Tibetan Scholarship Program (TSP) 2013

The Department of Education CTA, Dharamsala and the Tibet Fund are pleased to re-announce the 2013 Tibetan Scholarship Program (TSP), funded by the US Dept of State’s, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through The Tibet Fund, for eligible Tibetan refugees residing in India, Nepal and Bhutan

This announcement is a revised version of the scholarship announcement published by The Tibet Fund in October 2011

Applications are being accepted for two year Master Degree program in the United States, pending the availability of funds


A minimum number of 8 slots will be available for two year Master Degree program in USA

There may not be any non-degree slots for TSP 2013

Applicants must have secured grades of a minimum of 45% in Bachelor Degree program

Applicants must have completed at least four years of academic work after class XII including a Bachelor Degree

Partial computer courses, vocational training and diplomas from non-recognized academic institutions will not be accepted

To demonstrate English language proficiency skills, applicants must produce a copy of their TOEFL, iBT score with a minimum of 90 out of 120


Applicants should be born on or after 01st January, 1977

Selected participants will be required to take the GRE or GMAT exam

Application Submission: Procedure for the submission of applications and criteria for awarding scholarships

Registration Certificate:

Photocopies of the registration certificate (RC) of the applicant, and that of the applicant’s parents and spouse (if married)

Applicants who reside in Nepal but do not have an RC from Nepal, or are not listed as a dependent on a parent’s registration card, must obtain a letter from a CTA-affiliated organization based in Nepal certifying that the applicant is a Tibetan refugee residing in Nepal

Green Book:

Photocopies of the Green Book of applicant, and that of the applicant’s parents and spouse (If married)

If your parents or spouse are deceased, you need to submit a copy of their death certificate respectively

Applicants whose parents live in Tibet or have passed away must produce a certificate to this effect from the concerned settlement officer where they live or a death certificate respectively

Academic certificates:

Applicants must produce year-wise school/college/university mark sheets and degree certificates


All the documents submitted for the TSP must be attested by a CTA gazette officer (above the rank of Joint Secretary) or notarized by a Notary Officer/concerned Settlement Officer

Application process fee:

Each application form must be accompanied by bank draft of INR 250/NPR 400 for postage and processing fee drawn in favour of Tibetan Children’s Educational and Welfare Fund (TCEWF), Dharamsala, India and Snow Lion Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal respectively

Medical Certificate:

A fitness certificate from a registered medical doctor should be submitted

Travel Document:

As there is no provision for an Identity Certificate (IC) extension for TSP candidates studying in the United States, applicants should have their IC renewed or extended during the entire study period in advance

U.S. Visa:

Participants will be required to apply for a J-1 exchange visitor visa from the US Embassy

Selection as a TSP candidate does not guarantee approval for a visa

Applicants who have prior visa denials from the US Embassy must inform the Tibet Fund and the Tibetan Scholarship Program’s Student Selection Committee (TSP SCC) at the time of application

If the applicant is serving in any institution, he or she should furnish a no objection certificate from his/her respective employer

Applicants must submit three (3) passport-sized photos

Program: Applicants should choose one major study program from any of the following fields of study as indicated

The fields of study specified below were identified based on the needs and benefit to the Tibetan community and the Central Tibetan Administration

They are arranged in alphabetical order

Fields of Study:

Agriculture, Auditing, Banking Management, Computer Science, Counseling, Development Planning, Education, Environmental Studies, Food Protection, Human Resource Development, International Law, International Relations (Negotiations), Inter-Religious Studies, Library and Information Studies (Archives), Mathematic/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology, Management and Development, Mass Communication/Journalism, Social Work, Natural Resources Management, Public Administration, Public Health/Medicine, Renewal Energy Technologies, Rural Development, Security and Intelligence Study, Sinology and Chinese Studies, Waste Management and Recycling Technology

Application Deadline:

Interested applicants are responsible for submitting all application forms and other relevant documents to their respective jurisdiction on or before 16th April, 2012, at 5.00 p.m.

No late or incomplete applications will be entertained after the deadline has passed

General written test on Tibetan Culture and History (GWTT): The applicants will have the option to take a test either in Tibetan or in English

The total test score will be 50 marks and those who take the test in Tibetan will be given 4 additional marks on the total they scored in the test

The question setting and evaluation for GWTT will be done by a single examiner

The applicants must secure a minimum of 17 marks out of 50 in GWTT

Selection Criteria:

Applicants will be selected for final interview if he or she secures the minimum aggregate of 50% (25 out of 50) in TOEFL iBT, GWTT and Academic Performance in Class XII and bachelor degree program

If any questions regarding the scholarship program, can send the queries to the attention of the Tibet Fund’s TSP Program Coordinator, Tenzing Choephel Chumeego tchoephel@tibetfund.org or Kalsang Rinchen at DoE Scholarship Section at scholarship@tibet.net

Ms. Chime Tseyang,

Joint Secretary,

Scholarship Section,

Department of Education,

Central Tibetan Administration,

Gangchen Kyishong, Dist Kangra,

Dharamsala-176215, Himachal Pradesh,

Tel 01892-226695/222721/222572,

Fax 01892-223481, E-mail scholarship@tibet.net,

Website www.sherig.org

Mr Tsering Topgyal,

Vice Chairman,

TSP-Student Selection Committee Nepal,

Snow Lion Foundation,

PO Box-1313, Kathmandu, Nepal,

Tel +977-1-5000036/5000002,

Fax 00977-1-5000048,

Email tspsscnepal@ymail.com


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