The NSP (National Scholarship Portal) renewal process refers to the procedure of renewing a scholarship application through the online portal. Students who have been awarded scholarships through the NSP can renew their application for subsequent years by logging into the portal, providing updated information, and fulfilling any necessary requirements or documentation. The NSP renewal process allows eligible students to continue receiving the benefits of the scholarship for the designated duration.
Every year, the Government of India announces several scholarships for students across the country to support their studies at both pre-matriculation and post-matriculation levels. Last year 136 scholarships were available for students around India to apply for on the NSP portal.
More than 110 lakh students apply for these scholarships out of which some are fresh applicants while others are renewal applicants. To renew the NSP scholarship, applicants must follow a specific process outlined by the National Scholarship Portal. Various types of scholarships are available for renewal, catering to different categories of students. When renewing the scholarship, it is important to remember key details such as the application timeline, keeping the application ID secure, and updating the registered mobile number if necessary.
Before heading on to know about the NSP renewal process, it is important to have a clear understanding of the National Scholarship Portal. Who has introduced this portal? Why has it been introduced? Who can avail of benefits through this portal? What is the application timeline for NSP fresh and NSP renewal applications? The answers to all these questions have been covered in the table below.
Detailed Overview of the NSP Portal
|National Scholarship Portal
|Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India
|Number of Scholarships listed
|Central Schemes, UGC/AICTE Schemes and State Schemes
|July/August to October/November (tentative)
NSP Renewal – Scholarship Details
Every year, the Government of India invites students to apply for fresh scholarships and scholarship renewals through the National Scholarship Portal to cater to the needs of students at different levels of education. Whether you are studying at the school level or college level, you can find scholarships for your academic requirements on the portal. These scholarships are meant to support students coming from different segments of society including SC, ST, OBC and Minority communities. The broad categories under which all the scholarships are listed include –
Note: Click on the respective links to get a detailed list of scholarships under each category along with their other necessary details.
NSP Renewal – Step-Wise Renewal Application
Every year, the renewal applications start after the fresh applications are announced. The students who fulfil the renewal conditions for the scholarships can follow the steps given below to apply for renewal.
Step 1: Visit the official website of the National Scholarship Portal.
Step 2: Under the ‘Login’ button, a drop-down list will appear that displays the ‘Fresh’ and ‘Renewal’ options for subsequent academic years.
Step 3: Select the ‘Renewal’ option for the academic year you want to apply for.
Step 4: A login page will open. Enter the application ID (same as the last year’s registration ID), password and captcha to log in successfully.
Step 5: After successful login, proceed to make the renewal application by filling in all required details (as specified).
Step 6: Upload all the supporting documents.
Step 7: Finally, submit the application.
NSP Renewal – Key Points to Remember
While heading toward the NSP renewal process, you must keep the following important points in mind –
- Applicants are advised to keep their application ID (of the fresh application) safe and accessible as it will be necessary during the renewal process. In case applicants forget their application IDs, it can be retrieved through the ‘Forgot Application ID?‘ button on the login page by providing the registered bank account number.
- Similarly, if the password from the previous year’s registration is forgotten, it can be recovered using the ‘Recover Password?‘ button on the login page.
- For updating the registered mobile number, applicants can utilize the ‘Update Mobile Number?‘ button on the login page. It is important to note that the mobile number can only be updated once, and once updated, it cannot be changed again. Certain details will be required to update the mobile number.
- Students eligible for renewal should not apply under the fresh category to avoid submitting duplicate applications, which will subsequently be rejected. If a student intends to apply for a fresh scholarship, they must withdraw their renewal application to prevent rejection.
- Lastly, if the scholarship is being disbursed for a completed course, the applicant is not eligible to apply for its renewal.
NSP Renewal – FAQs
Q. When is the last date to apply for NSP renewal?
The last date to apply for both fresh and renewal is the same. For the academic year 2022-23, The last dates for various scholarships are September 30, 2022, October 31, 2022, and November 15, 2022. It is advisable for students to check and confirm the deadline on the official website before heading towards NSP renewal.
Q. How do I renew my NSP scholarship?
The process for NSP renewal is similar to that of fresh applications. The students are required to log in to the portal using their registered application ID and password and proceed with the renewal application. To get a step-by-step description of NSP renewal, refer to the ‘Step-wise renewal application’ section above.
Q. I have already received a scholarship through NSP. Should I apply afresh to get it again for subsequent years?
If you are applying for the same scholarship that you received previously, you must make a ‘renewal application’ rather than a fresh application. However, if your course of study has been completed and you want to apply for another scholarship, you can apply as a fresh candidate. In both cases, it is important that you do not submit duplicate applications for any scholarship as it may lead to rejection.
Q. What conditions must be followed for NSP renewal?
The conditions for NSP renewal may vary from scholarship to scholarship. However, it is basically dependent on your academic performance. In case, a student fails to pass his/her current course of study, he/she might not be able to apply for the renewal. Furthermore, it is advisable to go through the renewal conditions of the respective scholarships thoroughly before applying.