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

Awarded By: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt of India
Updated on Mar 7, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Masters +3 more
Deadline: Mar 31, 2024
Amount: USD 17,010
Countries:
IndiaIndia
+238 more

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 The Scheme provides financial assistance to the selected candidates for pursuing Masters level courses and PhD 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. 83.12 (last updated 9th January 2024)
Scholarship amount will be given: Yearly
Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the 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

Number of students to be awarded:
125
Additional Information:
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.

Eligible student nationality

India

Appication 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.

Application Documents:

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
Official Transcripts Required
Passport Required

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Application final end date March 31, 2024
Contact email: Sanjaysingh68@nicin
Contact number: 011 23384023
FAQ Link: http://nosmsjegovin/?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Scholarship 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

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 600%)
PG Required (minimum score 600%)

iSchoolConnect Rating

4
The rating is done considering various factors

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from India.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
The students must have completed their bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?
This scholarship needs a separate external application.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
Official transcripts, Passport.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
Yearly