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 Jan 03, 2022
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 12,48,019/-

  • No. of students to be awarded

    100

  • Course Level

    Masters

  • Intake year

    Sep 2021

  • Final application deadline

    31 Mar 2021

  • 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

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 16,920 => Rs 12,48,019

Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 77.68 (last updated 8th June 2022)

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
  • The prescribed contingency allowance for books/essential apparatus/study tour/typing and binding of thesis etc. will be US Dollars 1500/-per annum
  • Air passage from India to the nearest place to the educational institution and back to India, by economy class and shortest route in arrangements with the national carrier, will be provided
  • The prescribed Incidental journey allowance is the US $ 20/
  • The awardees are permitted to supplement their prescribed allowances by undertaking Research/Teaching Assistantship
  • Local travel
  • Poll tax
  • Visa Fee
  • Medical Insurance Premium

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 100

  • Out of 100 Awards, 90 Awards are for Scheduled Castes candidates, 06 Awards are for Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers candidates and 04 Awards are for Traditional Artisans candidates
  • 30% of the awards for each year shall be 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. However, the candidates are allowed to stay abroad after completion of the course for a period of 02 (two) years without any financial support if the candidate is able to obtain any employment and appropriate Visa for his/her stay in the foreign country
  • 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 be more than 35 (Thirty-Five) years, as on the first day of April of 2021
  • In order to be eligible for a scholarship, at least 60%of marks or equivalent grades in the qualifying examination would be required
  • In the case of Ph. D courses, the qualifying exam is Masters Degree and for Masters Degree courses, the qualifying examination is Bachelors' Degree
  • Preference would be given to experienced candidates, especially those who are on lien with their existing post and employer
  • 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 an unconditional offer letter of admission from Top 1000 QS Ranking Institutions applying in the fourth cycle
    • Candidates having an unconditional offer letter of admission from other recognized Institutions who have applied for scholarship under the scheme during the previous cycles or current cycle
    • Candidates submitting proof of applying in any recognized institution applying for scholarship under the scheme in any of the cycles

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India

Application Process for this scholarship

  • 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
  • Proof of CGPA /SGPA conversion formula into a percentage (in case percentage marks not given)
  • Unconditional offer letter from foreign University
  • Certificate / Affidavit in respect of GAP details after completion of Bachelor / Master Degree (if any) if the period is more than six months
  • Family Income Certificate
  • Income Tax Return in case of person filling ITR
  • Employer's No Objection Certificate (NOC) Certificate if the applicant is employed

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date March 31, 2021
  • The deadline has been passed

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

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Phone number 011 23384023

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