NSP UGC Scholarships 2024-25 – Complete List, Eligibility, Application Timeline

NSP UGC Scholarships – The University Grants Commission (UGC) also hosts some of its scholarships on the National Scholarship Portal that are commonly referred to as NSP UGC scholarships. These scholarships are meant to support the education of students at the college or university level. UGC is a renowned statutory body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) that offers a number of scholarships and fellowships to cater to the needs of meritorious and underprivileged students. 

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Read further to get in-depth information about NSP UGC scholarships, their eligibility, application process, award details and more.  

Latest Update:- The applications for NSP UGC Scholarships 2024-25 are open now. The last date to apply for these scholarships is 31st October 2024.

NSP UGC Scholarships 2024-25 – Complete List

Listed under the UGC Schemes tab on the portal, the NSP UGC scholarships comprise four major scholarships namely:

  1. Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme
  2. Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
  3. Postgraduate Scholarship for University Rank Holders 
  4. Scholarship Scheme for Professional Courses

The table given below provides a detailed overview of all 4 scholarships (mentioned above), their application timeline and the number of scholarships disbursed every year. 

Detailed List of NSP UGC Scholarships

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Scholarship Name Application Timeline* No. of scholarships 
Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme for NER 31st October 2024 10,000
PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child 3,000
PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st, 2nd Rank)
PG Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST Students for Professional Courses  1,000

*The application period mentioned above is tentative and may change at the discretion of the scholarship provider. 

NSP UGC Scholarships 2024-25 – Important dates

Scholarship Scheme Application Deadline Defective Application Verification Date Institute Verification
ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme For North Eastern Region 31-10-2024 15-11-2024 15-11-2024
PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship For Single Girl Child 31-10-2024 15-11-2024 15-11-2024
PG Scholarship For University Rank Holders(Ist And Iind Rank Holders) 31-10-2024 15-11-2024 15-11-2024
PG Scholarship Scheme For Sc St Students For Pursuing Professional Courses 31-10-2024 15-11-2024 15-11-2024

NSP UGC Scholarships 2024-25 – Eligibility Criteria

The University Grants Commission has a pre-defined set of eligibility conditions for each NSP UGC Scholarship. The criteria majorly vary based on the academic qualifications and family income of the candidates. Any student, who fulfils all the eligibility conditions, can apply for the scholarships. The section given below provides detailed eligibility criteria for each scholarship. 

Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme for NER 

To be eligible for Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme, an applicant must fulfil the following conditions – 

  • The students must be domiciles of North Eastern states including Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland.
  • They must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination in the preceding year. 
  • They must have secured admission in the first year of any degree course at recognised universities/colleges/institutes.
  • The annual family income of the applicant from all sources must be less than INR 4.5 lakh from all sources. 

Note:- The scholarship is also open for transgender students. However, the students who are pursuing their studies through open universities are not eligible for this NSP UGC scholarship. 

PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child 

The key eligibility conditions that students need to fulfil to apply for the PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child include –

  • The scholarship is open to female students who are the only girl-child in their families. 
  • They must have taken admission in the first year of a regular, full-time Master’s degree programme at any designated university or a postgraduate college.
  • The maximum age limit for this scholarship is 30 years. 
  • Girl students who have no brothers or those who are twin daughters/fraternal daughters can also apply for this scholarship. 

PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders 

Students have to fulfil the following eligibility conditions to apply for this scholarship –

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  • Open for students who are first or second-rank holders in their graduation examination.
  • They must be pursuing postgraduate studies at an affiliated university/college/institution. 
  • They must have secured at least 60% marks in graduation. 
  • They must have completed their graduation in disciplines like Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Social Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Languages or Commerce. 
  • The maximum age limit is 30 years.

