National Overseas Scholarship 2020 Dedicated to ST Students

Last Modified: 19 May 2024

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has released an official notification for the overseas scholarship 2020. As per the released scheduled, the application process for the National Overseas Scholarship 2020 is going to be start from 12th April 2020. Those Scheduled Tribe students (including Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans) who want to pursue Masters level course/ Ph. D programmes/ Post-doctoral research abroad can avail benefits under this scholarship.

ST Overseas Scholarship: Quick Overview

Deadline 15 Jun 2020
Class / Course Master & Doctoral Programs, Masters Programme, PHD
Scholarship Type Merit Based Scholarship
Awarded Amount Up to USD 15,400 Annually
Age Limit 35 Years
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country India
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The online application form for the National Overseas Scholarship 2020-21 is available for SC/ST/PWD/OBC. Read further eligibility norms, dates, vacancies, and other information about the NOS scholarship 2020.

NOS National Overseas Scholarship Award 2020:

Indian Government will provide various fellowship allowances as under:

  • The selected candidates are given living expenses of USD 15,400 annually for pursuing any course in the US Universities. For studying in the UK Universities, students can avail USD 9,900 annually.
  • Students are also given an annual Contingency Fund to meet any miscellaneous expenses. For studying in the US, students can get up to USD 1532 annually. And for pursuing studies in the UK, they can get USD 1116 annually.
  • Visa fee and Poll tax are also paid by the Ministry.
  • In addition, tuition fee, travelling expenses, and medical insurance are also paid.

Note: 30% of fellowship seats are reserved for female candidates.

National Overseas Scholarship 2020 - Category Wise Distribution

SC Students


Denotified, Nomadic and Semi- Nomadic Tribes


Landless Agricultural Labourers




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NOS National Overseas Scholarship: Eligibility Criteria

Annual Family Income – An applicant’s annual family income should not exceed ₹ 6 lakhs.

Age Limit – An applicant should not be more than 35 years of age by 1st July 2017.

Educational Qualifications –

  • For Masters Degree – A candidate should have a minimum score of 55% marks in the Bachelors or equivalent course. In addition, he/ she should have a working experience of minimum 2 years.
  • For Ph. D Programmes – A candidate should have a minimum aggregate score of 55% marks. Also, the candidate should have done M. Phill of at least 2 years in the relevant subject or should have an experience of teaching or research.
  • For Post-doctoral Research – A candidate should have a minimum aggregate score of 55% marks in the Post-doctoral research. He/ she should also have an experience of teaching/ research of minimum 5 years in the relevant subject/ topic.

Note: Not more than two applicants of the same family are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

The application form for NOS National Overseas Scholarship 2020 will be made available in the month of April 2020. Find out the complete details on how to apply.

  1. Register as a new user by visiting the official website.
  2. After getting registered successfully, login to the website using the username/id and password.
  3. Fill out all the details mentioned in the application.
  4. It is needed for the candidate to provide his/her e-mail id,  aadhaar card number and mobile number in the application form
  5. Along with these details, attach documents such as; date of birth proof, Caste certificate from the competent authority, academic degrees/Diplomas/Certificate and their mark-sheets, Original Income certificate.
  6. Do a run through after filling the film and then finally click on ‘Submit’

NOS Scholarship Program 2020: List of Documents Required

Candidates need to submit the following documents –

  • Class 10th or equivalent certificate as a proof of date of birth
  • All relevant Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificate with the available mark sheets
  • Income Proof Certificate
  • Offer letter of the admission
  • Self attested photo copy of Caste certificate

NOS Scholarship Program 2020: Important Dates

Check the important dates of the fellowship scheme:


Important Dates (Tentative)

Beginning of application form

12th April 2020

Last date to apply

15th June 2020

Last date to submit documents

17th June 2020

Declaration of result

August 2020

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