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J N Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships 2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open23-Mar-2017
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AwardScholarship loan: Rs.100000 to Rs.1000000, gift scholarship: Rs. 1000000 and travel grant: Rs 50000
EligibilityFinal year graduation/graduates upto 45 years of age
Scholarship provider contact details

The JN Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians, Mulla House, Fourth Floor, 51, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001, India, Phone: +912266657774, 66657198, 66657681, email:,

What is J N Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships 2017?

J N Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships 2017 is a one-time loan scholarship only which will be provided at the beginning of the full-time Postgraduate/Ph.D./Postdoctoral studies in all fields, irrespective of caste, creed, gender or community. The amount of loan scholarship will be determined on the basis of the norms and ranges between Rs.1,00,000 and Rs.10,00,000. The selected scholars may also get a gift scholarship of Rs.10,00,000 and travel assistance of Rs.50,000 from allied Trusts.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Applicants having a consistently good academic record and other achievements.
  • Final year graduation student or those waiting for the results are eligible to apply.
  • Mid-career professionals up to age 45 years having experience in their fields for further research, specialization or training may also apply.
  • It is not necessary to have the admission/offer letters from the Universities at the time of application. Candidates may, therefore, update their application form once they have secured the admission and submit it again, using the same Login ID.

How can you apply ?

The application can be done online only with the following steps.

Step 1: Go to the website and read all the details from there.

Step 2: On the right hand side of the screen, there is an option of registration, click on that.

Step 3: An email will be generated check that email, a one-time password will be sent to the registered email I.D. which will be valid for 48 hours. Candidates can login using their registered email id and password to proceed further.

Step 4: Candidates have to change their password within 48 hours. Candidates may complete the application form online in one visit or more than one visit but must remember to save the draft before exiting each time. There is a preview option available before the final submission.

Step 5: Candidates have to upload the statement of purpose (not more than 800 words) and a scanned copy of a recommendation letter (and no other document) specifically addressed to the Trustees of the J. N. Tata Endowment on the respective letterhead with full address, telephone and mobile numbers OR from the official email address of: a Professor of the College or University OR the Employer, in case the applicant is/was working. Applications should not be sent by post.

Step 6: Please do not leave any field blank. You may write 'Not applicable'. If the instructions are not followed and the information given by candidates on the application form is incomplete or incorrect, the application is liable to be rejected.


Q. When can I apply?
The applications for the Loan Scholarship will be open every year from January onwards.

Q. What is the eligibility for the Loan Scholarships?
To be eligible for the Loan Scholarship an applicant must:

  • Be an Indian national
  • Be below 45 years of age
  • Have a graduate degree from a recognised Indian university
  • Could be in the final year of graduation or awaiting results
  • Have secured admission or awaiting admission to pursue Master’s / PhD / Postdoctoral fellowships / Research fellowships.

Q. Can I apply even if I do not have confirmed admission?
Yes, you may apply even if you do not have confirmed admission from the universities you have applied to.

Q. What is the loan scholarship?
The scholarship is at a simple interest of 2% per annum. However, if students repaid the loan within the specified time period (between the end of 4th and 7th year), the Trustees may waive the interest.

Q. What is the maximum loan amount you offer?
The amount awarded as the loan scholarship ranges between Rs.1,00,000/- and Rs.10,00,000/-. All applicants do not necessarily qualify for the maximum amount.

Q. Is there any gift awards also?
Yes, the selected scholars may also be recommended for a gift scholarship and travel assistance from our allied Trusts as may be decided at the sole discretion of the Trustees of the concerned Trusts. A gift scholarship can be for a maximum amount of Rs.10,00,000/- and the travel grant can be a maximum of Rs.50,000/-.

Q. Do you ask for any collateral security?
We do not insist on any collateral but applicants must have a guarantor. This is mandatory.

Q. Where can one obtain the application form?
The application forms are available online on the website.

Q. Can the application be filled in online?
Yes, Candidates have to create a login ID and password to be able to apply. Please note that you may create only one Login ID using your email ID. You may directly complete the application form online in one visit or more than one visit but please remember to save the draft before you exit each time. You may preview the application before submitting it.

Q. Do you have any format for the Statement of Purpose (SoP)?
There is no specific format. However, we have provided some guidance on the website on how you can construct a good one . So Please note that the SoP carries a lot of weightage and hence candidates should apply their mind while drafting it.

Q. Do you need a letter of recommendation (LoR) and is there any specific format?
Yes, we need a LoR which can be written by a Professor of the college or university where the candidate is studying OR the Employer, in case the applicant is/was working. The LoR should be addressed to “The Trustees of the J. N. Tata Endowment” by the recommenders on their respective letter head with thier complete address, telephone and mobile number. Alternately, it may be sent from their official mail ID mentioning candidates full name in the subject line. Please note that LoR sent from the personal mail ID will not be considered.

Q. Are any documents required while submitting the application form?
Only the SoP and LoR. All scanned copies of the required documents are must be submitted at the time of the interview.

Q. Can I update my application form at the later stage?
Yes, you can update the status with the Endowment through email.

Q. How and when will I get the status of my application form?
Candidates who are selected for the next level are intimated over email between March and June. All the Awards will be announced together by the first week of July 2017 by email.

Q. When are the interviews held?
The interviews are held between April and June.

Q. Are the candidates reimbursed for their travel and accommodation for the scholarship interviews?
The candidates are not reimbursed for their travel and accommodation for the scholarship interviews. Candidates also have an option to take the interview through Skype by providing their skype ID and recent photograph.

Q. Where can any query be addressed?
The Endowment can be contacted via: Emails:;; Tel: +91-22-6665 7681/7198/7774 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. We are closed on all bank and public holidays.

Terms and Conditions

Candidates may note the following points:

  • Apart from the consistent academic performance they also give importance to participation in both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • A good GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS score is important for those applying overseas.
  • Applicants have to write a good statement of purpose which can make a significant difference to your chances.
  • After the initial screening of applications, candidates who are found suitable will have to undergo an online test, the date and time of which will be informed to them. Candidates shortlisted based on the online test will be called for an interview. Such candidates should email scanned copies of the required documents before the time of the interview.

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