The National Scholarship Portal is a government initiative to bring all the scholarships provided by the Government of India under one umbrella. This is a hassle-free standardized platform to ensure timely disbursement of Scholarships to students with transparency. The National Scholarship Portal is a one-stop forum for all the scholarship related services such as student application, application receipt, processing, sanction and disbursal of various scholarships to Students.

To apply for any of the scholarships, students must, first of all, register themselves compulsorily on National Scholarship Portal. They shall be provided with an Application ID which shall be their master ID to apply for any scholarship and must be retained safely by the students.

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Latest Update: NSP 2.0 Launched

National Scholarship Portal(NSP 2.0) has introduced certain changes where the option of Fellowship is also now available on the official website of NSP. The fellowship is a Financial Aid granted for pursuing higher education based on the Academic Achievements. Eligible candidates will be able to apply for both Scholarship and Fellowship offered by National Scholarship Portal once the Fellowship Portal is made available for accessibility.

National Scholarship Portal NSP 2.0

Latest Scholarships on National Scholarship Portal

Central SchemesUGC SchemesAICTE SchemesState Schemes

Ministry of Minority Affairs

Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities- Opening Soon

Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities- Opening Soon

Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses- Opening Soon

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Pre Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities- Opening Soon

Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities- Opening soon

Scholarship for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities- Opening Soon

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Top Class Education Scheme for SC Student- Opening Soon

Ministry of Labour and Employment

Financial Assistance for Education of the wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM workers Post Matric – Opening Soon

Financial Assistance for Education of the wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM workers Pre Matric- Opening Soon

Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh- Offline

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students- Scholarship (Formally Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students)- Only for Scholarships- Opening Soon

Department of School Education & Literacy

National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education- Scheme Closed

National Means cum Merit Scholarship- Opening Soon

Department of Higher Education

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students- Opening Soon

WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles- Opening Soon

RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for RPF/RPSF- Opening Soon

University Grants Commission

Ishan Uday- Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region- Opening Soon

University Grants Commission- MHRD

PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child- Opening Soon

PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd Rank Holders)- Opening Soon

PG Scholarship for SC ST Students for Pursuing Professional Courses- Opening Soon

Ministry of Human Resource Development- AICTE

Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Degree) for Technical Education- Opening Soon

Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Diploma) for Technical Education- Opening Soon

Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Degree) for Technical Education- Opening Soon

Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Diploma) for Technical Education- Opening Soon

Bihar

Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for OBC Students- Bihar-  Opening Soon

Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students- Bihar-  Opening Soon

Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for SC Students- Bihar- Opening Soon

Uttarakhand

Pre- Matric Disability Scholarship (State Sector)- Uttarakhand- Opening Soon

Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (State Sector)- Uttarakhand- Opening Soon

Pre Matric Scholarship For ST Students (State Sector)- Uttarakhand- Opening Soon

Pre Matric Scholarship for OBC Students (State sector 50% and Central Sector 50%)- Uttarakhand- Opening soon

Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Centre Sector)- Uttarakhand- Opening Soon

Pre Matric Scholarship for ST Students ( Centre Sector)- Uttarakhand- Opening Soon

Post Matric Scholarship for ST Students- Uttarakhand- Opening Soon

Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students- Uttarakhand- Opening Soon

Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students- Uttarakhand- Opening Soon

Tripura

NEC Merit Scholarship Tripura From 10-04-2018 – Apply Now 

Pre Matric ST Scholarship Schemes- Opening Soon

Post Matric ST Scholarship scheme- Opening Scheme

Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students Tripura- Opening Soon

Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students Tripura- Opening Soon

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC)- Opening Soon

Karnataka

Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship for Schedule Tribe Students- Karnataka- Opening Soon

Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students- Karnataka- Opening Soon

Meghalaya

Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children- Pre-matric Scholarship for ST Students- Meghalaya- Opening Soon

Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children- Post Matric Scholarship For ST Students- Meghalaya- Opening Soon

Arunachal Pradesh

Pre Matric Scholarship for needy ST Students of Class IX & X – Apply Now

Post Matric Scholarship(PMS) for ST Students – Apply Now

Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students- Pre-matric Scholarship for ST Students- Arunachal Pradesh- Opening soon

Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students- Post-matric Scholarship for ST Students- Arunachal Pradesh- Opening soon

