NSP Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students 2023-24

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EligibilityClass 12 passed students
AwardUp to ₹20,000 per annum

About the Program


Last Updated On : 11-01-2024   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

NSP Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students 2023-24 is a scholarship program for meritorious students from economically weaker sections to pursue higher education in colleges and universities. The scholarship is offered by the Ministry of Education and is administered through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). The main objective of this scheme is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from poor families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies. The selected candidates will receive a scholarship of up to ₹20,000 per annum.

Source: National Scholarship Portal

  • NSP Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • have passed Class 12 from a recognised institution
    • have secured above the 80th percentile in the relevant stream (such as science, commerce, or humanities) from the respective Board of Examination in Class 12 of (10+2) pattern or equivalent 
    • be pursuing UG/PG degree in a professional course such as Medical, Engineering etc., in one of the colleges/institutions recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and respective concerned regulatory bodies
    • have an annual parental/family income up to ₹4,50,000 annum

    Note: Students pursuing degree courses through distance mode or correspondence and diploma courses are not eligible.


    The selected candidates will receive financial assistance in the following manner:

    • Graduation level - ₹10,000 per annum for the first three years of college and university courses
    • Postgraduation level - ₹20,000 per annum
    • For 5-year professional course/integrated course - ₹20,000 per annum will be provided in the 4th and 5th years
    • For technical courses such as B.E./B.Tech. degree up to graduation level - ₹12,000 per annum for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year and ₹20,000 in the 4th year

    Note - The rate of scholarship is ₹10,000 per annum for the first three years of fresh/renewal scholarships concerning the academic year 2021-22, even if the actual release happens in FY 2022-23.

    • Aadhaar card (Note - In case aadhaar the applicant doesn't have Aadhaar card, alternatives like Aadhaar enrolment ID slip, an application made for Aadhaar enrolment, Voter ID card, Driving license, PAN, Passport, etc., can be used.)
    • Class 12 marksheet
    • Income certificate
    How can you apply?

    Eligible students can apply for the scholarship through the following steps:

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    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 'Applicant Corner'and click on 'New Registration' tab.
    Step 4: Read the details carefully, tick the checkbox and click on the 'Continue' button. 
    Step 5: Enter mobile number, captcha code, and OTP, then submit.  
    Step 6: Fill in the required details and click on 'Save & Register' to complete the registration process. 
    Step 7: Now click on the 'Fresh Application' tab and log in using the application ID and password.
    Step 8: Fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents and submit the application.

    Note:- All the applicants are advised to fill out the form correctly; no changes can be made once it is submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill out only one application, as multiple applications will cancel the form.

Important Dates

Scholarship Deadline: 31st January 2024

Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates will be done based on the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria.

Terms and Conditions
  • The students belonging to reserved categories/minorities/weaker sections are eligible for reservation on the basis of merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking.
  • The students must have their bank accounts opened in their name for availing the benefits under the scheme.
  • The applications which are not verified either by the Institute or by the concerned State Education Board or by both will be treated as 'Invalid'. 
  • The total duration of the scholarship will not be exceeding 5 years.
  • 50% of the total scholarships are reserved for girl candidates.
  • The students will not be permanently debarred for scholarships due to delays to renew or verification. However, students will have to submit renewal applications within a cut-off date. Renewal for that year will not be allowed if an applicant misses this deadline.
  • The number of scholarships allotted to a State Education Board is distributed amongst pass outs of the Humanities, Science and Commerce stream in the ratio of 3:3:1.

Note - For more information, kindly refer to the 'Scholarship Guidelines' document.

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

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s akhil on 20-Jan-2022

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 The applications for Central Sector Scholarships have recently closed. It may take one to one-and-a-half months for the scholarships to be disbursed. 

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