Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for SC etc. candidates- (All countries except UK)

Awarded by : Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt of India

Updated on Dec 26, 2023
Sonal Gupta

University Research Analyst

Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for SC etc. candidates- (All countries except UK)

  • Applicable for

    All universities in India +238 more

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 14,17,783/-

  • No. of students to be awarded

    125

  • Course Level

    Masters

  • Intake year

    Aug 2024 +1 more

  • Final application deadline

    31 Mar 2024

  • Type of scholarships

    Need, Merit

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Scholarship Overview

  • The Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship is to facilitate the low income students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans category to obtain higher education viz., Master degree or Ph. D courses by studying abroad thereby improving their Economic and Social status

Applicable course, university and country

This scholarship is applicable for Masters Degree, PhD, Masters Diploma, Masters Certificate

This scholarship is applicable for all universities in India, USA, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand +234 more

  • The Scheme provides financial assistance to the selected candidates for pursuing Masters level courses and Ph.D. courses abroad in the Institutions/Universities accredited by the Government/an authorized body of that country in any fields of study

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: USD 17,010 => Rs 14,17,783

Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 83.63 (last updated 17th April 2024)

Scholarship amount will be given: Yearly

Scholarship amount can be used for

Type of Expense Indicates if scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense Scholarship amount can be used for this
Accommodation ×Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses Scholarship amount can be used for this
Spouse/Child Care ×Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover Scholarship amount can be used for this
Application ×Not covered in scholarship
Others Scholarship amount can be used for this

  • Annual maintenance allowance of
    • US Dollars 15400 per annum for USA and other countries
    • 9900 Great Britain Pounds for UK
  • The prescribed contingency allowance for books/essential apparatus/study tour/typing and binding of thesis etc. will be US Dollars 1500/-per annum for USA and other countries and 1100 Great Britain Pounds for UK
  • Air passage -  The awardees shall be allowed to purchase air tickets (from nearest Airport to Hometown in India to the nearest place to the educational institution and back to India)
  • Tuition Fees - Actual as charged
  • Visa Fees - Actual visa fees in Indian Rupees
  • Medical - Insurance Premium Actual as charged
  • Incidental Journey Allowance & Equipment Allowance - 20 US Dollars for each or its equivalent in Indian Rupees
  • The prescribed financial assistance will be provided upto sanctioned duration of the course/research or the following period, whichever is earlier:-
    • Ph.D. - 04 years (Four years)
    • Master’s Degree - 03 years (Three years)

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 125

  • There are 125 fresh awards, subject to availability of funds. Out of 125 Awards, 115 Awards are for Scheduled Castes candidates, 06 Awards are for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes and 04 are for Landless Agricultural Labourers candidates and Traditional Artisans
  • 30% of the awards for each year are earmarked for women candidates

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • Must return to home country after course completion

  • Limitation on total family income

  • All candidates after having availed of the award under the Scheme are required to return to India within 30 days from the date of completion of the course for employment and sharing their knowledge gained overseas. Students have to stay in India for at least one year and look for opportunities to serve in various Departments/Ministries of the Government of India
  • Total family income from all sources shall not exceed Rs. 8.00 lakh per annum in the preceding year

Exams Details

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
12 Required
UG Required (minimum score 60.0%)
PG Required (minimum score 60.0%)

Eligibility

  • The age of the candidate should Not more than 35 (Thirty Five) years, as on first day of April for selection year
  • In order to be eligible for scholarship, at least 60% marks or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination would be required
  • In case of Ph. D courses, the qualifying exam would be Master’s Degree and for Master’s Degree courses, the qualifying examination would be Bachelor's Degree
  • In case a student has completed Bachelor's of Engineering after completing Diploma (Lateral Entry to 2nd year), percentage of marks obtained in Bachelor's degree will be taken into account
  • No more than two children of the same parents/guardians will be eligible and to this effect, a self-certification will be required from the candidate. An awardee cannot be considered for the award on a subsequent occasion as the award can be given only once. The second child of the same parents/guardians will be considered only if the slots are still available for the year
  • Under the Scheme, for determination of family income, the family is considered as follows:
    • The candidate applying for a scholarship, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years, and also his/ her spouse and children below the age of 18 years
    • In the case of married women, the income of the in-laws and her spouse and children below the age of 18 years is to be considered

Preference will be given to following candidates:

  • Priority will be given as follows:
    • Candidates having unconditional offer letter of admission from Top 500 QS Ranking Institutions applying in the second cycle
    • Candidates having unconditional offer letter of admission from other QS ranked Institutions, who have applied for scholarship under the scheme during the previous cycles or current cycle of the current year for admission
    • Candidates having unconditional offer letter of admission from other recognized Institutions, who have applied for scholarship under the scheme during the previous cycles or current cycle of the current cycle for admission

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India

Application Process for this scholarship

  • Application Stage:-
    • 10th BoardCertificate
    • Caste Certificate (Caste Validity Certificate for Maharashtra)
    • Photo
    • Scanned Signature
    • Current Address proof/Permanent Address Proof, in case different from current address
    • Qualifying Degree/Provisional Certificate
    • Mark sheet of every semester of qualifying examination
    • Valid Document regarding admission in Foreign University (Application, Registration or Admission related document)
    • Income documents of all family members
    • Employer's NOC Certificate if applicant is employed. Gap certificate in case there is gap of more than 6 months after completing qualifying degree
    • ITR acceptance document
    • Aadhar Card 
  • In case of selection of the candidate, then issued Provisional Award Letter under the scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for SC etc.  The candidate’s applicant is required to submit following 
    • Attestation form 
    • Self Declaration/Undertaking Regarding Total Annual Family Income
    • SELF DECLARATION REGARDING ANY PENDING CASE/NONCONVICTION OF OFFENSE
    • Copy of Passport

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application start date February 15, 2024 Not Available
Application final end date March 31, 2024
  • The portal will be opened from 15th February to 31st March of each year for receiving application for the first round of selection of next selection year

Please note that these dates could be in local country times and may not be IST (Indian standard time).

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