Scheme for Award of Stipend to the Schedule Tribe Students of Arunachal Pradesh- Opening Soon

National Scholarship Scheme Guidelines for Eligibility

The following table shows the minimum eligibility requirements to apply for any of the scholarships through the National Scholarship Portal. Students fulfilling the Scheme guidelines of various Ministries are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

For Post-matric Scholarships

Ministry /

Department

Parental Income Primary Supporting Doc Amount Variation Previous Year Percentage Quota
Disabilities 2.5 lakh Disability(>40%) Certificate 1.    Course Group & Hosteller/Day Scholar

2.    Degree of Disability

Applicable 16650
Higher Education 6.0 lakh (4.5 lakh non-creamy) SC/ST/OBC Disability Certificate NA Applicable 82000 (50% girls, SC 15%, ST 7.5%, OBC 27%, Disability 3%)
Minority Affairs 2.0 lakh Parental Income/Religion Certificate Hosteller/Day Scholar Applicable 30% girls
Labor 1.0 to 1.2 lakh Worker’s ID Card Gender NA NA

For Top Class Scholarship

Ministry /

Department

Notified Institute Parental Income Primary Supporting Documents Amount Variation Previous Year Percentage Quota
Disabilities 197 6 lakh Disability(>40%) Certificate Hosteller/Day Scholar

Degree of Disability

 

Applicable 160

(50%

girl)

Social Justice and Empowerment 207 4.5 lakh SC Certificate

Parental income

Gov/Private Institute Applicable 1250

(Institute

wise

Quota)

Minority Affairs 85 2.5 lakh Parental Income/Religion Certificate Hosteller/Day Scholar Applicable 60000

(State/

Community Wise Quota) & 30% girls

Labour All professional courses 1 to 1.2 lakh Worker’s ID Card Fixed NA NA
Tribal Affairs 146 4.5 lakh ST certificate GOV/Private Institute Applicable 1000
PMSS-WARB All professional courses NA Parental Office ID Card & Docs

Previous Year % Certificate

Gender Applicable 5000 (category wise preference)

Pre-Matric

Ministry/Department Parental Income Primary Supporting Doc Amount Variation Previous Year Percentage Quota
Disabilities 2.0 lakh Disability(>40%) Certificate 1.    Hosteller/Day Scholar

2.    Degree of Disability

Applicable 46000
Minority Affairs 1.0 lakh Parental Income/Religion Certificate Hosteller/Day Scholar Applicable 30% girls
Labor 1.0 to 1.2 lakh Worker’s ID Card Gender NA NA
School Education 1.5 lakh Parental Income Written Test NA Applicable 100000

National Scholarship Portal- How to Apply

The National Scholarship Portal has launched a facility to provide an Online Application Form for the students to apply. They also made an easy facility to transfer the amount to the student’s account. To receive the benefits of the Government’s Scholarships, students have to login and register in the panel. They have to fill in the details which are asked. In this article, we will provide you information about how to apply for the National Scholarship Portal Application Form.

Step by Step Procedure of How to Apply for National Scholarship: 

To apply for an Online Scholarship, a student has to follow the following procedure:

Step-1: Visit the National Scholarship Portal.

Step-2: Now Login using the Login Credentials (This step can be performed if you have already registered yourself).

Step-3: If you are a new user, then you need to perform the Registration Process by entering certain details such as- State of Domicile, Name of the student, Date of Birth, Community/ Category, Father’s Name, Aadhaar Number, Mobile Number, Scholarship Category, Gender, Religion, Mother’s Name, Annual Family Income, Email ID, Day Scholar/ Hosteler etc.

Step-4: After the completion of the Registration process, a temporary Registration is given to the student/ applicant.

Step-5: The applicant will be given a Permanent Registration Number on their registered Mobile Number in the form of SMS. When they complete the Registration Process, the Old Temporary Number will not be valid.

Step-6: Now login using the Temporary Registration Number and the Date of the Birth to login in the National Scholarship Portal.

Step-7: After Logging in, enter all the required details which are mentioned below:

Personal and Bank Account Details- here the candidates have to enter their correct personal and bank information as the Government will transfer the scholarship amount.

