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National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) Program 2024 for Financially Disadvantaged Students
The NOS program provides financial aid to students from Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers, and Traditional Artisans to pursue Master's or Ph.D. studies overseas.

by Pragti Sharma / 12 Feb 2024 19:32 PM IST / 0 Comment(s) / 26

The National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) Program for 2024 is aimed at assisting financially disadvantaged students from specific social groups in pursuing advanced degrees abroad. Here's a comprehensive overview of the eligibility criteria, application dates, selection process, and more:



The NOS program provides financial aid to students from Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers, and Traditional Artisans to pursue Master's or Ph.D. studies overseas.



Approximately 125 new scholarships are awarded each year, with 30% reserved for women candidates. The NOS portal will be open from February 15 to March 31, 2024, for submission of online applications.



Eligibility Criteria




  • Applicants must have received an offer of admission from one of the top 500 ranked international institutions according to the latest QS rankings.

  • Applicants should be below 35 years of age as of April 1 for the selection year.

  • The total family income should not exceed Rs. 8.00 lakh per year in the previous financial year.

  • A minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade in the previous qualifying examination is required.



Selection Process




  • Applicants must provide their Aadhar card details and obtain a firm offer of admission from a foreign institution listed in the top 500 rankings.

  • Two rounds of selection will be conducted based on the rank of the foreign universities or institutions from which candidates have received offers of admission.

  • Merit lists will be created in each round, and scholarships will be awarded according to this merit list.



The NOS program offers an invaluable opportunity for deserving students to pursue higher education abroad and achieve their academic aspirations. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply and seize this opportunity for personal and professional growth.


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