Wednesday, January 2, 2019

[Master Degree] Tibetan Scholarship Program (TSP) Announcement India and Nepal 2020, US

The Education Department of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) is pleased to circulate the announcement of 2020 Tibetan Scholarship Program (TSP) sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the US State Department. It is being administered jointly by the Tibet Fund & The Department of Education, CTA. About six (6) candidates from India and one (1) from Nepal will be selected to this program. Application will be accepted from eligible Tibetan refugees residing in India and Nepal for two-year Master’s Degree programs in the United States, pending the availability of funds.

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  • Applicants should be born on or after January 1, 1983.
  • Applicants must have completed at least four years of academic work after Class XII, including a three-years Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. The fourth year can be your Bachelor of Education credentials or your Master’s degree first year academic credentials. TSP will not accept partial computer courses, vocational training, and diplomas from a non-recognized academic institution in India and Nepal.
  • Interested candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% in their Bachelor’s; Master’s; Bachelors of Education and Post Graduate Diploma Program.
  • Applicants who have completed or are pursuing an M. Phil or a Ph. D degree is not be considered for the TSP.

Documents required:
  • Applicants must submit one (1) passport size photo.
  • The applicant must submit a copy of his/her resume and a short essay, no more than 500-700 words, explaining why they are applying for the Tibetan Scholarship Program (TSP) and what they hope to achieve from it.
  • Registration Certificate (RC) / Refugee Certificate (RC):
    • TSP Applicants in India: Applicants must submit photocopies of his/her Registration Certificate (RC), and that of his/her parents and spouse (if married).
    • TSP Applicants in Nepal: Applicants who reside in Nepal must have a Refugee Certificate (RC). If an applicant does not possess an RC, then he/she can submit either one of their parent's RCs with the applicants' name stated in the document. In addition, the applicant must obtain a letter from his/her respective Settlement Officer, certifying that he/she is a Tibetan refugee residing in Nepal.
  • Official transcripts.
  • All documents submitted for the TSP must be attested either by a CTA gazette officer (the rank of Joint Secretary and above) or notarized by a Notary Officer/Settlement Officer.
  • Participants will be required to apply for a J-1 exchange visitor visa from the U.S. Embassy. Selection as a TSP candidate does not guarantee approval for an exchange visa. Applicants who have prior visa denials from the U.S. Embassy must inform The Tibet Fund, the CTA’s DoE and the Tibetan Student Selection Committee in Nepal.
  • If the applicant is serving in an institution, a “No Objection Certificate” is required.
How to Apply:
Applicants from India: 
Applicants must apply online using the online application link and upload all the required documents combined in PDF
files organized in order as below:
  • PDF 1:
    • Application Form
    • Resume
    • Essay
  • PDF 2:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Copies of applicant's RC
    • Copies of applicant's GB (1st & last page of payment made)
    • Copies of Parents' GB/Settlement Officer's letter
    • Bachelor's Degree Marks sheet (year 1,2,3 and 4 accordingly)
    • Master's Degree Marks sheet/B.Ed./Diploma Certificate
    • No Objection Certificate (if any)
The CTA’s Department of Education (DoE) who will administer the TSP selection process in India separately. The pre and post selection will be administered by CTA’s DoE and the Tibet Fund in coordination with the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in India. 

Applicants from Nepal:
Applicants must submit a paper application and all supporting documents to the TSP SSC Nepal, who has been appointed to administer the TSP selection process in Nepal separately. The pre and post selection of TSP Nepal candidates will be administered by TSP SSC Nepal under the direction of The Tibet Fund in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.

16 March 2019