NORAD Fellowships MHRD

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The NORAD Fellowships or the Norwegian Govt. Scholarship is provided by the External Scholarships Division of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. Of India to students who wish to have MA degree from an institute in Norway.

The Department has an expertise in arranging large number of international scholarships to Indian students from foreign governments.


  • Candidates applying for the NORAD Fellowships should be in the age group of 25 − 35 years.
  • Candidates interested to pursue a post-graduation course should have obtained atleast 60 % marks in graduation.
  • Candidates interested in pursuing a M. Phil course should have scored atleast 60 % marks in graduation. The candidate should also have completed a coursework for at least one and half years in particular subject concerning gender or issues related to development.
  • Candidates interested in pursuing a M. Phil course must have adequate and proper knowledge of English and should qualify in TOEFL or IELTS test.
  • Candidates must have adequate experience in the respective field for 2 − 3 years.


The NORAD scholarships from the External Scholarship Division of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development are for a period of 4 semesters.

Value of Scholarship

The NORAD scholarships take care of the students following requirements:

  • A fixed amount per month which includes expenses namely food, housing and other daily requirements.
  • Fellowship grants for half a month for woolens and other warm clothing, campus deposits etc.

Application Procedure

Applications for the Fellowship should be sent to the following address as per the official format, accompanied by required documents.

Director (Scholarships) , Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Secondary and Higher Education, External Scholarships Division (ES-3) , MHRD, A2/W4, Curzon Road Barracks, KG Marg, New Delhi-110001.


  • Telephone: 011 2338 6401
  • Fax: 011 2338 5337

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