National Overseas Scholarship

    Updated on: 25 Oct 2023 8 min read

    National Overseas Scholarship

    The best merit-based aid for a student can come through scholarships, especially for those who want to study abroad. The National Overseas Scholarship is a program available to all Scheduled Tribe students who are already studying or intend to pursue higher education overseas for various Master, Ph.D., and Post-Doctoral research programs. It is one of the top scholarships for Indian students to study abroad. The National Overseas Scholarship Scheme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the Indian government, requires applicants to meet certain requirements.

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    What qualifies someone for eligibility?

    • Age under 35 as of the first day of April in each selection year.
    • A family's income must not exceed Rs. 8,00,000 per annum.

    Whether the scholarship is offered for courses at the graduate level?

    No, only Master's and Ph.D. scholarships are available under the Scheme.

    What are the prerequisite qualifications?

    Graduation for Masters and Post-Graduation for doctoral degrees.

    Can the candidate submit an offline application?


    Who provides the help?

    The concerned Indian Missions are responsible for paying the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment's financial assistance for the awardees' permissible overseas and domestic expenses. Following the final selection of a candidate for award under the scheme, this Ministry issues a letter of award to the nominee.

    Within what time frame does the nominee have to accept the award?

    A chosen candidate must accept the prize within a year of receiving notification from this Ministry that they have been chosen for it. When this time frame expires, the prize is automatically canceled.

    What should I do after being admitted?

    After an applicant receives confirmation of admission to a foreign university or college, the candidate must inform this Ministry, which may then confirm the admission through Indian embassies overseas. This Ministry will provide the concerned candidate with a "confirmed award letter" following receipt of the admission confirmation, in which the specifics of the course, educational facility, and other information will also be included.

    How to obtain a visa?

    The interested candidate may get in touch with the embassy, consulate, or mission of the foreign nation in India after receiving confirmation of acceptance to a certain program in a foreign educational institution. Nevertheless, the candidates should only apply for visas that require them to return to India after completing their degree overseas. The Indian government does not offer any aid to applicants for visas.

    What procedures must be followed before beginning international study?

    Before traveling abroad, the chosen applicants must submit the necessary legal paperwork and other agreements, as determined from time to time by the Government of India. The candidates must also get in touch with the relevant Indian Mission as soon as they are abroad and give a joining report that has been properly certified by the university. In the event of hired candidates, they must additionally execute any bonds, agreements, etc. that the company may require.

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Written by Anjaney Chaturvedi

Anjaney has in-depth knowledge of abroad colleges, and universities. With a background in Mechanical Engineering, he has a unique understanding of STEM courses. His interest also lies in finance and education financing. Firmly believes in ‘Being as unique as your fingerprint’.

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