  • Academic Details- here the students have to enter their previous and present academic details.
  • Details of the Scheme- here the list of the scholarship scheme will be displayed on the screen as per the validity of the student, educational qualification and region.
  • Uploading of the Documents- Candidates can apply for more than one scholarship. After the selection of the respected scholarship on the next page appears the list of the documents that has to be uploaded
  • Contact Details- To complete the process, enter the correct contact details and submit the form.

Step-8: After the completion of the process, take the printout of the application form. If the applicant wants to check his/her application status then they can use “Check your Status”.

National Scholarship Portal Application Submission Process

It is very necessary to apply the application in an appropriate format. Before the submission, they have to check and confirm the full form and check if any errors are present because after the submission of the application form, no candidate will be allowed to make any changes in the application form. Thus, the candidates can successfully submit the application form by clicking on the “Submit Button”.

National Scholarship Portal Application form

In order to apply for the different scholarships when available, candidates must, first of all, register themselves on the National Scholarship Portal. They will be provided with one Application ID after registration which will be required for applying to any of the scholarships. It is advised that you furnish all the information correctly. After final submission, there shall be no provision for correcting it.

Please ensure you have all the scanned documents, that you shall have to upload while filling the application form, ready.

The National Scholarship Portal Application form can be filled in the following steps:

Fill the Registration form on National Scholarship Portal

The registration procedure shall include the following steps:

  • Visit the official website of National Scholarship Portal – scholarships.gov.in.
  • On the homepage, Click on “New User? Register” option.
  • After you click on it, Certain guidelines for registration will be displayed. Go through them and Click on the “continue’ button towards the end.
  • You will be required to provide the following information in order to register:
  1. State of Domicile
  2. Name of Student
  3. Date of Birth (DD/MM/YY)
  4. Mobile Number
  5. Bank Account Number
  6. Bank IFSC Code
  7. Bank Name
  8. Email ID
  9. Scholarship Category (Pre-matric/ Post-matric/ Top Class)
  10. Scheme type (Scholarship/ Incentive)
  11. Gender
  12. Identification detail (Bank account number or Aadhar card)
Note: If you select Bank A/C number as your Identification detail, you shall have to upload a scanned copy of the first page of the bank passbook in PDF or JPEG format and maximum 200 kb in size. They also need to provide “Aadhaar Enrollment Id” and upload the scanned copy of the same.

Click on the ‘Register’ button. An OTP will be sent to your mobile number. You shall need it while logging in for the first time.

A temporary registration number will be generated which will be required until the application process is completed and the permanent Id is generated.

Fill the National Scholarship Portal Application Form

After registering yourself, proceed to fill the Application form. You will have to Log in to your account using your OTP and the temporary registration ID to fill the application form.

In the application form, you will have to fill the following details:

  1. Personal Details and Bank Account details
  2. Academic details
  3. Scheme Details
  4. Upload Documents
  5. Contact details

Personal Details and Bank Account Details

In this section, you shall have to enter the following details:

  • If you are an orphan
  • If you are disabled
  • Type of disability
  • % of disability
  • Marital Status
  • Profession of Parents
  • IFSC code and Bank Account Number

Academic Details

The following details have to be furnished regarding your academic profile:

Select your institute Present Class/Course Present Class Year
Mode of Study Class start date Previous Board/ University Name
Previous class/course Previous passing year Previous class %
10th Class Roll no 10th Board Name 10th Year of Passing
12th Class Roll no 12th Board Name 12th Year of Passing
Competitive exam qualified Competitive exam year Competitive exam score
Admission Fee Tuition Fee Miscellaneous fee

Scheme Details

Based on your educational qualification and status (Disabled/Minority/ST/SC) the schemes available for you to apply will be shown. You can opt for as many scholarships that you wish for. However, only one scholarship will be granted from the choices made by you.

Upload Documents

On the basis of the scholarships that you have selected, the documents that you shall have to upload will be shown on the next page. Upload scanned copies of all the documents asked for.

The following documents may have to be uploaded by you:

  • Domicile Certificate
  • Student Photograph
  • Institute Verification form
  • Self declaration of income certificate by the students
  • Self declaration of minority community by the students
  • Self attested copy of previous academic marksheet
  • Fee receipt of current course year
  • Proof of bank account in the name of candidate
  • Scanned copy of Aadhar Card

Contact Details

The following contact information must be entered by you:

  • State
  • District
  • Block/Taluk
  • House No./Street No etc.
  • Pincode

Printing and tracking the National Scholarship application form

After successful completion of the application procedure, click on the “Print your Application” to take a printout of the online application for future reference.

