The De Souza Trust Goa Scholarship ,2009


The De Souza Trust Goa Scholarship was introduced in 1998 aimed for providing financial assistance to young and self motivated people who wish to study in UK. It is basically funded from Mr. Diego Frank de Souza estate. It is meant for the people who reside in Goa or holding domicile of Goa.

Since the introduction of the De Souza Trust Goa Scholarship in 1998, several students of Goa have completed their studies successfully in different fields such as Architecture, Education, Media Management, Fashion Technology, TV Documentary, Computing & Design, and Architectural Conservation, Human Rights along with Music Therapy, Signal Processing, Communication Systems and Innovation Technology & Law.

Coverage of the Scholarship

  • The scholarship covers almost partial or full tuition fees.
  • It provides students with visa for studying in UK.

Eligibility For The De Souza Trust Goa Scholarship

  • The applicant needs to be a citizen of India with a valid Indian passport and should be residing in India at the time when he is going to apply for the De Souza Trust Goa Scholarship.
  • Candidates should be the resident of Goa or who may born from Goan parents.
  • Candidates should be below the age of 30 when he is going to apply for the scholarship.
  • Candidate should be graduate and have a good record with regard to academic and curricular field.
  • Candidate before applying for scholarship have got their admission confirmed in any one of the course in UK for one year.

Application procedure For The De Souza Trust Goa Scholarship

In application form you are required to submit the 2 personal statements of both 150 words which is also one part of the application process.  In first Statement you should brief about your ambitions and career plans but under the limit of 150 words. In the second one you should brief about the application of your experience and knowledge with regard to work after returning to home country. This should also be written under 150 words.

Along with this candidates are required to send the following things.

  • One passport size photograph which should be recent one.
  • 2 Letter’s of reference in one A4 size paper. Photocopies will be rejected.
  • Goan origin and domicile proof.
  • Should include both personal statements.
  • A copy of letter from UK University.

Candidates may apply online also, but in this case they will receive the reference number in their e-mail id which you have mention in the application form. This reference number should be mentioned in the subject line of id when the candidates are applying online.

The other way is that you can easily download the application form and e-mail all the necessary documents. Those who are not applying online should send all the necessary documents along with the concerned address mentioned in the application form with the time and date mentioned.

The applications for the people will be rejected if they fail to submit the required documents and those who are considered they will be shortlisted for personal interview and also required to carry the important documents with them.

At the time of applying if the candidate is belong to Goan origin, he         must carry a proof of birth certificate in which it is mentioned that he is born in goa or required a proof of applicant share in the ancestral property. On the other hand if the applicant is Goan domicile he is also required to carry any one of the important documents which includes copy of Domicile certificate, proof of residence for at least 10 years and proof of residence for at least 15 years.

Contact Details:

The De Souza Trust Goa Scholarship
The De Souza Trust Goa Scholarships
British Council Division
British Deputy High Commission
901, 9th Floor, Tower1, One Indiabulls Centre, 841, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road (West)
Mumbai 400 013
Tel: +91-22-6748 6825, 67486739

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