National Overseas Scholarship – The Indian government agency, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, offers the National Overseas Scholarship. With the help of this program, students from socially and economically disadvantaged groups can take advantage of the chance to attend an approved university overseas.

National Overseas Scholarship

It is a based-on-need scholarship for Indian students who intend to study their Master’s and Ph.D. in the following fields: engineering, management, pure and applied sciences, agricultural sciences and medicine, international commerce, accounting and finance, humanities, and social science. Student women are eligible for 30% of these scholarships.

Although the majority of universities in Australia, the US, Germany, Canada, and other countries accept the National Overseas Scholarship, applicants are still urged to confirm this before beginning the application process. The two-year validity of this visa is extended to 100 students.

Eligibility Criteria

Many colleges and universities in Canada, Germany, the US, and other nations accept the National Overseas Scholarship, as was already mentioned.

In addition to meeting the university’s entrance requirements, applicants must also meet the requirements for the scholarship program in order to be eligible.


Educational Qualification

The following requirements must be satisfied by SC, ST, or OBC applicants for the National Overseas Scholarship:

  • Minimum of 55% for master’s degrees, or its equivalent at the undergraduate level.
  • Minimum 55% for a doctoral degree, or its equivalent at the master’s level
  • Candidates should understand that those with suitable experience will be given precedence.
  • As of April 1, 2022, applicants must be under 35 years old.
  • Maximum Permitted Income: The combined household income cannot be higher than 6,00,000 INR.
  • Children Requirements: To be eligible for a National Overseas Scholarship, a parent must have two children.
  • The applicants must also meet the minimum score requirements for exams like the IELTS, PTE, GMAT, GRE, etc. in addition to these requirements. The minimal ELP and other test score requirements vary from university to university.

Application Process

On the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s official website, the application form can be found starting in the second week of February. Students must submit a fully completed form and documentation that have been self-attested to the ministry.

Selection Process

All applications are given fair consideration by the National Overseas Scholarship Selection Committee. Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are chosen to receive the scholarship grant.

Additionally, the National Overseas Scholarship panel places emphasis on the following factors:

  • To be taken into consideration, applications must arrive before the deadline.
  • People who have already been accepted to universities in the UK, Germany, Canada, etc. will be given preference.
  • Students who have not yet been accepted to an international university will also be given conditional consideration.

If there is a tie between a number of applications, the procedure described below shall be used:

  • The available opportunities earmarked for female applicants will initially be offered to the most eligible candidates.
  • The remaining spaces will then be filled by the qualified applicants who are older than the age limit, starting with the oldest candidate and going down in age order.

Remember that there won’t be any more interviews or group discussions for applicants.

Documents Required

  • 10th Board Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • If the current address is different from the permanent address, provide documentation of the current address.
  • Qualifying Degree/Provisional Certificate
  • Mark sheet of qualifying examination
  • Photo
  • Scanned Signature
  • Admission related document)
  • Income documents of all family members
  • Valid Document regarding admission to Foreign University (Application, Registration)

Grant Details

The National Overseas Scholarship helps students with the following expenses that may arise while studying overseas. The following list of expenditures is provided as part of the scholarship:

  • Maintenance Allowance
  • Contingency Allowance
  • Medical Insurance Premium
  • Air Passage
  • Poll Tax
  • Incidental Journey and Equipment Allowance
  • Visa Fees
  • Tuition Fees
  • Local Travel

By accepting teaching or research assistantship positions, students are also permitted to augment their stipends. 100 spots for scholarships will be made available by the organization to deserving students in 2022-2023.



This program has been put in place by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for the benefit of socially oppressed classes so they can have the chance to study abroad. 

The program also stipulates that, under normal circumstances, students who complete their education should return to India and work for the government of that nation for a minimum of five years.