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National Overseas Scholarship 2020 Application Form (Available!)

National Overseas Scholarship 2020: National Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2020 for SC/ST/PWD/OBC etc details are available here. Students who are belongs to Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans are eligible to apply for National Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2020-21. Further eligibility conditions and information about the NOS Scholarship 2020 available at below.

NOS National Overseas Scholarship 2020-2021

Students who want to study for Masters and Ph.D level courses and belongs to SC, Denotified Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans Categories, they can apply for National Overseas Scholarship Scheme in prescribed format by sending the dully filled application form along with all relevant documents at the official address.

New Update: Good News !! National Overseas Scholarship 2020 – 2021 Online Application Form available soon. Applicants have 30 days to submit the application from the date of notification. Last  Year few changes was made by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for NOS Scholarship Process.

Specified Fields of Study:

Field of StudyNo. of Seats
Engineering and Management32
Agriculture Sciences and Medicine17
Pure Science and Applied Sciences17
Humanities and Social Science17
International Commerce, Accounting & Finance17
Total100 Seats

Note: 30% of seats awards shall be earmarked for women candidates.

Category Wise National Overseas Scholarship 2020-2021

Scheduled Caste90
Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes06
Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans04

National Overseas Scholarship 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification:

  • For Master’s Degree: Students who hold the Graduation Degree in any discipline with minimum 55% or equivalent degree from a recognized institute/university. Preference will be given to experienced candidates, especially to those who are on lien with their existing post and employer.
  • For Ph.D :  Master Degree minimum 55% marks or equivalent qualification. Preference will be given to those candidates who hold the experience, especially to those who are on lien with their existing post and employer.

Age Limit:

  • Applicant age should not exceed to 35 years as on 01 April, 2020.

Income Criteria:

  • Total family income from all sources shall not exceed to Rs.6,00,000/- per annum.

Children Criteria:

  • Not more than two children of the same family/parents/ guardians.
Figure 2 Scholarship Scheme Application Form
Figure: NOS Scholarship Scheme Application

National Overseas Scholarship Award:

Indian Govt will provide the various allowances whose list is available below.

For United States of America and other countries except United Kingdom:

  • Annual Maintenance allowance of US Dollars 15400/-
  • Contingency Allowance: US Dollars 1500/-

Only for United Kingdom:

  • Annual Maintenance Allowance of 9900/- Great Britain Pound (GBP)
  • Contingency Allowance: 1100/- (Great Britain Pound)

Other Allowances Details:

  • Incidental Journey Allowance & Equipment Allowance: US $20 or its equivalent in Indian Rupees.
  • Poll Tax: Actual will be paid, wherever applicable.
  • Visa Fees: Actual visa fees in Indian rupees will be paid.
  • Tuition Fee: Actual as charged.
  • Medical Insurance Premium: Actual as charged.
  • Air Passage: Air passage from India to the nearest place to the educational institute and back to India. Shortest route will be followed and economy class air passages will be provided.
  • Local Travel: Read from official notification.

Note: Please refer the National Overseas Scholarship 2020-2021 Notification to get the further details about the this scholarship scheme.

Duration of National Scholarship Award with Financial Assistance:

Candidates will get the prescribed financial assistance to complete their course/ research or the following period, whichever is earlier –

  • PH.D – 04 Years
  • Master Degree – 03 Years

Selection Procedure for National Overseas Scholarship 2020 Program:

  • Applications received during the given period, will be considered for grant of National Overseas Scholarship award/assurance of award for that year and the award/assurance so given will be valid for a period of one year from the date of communication of the award/assurance.
  • Students who have already taken admission in foreign Institutions/University by an authorized body of that country from the academic year 2020-21 onwards and are pursuing for higher studies will be considered for the award on first come and first serve basis subject to fulfillment of other conditions of the Scheme.
  • Students who are trying to obtain the admission in the foreign universities/Institutions by an authorized body of that country may also be provided assurance of scholarship, to facilitate their admission, if required by accredited educational institutions/university. In case they are finally successful in securing such admission, they may be considered for the award, subject to other conditions of the Scheme. The assurance so given would be valid for a period of one year from the date of communication of the assurance. The award will be admissible from 2020-21 and no past claims will be entertained.

In case of tie (When the available unfilled slots are less than the eligible candidates)between two or more candidates the following selection procedure will be followed:-

  • First, available unfilled slots earmarked for women candidates will be filled up from amongst eligible candidates.
  • Next, the remaining slots will be filled up by the eligible candidate older in age, i.e., the first available slot will be given to the oldest candidate and subsequent slots in the descending order of age.

The Selection cum Screening Committee will make suitable recommendations on the basis of above guidelines.

