The National Scholarship Portal (NSP) is an online place where students can find scholarships provided by the central and state governments, as well as other official bodies like the University Grants Commission (UGC).
This main purpose is called the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) to make government services more digital and efficient. From young students in Class 1 to those pursuing PhDs, everyone can find scholarships suitable for them on this portal.
Students can apply, check their applications, and ensure the scholarship money reaches the right person without any issues. It’s designed to be simple to use, responds quickly, and is transparent in its operations for better reach of scholarships to students.
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National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2023 – 2024
To make the most of the NSP, students should first identify the scholarships they qualify for. After that, they can register on the NSP, apply for the suitable scholarship, and submit their application online without any complications using the steps below. The NSP team will then review the application. During this time, students can monitor the status of their application on the portal. Once approved, the scholarship amount is directly transferred to the student’s bank account. Additionally, the portal allows students to check the payment status of their scholarship.
It provides a single platform for all government scholarships, making it easier for students to find opportunities.
- A single place to find all scholarships from Class 1 to PhD.
- Easy application process: One form for all scholarships.
- You can track your application’s progress.
- Details of all courses and institutions in India avaliable in one window.
Scholarships Offered at National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2023
The National Scholarship Portal offers scholarships for students of all levels, from class 1 to PhD. On this portal, scholarships are mainly grouped into four categories:
- Central government programs
- UGC programs
- AICTE programs
- State-specific programs.
In simpler terms, the portal is a one-stop place where students can find various scholarship opportunities from different sources.
Central Scholarships Schemes on NSP 2023
Various departments of the Indian Government offer scholarships to support students in their academic journey. Some of the main scholarship providers are the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Department for People with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, and the Department of Higher Education. All these scholarships from the central government can be found and applied for on the National Scholarship Portal under the “Central Schemes” section. There’s a detailed list of these scholarships available on the portal.
|Scholarship Name||Provider||Application Deadline|
|Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities||Ministry of Minority Affairs||15th November 2022|
|Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities||30th November 2022|
|Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS||30th November 2022|
|Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship||15th November 2022|
|Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities||Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities||15th November 2022|
|Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities||31st December 2022|
|Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities||31st December 2022|
|Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students||Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment||31st December 2022|
|Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh||Apply offline|
|Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric||Ministry of Labour and Employment||31st December 2022|
|Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-Matric||31st December 2022|
|National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top-Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students) – only for scholarships||Ministry of Tribal Affairs||17th January 2023|
|National Means Cum Merit Scholarship||Department of School Education & Literacy||15th November 2022|
|NEC Merit Scholarship for NER Region||North Eastern Council (NEC), DoNER||31st December 2022|
|Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students||Department of Higher Education||31st December 2022|
|Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles||WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs||31st December 2022|
|Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Wards of States/UTS Police Personnel Martyred During Terror/Naxal Attacks||30th November 2022|
|Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF||RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway||31st December 2022|
State Scholarships Schemes on NSP 2023
State governments, like the central government, also give scholarships to students from their states. Some states have their own websites for scholarship applications, but others use the National Scholarship Portal. Right now has scholarships from six states: Bihar, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Karnataka, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh.
|State||Scholarship Name||Application Deadline|
|Assam||Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (CLASS IX AND X)||20th January 2023|
|Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students||20th January 2023|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students||31 December 2022|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST Students (CLASS IX AND X)||31st December 2022|
|Post Matric Scholarship to OBC Students||31st December 2022|
|Post Matric Scholarship to ST Students||31st December 2022|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students – Pre-Matric Scholarship (Class IX & X)||30th December 2022|
|Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children -Post Matric Scholarship (PMS)||10th December 2022|
|Scheme for Award of Stipend to the ST students||10th December 2022|
|APST Medical and Paramedical Stipend||N/A|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Centrally Sponsored Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students (Class 9, 10)||08th March 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students||08th March 2023|
|Dr Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Class Students||31st October 2022|
|Grant of Additional Scholarship to OBC Students for Pursuing Higher Studies after Class 10 (except class 11 & 12)||30th November 2021|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme to OBC Students||30th September 2022|
|Post Matric Scholarship Scheme to OBC Students||31st October 2022|
|Grant of Additional Scholarship to ST Students for Pursuing Higher Studies||15th February 2023|
|Chandigarh||Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students||10th February 2023|
|Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Transgender Students||15th December 2021|
|Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Student||10th February 2023|
|Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Class Students||10th February 2023|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students of Class 9 and 10||31st January 2023|
|Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students(class 1 to 10)||31st January 2023|
|Goa||Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship for Needy ST Students (Class 9 & 10)||30th November 2022|
|Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for ST Students||31st December 2022|
|Himachal Pradesh||Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students||21st January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students||21st January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students||31st December 2022|
|Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students||21st January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students||21st January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students||31st December 2022|
|Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Class Students||31st December 2022|
|Mukhya Mantri Protsahan Yojana||31st December 2022|
|Maharishi Balmiki Chatravriti Yojana||31st December 2022|
|Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP)||N/A|
|Kalpana Chawla Chatravriti Yojana||31st December 2022|
|Indira Gandhi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana||31st December 2022|
