INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) 2023

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EligibilityClass 12 passed students
AwardINR 5,000 per month and a mentorship grant of INR 20,000 per annum

About the Program


Last Updated On : 01-11-2023   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) 2023 is an initiative of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India to provide financial help to students who have passed Class 12 and wish to pursue courses in Basic and Natural Science. The selected students will receive a scholarship amount of INR 5,000 per month and a mentorship grant of INR 20,000 per annum.

  • INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) 2023

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • be within the age group of 17-22 years
    • be pursuing a degree in one of the following subjects under Natural and Basic Sciences at the B.Sc., B.S., and Int. M.Sc./M.S. level:-
      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Mathematics
      • Biology
      • Statistics
      • Geology
      • Astrophysics
      • Astronomy
      • Electronics
      • Botany
      • Biochemistry
      • Zoology
      • Anthropology
      • Microbiology
      • Geophysics
      • Geochemistry
      • Atmospheric Sciences
      • Oceanic Sciences
    • have scored in the top 1% of their Class 12 examination OR
    • have secured ranks in the JEE of IIT, AIPMT, NEET (within the top 10,000 rank) OR
    • be a National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholar, Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS) scholar or International Olympiad medalist



    • Students pursuing courses other than specified are not eligible to apply. 
    • Students pursuing studies through open university or distance mode are not eligible to apply. 
    • Students who have passed Class 12 examination in the previous academic year will not be considered.

    Selected scholars will receive a monthly emolument of INR 5,000 for a period of five years, or until the completion of their course, whichever is earlier. Scholars are also eligible to receive a mentorship grant of INR 20,000 per annum.


    Applicants are required to submit the following documents in the specified format:

    Name of the Document Type


    Passport size photograph (mandatory)* JPEG 50KB
    Class 10 marksheet or Certificate, for proof of Date of Birth (mandatory)* PDF 1MB
    Class 12 marksheet (mandatory)* PDF 1MB
    Endorsement Form signed by the Principal of College/Director of Institute/Registrar of University (mandatory*) PDF 1MB
    Eligibility Note/Advisory Note, if provided by the State/Central Board (not mandatory) PDF 1MB
    Certificate specifying Rank or Award in IIT-JEE/AIPMT/NEET/JBNSTS/NTSE/International Olympic Medalists (if applicable) PDF 1MB
    Community/Caste Certificate (if applicable) PDF 1MB
    Any other supporting document PDF 1MB
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the opportunity by following the below-mentioned steps:
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required registration details. (Note: If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID)
    Step 3: Navigate to the 'New User? Register here' option on the right-hand side of the dashboard and click on it.
    Step 4: Fill in the required details and click on submit button at the bottom of the page to 'Register'.
    Step 5: After successful registration, the applicants will receive a confirmation mail on the registered email ID with the activation link. Click the activation link to proceed. 
    Step 6: Log in to the portal using the registered email ID and password. 
    Step 7: Click on the 'Scholarship' link.
    Step 8: Click on 'Apply for Scholarship'.
    Step 9: Fill in all required details and upload the scanned copy of all supporting documents in the prescribed format. 
    Step 10: Finally, submit the application form. 

Important Dates

Application Starting Date- 10th September 2023
Application Deadline - 9th November 2023

Selection Criteria

The selection process for the INSPIRE Scholarship is conducted by the DST in two stages. In the first stage, applications are screened based on the applicant's academic performance and other relevant factors. In the second stage, shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview.

Terms and Conditions
  • Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. No claims or representations will be entertained regarding the same.
  • The scholarship is tenable for a maximum period of five years starting from the first year of B.Sc./B.S./Int.M.Sc./Int.M.S. or until the completion of the course (whichever is earlier).
  • The continuation of the scholarship depends on the good academic performance of the scholars in the examinations conducted by the University and on the recommendation of the Head of the Institution. 

Note - For detailed information, kindly go through 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by September, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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