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National Overseas Scholarship for ST Candidates 2017

National Overseas Scholarship for ST Candidates 2017 for Master’s Level, PhD Level and Post-Doctoral Level


An official notification has been released by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India calling out for interested and eligible candidates who wish to pursue higher studies abroad at Master’s Level, PhD Level and Post-Doctoral Level for National Overseas Scholarship for ST candidates 2017-18


Also See : Scholarships 2019


Scholarship Objective

The key objective of this scheme is to provide financial assistance to underprivileged ST students


No. of Scholarships

20 awards per year would be sanctioned to ST students as under:

Scheduled Tribes: 17

Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTG): 03


Scholarship Award

Scholarship reward It covers maintenance allowance of USD 15,400 per annum for all courses in the US or GBP 9,900 per annum for all courses in the UK

Annual contingency and equipment allowance of USD 1,532 for the US candidates and GBP 1,116 for the UK candidates

Poll tax and visa fees are also payable under this scheme in Indian rupees.Incidental journey expenses of up to USD 18.70 or its equivalent in Indian rupees. Tuition fee, medical insurance premium and cost of air passage will also be paid


Scholarships are Available

The subjects/disciplines in which courses may be undertaken for grant of award are 01. Engineering; 02. Management; 03. Economic/Finance; 04. Pure Science; 05. Applied Science; 06. Agriculture; 07. Medicine; 08. Humanities; 09. Social Science


Duration of the Scholarship

Scholarships are provided only upto the completion of studies or the following period whichever is earlier:
Post-Doctoral:1and ½ years
PhD: 4 years
Master’s Degree:3 years


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have: Scored 55% or equivalent grades in relevant Master and PhD Program a desirable professional/research/teaching experience of 5 years in the concerned field. (For Post-Doctoral courses)

Scored 55% or equivalent grades in relevant master’s program with a desirable professional/research/teaching experience or M.Phill degree of 2 years in the concerned field(For Ph.D. degree)

Scored 55% or equivalent grade in relevant bachelor’s degree with a desirable working experience of 2 years in the concerned field (For Master’s degree) Annual family income less than INR 6 Lac from all sources


Age Criteria

The candidates must be below 35 years of age as on 01st July 2017


Selection Procedure

All applications received within the stipulated period, will be put before the Screening Committee for short-listing of the applications. The candidates short listed by the Screening Committee will be required to present themselves for personal interview before the Selection Committee

The merit list prepared, on the basis of assessment of individual candidates, by the Selection Committee, will finally and decisively complete the selection procedure to decide the merit. Call letters to eligible candidates will be posted on the Ministry’s website for interview


Application Procedure

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship online at www.tribal.nic.in/NOS/

The candidates shall, after assessing their eligibility and suitability, as per conditions of the scheme, apply to this Ministry online within last date of applying for the same.

Candidates will have to furnish their e-mail id, Aadhaar number and mobile number in the application form

Attested copies of the following documents must accompany applications;

Matriculation or other certificate as proof of date of birth

Caste certificate from competent authority

All Degrees/Diplomas/Certificate with mark-sheets

Income certificate (in original)

Employed candidates must send their applications through employer along with a NOC from the employer, who should forward it to this Ministry. In case of final selection, the employed awardee has to sort out himself/herself all administrative matters like study leave, salary, etc., with his/her employers


Important Dates


Last Date for Receiving Application is 11th December 2017


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