List of Documents Required for NOS Scholarship Program 2020:

Candidates must provide the following documents –

  • 10th Class or other certificate as proof of the date of birth.
  • All Degrees/ Diplomas/ Certificate with the mark sheets
  • Income Proof Certificate in the prescribed format
  • Offer letter if obtained admission
  • Self attested photo copy of Caste certificate issued by a competent authority

In case of passage grant additional information with a statement including

  • Self attested copy of the letter of the award
  • details of merit scholarship and the manner in which it has been obtained

Note: This year no physical copy or no hard copy of the application will be entertained.

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NOS Scholarship 2020 Application Form

Note: The online portal is going to open for 30 days initially calling for applications in April, 2020*. In case, sufficient applications are not received or the number of the selected candidates is less than the earmarked slots, then online portal may be opened again on 1st July, 2020* for next 30 days. If required, the portal may again be opened for the same duration on 1st September, 2020* & 1st January, 2021 also.

[Old Method Last Year] Offline Mode: Send the Dully filled Application Form + Attach all relevant documents at below address. Application Form should be complete in the all manner and also attach the all relevant documents. Incomplete applications in any respect are liable to be rejected by NOS Authority and no application will be entertained in this regard. So please verify the details before to sending the application form at the following address:


Shri Deepak Mehra, Director (SCD-V),

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,

Department of Social Justice and Empowerment,

Room No. 636 – ‘A’ Wing,

Shastri Bhavan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Marg, 

New Delhi (110001)

Submit the National Overseas Scholarship 2020 Application Form for SC/ST/OBC/PWD (as per category) before the last date.

Important Dates of National Overseas Scholarship Programme 2020-2021

  • Submission of Document will be Starts from: First week of April, 2020
  • Online Application Form is available for 30 Days as per notification issued by NOS Authority.
  • Deadline to Submit the Documents: 31 March, 2021

Note: Please check National Overseas Scholarship for SC Notification for detailed information.

Quick Links – National Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2020-2021

Choose the Scheduled Caste Welfare Option and Schemes & Programmes Option on home page of official website.

Year 2018-19 Important Dates:

National Overseas Scholarship 2018-19 Important Dates:

  • Document Submission Starting Date: 03 April, 2018
  • Last Date to Submit the Documents: 31 March, 2019

Please download NOS Scholarship 2018-19 Notification and verify the all details before to submitting the Scholarship Application form at the above address.

National Overseas Scholarship 2018 Important Links:

National Overseas Scholarship 2018 Notification + Application Form: Download Here

National Overseas Scholarship Official Website:

97 thoughts on “National Overseas Scholarship 2020 Application Form (Available!)”

  1. Is this scholarship available for the first year Master’s students to apply for their second year who are already abroad.?

    1. There is no scholarship scheme who are already studying in Abroad (In my opinion). Further details you can check in the prospectus.

  2. Hello Sir/Ma’am,


    I have given my GRE on 22nd OCT 2018 and yet to write IELTS exam. I am trying for US for MS in Computer Science. So my question was how is this scholarship provided? In terms of money given to us or Tution fee sponserd? Is this scholarship anywhere linked to the banks? After the documents submission within how many days we’ll get to know the decisions? Witing for ur reply. Thank u!

  3. Mohammed farhaan shaikh

    My caste is minority ( OBC) . M I eligible to apply this scholarship now? And my course starts in 16th January 2019.. if yes please let me know the last date of apply and rules and regulations of it

    1. Last date to submit the documents is 31 March 2019. Eligibility criteria details are already disclosed on this page. If still have any doubt then check its prospectus.

  4. Helloo sir / madam

    I am ashok from punjab
    I have done my B.Tech in mech. Engg. 2015-2018
    nd i have also done Mech. 3year diploma 2012-2015
    Now i want to study Australia for master degree
    How can i apply this scholarship
    I belongs to sc case (schedule caste)
    Please contact me and give me the full detail of this scholarship

  5. Can we apply for scholarship before receiving offer letter from university by providing document in support for applying in foreign Universities? because what if in case my admit comes after march 31st? Plz reply

    1. No without offer letter you are not allowed to apply. Because Offer letter confirm your admission. More details you can check from official website.

      1. Dear admin, yes he/she can apply for this scholarship if he/she trying to obtain admission abroad university (But he/she has to provide a legal document/documents related admission). In such cases, the ministry will give an assurance not awarded. When his/her admission will confirm then that assurance will convert into the award. Please see the guideline and do not miss-guide.


  6. Sir do we have any list of Universities in NOS and rule that we need to apply to those universities only? Waiting for ur reply. Thanks!