PG Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST Students for Professional Courses 

The students need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria to apply for this scholarship –

  • Open for students belonging to the SC/ST category.
  • They must be pursuing the first year of a professional course at the postgraduate level during the current academic year. 
  • They must be studying at one of the following institutions –
    • Institutes of National Importance
    • Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central/State Government
    • Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under section 2(f) & and 12(B) of UGC Act
    • Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 that are eligible to receive grants-in-aid from UGC

Note:- The courses approved by regulatory bodies like MCI, PCI, DCI, RCI, NCTIS, AICTE, NCTE Bar Council of India, ICAR, INC, and Forensic Regulatory & Development Authority of India are considered professional courses. 

NSP UGC Scholarship 2024-25 – Award Details

What is the amount of financial assistance given under NSP UGC scholarships? How can the students avail the scholarship amount? The answer to these questions is covered in this section. Each scholarship has pre-determined criteria based on which the selection of scholars is made. The amount of scholarship given under each scheme has been highlighted in the table below. This amount is directly transferred into the bank account of the beneficiaries through DBT. 

Award details of NSP UGC Scholarships

Name of Scholarship Award Details
Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme for NER ₹5,400 per month to students pursuing general degree courses

₹7,800 per month to students pursuing technical/ professional/ medical courses

PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child ₹36,200 per annum for two years
PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders ₹3,100 per month for two years
PG Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST Students for Professional Courses  ₹7,800 per month for a period of 2 years for ME/MTech students

₹4,500 per month for a period of 2 years for other professional courses

NSP UGC Scholarship 2024-25 – Application Process

Applications for NSP UGC scholarships are invited online through the National Scholarship Portal. The students who find themselves eligible for the scholarship can apply for it by following the below-mentioned steps. 

Step 1: Visit the official website of the National Scholarship Portal. 

Step 2: Navigate to the ‘Students’ option on the left-hand side of the dashboard and click on it.

Step 3: Now, click on the ‘Login’ button under the OTR option as it is required to apply for a scholarship on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
Step 4: Click on the ‘New user? Register yourself’ on the left-hand side of the dashboard and click on it.
Step 5: Read the details carefully, tick the checkbox, and click on the ‘Next’ button.
Step 6: Enter a functional mobile number, captcha code, and OTP, then submit to complete the registration process.
Step 7: Fill in the required details and click on ‘Save & Register’ to complete the ‘One-time registration (OTR)’ process. (Note:- This is a temporary registration number, students need to download the OTR mobile application for face authentication to complete the OTR process.)
Step 8: After successful registration, navigate to the ‘Apply for Scholarship’ option and click on the ‘Login’ button.
Step 9: Select the scholarship, fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents and submit.

Note:- All the applicants are advised to fill in the information correctly on the application form. Once the application is submitted, no changes can be made. Additionally, submitting multiple applications will result in disqualification.

Also Read: National Scholarship Portal 2024-25 – NSP Login, Check Status, Last Date  

NSP UGC Scholarship 2024-25 – FAQs

✔️ What is NSP UGC Scholarship?

NSP UGC scholarship is a broad category of scholarships that are offered by the UGC and are implemented through the National Scholarship Portal i.e. NSP. A total of four scholarships are listed under the UGC scheme category on NSP. The students who find themselves eligible for any of these scholarships can apply for them online only through the NSP portal.

✔️ Who can apply for Ishan Uday Scholarship?

The Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme is meant for students who belong to the North-Eastern Region (NER). The students who have passed their Class 12 examination and have secured admission in a professional, technical or general degree course can avail benefits under this scheme. The annual family income must be less than INR 4.5 lakh.

✔️ Who is eligible for the Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child?

This scholarship is meant for girl students only who are the single girl child in their family and are below 30 years of age. They must have taken admission in the first year of a full-time postgraduate course at a recognised university/college in India.

✔️ What is the last date to apply for NSP UGC Scholarship?

The applications for NSP UGC scholarship are open now, the last date to apply is 31st October 2024.


Also Read: UGC Scholarship: University Grants Commission (UGC)



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