The National Overseas Scholarship is an Indian scholarship provided by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, India. Students from socially and economically backward classes can benefit from this scheme and get an opportunity to study abroad in an accredited and recognized university.
Even though the National Overseas Scholarship is valid for the majority of the universities in Australia, US, Germany, Canada, etc. applicants are still advised to check the same before starting their application process.
|Offered by||Government bodies|
|Organization||The Government of India|
|No. of Scholarships||100|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||http://socialjustice.nic.in/writereaddata/UploadFile/NOSAdv2018-19636583674546186062.pdf|
As mentioned earlier, the National Overseas Scholarship is valid at various universities in Canada, Germany, US, etc. Along with fulfilling the admission requirements of the chosen university, applicants are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria established for the scholarship scheme.
SC, ST, and OBC candidates applying for the National Overseas Scholarship must fulfill the requirements given below:
Applicants must note that preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience.
Along fulfilling these requirements, it is significant that the applicants meet the minimum score requirements of tests like IELTS, PTE, GMAT, GRE, etc. Every university has its own minimum ELP and other test score requirements.
The application form for the National Overseas Scholarship will be made available from the first week of April on the official website of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Students are required to submit the completed application along with necessary documents within the established deadline. The Ministry requires all the students to submit self-attested copies of the following documents:
Note: Offer of admission from the chosen university in Germany, Canada, US is mandatory.
The Selection Committee for the National Overseas Scholarship considers all applications impartially. The selection for the scholarship award is given to the candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria.
Along with that, the National Overseas Scholarship panel focuses on the following factors:
In case of a tie, between two or more applicants, the following procedure will be followed:
Note: Applicants must remember that NO additional interviews or group discussions will take place.
The National Overseas Scholarship covers the following expenses which might be incurred by a student during their period of studying in a foreign country. The expenses covered under the scholarship are mentioned below:
Students are also allowed to supplement these allowances by taking up Teaching/ Research Assistantship jobs.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has implemented this scheme for the benefit of socially oppressed classes so that they can get the opportunity of studying abroad. The scheme also expects, under normal circumstances, that the students return to India after concluding their studies, and serve the country in a government office for a minimum of 5 years.