Ministry of Social Justice invites applications for a scholarship to the specially-abled students

Ministry of Social Justice invites applications for a scholarship to the specially-abled studentsApplications are invited for international Overseas Scholarship for Students with Disabilities for the year 2018-19 to provide financial assistance to pursue Master's Degree and PhD course abroad in the fields of Engineering and Management, Pure Sciences and Applied Sciences, Agricultural Science and Medicine, Commerce Accounting and Finance as well as Humanities, Social including Law Fine Arts.

A Total of 20 Scholarships are awarded every year, out of which six scholarship is reserved for female candidates.

Under the scheme, there is a provision of annual maintenance allowance of 9,900/- Great Britain Pound for courses in the England and US$ 15,400 for courses in other countries. In addition, there are provisions of tuition fees, cost of air passages etc. Detailed eligibility criteria, other terms and conditions and application form are available on the department’s website.


Conditions with 40% and more disability and having a proper disability certificate to this effect issued by a competent medical authority with age not exceeding 35 years, securing 55 percent marks and above not exceeding Rs.6 lakh per annum are eligible to apply.

Disability is as defined in Rights to persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Interested and eligible candidates may submit their applications in the prescribed application form to the Under Secretary (Scholarships), Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Room No. 516, 5th Floor, Pt. Deendayal Antodaya Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003 throughout the year.

Last modified onSaturday, 05 January 2019 13:32
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