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National Scholarship Portal Registration – How to Apply for Scholarships?

National Scholarship Portal registration might seem a tedious task for most of the students as any incorrect information or discrepancy can lead to the rejection of the application. Every year, thousands of scholarship applications get rejected due to the errors that students make while registering. Being the initial step for the scholarship application, the National Scholarship Portal registration requires the student to be careful and attentive towards what they are filling.  Most of the inquiries made by the students are related to scholarship registration, application process and documentation required.

Hosting over 70+ scholarship schemes, the National Scholarship Portal adopts a simple and convenient application process for all the scholarships. What are the steps to be followed for National Scholarship Portal registration? How can a student fill the scholarship application form? Which are the scholarships for which the students can apply through NSP? The answers to all these questions are covered in this article. It highlights a step-by-step description of NSP registration and application along with the list of scholarships and some key statistics.

Latest Update: The NSP registration window for fresh and renewal scholarships is now open. The last date to apply for most of the central sector scholarships is 31st October 2020.

National Scholarship Portal Registration –  List of Scholarships under NSP

There are around 70 scholarships under various departments (MHRD, UGC, Central Government and State Government) available at the national scholarship portal. Before you head on for national scholarship portal registration for any of the scholarship, here is the complete list of all the scholarships with their key application dates in the table below.

Detailed List of NSP Scholarships

S.NO Name of the Scholarship Category Last Date for Application*
1. Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities – MOMA Centrally  funded October
2. Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities Centrally  funded October
3. Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses for CS – MOMA Centrally  funded October
4. Scholarship for Top Class Education for students with disabilities – Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Centrally  funded October
5. Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities – Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Centrally  funded October
6. Post-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities – Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Centrally  funded October
7. Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students – Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Centrally  funded October
8. Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric Centrally  funded October
9. Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-Matric Centrally  funded October
10. Aam Admi Bima Yojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh Centrally  funded October
11. National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education for ST Students – Ministry of Tribal Affairs Centrally  funded October
12. National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education – Department of School Education and Literacy Centrally  funded November
13. National Means Cum Merit Scholarship – Department of School Education and Literacy Centrally funded October
14. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students Centrally  funded November
15. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for (CAPF & AR) and State Police Personnel Centrally  funded November
16. Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme for RPF/RPSF –  Ministry of Railways Centrally funded November
17. NEC Merit Scholarship – North Eastern Council (NEC), DoNER Centrally funded October
18. ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme for North Easter Region- UGC MHRD UGC October
19. PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child- UGC MHRD UGC October
20. PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders- UGC MHRD UGC October
21. PG Scholarship Scheme for SC ST Students for studying Professional Courses- UGC MHRD UGC October
22. Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Degree) for Technical Education- AICTE AICTE October
23. Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Diploma) for Technical Education- AICTE AICTE October
24. Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Diploma) for Technical Education- AICTE AICTE October
25. Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Degree) for Technical Education- AICTE AICTE October
26. Pre-Matric Scholarship to the Children of those Engaged in Occupation involving cleaning and prone to health hazards – Assam State-funded November
27. Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class IX and X)- Assam State-funded October
28. Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students- Assam State-funded October
29. Pre-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students- Assam State-funded January
30. Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST Students- Assam State-funded January
31. Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST Students (CLASS IX AND X) – Assam State-funded January
32. Post-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students- Assam State-funded January
33. Post-Matric Scholarship to ST Students- Assam State-funded January
34. Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students – Pre Matric Scholarship (Class IX and X) for ST students Arunachal Pradesh State-funded December
35. Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students – Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students- Arunachal Pradesh State-funded December
36. Scheme for Award of Stipend to the Schedule tribe students of Arunachal Pradesh State-funded December
37. Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students – Goa State-funded October
38. Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students – Goa State-funded October
39. Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST Students – Dadra Nagar Haveli State-funded November
40. Post-Matric Scholarship to ST Students – DNHDD State-funded November
41. Post-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students – DNHDD State-funded November
42. Pre-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes Tripura State-funded December
43. Post-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes Tripura State-funded December
44. Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students Tripura State-funded December
45. Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students Tripura State-funded December
46. Dr. Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC) Secondary Education Tripura State-funded December
47. Pre-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes Tripura State-funded December
48. Post-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes Tripura State-funded December
49. Post-Matric Scholarship Schemes for SC Students Tripura State-funded December
50. Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students Tripura State-funded December
51. NEC Merit Scholarship Tripura State-funded January
52. Dr. Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC) Tripura State-funded December
53. Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children- Pre Matric Scholarship (Class IX & X) for ST Students – Meghalaya State-funded January
54. Pre-matric scholarship scheme for minority – Uttarakhand State-funded January
55. Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students Uttarakhand State-funded January
56. Pre-Matric Disability Scholarship (State Sector)- Uttarakhand State-funded January
57. Pre-matric Scholarship for SC (state sector) Students Uttarakhand State-funded January
58. Pre-matric scholarship for ST (State sector) students Uttarakhand State-funded January
59. Pre-matric scholarship for OBC (state and central sector – 50%) Students Uttarakhand State-funded January
60. Pre-matric scholarship for SC (central sector) Uttarakhand State-funded January
61. Pre-matric Scholarship for ST Students Uttarakhand State-funded January
62. Post-matric scholarship for ST students Uttarakhand State-funded January
63. Post-matric scholarship for SC students Uttarakhand State-funded January
64. Post-matric scholarship for OBC students Uttarakhand State-funded January
65. Post-matric scholarship for SC Students Chandigarh State-funded November
66. Post-matric scholarship for transgender students Chandigarh State-funded November
67. Post-matric scholarship for OBC students Chandigarh State-funded November
68. Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Class Students Chandigarh State-funded November
69. Pre-matric scholarship scheme for SC students of Class IX and X Chandigarh State-funded January

*subject to change


National Scholarship Portal Registration- Stepwise Description

The National Scholarship Portal registration involves the students to provide basic information like the state of domicile, scholarship category, the name of the student, date of birth, bank details, identification details (either Aadhaar number or bank account number), etc. Once you know what are the scholarships available and their deadlines, you can head on to register yourself on the portal. Given below is a step-wise description of national scholarship portal registration and application to make the process easy for you.


