J N Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship To Pursue Higher Studies Abroad

J N Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship aims to provide partial financial assistance to Indian students who are willing to pursue higher studies abroad.

Every year, a large number of Indian students aspire to pursue higher studies in universities abroad. Countries like the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are some of the much-preferred study abroad destinations. However, due to lack of sufficient funds, many aspiring students have to drop their dream of getting a foreign degree. To help such students, the JN Tata Endowment for Higher Education of Indian Students initiated its loan scholarship with the name of ‘J N Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship’. This loan scholarship is meant to support Indian students in pursuing Postgraduate/Doctoral/Postdoctoral/Research courses abroad.

About the Programme

Started in 1892, the J N Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship aims to provide partial financial assistance to Indian students who are willing to pursue higher studies abroad. The scholarship supports the study at Postgraduate/Doctoral/Postdoctoral level. By far, the scholarship has helped over 5,350 Indian students to fulfil their dream of studying abroad. The students selected under this scholarship receive a loan scholarship up to INR 10 lakh and other benefits.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this loan scholarship, the students need to fulfil the following eligibility conditions:

  • The scholarship is open for students who are in the final year of any undergraduate program or have completed their graduation studies at a recognized university/institution in India.
  • They must have secured at least 60% marks in their last qualifying examination.
  • The students who are at the beginning of the second year of their overseas studies (Fall 2020 – Spring 2021) can also apply, only if the minimum duration of the course is 2 years. 
  • The students should not be older than 45 years of age as on June 30, 2020.
  • The existing J N Tata Scholars are not eligible to apply for the same course.

Scholarship Award and Selection Process

The selected students will receive a loan scholarship ranging from INR 1 lakh to INR 10 lakh. They may also receive a partial travel grant up to INR 50,000 and a gift scholarship up to INR 7,50,000 based on their overseas academic performance upon the recommendation of the trustees.

The selection of the students will be based on their extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. After initial screening of the applications received, the shortlisted candidates are required to appear for an online test based on TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment). Thereafter, the selected students will be invited for an interview after which the final selections will be made.

Application Process

The students fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply for this scholarship online. Follow the steps given below to register.

Step 1: Visit the J N Tata Endowment Scholarship page.

Application Link:

Step 2: Read all the details carefully and click on ‘Apply Now’ button.

Step 3: The students will be redirected to the application page. Click on ‘Click here to apply’.

Step 4: Click on ‘Register’ button to register.

Step 5: Once registered, login using registered email id and password.

Step 6:  Complete the scholarship application and submit.

Key Documents Required

While applying for the loan scholarship, the students are required to support their application with the following important documents –

  • Statement of Purpose (SoP) in not more than 800 words
  • A Letter of Recommendation (LoR) from either a professor of the college/university or the employer (in case the applicant is working)

Key Dates

The applications for the J N Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship are open now. The last date to register is March 9, 2020. However, the last date to submit the completed application form online is March 16, 2020.

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