  7. Mine is sept 2019 intake year and i already have offer letter and i am from OBC category.
    Is this applicable for me? How should i apply?

    1. In the official notification, this scholarship scheme is available for SC etc. So you have to confirm by own from official authority. But in my opinion I think you are not eligible for this scholarship.

  8. I’m planning for spring 2020 intake. My CGPA is 8.6, GRE-298, IELTS-6.5 and i belong to OBC. Please provide information like when to apply, what will be the deadline
    Please help me!
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Deadline to apply 31 March 2019 for academic year 2019. So we expect next year registration for next will be end in March 2020. Mode of application is offline. You have to submit the application + all required documents at the address given in this article.

  9. Sir, after sending out the paper application and supporting documents along with the offer letter from university through postal mail, what next??

  10. Hello Sir/Mam,
    I am Sumitra Tripura from Tripura state. I have completed MBA (HR) can I applicable for Ph.D programme with Scholarships and I also belonged from schedule tribe.

    1. Yes you are eligible for this scholarship. You to read the article and official notification for detailed information of National Overseas Scholarship for SC.

  11. hi,
    a very thanks to the blog author ! you are doing great job helping to people about their queries.

    please help in
    1. “Details of proposed study abroad (as per point: 19) ?
    2.Prospects in India after studying abroad (as per point: 24) ?

    please suggest to me what to write in context !.

  12. hai sir ,
    this is Anil kumar i am persuing Philippines for mbbs am i eligible for scholarship . i got admission letter on sep 2018 can i apply for 2019-2020 application.

    1. Dear Anil we have already provided the eligibility criteria on this page so please check carefully again. Still not getting the information, then you have find out at NOS official portal. In my opinion you are not eligible.

  13. Hi there,

    Firstly, let me thank you for answering our queries.

    I have received offer letter from an Australian university and course starts in July 2019. Could you please let me know the start date of application for this scholarship. Also request you to run me through the overall process from application till approval.

    Thank you for your support.

    1. As per previous year information, Starting of submission of application for NOS scholarship will begin in Most probably in First week of April 2019. In order to apply for this scholarship, you have to send the application form + relevant documents at the given address. List of Documents and Address details you can check on this page.

  14. Sir students who wants to pursue Master’s gets F1 student Visa in USA. Plz elaborate on this..

    Candidates going to USA should apply in the J-1 Visa sponsoring Universities/colleges only. In case a candidate has applied for admission on F-1 visa or has already obtained F-1 visa, such candidates is not eligible for Scholarship under the Scheme.

    1. Thanks for approaching us. But such details can be confirmed only from official authority. You have to contact them as soon as possible through mail or mobile number available on official website or its prospectus.

  15. Keshav chandrasekar

    Hello Sir,

    Greetings for the day….

    This is Keshav Chandrasekar. I completed my masters degree in engineering on 2016 . Now, I want to do Masters in Business Administration from one of the reputed university abroad. Am I eligible to apply for this NOS????

    1. Thanks for commenting. Eligibility Criteria details are already provided on our website, so please check carefully and then apply.

  16. Rushikesh Pradip Sable

    I selected for this scholarship result published in may 2018 but still I get anything, process is too lengthy, department is not replying to you… Till today I got the three letter of different university and even submitted but still I m in India so bro take loan and go abroad ….

  17. i started my masters this march can i apply for this scholarship before the deadline. tell me soon deadline was near for 2018-2019 students

  18. Hello Sir,

    First, I really want to thank you first for replying our queries, it’s a great help for us.

    I have an offer letter from an Australian University for the July-2019 intake and I am from OBC category. When should I apply for this Scholarship, till 31st March 2019 or after 1st April 2019?

    Thank you for your support.

  19. Hello sir ,
    I’m eligible for this scholarship but I don’t have money to go abroad . So one thing is not clear for me .
    While sending our documents to ministry ..we need to send visa also ? .
    I don’t have money and to get Visa i need to show funds . So is it like this we can apply for scholarship first and then apply for visa is scholarship is granted .
    Please reply soon.

    Thank you

    1. I think you have no need to send Visa Along with Scholarship Application Form/ Documents. Better option is check the prospectus/ notification.

  20. Hiee sir,
    I have applied for September’2019 intake for master’s in creative advertising.So, which application form should I submit 2018-19 or 2019-20 and please let me know If i’m eligible for this scholarship in terms of the subject i’ve selected for the masters.

  21. Sir I have already submitted and sent the application package with offer letter from the university and all other academic records to the ministry. It has been 12 days for today but there’s no msg or email regarding the status of my application not even the confirmation of receivable of package.. Till when should I wait more sir? Plz respond

  22. Hello Sir,

    I have an offer letter for July-2019 intake but I have submitted my application form for this scholarship on 26th March 2019, but as my intake date it comes in academic year 2019-20 do I need to apply for this scholarship again after 1st April 2019?

