Hyderabad: Finally, Govt. of Telangana released the notification for the overseas scholarship for minorities 2019. The scholarship is available for the eligible candidates who want to pursue Masters or Doctoral Studies abroad. \n\n\n\nEligibility: \n\n\n\nThe annual income of the family of\nthe candidates should be less than 2 lakh. The age of the candidates should not\nbe more than 35 in order to be eligible for the scheme. \n\n\n\nQualification: \n\n\n\nFor Post Graduate Course: The minimum percentage of the candidate should be 60 or equivalent grade in foundation Degree in Engineering \/ Management \/ Pure Sciences \/ Agriculture Sciences \/ Medicine and Nursing \/ Social Sciences \/ Humanities. \n\n\n\nFor Ph.D. Courses: The cut-off marks is 60% or equivalent grade in P.G. course in Engineering \/ Management \/ Pure Sciences \/ Agriculture Sciences \/ Medicine \/ Social Sciences \/ Humanities.\n\n\n\nApart from cut off, the candidates should\nhave a valid TOEFL\/IELTS\/PTE & GRE\/GMAT.\n\n\n\nHowever, it may be mentioned that last year, the cut off has gone up to 69% because of heavy demand for the scholarship. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nNumber of scholarships: \n\n\n\nAnnually, 500 students will be selected out of which, 250 will be shortlisted in the first quarter, January-July 2019. In the second quarter, August-December, another 250 candidates will be selected. \n\n\n\nEach candidate will get a scholarship of Rs. 20 lakh. Rs. 10 lakh will be paid after the candidate passes out the first semester. Candidates will also receive a one-way ticket after the first semester. Another Rs. 10 lakh will be paid after completion of the second semester. \n\n\n\nThe application of scholarship was started on 26th August. The last date is 27th September 2019. \n\n\n\nRegistration of applications can be done on Epass (click here). \u00a0\n\n\n\nIt may be mentioned that countries\neligible for this scheme are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New\nZealand, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. \n\n\n\nScholarships last year:\n\n\n\nLast year, 424 candidates have applied for the Overseas Scholarship, out of which, 250 were selected. \n\n\n\nIt may be noted that the candidate has to pay the fee out of his\/her pocket, later, the government will reimburse the amount in two installments. \u00a0\n\n\n\nLethargic attitude of the Govt. \n\n\n\nThe Govt. has released the notification after the public put a lot of pressure. The notification has been delayed by eight months. \n\n\n\nRole of Siasat\n\n\n\nSince the announcement of the scholarship scheme in 2014, Siasat Urdu Daily is providing guidance to the candidates free of cost. \n\n\n\nSiasat also provides guidance to the candidates who had already gone abroad.