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National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

National Overseas Scholarship Scheme:

Indians who have been sent abroad to study through the National Overseas Scholarship Scheme have sent their gratitude towards the Indian Government for the scholarship programme.

  • National Overseas Scholarship Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme 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 by studying abroad.
  • The Scheme provides financial assistance to the selected candidates for pursuing Masters level courses and Ph.D. courses abroad in the Institutions/Universities accredited by the Government/an authorized body of that country in any fields of study.
  • In each Selection Year, 125 fresh awards, subject to availability of funds, will be given under the Scheme.
  • Implementing Agency: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • Reservation: 30% of the awards for each year are earmarked for women candidates.