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Funding Support

Goa University has a limited corpus of funds to provide support to the students at various levels. Besides, Government of Goa and Government of India promotes education at various levels by providing support in the form of fellowships and scholarships for funding under various banners. Various schemes that are available from time to time are announced by the concerned agencies. This page provides you a glimpse of the financial opportunities while studying/ doing research at Goa University.

Goa University schemes

  • International Conferences Participation (Click on title for the guidelines)

    The scheme for grant of financial assistance to the on campus students (PG/M.Phil./Ph.D.) of Goa University to present papers in International Conferences/Seminars outside India. The objective of this scheme is to provide travel and maintenance grant to encourage students to undertake original research, and to present research papers, and to publish them in reputed journals or edited volumes. It is also to provide exposure to students by enabling them to attend international conferences/seminars abroad which would provide them an opportunity to interact with scholars in the fields of their interest. The Application Form shall be processed through proper channel for the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

  • Research Studentship (Click on title for the form)

    This funding support is meant for the students who have registered under full-time Ph.D. programmes at various departments. A limited fund is available and therefore the studentship is offered to the limit of funds. Watch for the call of applications and apply using the enclosed form. The notification is normally announced in early start of academic year and the studentships are offered during first semester after scrutiny of applications. Contact Asst. Registrar, Post-Graduate ( for more information. Click here for recent Circular.

  • Earn while you learn

    Students not supported by any scholarship/ fellowship and need small funding support are offered this funding based on availability of funds, availability of suitable job opportunities on the campus. The student has to work for a limited number of hours per week and (s)he is paid on an hourly basis of contribution. Visit Welfare >> Directorate of Students Welfare for more information

Funding support from Goa Government

Besides the limited University support as above, Government of Goa offers funding support to the students desiring to pursue higher studies. The schemes are announced on the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Goa website at Following is the preliminary information.

Scheme Eligibility
The Goa Financial Assistance also known as the "Bursary Scheme" Fees for the students pursuing College (Higher and Professional) Education in the State of Goa including post-graduation
Dayanand Bandodkar scheme for higher education for orphans To support the educational needs of the children who are orphaned of both parents i.e. father and mother and are deprived of higher education for want of financial resources. The Scheme envisages to take care of such children from their undergraduate and post-graduate courses
Fee waiver scheme This Scheme is framed in order to provide free access to every SC/ST student, to the institutions of higher learning pursuing the courses of General Education and by Directorate of Technical Education for students pursuing Technical education at the degree and post graduate level
Interest Free Education Loan Scheme To promote higher and technical education by younger population of Goa, in the form of interest free loans to undertake approved degree and diploma courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels, in India or abroad.

Funding support from UGC

University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched many fellowships to the students at various levels of higher education. Eligible candidates get the support directly while they pursue the studies at the Goa University. Visit Scholarships and Fellowships ( page of UGC website for more information. One can apply online to these on stipulated dates on their announcements on UGC website at

Fellowship Eligibility
Post-Graduate Education
Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme For Single Girl Child For post-graduate education of single girl child in non-professional courses
Merit Scholarship Scheme For University Rank Holders Reward meritorious students with outstanding performance at the under-graduate level for pursuing post-graduate studies (and Honours courses at under-graduate level)
Research Fellowship in Sciences for Meritorious Students The candidates who have been registered for Ph.D. in Science subjects in Universities with Potential for Excellence/Centres with Potential for Excellence / Centres of Advance Studies and Department of Special Assistance identified by UGC
Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDF) in Sciences, Medical Sciences & Engineering Sciences Candidates who have either received a Ph.D. degree or submitted their Ph.D. thesis and desire to undertake PDF
Dr.S Radhakrishnan Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) in Humanities and special Social Sciences(including language) Candidates to carry out the advanced studies and research in Humanities and Social Sciences including languages in Indian Universities and Colleges
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship The SC/ST Candidates who have passed the post-graduate examination in concerned subject and who desire to pursue full- time research without JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Research Associateship (RA) for Foreign Nationals Foreign students and teachers from developing countries to undertake advanced study and research leading to M.Phil/Ph.D. and postdoctoral research in sciences, humanities and social sciences at Indian Universities
Junior Research Fellowship in Engineering & Technology Research scholars to undertake advanced study and research in engineering and technology, and agricultural engineering, leading to Ph.D.
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences Opportunities to NET-qualified candidates to undertake advanced studies and research leading to M.Phil/Ph.D. Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences including Languages and Sciences
Post Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates Opportunity to carry out the advanced studies and research in science, engineering and technology, humanities and social sciences
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students Candidates belonging to one of the minority community who have passed the post-graduation examination with minimum 50% marks in concerned subject and who desire to pursue full time research without JRF of UGC-NET or UGC-CSIR NET

Funding from other agencies

Visit for more information. This website has links to various scholarships available from various agencies including above. Some significant scholarships from GoI departments are as indicated below.

Agency Type of/for funding
Ministry of Minority Affairs (GoI) Nai Udaan: Support for Students from minority communities clearing Prelims conducted by UPSC,SSC, State Public Service Commission (PSC) etc. ( students-clearing-prelims-conducted-upscsscstate-public- service-commissionpsc-etc)
Ministry of Minority Affairs (GoI) Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities: Scholarship students from minority community for studies in India in a government or private higher secondary school/ college/ university, etc.
Dept. of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (GoI) Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Dept. of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (GoI) Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (GoI) Top ClassEducation Scheme for SC Student