National Scholarship Portal Schemes 2018: Central, State, UGC & AICTE


National Scholarship Portal (NSP) is a Digital India Program controlled and maintained by the Government of India for the candidates seeking Central Government, State Government, UGC and AICTE Scholarship Schemes in the country.

The Mission Mode Project (MMP) of National Scholarships Portal under the National e-Governance Plan aims at providing a common electronic portal for implementing various Scholarships schemes launched by Union Government, State Government and Union Territories across the country.

List of Available Scholarship Schemes Under NSP Program:

Here is the list of available scholarship schemes under National Scholarship Portal:

  • 1. Post Matric Scholarship Scheme
  • 2. Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Scheme
  • 3. Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme
  • 4. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students Scheme
  • 5. National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme
  • 6. Incentives to Girls for Secondary Education Scheme
  • 7. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for Top Class Education for SC Students
  • 8. Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Students with Disabilities
  • 9. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Students with Disabilities
  • 10. Scheme for Award of Scholarships Under CINE/MINE/LSDM/BEEDI/IOMC Workers Welfare Fund
  • 11. Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for ST Students

National Scholarship Portal Application Form:

National Scholarship Portal provides a simple and transparent system for faster & effective disposal of Scholarships applications and delivery of funds directly into beneficiaries account without any leakages. The application form for various scholarship schemes can be filled by online mode only.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of National Scholarship Portal,
  • Step 2: Click on “New User? Register” button, read the NSP Guidelines and click on “Continue” button.
  • Step 3: In the next screen fill down the complete details correctly including the State of Domicile, Scholarship Category, Name of Student, Date of Birth, Gender, Mobile Number, Email Id, Bank Account Number and IFSC Code and Click on “Register” button. (After the above step a temporary registration number will be issued to your mobile number and email id.)
  • Step 4: Log in to your account using your Temporary Registration Number and Password (password is your date of birth) and fill your Basic, Academic, Contact and Scheme Details. Upload all necessary documents in this step.
  • Step 5: Once the application form is filled and registered completely, take the print of the application form using “Print Out” button.

Documents to be Uploaded While Filling Online Application Form:

Here are the documents you need to upload while filling the application form on National Scholarship Portal:

  • 1. Domicile Certificate
  • 2. Student Photograph
  • 3. Institute Verification Form
  • 4. Self Declaration of Income Certificate by the Students
  • 5. Self Declaration of Minority Community Certificate by the Students
  • 6. Self Attested Certificate of Previous Academic Marksheet
  • 7. Fee Receipt for Current Course Year
  • 8. Scanned Copy of Aadhar Card
  • 9. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Students with Disabilities
  • 10. Scheme for Award of Scholarships Under CINE/MINE/LSDM/BEEDI/IOMC Workers Welfare Fund
  • 11. Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for ST Students

Frequently Asked Questions On National Scholarship Portal:

1. Who are eligible to apply for Scholarship Schemes?

Answer: Students fulfilling the Scheme guidelines of various Ministries are eligible to apply for these scholarships. These are available on the Home Page of the Portal.

2. What is the last date for submitting applications online?

Answer: Closure dates for acceptance of various scholarship applications are available in National Scholarships Portal.

3. Can I edit the information already saved and up-to what time?

Answer: All the information can be edited till the closure of application form. After final submission, your application will be forwarded to the next level and application hereby cannot be edited.

4. Do I have to fill up the online application in one sitting?

Answer: No. You can fill up the online application in as many sittings as you wish, until you are satisfied that you have entered all desirable fields correctly. The software provides facility to save your application at every stage.

5. Do I need to get my Aadhaar Card to apply for Scholarship?

Answer: Aadhaar No. is not Mandatory for the Students in order to Register and fill up the application form online. Students can apply for Scholarship without entering the Aadhaar no. but in that case they have to enter Aadhaar Enrollment Id. For the States of Aasam, Meghalya and Mizoram Aadhar Number is not mandatory.

6. Can I apply as a Fresh if I am a Renewal candidate? 

Answer: No, you cannot apply as a fresh if you are a Renewal candidate. Your application will be rejected in that case.

7. What should I do, if I do not find my institute name in the drop-down menu?

Answer: You should immediately approach the institute to contact with the nodal officer of the State where the institute is located. You can also approach the Nodal Officer of that State directly through e-mail under intimation to the Ministry. If your institute is an eligible institution, the State Government concerned would enter it into the database and then you can apply.

8. How do I know the name and address of Nodal Officer/ State Department of my State?

Answer: The name and contact details of the Nodal Officer/State Department of all States/UTs are available in “Services->Know your State Nodal Officer” option.

9. Is the usage of Digital Signature Mandatory?

Answer: The use of Digital Signature is not mandatory at registration / verification stage of NSP Application .

10. What documents are to be uploaded on NSP 2.0 while applying for the scholarships?

Answer: Documents are required to be uploaded only for the Scholarship Amount more than ₹50000 per annum.

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