Scheme of Overseas Scholarships for SC/ST, Karnataka 2018-19

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EligibilityGraduates and above from SC/ST Community
AwardUp to 100% Financial assistance to study abroad

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About the Program


Scheme of Overseas Scholarships, Karnataka 2018-19 invites application from SC/ST students who wish to go abroad for masters or PhD level studies. The scholarship aims to provide financial assistance up to 100% against tuition fee along with other financial benefits to deserving students.

  • Scheme of Overseas Scholarships for SC/ST, Karnataka 2018-19
    • The student must belong to SC/ST community.
    • The applicant should be a permanent resident to the Karnataka State.
    • The student should have admission letter for a postgraduation or above course from any of world’s top 200 universities.
    • The field of study for the courses should not be outside Engineering & Management, Pure Sciences & Applied Sciences, Agricultural Sciences & Medicines, International Commerce, Accounting Finance, Humanities, Social Science & Law, Any other Symposia/Workshop/Seminar.
    • An applicant should have 60% marks or equivalent grade in previously qualified degree.
    • The age of applicant should be below 35 years as on 1 June 2017.
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    The scholarship will cover:

    • Tuition Fee- Actual as charged
    • An annual maintenance allowance against accommodation & food up to INR 6 Lacs or 75% of the approximate cost quoted by the university, whichever is lower for each year of course duration.
    • A contingency allowance for books, study tour, medical insurance etc. up to INR 75,000 for the entire course. 
    • Airfare from India to the nearest place to education institution & back to India.
    • Actual Visa fees
Important Dates

Application Deadline: 9 July 2018, 05:30 PM

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be called in for an interview where they will be judged by the selection committee.

Terms and Conditions
  • 50% awards are reserved for women students, however, in case of adequate numbers are not found then male candidates will be selected at their place.
  • Students with annual family income below INR 6 Lacs are eligible for 100% financial assistance and students having an annual family income between INR 6-10 Lacs are eligible for 33% financial assistance.
  • In case of ST’s, the preference will be given to primitive tribes.
  • Employed candidates are required to forward their application through their employer along with a no-objection certificate.
  • The selected candidates are required to join their respective universities within 18 months of selection.
  • In case a scholar violates any terms & condition of the bond then he will be liable to pay the entire amount along with 12% interest per annum to the Government.
  • Selected candidates are required to submit six monthly reports from the University/Institution to the Indian Mission abroad.

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