  • Visit the National Scholarship Portal.
  • Click on ‘New Registration’ to register.
  • Read all the guidelines carefully and click on ‘Continue’.
  • Fill in all required details.
  • Click on ‘Register’ button.
  • The candidates will receive the student application  ID and the password on their registered mobile number (Note: keep it safe for future references).


  • Once you are successfully registered, you need to click on the ‘Login’ button to start the scholarship application.
  • Enter your application ID and password to log in.
  • You will get an OTP on the registered mobile number.
  • Verify the OTP and proceed to change the password.
  • Once you have changed the password, you will be directed towards the student dashboard.
  • Click on the ‘Application Form’ button to start the application.
  • Provide registration, academic and basic details and click on “save” and “continue”.
  • You need to add a contact, scheme details and upload the required documents.
  • Finally, submit the application by clicking the “Submit” button.


National Scholarship Portal Registration – Documents Required

The list of documents to be uploaded by the students for each scholarship may vary. However, some of the common documents that a student should keep in hand during National Scholarship Portal registration for both fresh & renewal scholarships are as under:

  • Student Photo (Mandatory)
  • Institution Verification Form (Mandatory)
  • Income Certificate: Income Certificate issued by the Competent
  • Authority in the State/UT Government is required (Mandatory)
  • Declaration of the Student (Mandatory)
  • Religion Certificate: Self Declaration/Certification or Self Attested
  • Community Certificate (Mandatory)
  • Marksheet: In case of Fresh: Self-Attested Certificate of ‘Previous Qualifying Exam /Board Marksheet’ as filled in the Form (Mandatory)
  • In case of Renewal: Self-Attested Certificate of Previous Year/Last exam passed Marksheet (for the same/ongoing course) as filled in the Form (Mandatory)
  • Fee Receipt of Current Course Year (Mandatory)
  • Proof of Bank Account in the name of Student (Mandatory)
  • Aadhaar Card (Optional)
  • Residential/Domicile Certificate (Mandatory)

National Scholarship Portal Registration – Key Statistics

For the year 2019-20, the NSP has received 119.78 lakh applications, out of which 91.33 lakh applications have been verified. The Government has disbursed INR 2646.47 crores on over 70+ scholarship schemes across the country. The table below highlights key statistics related to national scholarship portal registration for the academic year 2019-20. These numbers may vary every year depending on the applications received and verified.

National Scholarship Portal Registration – Application Statistics 2019-20

S.No States/Cities Applications received Applications approved Scholarships disbursed (amount in Cr)
1 Delhi 27242 10345 5.5
2 J&K 892925 709584 224.3
3 Uttar Pradesh 1335429 941851 386.77
4 Himachal Pradesh 104527 48169 4.28
5 Punjab 770777 679965 120.1
6 Haryana 40960 29258 22.8
7 Rajasthan 307347 257184 102.09
8 Gujarat 233161 191473 77.20
9 Daman and Diu 1020 583 0.11
10 Maharashtra 1212877 1009876 166.8
11 Andaman and Nicobar 1601 208 0.13
12 Tamil Nadu 634294 574051 146.65
13 Odisha 47821 33306 23.36
14 Uttarakhand 271036 46539 23.08
15 Bihar 801381 371032 144.02
16 Sikkim 2275 947 0.37
17 West Bengal 286186 119105 42.5
18 Jharkhand 239541 107732 75.52
19 Chhattisgarh 17539 13698 8.73
20 Kerala 1000103 890770 197.6
21 Karnataka 1301879 1173228 233.06
22 Goa 1418 1002 0.65
23 Lakshadweep 28 2
24 Dadar and Nagar Haveli 377 240 0.09
25 Meghalaya 38527 30576 11.28
26 Assam 957066 697057 213.98
27 Telangana 346149 287123 107.53
28 Madhya Pradesh 268252 232404 89.49
29 Mizoram 88639 67613 19.82
30 Nagaland 83870 76002 26.80
31 Tripura 93850 75148 11.47
32 Arunachal Pradesh 46087 40978 29.81
33 Puducherry 5753 5251 2.05
34 Manipur 88904 65770 32.45

National Scholarship Portal Registration- FAQ

What is the UID number/Aadhaar number?

UID also otherwise known as Aadhaar number is the Unique Identification Number given by UIDAI. It is required to be seeded with a bank account in which the scholarship amount is desired to be transferred. Also the students need to provide the UID number at the time of national scholarship portal registration.

Is it possible to edit the information already saved?

Yes, it is possible to edit all details except personal details while registering on NSP. However, once the application is finally submitted, it cant be edited further.

What should a student do if he/she forgets his/her Application ID?

The process of recollection of temporary/permanent ID is to visit the student's login page and click on forgot registration details. Thereafter, the students need to enter the basic fields and click on Get registration details.

What should a student do, if he/she does not find his/her institute name in the drop-down menu?

The applicant should immediately approach the institute to contact the nodal officer of the State in which the institute is located. If the institute is eligible, the State Government would enter it into the database and then the applicant will be able to apply.

How should a student check the status of his/her application online?

The applicant can go to the login page and choose Student login to enter the user dashboard. Then, he/she can click on Check your status button to check the application status.

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