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

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

Updated on Feb 28, 2022
Akanksha Sharma

University Research Analyst

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

  • Applicable for

    All universities in UK

  • Max scholarship per student

    Rs 11,15,400/-

  • No. of students to be awarded


  • Course Level


  • Intake year

    Sep 2022

  • Type of scholarships

    Need, Merit

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Scholarship Overview

  • The Scheme provides financial assistance to the finally selected candidates for pursuing Master level courses and Ph.D abroad in the accredited Institutions/University by an authorized body of that country

Applicable course, university and country

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

This scholarship is applicable for all universities in UK

Studies must be in following specified fields of study:

  • Engineering and Management
  • Pure Sciences & Applied Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences and Medicine
  • International Commerce, Accounting & Finance
  • Humanities, Social Science & Fine Arts

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: Pound 11,000 => Rs 11,15,400

Conversion rate used: 1 Pound = Rs. 91.73 (last updated 14th September 2022)

Scholarship amount will be given: One Time

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 GB Pound 9900 per annum
  • Contingency allowance for books/essential apparatus/study tour/typing and binding of thesis etc. will be US Dollars 1500/- per annum and for candidates in the United Kingdom, it will be Pound Sterling 1100/- 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
  • Visa Fee
  • Medical Insurance Premium

Student Awards

Number of students to be awarded: 125

  • Scheduled Castes- 115
  • Denotified, Nomadic and Semi- Nomadic Tribes- 06
  • Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans- 04
  • 30% of the awards for each year shall be earmarked for women candidates
  • Vacant slots of previous year if any will also be carried forward

Scholarship Eligibility

Special Restrictions

  • Must return to home country after course completion

  • Limitation on total family income

  • Total family income from all sources shall not exceed Rs. 8,00,000 (Rs. Eight lakhs per annum)

Exams Details

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


  • Applicant must be below 35 (Thirty-Five) years, as on the first day of the month of the advertisement of the Scheme
  • Applicant must have 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelors' Degree
  • Not 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

Eligible student nationality

This scholarship is applicable for students from India

Application Process for this scholarship

  • List of Document Required at the Application Stage
    • 10th Board Certificate
    • Caste Certificate
    • Photo
    • Scanned Signature
    • Current Address proof/Permanent Address Proof, in case different from current address
    • Qualifying Degree/Provisional Certificate
    • Mark sheet 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

Scholarship Application

This scholarship needs a separate external application.

Important Dates

Date Additional Details
Application final end date Not Available
  • No specific deadline is available

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

FAQ Link http://socialjustice.nic.in/UserView/index?mid=28545#n5
Phone number 011-23386981

Additional Information

  • Desirous candidates should apply to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in response to the detailed advertisement when issued by the Ministry
  • A selected candidate is required to avail the award within one year of receipt of intimation from this Ministry regarding selection for the award/assurance. On expiry of this specified period of time, the award automatically gets cancelled
  • After a candidate has obtained confirmed admission in a foreign educational institution, the candidate is required to intimate the same to this Ministry which in turn may get it verified through the Indian Missions abroad
  • After receipt of the confirmation of the admission, this Ministry will issue the 'confirmed award letter' to the concerned candidate, wherein the details of the course, educational institution etc. will be also mentioned

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