You can also track the status of your application form for the different scholarship by clicking on “Check your status”.

It is not necessary that you complete the application form in one sitting. You can log in anytime to your account and complete the procedure.

 

Scholarships Offered Under various Schemes on National Scholarship Portal

The National Scholarship Portal offers various scholarships under various schemes are as follows:

Central Scheme

S.No Name of Scholarship
MHRD
1 ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme For North Eastern Region
M/O Minority Affairs
1 Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
2 Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for MinoritiesClosed
3 Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS
D/o Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
1 Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
2 Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
3 Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities.
M/o Social Justice & Empowerment
1 Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students
Ministry of Labour & Employment
1 Post Matric Scheme For Award Of Scholarships Under Beedi Workers Welfare Fund
2 Post Matric Scheme For Award Of Scholarships Under Cine Workers Welfare Fund
3 Post Matric Scheme For Award Of Scholarships Under IOMC Workers Welfare Fund
4 Post Matric Scheme For Award Of Scholarships Under LSDM Workers Welfare Fund
5 Pre Matric Scheme For Award Of Scholarships Under Beedi Workers Welfare Fund
6 Pre Matric Scheme For Award Of Scholarships Under Cine Workers Welfare Fund
7 Pre Matric Scheme For Award Of Scholarships Under IOMC Workers Welfare Fund
8 Pre Matric Scheme For Award Of Scholarships Under LSDM Workers Welfare Fund
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
1 National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students)
D/o School Education & Literacy
1 National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education(NSIGSE)
2 National Means Cum Merit Scholarship
Department of Higher Education
1 Central Sector Scheme Of Scholarships For College And University Students
WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs
1 Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces And Assam Rifles
RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway
1 Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF

UGC Schemes

S.No. Name of Scholarship
UGC-MHRD
1 Free education for sports medal winners
2 PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
3 PG Scholarship University Rank Holders
4 PG scholarship for SC/ST Students for Pursuing Professional courses
5 PG Scholarship for GATE/GPAT qualified students for pursuing ME/Mtech/Mpharm
UGC – Department of Higher Education
1 NET JRF
2 EMERITUS
3 Post-Doctoral – Fellowship for Women
4 BSR Doctoral – Fellowship in Sciences
5 DSRPDFHS
6 SVSGC
7 NER
8 NFOBC
UGC – D/o Higher Education
1 Fellowship Schemes of AICTE
2 Fellowship Schemes of UGC
3 Kothari PDF in Sciences
UGC – Indian Statistical Institute, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
1 B Stat(Hons)/B Math(Hons)
2 M Stat/M Math/MS(QE)
3 M Tech (CS)/MTech (QROR)
4 Post Graduate Diploma in Stat
5 JRF
6 SRF
7 Special Research fellowship

AICTE Schemes

MHRD-AICTE
1 Pragati Scholarship Scheme For Girls (DEGREE) For Technical Education
2 Pragati Scholarship Scheme For Girls (DIPLOMA) For Technical Education
3 Saksham Scholarship Scheme For Differenly Abled Students (DEGREE) For Technical Education
4 Saksham Scholarship Scheme For Differenly Abled Students (DIPLOMA) For Technical Education

State Schemes

S.No. Name of Scholarship
Uttarakhand
1 Pre-Matric Disability Scholarship (State Sector)-Uttarakhand
2 Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (State Sector)-Uttarakhand
3 Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (State Sector)-Uttarakhand
4 Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students (State Sector 50% and Central Sector 50%)-Uttarakhand
5 Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Center Sector)-Uttarakhand
6 Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Center Sector)-Uttarakhand
7 Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students-Uttarakhand
8 Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students-Uttarakhand
9 Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students-Uttarakhand
Tripura
1 Pre-Matric St Scholarship Schemes
2 Post-Matric St Scholarship Schemes
3 Post-Matric Scholarship For Sc Students Tripura
4 Post Matric Scholarship For Obc Students Tripura
5 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship For For Economically Backward Classes (EBC). – Tripura
Karnataka
1 Centrally Sponsored Scheme Of Pre-Matric(Ix & X) Scholarship For Scheduled Tribe Students-Karnataka
2 Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) For St Students-Karnataka
Meghalaya
1 Umbrella Scheme For Education Of St Children – Pre-Matric Scholarship (CLASS Ix & X) For St Students – Meghalaya
2 Umbrella Scheme For Education Of St Children – Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) For St Students – Meghalaya
Arunachal Pradesh
1 Pre Matric Scholarship for needy ST Students of Class IX & X
2 Post Matric Scholarship(PMS) for ST Students

