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RTC-YDF Need-Based Scholarship in Bhutan

Application for RTC-YDF Need-Based Scholarship 2023 is now open. The Royal Thimphu College (RTC) and the Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) are jointly offering one full scholarship under the RTC-YDF Need-Based Scholarship Program.

The award is open for domestic students who are 22 years old or younger at the time of application and have a minimum of 50% aggregate in English + best 3 subjects. The vision of the award is to encourage and enable capable youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to continue their academic pursuit.

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Royal Thimphu College is Bhutan’s first and only A+ accredited institution that is affiliated with the Royal University of Bhutan and Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences. It has an objective to contribute to educational excellence and become an institute of international repute, students are offered an international-style learning environment.

Why study at Royal Thimphu College? Studying at RTC offers you an experience that goes beyond the classroom. With one of the best modern infrastructure and facilities in the country, RTC offers a secluded and peaceful natural environment for study.

Application Deadline: April 7, 2023, at noon.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Royal Thimphu College (RTC)
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Three/four-year degree program
  • Award: Tuition fee, Meals and accommodation, Normal medical facilities
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: One
  • Nationality: Domestic
  • The award can be taken in Bhutan

RTC-YDF Need-Based Scholarship in Bhutan


  • Eligible Countries: Bhutan
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded for a three/to a four-year degree program in any subject offered by the RTC.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Candidates with a minimum of 50% aggregate in English + the best 3 subjects can apply for this scholarship.
  • Applicants must be 22 years or younger
  • Applicants must check the program-wise eligibility criteria

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants must register online for admission and then fill in the RTC-YDF Scholarship Application Form online.
  • Financial Need Evidence Form
  • RTC- YDF Scholarship Guidelines/Agreement
  • Supporting Documents: Documents to be submitted with the RTC-YDF Scholarship Form:
  • Copy of Academic transcripts (Class X and XII).
  • Copy of CID/Route Permit.
  • Copy of Family Tree.
  • Copy of both parents’ PIT statements for the previous year, if applicable.
  • Two letters of recommendation (Should not be from family members).
  • Tax returns, assets, liabilities, information of siblings, and/or other relevant documentation.
  • Letter of verification from Gup or Thromde authority regarding family details and parents’ income.
  • Filled in Need-Based Scholarship Financial Need Evidence Form.
  • Admission Requirements: The recipient is required to commence full-time study in the specific program as per the admission offer letter from RTC.
  • Applicants may check admission criteria before starting an application.
  • Language Requirement: English language skills are required.


The ‘RTC-YDF Need-Based Scholarship Program’ will cover the following:

  • Tuition fee for three/four years depending on the duration of the program.
  • Meals and accommodation for three/four years depending on the duration of the program.
  • Normal medical facilities available at RTC are admissible to all students.

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