Goa Scholars Scheme

The Goa Scholars Scheme is started by the government of Goa and state director of Higher Education Department to encourage students to opt for post graduation and the doctoral degree from a recognized institute in India or abroad.

The Scheme provides benefits to 15 meritorious and outstanding young students with scholarship every year. The goal of the scheme is to ensure that financial difficulties should not hinder the aspiration to peruse post graduation and doctoral studies of the scholars in the state. The Education Department of Goa announced 40% reservation for meritorious female candidates in Goa, on not getting eligible female candidates for the scheme the scholarship will be transferred to others

Benefits of Selection of Goa Scholars Scheme :

  • The scheme will grant financial assistance of Rs. 2,00,000 per year, tenable for 2 years
  • In case of international studies, the candidate will get US Dollars 15,000 a one-time financial assistance
  • If students get the benefits of other scholarship of Government of India then he/she shall not be taken into account in the grant of financial assistance provided to the Goa Scholars
  • The “Goa scholar” student can pursue their education from any recognized institution in India or Foreign in the fields of Engineering, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Architecture, Finance, Law, Fine Arts, Home Science, Management, Environment, Computer Science, and Administration or any other field of importance to the State

Eligibility for Selection of Goa Scholars Scheme :

  1. The candidate must be permanent resident (domicile) of Goa
  2. The candidate age should be less than 32 years
  3. The candidate should have pass qualifying degree of undergraduate from an institute in Goa
  4. Selected Goa Scholars can pursue post-graduate studies in any Institution of proven excellence in India or abroad.
  5. As per criteria of this scheme candidate should achieve meritorious rank in Degree examination
  6. The candidate should get the admission of proven excellence of India or other abroad for studying post graduation

Application procedure for Goa Scholars Scheme :

  1. The Departmental of Higher Secondary Education provide application form every year on State governmental website
  2. All applications received under the Scheme should be register and a registration number will be provided to the applicant
  3. If candidate shortlisted under any scheme of Goa govt. should not be eligible to get the benefits of this scheme
  4. Shortlisted applicants are required to appear for a personal interview before the selection committee, and may also be required to submit additional details regarding the institution or course
  5. If applicant not feel all information, or feel incorrect information in the application for Goa Scholar scheme then applicant should be disqualified
  6. Finally, all the application received by Educational Department up to prescribed date

Documents required for applying Selection of Goa Scholars Scheme:

  1. Transcript, Degree certificate, Mark sheet of 10th , 12th, and graduation
  2. Residential/Domicile certificate of candidate
  3. Birth certificate ( 10th or 12th Board certificate)
  4. Adhar Card
  5. A certified copy of admission letter/document from the institution concerned
  6. Candidate resume
  7. Recent passport size photograph
  8. A 300-word essay highlighting the candidate’s strengths and vision for the future. It should also contain the reason why the candidate should be considered for this particular scholarship

Whom to contact and where to contact for getting the benefits of this scheme:

  1. Directorate of Higher Education Government of Goa

References & details:

  1. For more details regarding document other details visit Department Higher Education website http://dhe.goa.gov.in/


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