What is the procedure to apply for the Padho Pardesh scheme?

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Padho Pardesh scheme was introduced by the Government of India to make overseas education affordable for eligible students. Under this scheme, individuals from the minority community can avail interest subsidy on an education loan availed to study abroad.

This instrument is among the feasible financial options that can cover all the expenses incurred while studying overseas. These include tuition fees, examination charges, admission fees, cost of study material, accommodation, travel costs, food, medical expenses, etc.

Step-by-step guide to apply for Padho Pardesh scheme

Following is the guide to apply for Padha Pardesh scheme:

  • First, you need to avail the study loan from your chosen lender, and then apply for the Padho Pardesh scheme.
  • Submit all the relevant documents to your lender stating that you’re eligible for the interest subsidy scheme.
  • The lending organisation shall submit your personal information as well as education loan details on the scheme’s portal.

What are the eligibility parameters to qualify?

You can enjoy interest subsidy on this Student Loan in India only if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Candidate should come from the minority community with an annual income below Rs. 6 Lakh.
  2. The student must have got admission in an educational institute overseas at Ph.D., M.Phil. or Master’s degree
  3. He/ she shall pursue any of the mentioned courses to enjoy the Padho Pardesh scheme benefits:
  • Pure Science
  • Humanities or Arts
  • Commerce
  • MBA
  • Farm Power & Machinery
  • Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Veterinary Science and more

Bajaj Finserv also offers a loan against property for education that can be taken to avail funds for overseas education.

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