|Thakur Sen Negi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana||31st December 2022|
|Swami Vivekanand Utkrisht Charavriti Yojana||31st December 2022|
|Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi Chatravriti YojanA for SC Students||21st January 2023|
|Dr.Ambedkar Medhavi Chatravriti Yojana for OBC Students||21st January 2023|
|Sainik School Sujanpur Tihra Scholarship||18th December 2021|
|Jammu Kashmir||Post Matric Scholarship to ST Students||15th January 2023|
|Manipur||Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST students (For Class IX and X)||15th January 2023|
|Post Matric Scholarship for ST students||15th January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students||10th January 2023|
|PM-YASASVI Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students||November|
|PM-YASASVI Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students||November|
|Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students||31st October 2022|
|Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students Studying in Class 9 and 10||10th January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship for OBC Students||30th September 2022|
|Meghalaya||Umbrella Scheme For Education of ST Children – Pre-Matric Scholarship (Class IX & X)||31st January 2023|
|Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children – Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS)||31st January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Scheme Of Pre Matric Scholarship For SC Students (Class IX & X) -Meghalaya||November|
|Centrally Sponsored Scheme Of Post Matric Scholarship For SC Students-Meghalaya||November|
|Puducherry||Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10)||23rd January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students||23rd January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship for Needy ST Students (Class 9 & 10)||23rd January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for ST Students||23rd January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students||15th January 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship to OBC Students||31st December 2022|
|Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 6 to Class 10)||31st October 2022|
|Grant of ADHOC Merit Grant to SC Students||31st October 2022|
|Retention Scholarship to SC Girl Students||31st October 2022|
|Opportunity Cost to Parents of SC Girl Students||31st October 2022|
|Stipend to SC Trainers in Government ITI||31st October 2022|
|Tripura||Pre-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes||3rd April 2023|
|Post-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes||3rd April 2023|
|Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students||13th April 2023|
|Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students||31st January 2023|
|Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC)||31st January 2022|
|Pre Matric SC Cleaning and Health Hazard||13th April 2023|
|Pre Matric SC (Class IX and X)||3rd April 2023|
|Centrally Sponsored Scheme Of Pre Matric Scholarship For OBC Students – Tripura||December|
|Uttarakhand||Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority (100 percent State Sector)||October|
|Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students||December|
|Pre-Matric Disability Scholarship (State Sector)||December|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (State Sector)||15th December 2022|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (State Sector)||30th September 2022|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students (State Sector 50% and Central Sector 50%)||December|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Center Sector)||December|
|Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Center Sector)||December|
|Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students||15th December 2022|
|Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students||15th December 2022|
|Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students||15th December 2022|
UGC Scholarship Schemes on NSP 2023
UGC offers scholarships to college students working under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Find below right now all the scholarships offered by them.
|Scholarship Name||Provider||Application Deadline|
|ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region||University Grants Commission (UGC)||31 October 2023|
|PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child||31 October 2023|
|PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd Rank Holders)||31 October 2023|
|PG Scholarship Scheme for SC ST Students for Pursuing Professional Courses||31 October 2023|
AICTE Schemes NSP 2023
The AICTE, short for All India Council for Technical Education, is a main group in India that manages technical and management education. It’s a part of the Department of Higher Education under MHRD. Since 1945, AICTE has been technical and management studies in India. Besides giving approvals to certain college programs, AICTE also provides scholarships. This is to make sure students can pursue their careers without worrying about money. You can find the scholarships they offer on the list provided.
|Scholarship Name||Provider||Application Deadline|
|Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Degree) for Technical Education||Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE||31 October 2023|
|Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Diploma) for Technical Education||31 October 2023|
|Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Degree) for Technical Education||31 October 2023|
|Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Diploma) for Technical Education||31 October 2023|
|AICTE – Swanath Scholarship Scheme (Technical Diploma/Degree)||31 October 2023|
Documents Required for NSP Scholarships APPLY
When you apply for scholarships on NSP, you need to upload some documents. But if the scholarship amount is less than INR 50,000, you don’t have to upload anything online; instead, you just give copies of your documents from school or college. For bigger scholarships, students should be ready with these documents:
- Bank book details
- School or college papers
- Aadhaar card number
- Proof of where they live (Domicile Certificate)
- Proof of family income (Income Certificate)
- Caste Certificate (only if needed)
- A letter from their school or college confirming you a student.
How can you apply for a scholarship on National Scholarship Portal
To benefit from the scholarships on NSP get, sign up on the portal. But before that check if your selected school or college is listed there. Here’s a simple guide on how to apply for a scholarship on NSP:
1. Find Your Institute:
- Go to the NSP website.
- Click on ‘Search for Institute’.
- Enter the details and see if your school/college appears.
2. Sign Up on NSP:
- On the NSP homepage, click ‘New Registration’.
- Read the guidelines.
- Fill in your details and click ‘Register’.
- You’ll get a login ID and password on your phone.
3. Log In:
- Use the ID and password to log in.
4. Set a New Password:
- You’ll get a code on your phone. Enter it.
- Then, set a new password.
5. Fill Out the Scholarship Form:
- On your dashboard, click ‘Application Form’.
- Enter all your details.
- Upload any needed documents.
- Review everything and then click ‘Final Submit’.
For those who prefer using their phones, there’s an NSP mobile app available since 2018. You can download it from the Google Play Store. If you have the government’s ‘UMANG’ app, you can access NSP from there too. The app lets you view and apply for scholarships easily.
Which departments offer scholarships on NSP?
Various departments like the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Department for People with Disabilities, and more offer scholarships on NSP.
How do I check if my school or college is registered on NSP?
Visit NSP, click ‘Search for Institute’, and enter your school or college details.
What if my institution isn’t listed on NSP?
You can request your institution to register on the portal.
How do I apply for a scholarship on NSP?
Register on NSP, login, fill out the scholarship form, and submit.
Are there any mobile apps for NSP?
Yes, there is a NSP mobile app available on the Google Play Store and also through the ‘UMANG’ app.
Do I need to upload documents for all scholarships?
For scholarships under INR 50,000, no online upload is needed. For others, documents like Bank Passbook, Aadhaar number, and more are required.