    Thanks for your support sir.

  23. I am doubtful about the thing that wheather this scheme should give me help in admission to do my PhD in abroad in my desired institute or I should take admission by my own and then apply for scholarship.

    1. You should take the admission by own and after that you can apply for NOS Scholarship Program. You should provide the admission letter and other relevant documents to grab the benefit of this scholarship. You can also check some international scholarship on this page:

  24. Hlo sir.
    I completed my graduation in mechanical engineering..
    During graduation i has fifteen backlogs…
    Am I eligible for this scholarship???

  25. Sir, what is the next date for application of NOS after April 1st 2019. I’m going to apply for NOS. My admission process is going on at any time I can get the admission offer letter from the University of Australia. So I need to know when I can apply for NOS in the coming days. Please let me know the coming schedule date for application to apply.

    1. The application form during the First Quarterly for NOS Scholarship Program for session 2019-20 is closed on 31 May 2019. Next date is not confirmed yet, but we can expect in August / September month. Otherwise in next year for session 2020-21 in month of April/May.

  26. Hello Sir/ Ma’am.

    I’am currently studying in the last year of Bachelor of Engineering (Information Technology) which will be competed in the year 2020 and I belong to the Scheduled Caste(SC). My family income is less than 6,00,000/-
    and I’am planning to take admission in the foreign university in the year 2020

    Am I eligible for this scholarship?

  27. Hello Sir/ Ma’am!
    I have applied my university and also having letter of support from mentor. He is ready to take me if I get this scholarship. can I apply for this scholarship with my university application and letter of support. I have applied for spring 2020 intake. how much time it will take for getting final decision. When, I should apply for this scholarship. The first round application is closed on 30/05/2019 and result list not yet mentioned. I am waiting for second reopening. I am waiting for your prompt response.
    Thank you!!!

    1. Result 1st List has already announced by authority. You should have to provide Valid Document Regarding admission in Foreign University (Application, Registration or Admission related document) in order to apply for National Overseas Scholarship Program. As you know registration has already closed for it, if authority will reopen the online application, then we will update here asap. For more details you can refer the official website i.e. and thanks for commenting !!

  28. Hi can apply this schlorship I miss fulfilling the eleigible criteria
    Admin plz reply
    thank you
    Because in the website there is nonothing clearly mentioned

    1. National Scholarship Scheme registration has already closed. Result 1st list has already issued. If authority reopen the apply link then we will update here. I’m helpless in this matter. Thanks for commenting!!

  29. I have applied my university and have university letter of acceptance. I have applied for spring 2020 intake. can i apply for the scholarship this year for the same?. is the online portal open?

  30. Hello sir/Madam,

    I completed my masters in computer science in 2017. I applied for PhD in uk for sping 2020 and got admission .I belong OBC (female).Will I be eligibel for Sholoarship?If yes,When will the portal be open ??
    Pls rply admin

  31. I am pursuing pharm.d intern which wil be finished by june 2020 .am i available for this scholarship to do masters in australia for 2020-2021

  32. j have an offer letter of course which is going to start in 5oct 2020, so if i filled the applictaion in APR 2020, so in how many days i will know that i am selected for the scholarship?

  33. I’m going to complete my ug in this April interested to pursue my masters in abroad .I’m going to write the IELTS exam on September month.when I need to apply this scheme

  34. I got a offer letter but they said you will have to submit transcript and IELTS score at the time of admission but I am going to appear for IELTS in next month so am I eligible for this scheme or not? Do I have to submit my IELTS score to you while filling the application form?

  35. Has NOS online portal been opened on 1st April 2020 ? because I visited your website but I found there last year form of 2019.

  36. First week of april completed but there are no any information available about 2020-2021 NOS in official website. so, please tell me when NOS application will start?

    1. Application Form submission process has not started yet, due to Corona Virus Pandemic. The official dates for NOS 2020-21 will update soon. Keep in touch for more updates.

      1. Dear admin, do you have any connection with MOSJ ? If it is not, then from where you are getting those information ?

  37. when application form for national overseas scholarship(abroad studies) will be available for September 2020 intake.

  38. What are the questions asked in interview and what the procedure of interview and how it is held.
    I selected for interview but want to know whether they ask technical questions.

  39. The portal open in April but result come june so on base of conditional offers letter can we apply?????
    And after result university provide unconditional letter.




  41. Hi Sir,
    If I want to get admission for July’21, when am I supposed to apply for a scholarship? I belong to SC category.

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