National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2016

Last date to apply

September 30, 2016

About National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is for the disabled candidates who want to pursue their Master’s/Ph.D. from countries other than India.
  • To be eligible for the National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, the candidate must be a Graduate/Post-graduate with at least 55% marks in the previous examination with his/her age below 35 years.

Scholarship will be given for Following field of Studies

  • The scholarship is being offered by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India to help disabled candidates who want to go for higher education studies in the following fields:
    • Engineering & Management
    • Agricultural Science & Medicine
    • Pure Sciences & Applied Sciences
    • Commerce, Accounting & Finance
    • Humanities, Social Science & Fine Arts.
  • The scholarship will be offered for a period of 3 or 4 years depending on the course of study selected by the applicant.
  • The benefits of the scholarship include Maintenance Allowance, Contingency Allowance, Medical Insurance, Tuition Fee and various other perks.
  • The application form can be downloaded from the official website and submitted offline before September 30, 2016.

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National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age Graduate & Postgraduate Students
Details
  • Nationality: The Scholarship scheme is only for Indian Nationals.
  • Age: The maximum age of candidate should be 35 years.
  • Academic Qualification:
    • For Master’s: Applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 55% marks.
    • For Ph.D.: Applicant should possess a relevant Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks.
    • Note: Experienced candidates who are on lien with their employer will be preferred.
  • Income: The total annual income of the candidate or family from all sources should not be more than Rs. 6 lakh.
  • Limitation per Family:  Maximum 2 children from same family/parents are allowed to be benefited from the scholarship.

National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Reward

The candidates selected for the scholarship will get several benefits from the scheme. The details of the scholarship and benefits of the scholarship are mentioned below:

  • Number of Awards: There are total 20 scholarships out of which 6 scholarship are reserved for female candidates. The category-wise distribution of for every field of study are as follow:

Field of Study

Total Number of Scholarship

Scholarship for Women

Category-wise distribution of seats

Engineering  & Management

6

2

2 scholarship for each VH, HH & OH

Pure Science & Applied  Science

3

1

1 scholarship for each VH, HH & OH

Agricultural Science & Medicine

3

1

1 scholarship for each VH, HH & OH

Commerce, Accounting & Finance

4

1

At least 1 for  VH, HH & OH

Humanities, Social Science & Fine Arts

4

1

At least 1 for  VH, HH & OH

Total

20

6

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  • Duration of Scholarship: The duration of thescholarshipdepends upon the level of study undertaken by the applicant:
    • For Master’s : 3 years
    • For Ph.D.:4 years
  • Maintenance Allowance: The amount of annual maintenanceallowancedepends upon the country where the applicant will opt to study, the details are:
    • For United Kingdom: The candidates will get annual maintenance allowance of 9,900 GBP (Approx. INR 10 lakh).
    • For United States and other countries: The candidates will receive annual maintenance allowance of 15,000 USD (Approx. INR 10 lakh).
  • Contingency Allowance:  In order to cover the expenses related to books, study tour, essential apparatus etc. candidates will get annual contingency allowance as per the country they want to study in:
    • For United Kingdom: The annual contingency allowance is1100 GBP (Approx. INR 1 lakh).
    • For United States and other countries: The student will get annual contingency allowance of 1500 USD (Approx. INR 1 lakh).
  • Air Fare: The actual amount of air passage from India to the educational institute & back, by economy class and shortest route using National Career will be provided to the candidates.
  • Visa Fee & Poll Tax: The actual amount of Visa Fee & Poll tax will be paid.
  • Medical Insurance: The actual amount as charged for the medical insurance will be admissible.
  • Tuition Fee & Equipment Allowance: The candidates will get prescribed equipment allowance i.e. Rs. 1500 and the actual amount of Tuition fee will be admissible.
  • Earnings from research/teaching assistance: The candidate can supplement their prescribed allowance by contributing to research or by providing teaching assistance by 2400 USD/1560 GBP (Approx. 1.5 lakh INR).

National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Application form and Process

The application process for the National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is completely offline and the candidates are required to complete the formalities and complete the application formalities offline. The details of the application process are as follow:

  • Application Form: The application form for the National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities can be downloaded from the official website of the Ministry. 

Download Application Form

  • Required Documents: In order to complete the application process, the completely filled application form should be accompanied by the following documents:
    • The Duplicate copy of the application form.
    • Proof of Date of Birth- Certificate of Passing X standard or Birth Certificate.
    • Certificate of Disability.
    • Voter ID card.
    • Aadhar Card.
    • Residential Proof, if the address mentioned in the application is different from the address mentioned in the Voter ID/Aadhar Card.
    • Photocopy of Applicant’s PAN Card.
    • Photocopy of PAN Card of Father/Mother/Guardian/Spouse
    • Photocopies of Educational documents i.e. copy of certificates and mark sheets in support of Educational qualifications.
    • Income Tax Certificate in prescribed pro-forma
    • Income Tax Return of the candidate/parents/guardians whose income is considered to determine the income-ceiling
    • Details of the proposed study (in not more than 500 words)
    • Copy of admission papers from the accredited University/Institutions
    • Copies of offer of admission by the university/prospectus etc.
    • Self-attested certificate to the effect that you are not availing any other scholarship for the same Course of study.

Submission of the Application form

The applicant should submit the application form along with above-mentioned documents to the following address to complete the application process:

Under Secretary (Scholarship)
Room Number-516, 5th floor,
Paryavaran Bhawan,
CGO Complex,
New Delhi.

National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Selection Process

  • On the basis of the applications received, Screening Committee will select candidates for personal interview.
  • The candidates shortlisted by screening committee will be interview by Selection Committee to finalize the candidates for the award of the scholarship.

National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Address

Under Secretary (Scholarship)
Room Number-516, 5th floor,
Paryavaran Bhawan,
CGO Complex,
New Delhi.

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