National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Conducted By : Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India
October 25 2018   Scholarship   Undergraduate, Post Graduate   India
 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, a candidate must be a Graduate/Post-graduate with at least 55% marks in the previous examination with his/her age below 35 years.

The scholarship will be given for Following field of Studies:

  • The scholarship is being offered by the 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.
 Details

Eligibility:

  • Nationality: The Scholarship scheme is only for Indian Nationals.
  • Age: The maximum age of the 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 the line 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.
 Reward Description

National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Rewards:

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 is reserved for female candidates. The category wise distribution for every field of study are as follow:

Duration of Scholarship: The duration of the scholarship depends 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 maintenance allowance depends upon the country where the applicant will opt to study, the details are:
    • For the United Kingdom: The candidates will get an annual maintenance allowance of 9,900 GBP (Approx. INR 10 lakh).
    • For the United States and other countries: The candidates will receive an 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 the United Kingdom: The annual contingency allowance is  1100 GBP (Approx. INR 1 lakh).
    • For the 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 the 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 assistants: 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).
 Application Process

National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Application 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. 
  • Required Documents: In order to complete the application process, the completely filled application form should be accompanied by the following documents:
    • A 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 proforma
    • 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 an 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 the 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.
 Selection Process

National Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Selection Process:

  • On the basis of the applications received, the 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.
 Contact Details
  • Address: Under Secretary (Scholarship), Room Number-516, 5th floor, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, New Delhi.