Overseas Scholarships – Backward Classes

Overseas Scholarships - Backward Classes

Scholarships Awarded by-

Government of Kerala Backward Classes Development Department

Scholarship Amount-


Course Level-

Postgraduate, Ph.D.

Application Deadline


Overseas Scholarships – Backward Classes

About the Scholarship

There are some bright youngsters from the backward classes who dream of obtaining higher education from overseas. However, they do not have the requisite funds to pay their studies. Irrespective of every development strategy, the backward populations sometimes go disregarded from the benefits. So the Government of Kerala took up this task to establish a scholarship programme. Their mission is to deal with issues connected to the social, economic and intellectual betterment of the other disadvantaged people in Kerala. BCDD Overseas Scholarship is one such initiative that allows students pick for Postgraduate or higher studies from abroad universities.


Overview No. of scholarships to be awarded:  Varies

Type of scholarship : Merit

Renewability: Yes

Application deadline : N/A

Announcement of award on: N/A

Applicability of the scholarship: Courses : Postgraduate, Ph.D.

Universities: N/A

Countries: USA

Scholarship amount information


Individuals who intend to apply for the BCDD Overseas Scholarship need to observe the eligibility rules. Applicants must meet the following conditions before applying for this cash assistance.

This scholarship programme is aimed for those students who belong to the lower family income group.
The interested candidates must have a graduation degree.
They also need to ensure they complete their graduation with a first-class or have a minimum of 60% score.
This scholarship scheme is university and subject-specific. Hence, if your subject qualifies according to the conditions, you can use of this programme.

Application Process

While applying for this scholarship, you need to submit certain documents to ensure your application. If you are applying via offline mode, be sure you send attested copies enclosed with your application form.

Here are the documents that you will require while applying for this scholarship programme.

Your household income certificate
A copy of your caste certificate
Any document that can validate your age
The admission letter from the particular university
Letters of recommendation from two of your mentors under whom you have studied/worked
A short essay to express your interests, future plans, and how you plan to use this award to attain your goals
You also need to include your GRE/GMAT scorecard
Your academic transcripts and mark sheets
You will also require SSC and HSC mark sheets
Any other document, if specified
Additional Information
Scholarship Website link :https://bcdd.kerala.gov.in/schemes/educational-schemes/overseas-scholarship/\Scholarship Registration Link : N/A

Contact Email: N/A

Contact Number: 0471- 2727378


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