National Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2020

National Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2020-21 by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment [100 Slots]: Apply by July 30

About the Scholarship

The Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship is 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 viz., Master degree or PhD courses by studying abroad thereby improving their Economic and Social status.

Number of Slots
  • Scheduled Castes: 90
  • Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes: 06
  • Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans: 04
Minimum Qualification

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, at least 60% of marks or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination would be required. In the case of Ph. D courses, the qualifying exam would be a Master’s Degree and for Master’s Degree courses, the qualifying examination would be a Bachelor’s Degree.

Age Limit

Not more than 35 (Thirty-Five) years, as on the first day of April 2020.

Income Ceiling

Total family income from all sources shall not exceed Rs. 8.00 lakh per annum in the preceding year, i.e., 2019-20.

Duration of Award with Financial Assistance

The prescribed financial assistance will be provided up to completion of the course/research or the following period, whichever is earlier:-

  • Ph.D: 04 years (Four years)
  • Master’s Degree: 03 years (Three years)
How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the scholarship through this link.

Application Deadline

July 30, 2020


Shri Yogesh Dhingra,
Under Secretary, SCD-V (NOS)
Room No: 740, A-Wing, Shastri Bhawan
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi-110001
Telephone: 011 23070095, 011-23381930 (Technical query)
Email Id:

For more details, click the link below.

National Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2020-21


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