NSP Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities 2023-24

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EligibilityDisabled students pursuing Graduate/Postgraduate/Diploma courses
AwardA maintenance allowance up to ₹3,000 and other benefits

About the Program


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

NSP Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities 2023-24 is an opportunity offered to disabled students who are pursuing studies at the graduate/postgraduate/diploma level. The scheme is being implemented by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPWD), under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of the Government of India.

The key objective of the scholarship is to recognise and promote quality education among these students by providing comprehensive financial support, covering various aspects like tuition fees, assistive devices, and living expenses. The selected candidates will receive a maintenance allowance of ₹3,000 and other benefits.

Source: National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  • NSP Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must:-

    • be an Indian national
    • have a disability of 40% or more, as defined in ‘Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016
    • be pursuing a gradutaion/postgraduation/diploma course in a recognised institution/university, notified by the notified by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD)
    • have an annual family income of not more than ₹8,00,000


    • Only two children with disabilities per family are eligible for this scholarship. However, if the second child is a twin, both twins are eligible for the scholarship.
    • The scholarship applies to a single year of study. Students repeating a class are ineligible for the award in subsequent attempts.
    • Recipients cannot hold any other scholarship or stipend while receiving this award.
    • 50% of seats are reserved for female candidates.



    The selected candidates will receive awards in the following manner:

    Components of Scholarship  Income ceiling   Financial Assistance in Rupees (₹)
    Reimbursement of tuition fees and non-refundable charges paid/payable to the Institute  Up to ₹2,00,000 per annum subject to the actual amount
    Maintenance Allowance   -

    Hostellers: ₹3,000 per month 
    Day scholars: ₹1,500 per month

    Special Allowances (related to types of disabilities like reader allowance, escort allowance, helper allowance etc.)   -  ₹2,000 per month 
    Books & Stationery  - ₹5,000 per annum
    Reimbursement of expenses for the purchase of a computer/laptop with accessories - ₹45,000 as a one-time grant in the first year of the course
    (Note:- For receiving the benefit, the student has to submit requisite documents viz., bill/receipt as proof of purchase of the Laptop/Computer.) 
    Reimbursement of expenses for the purchase of aids and assistive devices relating to the particular disability of the selected candidates - ₹30,000 as a one-time grant in the first year of the course
    (Note:- The reimbursement is made based on the requisite documents viz., bills/vouchers submitted by the students to ensure the genuineness of the claim.)


    • A passport-size photograph of the applicant
    • A valid disability certificate issued by the competent authority as prescribed under Rules 
    • Certificate of previous academic marksheet
    • Fee receipt of current course year
    • Age proof certificate
    • Annual income certificate of the family
    • Bank account details
    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 the 'Applicant Corner' and click on the '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 submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill in only one application as multiple applications will cancel the form.

Important Dates

Scholarship Deadline: 15th January 2024

Selection Criteria

The candidate will be selected based on the marks percentage obtained by the candidates in the qualifying exam and the parent(s)/guardian(s) annual income.

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Terms and Conditions
  • A scholarship may be cancelled, if the recipient switches to a different course of study.
  • If a student receiving this scholarship stops their studies during the year, they may need to repay the scholarship amount, as determined by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Maintenance allowance is payable from 1st April or from the month of admission, whichever is later, to the month in which the examinations are completed, at the end of the academic year (including maintenance allowance during holidays), provided that if the scholar secures admission after the 20th day of a month, the amount will be paid from the month following the month of admission. 

For Renewal:

  • For students continuing their studies under the same scholarship, the maintenance allowance in the new year begins one month after the last payment received in the previous year.
  • The scholarship will not be paid for the period of internship/housemanship in the M.B.B.S. course or practical training in other courses if the student receives some remuneration during the internship period or some allowance/stipend during the practical training in other courses.
  • To continue receiving this scholarship, scholars must maintain good academic standing and responsible conduct. In other words, scholars must make satisfactory progress in their studies, avoid misconduct like strikes or unauthorized absence, and follow all institutional rules and regulations.

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

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