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Ministry Of Tribal Affairs

Central-sector Scheme Of National Overseas Scholarship For ST Students

Scheduled Tribe
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A scholarship scheme by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for regular, full-time students from Scheduled Tribes, to obtain higher education (post-graduate courses viz. Masters, Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Research) from foreign institutes/universities. The Scheme is implemented through the Indian Embassies/Missions abroad, Ministry of External Affairs. 30% of the scholarship awards are earmarked for female candidates. Bachelor-level courses in any discipline are not covered under the scheme. Financial assistance is provided till completion of the course/research or the prescribed duration of the course, whichever is earlier.

Selection is based on Interview based merit list prepared by An Expert Committee. The Scholarship comprises of tuition fee, Annual Maintenance allowance of USD 15400, Contingency Charges of USD 1532, Poll Tax, Visa Fee, Medical Insurance, Cost of Air journey, Incidental Journey expenses. The fields of study covered in this scheme are -
Pure/Applied Science/Engineering/Technology/Mathematics (STEM), Management, Economics, Finance, Law, Agriculture/Medicine, Humanities/Social Science/Fine Arts.
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