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National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Castes

National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Castes

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.

Benefits

  • In each Selection Year, 100 fresh awards, subject to availability of funds, will be given under the Scheme.
  • 30% of the awards for each year shall be earmarked for women candidates. However, in case, adequate women candidates are not available as per the stipulations of the scheme, then the unutilized slots will be utilized by selecting suitable male candidates.
  • Financial assistance
Sl.No. Type of Assistance  United States of America (USA) & other countries except UK  United Kingdom (UK)
1 Annual Maintenance Allowance 15400 US Dollars 9900 Great British Pound
2 Contingency Allowance 1500 US Dollars 1100 Great British Pound
3 Tuition Fees  Actual as charged Actual as charged
4 Visa Fees Actual Visa Fees in Indian Rupees Actual Visa Fees in Indian Rupees
5 Medical Insurance Premium Actual as charged Actual as charged
6 Incidental Journey Allowance &
Equipment Allowance
20 US Dollar for each or its equivalent in Indian Rupees
7 Poll Tax Actual as charges
8 Air Passage 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. 

Eligibility

  • In order to be eligible for scholarship, at least 60% of 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.
  • Age : Not more than 35 (Thirty Five) years, as on first day of April of the year.
  • Income : Total family income from all sources shall not exceed Rs. 8.00 lakh per annum in the preceding year
  • Not more than two children of the same parents/guardians will be eligible for scholarship under the scheme  

How to apply

To apply online visit http://nosmsje.gov.in/Default.aspx

Implementation agency

Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India

To know more details, http://nosmsje.gov.in/Default.aspx

Last Modified : 6/8/2022



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