Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for SC

Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for SC

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The National Overseas Scholarship Programme is offered to all Scheduled Tribe students who are already studying or intend to pursue higher education overseas in the form of Masters, PhD, and Post-Doctoral research programmes. The student must meet the criteria outlined in the scheme guidelines for the Ministry of Tribal Affairs' National Overseas Scholarship Scheme.

Offered by  Government bodies 
Amount granted  INR 11,54,400 as annual maintenance + INR 1,14,838 as annual contingency and equipment allowance + poll tax + visa fees + tuition fees + medical insurance premium + travel allowance. 
Type of scholarship Need-based 
Level of programme Graduate, doctoral and postdoctoral
Application deadline October 14, 2024 (tentative)
Renewability  One-time payment 
International students  Yes 
Official url  Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas


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What are the benefits of the National Overseas Scholarship for SC?

As a National Overseas Scholarship holder, you will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • list items The annual maintenance allowance for the United States and other nations is INR 11,54,400, except in the United Kingdom, where it is INR 10,37,687.
  • list items The annual contingency and equipment allowance for the United States and other countries is INR 1,14,838 and INR 83,655 for the United Kingdom.
  • list items The scholarship also covers miscellaneous charges such as the poll tax, visa fees, tuition fees, Medical Insurance Premium, cost of plane passage, and local tourism.
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    What is the eligibility criteria for the National Overseas Scholarship for SC?

    Before applying for scholarships, it is critical to assess your eligibility. The following are the National Overseas Scholarship eligibility requirements:

    The following are the minimum requirements for applying for the scholarship:

  • list items A minimum of 55% or an equivalent grade in the applicable Bachelor's Degree is required for the Master's Degree. 2 years of work experience in the relevant field is preferred, and those with experience will be given precedence.
  • list items A minimum of 55% or an equivalent grade in the applicable Master's Degree is required for the PhD. 2 years of experience in teaching, research, professional development, and management. A Ph.D. in the relevant discipline is preferred, and students with prior experience will be given preference.
  • list items Minimum of 55% or equivalent grade in relevant Master's Degree and PhD for Post-Doctoral 5 years of research/teaching/professional experience in the relevant subject is preferred since students with expertise will be given precedence.
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    Here are some basic qualifications that any student must meet:

  • list items The age limit is 35 years old as of the first of July of the selection year.
  • list items The maximum permitted total family income is INR 6,00,000.
  • list items The grant is available to at least two children from the same parent.
  • list items Along with these prerequisites, students must meet the minimum score requirements of tests such as IELTS, PTE, GMAT, GRE, and others, and keep in mind that each university has its own minimum ELP and other test score requirements.
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    What is the application process of the National Overseas Scholarship for SC?

    The following is an outline of the National Overseas Scholarship application process:

  • list items For the first time, students applying for this plan must "Register" on the National Overseas Portal.
  • list items Complete the student registration form. A text message will be delivered to the registered email address following a successful login.
  • list items To check the status, log in again and enter the specified award number and password. Your application status will be displayed as "Pending" or "Submitted" under the 'Check Your Status' option.
  • list items After obtaining confirmed acceptance to a foreign educational institution and obtaining the necessary visa, the student must notify the Ministry. Following verification of the admission letter and visa, as well as other required papers, the Ministry will provide the confirmed award letter to the concerned candidate, which will include information about the course, educational institution, and so on.
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    What are the documents required for the National Overseas Scholarship for SC?

    The documents required for the application are listed below and should be kept ready while applying for the National Overseas Scholarship.

  • list items 10th Board Certificate 
  • list items Caste Certificate 
  • list items Photo 
  • list items Scanned Signature
  • list items Current Address proof/Permanent Address Proof, in case different from current address
  • list items Qualifying Degree/Provisional Certificate 
  • list items Mark sheet of qualifying examination 
  • list items Valid Document regarding admission in Foreign University (Application, Registration or Admission related document). 
  • list items Income documents of all family members 
  • list items Employer's NOC Certificate if applicant is employed. Gap certificate in case there is a gap of more than 6 months after completing a qualifying degree.
  • list items ITR acceptance document. 
  • list items Aadhar Card
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    What is the selection process of the Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for SC?

    The National Overseas Scholarship Selection Committee analyzes all applications impartially, and the scholarship is awarded to students who meet the eligibility criteria. Along with it, the National Overseas Scholarship panel focuses on a few other things, which are listed below:

  • list items Only applications received before the deadline will be considered.
  • list items Students who have already obtained admission to a university in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and other countries will be given priority, but students who have yet to earn admission to an international university will be considered on a conditional basis.
  • list items The unfilled female application slots will be offered to the most qualified women first. 
  • list items If there are still vacancies available, the oldest candidate will be granted the first open slot, followed by following slots in descending order.
  • list items There will be no more interviews or group discussions.
  • This initiative has been created by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for the benefit of socially oppressed classes so that they can also study abroad. The policy also requires students to return to India after finishing their education and work in a government office for a minimum of five years.


    How can you contact National Overseas Scholarship for SC?

    Web Information Manager

    Shri Bharat Lal Meena, Director
    Room No. 637, A-Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001


    Frequently asked questions

    Can OBC apply for national overseas scholarships?

    Yes, SC, ST and OBC can apply for the national overseas scholarship if they meet the eligibility criteria for the same. 

    What are the benefits of a national overseas scholarship programme?

    There are many benefits of a national overseas scholarship programme such as maintenance allowance, contingency allowance, visa fees, tuition fees, air passage etc. 

    Who can apply for an overseas scholarship?

    The total family income of the applicant should not be more than 6,00,000 INR. Only two children in the family are eligible for the National Overseas Scholarship.