Important Points about National Scholarship Portal

Some of the important facts of the National Scholarship Portal are as follows:

  • Candidates who come under the Government Scheme Guidelines are eligible to apply for the Online National Scholarship.
  • The closing dates of the submitting the Scholarship Forms is available in National Scholarships Portal.
  • You can apply for the National Scholarship online by visiting the official website- www.scholarships.gov.in
  • Candidates have to click on the option “Student Login” on the homepage of the National Scholarships Portal. Fill in the application form as per the instructions click “Save” after filling all the details. After saving the details, candidates will receive a “Temporary Registration Number”. Using the Temporary ID and the Date of Birth, candidates can fill in the details. Once the registration is complete, a Permanent Registration ID is generated . This can be used for the Renewal procedure and tacking the status of the Application.
  • In the Renewal procedure, the students have to apply with their Bank Account Number and Date of the Birth which they have used in the previous registration process. Students can also use “Forgot Registration ID to retrieve their ID.
  • You can make the changes in the application form till the closure of the application form. No changes will be accepted after the submission of the application form.
  • You can use the “Temporary ID” for editing the application form and for further “Forgot ID” can be used to retrieve the “Registration ID”.
  • The fields which are marked with red asterisk “*” is mandatory to be filled.
  • If you realize that there is any mistakes or errors in the application form after the submission , then you need to separately inform the mistakes to the Institute/ District/Region/ State. The Software provides the facility at the level of the Institute/State to edit and correct the information.
  • Except some of the basic parameters like religion, Name of the Institution, Parental Annual Income and Bank Details, the Institute/ State can edit other fields. The corrections can be made by the Institute/ State, this will be conveyed to the student through SMS/E-mail.
  • The software provides the facility to save your application form at every stage. Thus, you can fill the application form in many sittings as you wish.
  • Providing Aadhaar Number is optional for the students in order to fill up the application form online. The Aadhaar is a 12-Unique Digit Number that is assigned after the de-duplication of the Bio-metrics. Students can also apply for the Scholarship without an Aadhaar Number.
  • A Temporary Registration Number is just a Reference Number that is provided to the applicants as a token of their registration in the Online Database. The receipt of the Temporary ID does not give itself a guarantee for the award of scholarship.
  • A Permanent ID is provided to the candidates once if his/her application is recommended by the State Department for Scholarship. Students must memorize the PID during the renewal procedure.
  • You cannot apply for Fresh if you are a Renewal Candidate. The application forms will be rejected in that case.
  • If in case, you do not find the name of your Institute name in the Drop-down menu then contact with the Nodal Officer of that State where the Institute is located. You can also approach the Nodal Officer of the State through an e-mail under intimation to the Ministry. If you Institute is eligible, then the concerned State Government Officer will enter in the Database.
  • The Name and the Address of the respective Nodal Officer/ State Department will be available in the “Services”- Know Your State Nodal Officer” option.
  • You can check the Status of the Application Form by submitting his/her Permanent ID.
  • To view the details of a “Particular Scheme” click on particular Ministry from the bottom scroll bar and click on more info button.

Please write to us in the comments section below if you have anything to ask.

4 COMMENTS

    • Hello,
      The Academic Details will have to be provided as per the information asked once the Scholarships Portals are available. To apply for the Scholarship it is compulsory to get yourself registered on National Scholarship Portal.

  1. Sir i am Kabirul Islam was the fresh applicant of Merit Cum Means National Scholarships  But yet not i have not awarded my scholarship  payment for the academic  year 2016-17
    My Application No.. -WB201617006841929 Date:-o4/04/1995
    MY application status:- Scholarships has been processed for the paymen

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