Study Abroad: Rajasthan govt to fund foreign education

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Study Abroad Rajasthan govt to fund foreign education
Young people who aspire to pursue higher education overseas are eligible for the Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship for Academic Excellence programme.

In order to support young people who desire to pursue higher education abroad, the Rajasthan government has approved an additional budget allocation of Rs 65 crores for 2022–2023 under the Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship for Academic Excellence programme. Every year, 200 students are given free tuition at famous foreign colleges through this programme, with 30% of seats designated for female students.

According to the programme, Rajasthani students have the chance to enrol in one of the world’s top 150 universities and colleges, such as Oxford University, Stanford University, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Cambridge University, Princeton University, and the University of Toronto etc.

Students whose families make less than Rs 8 lakh are given priority. Students can apply for the programme even if their family’s annual income is up to Rs. 25 lakh.

For students wanting to study overseas, the Andhra Pradesh government this year issued some new regulations under the Videshi Vidya Deevena programme. According to these regulations, the state intends to assist students from particular sections in pursuing higher education at foreign institutions.

The criteria place emphasis on deserving students and are equally applicable to underprivileged kids from “advanced” castes. This programme is open to students under 35 whose parents make less than 8 lakh per year.

The state would assume financial responsibility for students who have already been offered admission to one of the top 200 universities in the QS World University Rankings. Students accepted into one of the top 100 institutions would be entitled to full tuition reimbursement, while those accepted into one of the top 100 to 200 universities will receive up to Rs. 50 lakh in tuition fee reimbursement.

The student’s bank accounts will receive the payment in 4 instalments. The first release will occur upon receipt of the landing permission or I-94 card, the second with the announcement of the first semester results, the third following the second-semester results, and the fourth following the third or final year.

Until the end of their study, PhD and MBBS students will receive reimbursement annually or semester-by-semester. This programme is only available to Andhra Pradesh students. Additionally, each household may only use this benefit for one student.

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