NSP Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities 2022-23

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EligibilityDisabled students pursuing studies at Graduate/Postgraduate/Diploma level
AwardMaintenance Allowance, Book Grant, and Disability Allowance

About the Program


Last Updated On : 05-12-2022   Posted By : Salma

NSP Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities 2022-23 is an initiative of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India to promote quality education among disabled students who are pursuing studies at the graduate/post-graduate/diploma level. The key objective of the scholarship is to recognize and promote quality education amongst students with disabilities by providing them with full financial support. 

  • NSP Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities 2022-23

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be pursuing studies at the graduate/postgraduate/diploma level in notified institutions of excellence in education
    • have more than 40% disability and a valid certificate for the same
    • have an annual family income of less than INR 6 lakh

    A total of 300 scholarships will be given under this scheme. The selected candidates will receive the following benefits:

    • Reimbursement of Tuition Fees and Non-refundable Charges Payable to the Institute: Up to INR 2 lakh per annum (subject to actual amount)
    • Reimbursement of Expenses for the purchase of a Computer with Accessories: INR 30,000 (one-time grant)
    • Reimbursement of expenses for the purchase of Aids and Assistive Devices: INR 30,000 (one-time grant)
    • Maintenance Allowance for Hostellers: INR 3,000 per month
    • Maintenance Allowance for Day Scholars: INR 1,500 per month
    • Book and Stationary: INR 5,000 per annum
    • Special Allowances (related to types of disabilities like reader allowance, helper allowance etc.): INR 2,000 per month


    The aids and assistive devices may include -

    For the blind/low vision -

    • Braille/Braille Typewriter
    • Laptop with screen reading software
    • Laptop with screen magnification software
    • Talk software for mobile phone accessibility
    • DAISY recorder and player


    For the hearing impaired -

    • Binaural digital programmable hearing aid with provision for button cells
    • Cell phone with SMS sim card
    • Laptop with WiFi (Bluetooth) facility
    • Photo of the applicant
    • Certificate of previous academic marksheet
    • Fee receipt of current course year
    • Age proof certificate
    • Income certificate of the family
    • Bank account details
    • Disability Certificate
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps -

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner'and click on 'New Registration'.
    Step 3: Now click on 'Click here for other Scholarship Schemes hosted on NSP for AY 2022-23'.
    Step 4: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking, and 'Continue'
    Step 5: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Pre Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, and write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, email Id.
    Step 6: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
    Step 7: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
    Step 8: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
    Step 9: Now, log in using OTP and fill the application form.
    Step 10: After successful submission of the application form, an application ID and password will be generated which can be used for future references.

    Note - All the applicants are advised to fill 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 Closing Date: 31st December 2022
Last Date for Defect Verification: 15th January 2023
Last Date for Institute Verification: 15th January 2023

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
  • 50% of the total scholarships will be reserved for girl candidates.
  • The duration of the award of the scholarship will be ordinarily 2/4/5 years or as per the approved tenure of the course in which the candidate has got admission.
  • If a scholar is unable to appear for the examination owing to illness or on account of any unforeseeable event, the award may be renewed for the next academic year on submission of a medical certificate and/or other required proof to the satisfaction of the Head of Institution.
  • The scholars are liable to refund the scholarship at the discretion of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India if they discontinue the study in the year for which the scholarship is awarded.

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

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by July, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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