December 14, 2017

Sreekanth B

J N Tata Endowment For The Higher Education of Indians Scholarships

The JN Tata Endowment was set up in 1892 by Jamsetji Tata, Founder of the Tata group, to encourage young people to take up higher studies at some of the best universities in the world. It is the first Tata benefaction in the field of education, and possibly the first of its kind in the world.

For the past 120 years the endowment has been helping scholars of merit realise their dreams of getting a world-class education through its loan scholarship programme. Annually, the endowment selects around 120 scholars for higher studies abroad. Over the years several JN Tata scholars have distinguished themselves in various walks of life.

The endowment awards only loan scholarships. However, the selected scholars may also qualify for a gift award. The amount to be awarded to each scholar by way of loan and gift scholarship is determined on the basis of norms laid down for the purpose, and does not cover the full cost of studies. Scholarships are granted for higher studies in all disciplines and subjects.

The J. N. Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarship only at the beginning of the course to Indian nationals for full time Postgraduate/Ph.D./Postdoctoral studies abroad and in India, in all fields, irrespective of caste, creed, gender or community. The amount to be awarded to each Scholar by way of the loan scholarship is determined on the basis of the norms laid down for the purpose, and does not cover the full cost of studies. The amount awarded as the loan scholarship ranges between Rs.1,50,000/- and Rs.6,00,000/-. All applicants do not necessarily qualify for the maximum amount.

The selected scholars may also qualify for a gift scholarship and travel assistance from our allied Trusts as may be decided at the sole discretion of the Trustees of the concerned Trusts. A gift scholarship can be for a maximum amount of Rs. 10,00,000/- and the travel grant can be a maximum of Rs. 50,000/-.

Eligibility criteria:-
  • Applicants should be Indian nationals and graduates of a recognised Indian university with a consistently good academic record.
  • Students in the final year of a degree course and those awaiting results can also apply.
  • Mid-career professionals up to the age of 45, planning to go abroad for further research, specialisation or training, are eligible to apply.
  • At the time of submitting the completed applications, candidates need not have the admission / offer letters from the universities to which they have applied for the relevant academic year.
Selection process:

After the initial screening of applications, candidates are shortlisted for an interview in person by subject experts. The final selection is on the basis of interviews that are held in Mumbai, generally between March and June every year.

Contact Address:

The JN Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians
Mulla House, Fourth Floor, 51, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001.
India. Phone: +91 22 66657774, 66657198, 66657681

How to apply:

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship online through following steps -

Step 1: Click here to register for the scholarship after reading all important details.

Step 2: Once registered, log in using registered email id and a one-time password that applicants will receive on their registered email id. (Note: Make sure to change the password within the 48 hours).

Step 3: Fill in all required details.

Step 4: Upload required documents.

Step 5: Finally submit the application form. 

Procedure for applying and Details available on

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