National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for SC 2020-21

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Last updated on: 30-May-2020
EligibilitySC, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans
RegionIndia
AwardAnnual maintenance allowance of USD 15,400 and other benefits
DeadlineClosed

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About the Program

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment invites applications for National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for SC 2020-21The scholarship aims to support the overseas higher education of low-income students belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribe, Landless Agricultural Labourer and Traditional Artisan categories. The financial assistance is offered to students for pursuing a Master's degree or PhD abroad to help improve their economic and social status. The scholarship recipients will receive annual maintenance allowance of USD 15,400 and other benefits.

Scholarship
  • National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for SC 2020-21 DeadlineClosed
    Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be willing to pursue master's level course and PhD abroad
    • Have obtained at least 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master's degree (for PhD)
    • Have obtained at least 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelor's degree (for Master's degree)
    • Be below 35 years of age, as on 1st April 2020
    • Have an annual family income not exceeding INR 8 lakh per annum
    • Belong to any of the following categories:
      • Scheduled Castes (SC)
      • Denotified Nomadic Tribes
      • Semi-Nomadic Tribes
      • Landless Agricultural Labourers
      • Traditional Artisans

    Note: Not more than two children of the same parents/guardians will be eligible for a scholarship under this scheme. 

    Benefits

    The selected applicants will receive the following benefits:

    For studies in the USA and other countries except for UK-

    • The annual maintenance allowance of USD 15,400 
    • Contingency allowance of USD 1,500
    • Tuition fees (actual as charged)
    • Visa fees (actual visa fees)
    • Medical Insurance Premium
    • Incidental Journey Allowance and Equipment Allowance
    • Poll Tax
    • Air passage

    For studies in the UK-

    • The annual maintenance allowance of GBP 9,900
    • Contingency allowance of GBP 1,100
    • Tuition fees (actual as charged)
    • Visa fees (actual visa fees)
    • Medical Insurance Premium
    • Incidental Journey Allowance and Equipment Allowance
    • Poll Tax
    • Air passage
    Documents
    • Caste/Category certificate
    • Date of birth certificate
    • Photo
    • Scanned signature
    • Current address proof
    • Permanent address proof
    • Qualifying mark sheet/Degree
    • Valid document for marks
    • Valid document regarding admission in Foreign University 
    • Income certificate of all family members contributing to the household
    • Employer's NOC certificate (if the applicant is employed)
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Visit the website and register to create a login account to apply.
    Step 2: Log in with the username and password to start the application.
    Step 3: Provide personal details, address, foreign university details, etc.
    Step 4: Provide educational and employment details, visa details, etc
    Step 5: Submit the form online.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 27th May 2020

Selection Criteria

The online applications of the eligible candidates shall be placed before the
Selection-cum-Screening Committee for making their recommendations for
selection and ranking of the eligible candidates for the scholarship.

Terms and Conditions
  • A total of 100 awards, subject to availability of funds, per year are available under the scheme.
  • 30% of the awards for each year shall be earmarked for women candidates.
  • Vacant slots of the previous year, if any, will also be carried forward.
  • The scholarship is awarded to students interested in the following courses:
    • Engineering and Management
    • Pure Sciences & Applied Sciences
    • Agricultural Sciences and Medicine
    • Commerce, Accounting & Finance
    • Humanities & Social Science 

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