apply. Any student who has shown extraordinary leadership skills can also apply.

iii) The candidate should have a good academic record for the past year.

  1. iv) The candidate has to qualify for the scholarship test and interview (if applicable).
  2. v) Applications should be submitted with appropriate support/ incomplete documents.


  1. Procedure for Application

Step 1: Submit the application form along with all the prerequisite documents. The prerequisite documents include: 

∙ Last year’s academic records

∙ Any certificates, awards, or supporting documents in any of the 9GEMS skills

Step 2: The authorities will notify the successful candidate via email within ten working days 

Step 3: The successful applications will then be assessed.

Step 4: Applicant might be called for a one to one interview (if applicable)

Step 5: Scholarships will be disbursed to the selected students


The 9GEMS Holistic Development Scholarship by GIIS Pune is a unique opportunity for deserving students to get ahead of the curve and become part of an elite educational institution. This will give them a perfect balance in their academic life and provide them with a global platform to access better opportunities for the future.