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NOS National Overseas Scholarship Government of India

Updated: Dec 23, 2023

The NOS Scheme aids marginalized students in pursuing Master's or Ph.D. degrees abroad. It supports financially by covering these programs at top-ranked foreign institutions based on QS rankings. Eligibility requires 60% marks in qualifying exams, age under 35, and a family income below Rs. 8.00 lakh annually.

Here's a breakdown of the allowances provided:

1. Annual Maintenance Allowance: £9900 GBP

2. Contingency Allowance: £1100 GBP

3. Tuition Fees: Actual fees charged by the institution

4. Visa Fees: Actual visa fees in Indian Rupees

5. Medical Insurance Premium: Actual charges incurred

6. Incidental Journey Allowance & Equipment Allowance: $20 USD or its equivalent in Indian Rupees for each

7. Air Passage: covers the cost of economy class air travel to and from the foreign institution.

Applicants must secure an unconditional offer from a top-ranked foreign institution. Institution changes aren't allowed, but reapplications for different courses/universities are permitted. Selection occurs in two rounds based on university rankings, favoring higher-ranked institutions and using academic performance to resolve tie rankings.

documents required:

1. 10th Board Certificate

2. Caste Certificate

3. Photo

4. Scanned Signature

5. Address proof

6. Degree Certificate

7. Mark sheet of qualifying examination

8. Unconditional offer letter of Foreign University

9. Income documents of all family members

10. Employer's NOC Certificate (if applicable)

11. Gap certificate (if there's a gap of more than 6 months after completing the qualifying degree)

12. ITR acceptance document

For married women, family income includes that of in-laws, spouse, and children under 18. Each individual can receive the award once. Families can have a maximum of two eligible children from the same parents; the second child can apply if slots are open in the last cycle of the application year.


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