General Guidelines for SEFT is follows:

With a view to encourage and motivate economically backward and academically bright students to pursue the Company Secretaryship Course, the Institute has created a Trust viz. ICSI Students Education Fund Trust. (As amended upto 01.07.2014)



Economically backward students with good academic records

Academically Bright Students

For Students with Family Income upto Rs.1,00,000 per annum

For Academically Bright Students without any limit on their Family Income

Foundation Programme

Minimum 65% Marks ( or equivalent CGPA ) in Senior Secondary ( Class XII ) Stages

Minimum 85% Marks ( or equivalent CGPA ) & Senior Secondary ( Class XII ) Stages

Executive Programme

Minimum 60% Marks ( or equivalent CGPA ) in Bachelors Degree Stage / or 65% Marks in aggregate in CPT of ICAI / or 65% Marks in aggregate in Foundation Examination of ICoAI

Minimum 70% Marks in Bachelors Degree Stage / or 75% Marks in aggregate in CPT of ICAI / or 75% Marks in aggregate in Foundation examination of ICoAI

(The matriculation / Secondary (10th) for Foundation Programme and Matriculation / Secondary (10th) and 10+2 or SSC Certificate for Executive Programme is not required to be submitted)


Eligible Students shall be refunded the full amount of the Registration / Admission Fee, Postal Tuition Fee, Exemption Fee and other fees normally paid by the students at the time of admission to Foundation / Executive Programme. Eligible Students shall also be refunded the Examination Fees paid by them subject to the condition that such student should seek enrolment to the respective examination at the first available opportunity vis-à-vis their admission date and pass it at the first attempt.

Students aspiring to avail financial assistance under ICSI-SEFT are required to submit the application with the desired documents within six months from the month of taking admission in Company Secretaryship, Foundation / Executive / Professional Programme, as the case may be Applications received at the Institute after the expiry of the six months period shall not be entertained. Student concerned is firstly required to make all full payment of the requisite fees and then submit his/her claim for refund to the prescribed application form. If found eligible, his/her fees will be refunded.

Students desirous of availing the financial assistance may submit their application in the prescribed format (please click here) along with all supporting documents to Director (Student Services), The Institute of Company Secretaries of India , C-37, Sector 62, Noida 201 309.

(For detailed Guidelines, please click here)