National Overseas Scholarship for SC and other categories: Apply by May 27
Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India has invited applications for scholarship for pursuing higher education-Masters degree and Ph.D abroad - under the Central Sector Scheme, National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) for Scheduled Caste etc.
The Scheme is to facilitate 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 including Master degree or Ph.D courses by studying abroad thereby improving their Economic and Social status.
There will be 100 fresh awards in each selection year (subject to availability of funds) which provides financial assistance to study abroad in Institutions/Universities accredited by the Government/ an authorized body of that country in any fields of study.
The number of slots will be as follows: Scheduled Castes- 90, De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes-6, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans. 30% of the awards for each year shall be earmarked for women candidates.
Eligibility: Applicant should have at least 60% of marks or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination would be Master’s Degree for Ph. D courses, and Bachelor's Degree for Master’s Degree courses. Applicant should not be more than 35 years, as on 1.4.2020. The total annual family income from all sources in 2019-20 shall not exceed Rs. 8.00 lakh.
There will be 4 rounds of selection. Only those having unconditional offer of admission to top 1000 ranked foreign Institutes/Universities as per the latest available QS ranking will be selected for grant of scholarship during the first three rounds of selection. During the fourth cycle of selection, priority will be given as follows : (i) those having unconditional offer letter of admission from Top 1000 QS Ranking Institutions applying in the fourth cycle (ii) those 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 (iii) those submitting proof of applying in any recognized institution applying for scholarship under the scheme in any of the cycles. However, any financial condition mentioned in the offer of admission such as deposit of fee or any other amount, or proof of source of funds, shall not be a bar for consideration of application under the Scheme guidelines.
Those already staying/ studying abroad are not eligible for scholarship under the Scheme. Not more than two children of the same parents/guardians will be eligible for scholarship under the scheme.
Applications for the 1st Quarter of selection year 2020-21 can be submitted at http://www.nosmsje.gov.in/, latest by 27th May, 2020.
Detailed Guidelines is available at http://www.nosmsje.gov.in/