National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for SC 2021-22

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EligibilitySC, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans
AwardAnnual maintenance allowance of USD 15,400 and other benefits

About the Program


Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment invites applications for National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for SC 2021-22The 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. 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 an annual maintenance allowance of USD 15,400 and other benefits.

  • National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for SC 2021-22

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • Be willing to pursue a 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 2021
    • 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. 


    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
    • 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: Click on the "Apply Now" button below and register.
    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 start date: 15th February 2021
Application deadline: 31st March 2021

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.

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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 

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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s akhil on 17-Jan-2022

Dear Student,

The application deadline for National Overseas Scholarship for ST 2021-22 has been extended till 31st January 2022. If you find yourself eligible for it, you can apply for it. 

Team Buddy4study.


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