Govt invites reserved category students to study abroad


About 100 scholarships and 5 passage grants are offered to scheduled castes, nomads, tribes, labors and artisans, earmarking 30 per cent for women candidates by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India to assist students with PhD or Master's programme in any country overseas.

Interested candidates are requested to apply through prescribed format latest by August 31.

Eligibility criteria:

Educational qualification:

All the candidates interested in applying must secure 55 per cent or equivalent in relevant Master's and Bachelor's degree for PhD and Master's degree, respectively from a recognised institute/university.

Age limit:

Candidate's age limit must not be more than 35 years and family income must not exceed INR 6 lakh p.a.


  • Tuition fee, annual maintenance allowance of USD 15,400 for USA and other countries and GBP 9900 for UK
  • Annual contingency allowance of USD 1500 for USA and other countries and GBP 1100 for UK aspiring students
  • Incidental journey allowance of USD 20 and prescribed equipment allowance of USD 20
  • Research or teaching assistantship, medical insurance premium, air fare and local travel will be provided to the scholar.

Application process:

Applications are accepted offline via post only.


(With inputs from