How to Apply for the National Overseas Scholarship SC 2023-24

For all of you, here is some good news. If you are looking for the National Overseas Scholarship for sessions 2023–24, this article will give you every detail. The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Department of Social Justice & Empowerment invited online applications for this scholarship scheme. The official deadline for accepting online applications is March 31, 2023. This article will guide you on how to apply for the National Overseas Scholarship SC 2023–24.

Highlights Of the National Overseas Scholarship for SC 2023-24

Beneficiary ForScheduled Castes, Denotified Tribes, Traditional Artisans, and Landless Agriculture Labourer
Total SlotsEach financial year, 125 slots are available.
Application ModeOnline
Application Closing Date March 31, 2023
Duration of the ScholarshipPh.D.- 4 years (Maximum)
Masters- 3 years (Maximum)
Official WebsiteClick Here

National Overseas Scholarship SC 2023-24 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship program, the applicant must have the following eligibility criteria

  • Age must be no more than 35 (thirty-five) years old as of April 1st of the selection year. 
  • Family income is less than Rs. 8,00,000/-( Eight lahks) per annum.
  • Willing to pursue Master’s and Ph.D.-level courses abroad.
  • Have at least 60% in their most recent degree.
  • More than two children of the same parents or guardians will not be eligible for the scholarship programme.

Benefits of National Overseas Scholarship

Under this scholarship scheme, the selected student will get the following benefits

Type of AssistanceUnited States
of America
(USA) & other
except for the UK
United Kingdom (UK)
Annual Maintenance Allowance15400 US
9900 Great Britain
Contingency Allowance1500 US
1100 Great
Britain Pounds
Tuition FeesActual as chargedActual as charged
Visa FeesActual visa fees in INRActual visa fees in INR
Medical Insurance PremiumActual as chargedActual as charged
Incidental Journey
Allowance & Equipment Allowance
20 US Dollars for each or its equivalent in Indian Rupees 20 US Dollars for each or its equivalent in Indian Rupees 
Air PassageThe chosen candidates will be able to purchase air tickets from three authorized travel agents. They are Balmer Lawrie & Company
Limited (BLCL), Ashok Travels &
Tours (ATT), Indian Railways
Catering and Tourism Corporation
Ltd (IRCTC). The ticket purchased must be of economy class/shortest route on the date of booking.

The awardees will claim reimbursement of airfare from their respective Indian Mission abroad after joining the University and providing a joining report from the university.

Return tickets will be booked by the Indian Mission.


Documents Required

List of documents required for students at the time of application

  • Caste Certificate
  • Photograph
  • 10th Board Certificate
  • Scanned signature
  • Current Address Proof
  • Permanent Address Proof (if the address differs from the current address)
  • Qualifying Degree/Provisional Certificate
  • Valid Document regarding Admission to a Foreign University
  • Income documents for all family members
  • ITR acceptance document
  • Employer’s NOC Certificate (If the applicant is employed)
  • Aadhar Card

If the candidate is chosen, then an announcement is made in Provisional Award Letter under the National Overseas Scholarship Program Scholarships for SC, etc. The applicant for candidate must submit following

  • Attestation form
  • Self-declaration regarding any pending case or non-conviction of offense
  • Copy of Passport
  • Self Declaration/Undertaking Regarding Total Annual Family Income

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How to Apply for the National Overseas Scholarship SC 2023-24

Candidates who are eligible can apply for this scholarship by following the steps outlined below

  • The eligible candidates need to visit the official website of the National Overseas Scholarship Scheme to register themselves.
  • Then, click the “Register” button, and the student registration form will appear.
  • Eligible candidates must correctly fill out the following information
    • First, select the category from the drop-down menu (Scheduled Castes/ Denotified Nomadic/Semi-Nomadic Tribes/Landless Agriculture Labour and Traditional Artisans)
    • Enter your first name as mentioned in your class 10th certificate.
    • Middle Name (if any, otherwise leave it blank)
    • Full Name (Recheck with your class 10th certificate)
    • A Valid ten-digit mobile number.
    • Valid Email Id ( For future correspondence)
    • Date Of Birth (As Per Class 10th certificate)
    • Mention the State of 10th Board
    • Must mention the 10th Board Certificate Number & Year of Passing.
    • Applicants must upload the 10th certificate in PDF format( not more than 3MB size)
    • Enter your correct Adhaar Number
    • Create a password that is at least 8 characters long and a combination of numeric, alphabetic, and one special character.
    • Retype the password, solve the captcha, and click on the submit button.
  • After successful registration, enter personal information, current address, foreign university or institute details, etc.
  • Fill in the necessary qualifying degree or examination.
  • Enter your employment details, visa application information, etc.
  • Provide the necessary information about your family’s income. For the applicant applying between February 15, 2022, and March 1, 2023, the financial year is 2021-22 and For the applicant applying during the second round, the financial year is 2022–2023.
  • Submit the online application after uploading all required documents.

Important Links

RegistrationClick Here
Forms (Income certificate, Landless agriculture certificate, and Traditional Artisan)Click Here
National Overseas Scholarship ResultClick Here

Note: All the information in this article is for reference purposes only. More information can be found in the scheme guidelines and FAQs.

FAQ- National Overseas Scholarship SC 2023-24

Who can apply for the National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

Candidates from Scheduled Castes, Denotified Tribes, Traditional Artisans, and Landless Agriculture Laborers are eligible for National Overseas Scholarships scheme.

What is the last date for the National Overseas Scholarship SC 2023–24?

31 March 2023.

Is it possible for the applicant to apply offline?

No. Only through the online portal can an applicant apply.

What is the minimum qualification required for the National Overseas Scholarship?

For Master’s – Graduation
For Ph.D. -Master’s Degree

How many slots are available under the National Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2023–24?

Each Financial Year, 125 slots are available.
1. Scheduled Castes(SC) – 115
2. Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans – 04
3. Denotified, Nomadic, and Semi-Nomadic Tribes – 06

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