Tibetan Scholarship Program 2012 Announcement


The Tibet Fund is pleased to announce the US State Department’s scholarship for Tibetan refugees in India, Nepal and Bhutan. The distributions for the year TSP 2012 scholarship are as under:

Category ‘A’ Degree Program (10 seats) a) Applicant for two-year Master program in the United States must have secured a minimum of 45% in the Bachelor or Postgraduate program.
b) The applicant must have at least four years of academic work after class XII, (e.g.: BA/B Sc/B. Com +B. Ed). Partial Computer Course, Vocational training and Diploma from Non-University will not be
accepted under Degree Program.
c) Applicant under this program must produce a copy of their TOEFL iBT score with a minimum of 90/120 for Degree applicants.
d) Degree applicants must produce GRE with a minimum score of 960/1600 and GMAT 550/800 after the selection.
e) Applicant should be born on or after January 1st, 1976.

Category ‘B’ Non Degree Program (9 seats)

a) Applicant must furnish an introductory letter from the Public Service Commission (PSC) stating that the applicant is currently a PSC appointed staff with the duration of services cited therein. Non CTA
staff’s are also eligible to apply provided he/she gets an introductory letter from your employer.
b) Applicant must produce the copy of their TOEFL iBT score with a minimum of 75/120 for Non Degree applicants.
c) Applicant for Non Degree program must have completed minimum of 5 years of community Service at the time he/she applies. Certificate to this effect shall be obtained from the Head of CTA
departments or other institutions or organization where he or she has served or serving.


1) RC: Photocopies of the RC of applicant, parent and spouse (If married). Applicant without Registration Certificate from Nepal and Bhutan must obtain a letter from their respective Office of
the Tibetan Freedom Movement (Bhod Rawang Denpai Legul) certifying that the applicant is a bonafide Tibetan refugee with a certification from the concerned Settlement Officer or Local Tibetan
Welfare Office.
2) Green Book: Photocopies of the Green Book of applicant, parent and spouse (If married).
3) Applicants whose parents live in Tibet, Divorced or have passed away must produce certificate to this effect from the concerned Settlement Officer where they live.
4) School Certificates: Applicants must produce year-wise Mark Sheets and Certificates of graduation from the respective schools from which you have graduated.
5) Attestation: All the documents submitted for the TSP must be attested by a gazette officer.
6) Medical Certificate: Fitness Certificate from the registered medical doctor should be submitted. The medical form can be downloaded from the DoE and TF website.
7) Application Process Fee: Each application form must be accompanied by bank draft of Rs.250.00 for postage and processing fee drawn in favor of Tibetan Children’s Educational & Welfare Fund (TCEWF).
8) Travel Document (IC): As there is no provision for Identity Certificate (IC) extension for TSP candidates studying in the United States, applicants should make sure that they have their IC
renewed or extended during the entire study period in advance.
9) US Visa: It is cautioned that the US Embassy have denied the visa for TSP candidates who have had their visa rejected earlier. In the event you have a prior visa denial from the US Embassy, the Tibet
Fund cannot guarantee that your exchange visa will be granted during the visa interview.
10) No Objection Certificate: If the Applicant is serving in any institution, he or she should furnish “No Objection Certificate” from their respective employer.
11) Incomplete Application: In the event of an in-complete application has been submitted, your responsibility will be to submit those missing documents before the application deadline. No
application or missing documents will be entertained after the deadline has passed.
12) Photo: Applicant must submit five passport size photos.
13) Program: Applicants should choose one major study program from any of the following field of studies as indicated. The fields of studies specified below were drawn based on the needs and the
ones that could benefit the Tibetan government in exile or community and they are arranged in alphabetic order.

Field of Studies
Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/Agronomy Auditing, Banking Management, Computer Science, Counseling (Career, School, Unemployment)
Development Planning
Environmental Studies
Food Preservation and Processing Technology
Geo Hydrology Technology
Human Resource Development
International Law
International Relations (Negotiation/Protocol)
Inter-Religious Studies
Library and Information Studies (Archives)
Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Biology
Management & Development
Mass Communication / Journalism
Master in Social Work
Micro Entrepreneurship Development
Natural Resources Management
Public Administration
Public Health/Medicine
Renewal Energy Technologies
Rural Development
School Curriculum
Security and Intelligence Study
Sinology and Chinese Studies
Special Education
Waste Management and Recycling Technology

14) Deadline: Interested applicants may send their application forms and other relevant documents to
this department on or before May 16th, 2011 before 5.00 pm.
15) General Awareness Test on Tibetan Culture and History: The applicants will have the option to
take test either in Tibetan or in English. The applicant who takes the test in Tibetan will be given two
(2) additional points towards the total marks he has achieved.
16) If you have any further questions or doubts regarding the scholarship, please send your queries to
the attention of TSP Program Coordinator, Tenzing Choephel Chumeego tchoephel@tibetfund.org

(Download Application Form)

Send in your applications materials to the following address:

Scholarship Section (TSP)
Department of Education; Central Tibetan Administration
Gangchen Kyishong; Dharamsala – 176 215
Dist. Kangra (H.P.) INDIA
Tel.: 01892 – 222572; Fax: 01892 22348l
E-mail: education@gov.tibet.net