National Scholarship Portal

National Scholarship Portal: Everything You Need to Know

National scholarship portal is a one-stop solution for the scholarship requirements of all students. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. The National Scholarship Portal offers services ranging from student application, application receipt, processing, and sanction to disbursal of scholarships. The Mission Mode Project of the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) ensures quick, efficient, and transparent delivery of scholarships to students across the country. 

Are you tired of endless scholarship searches with no concrete results? Do you get nightmares thinking of applying for scholarships? Does the online scholarship application process seem tedious and time-consuming? Or are you worried about standing in long queues to apply to scholarships only to know you are not eligible? National Scholarship Portal can help everyone applying for scholarships at school, college, or university level. 

Read on to know more about the National Scholarship Portal and the online scholarship application process.

What does the National Scholarship Portal seek to do?

National Scholarship Portal seeks to provide a Simplified, Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive & Transparent, SMART System for faster, efficient, and effective disposal of scholarship applications and delivery of funds directly into the bank account without any leakages.

The portal is a Mission Mode Project serving as a typical electronic portal for implementing various scholarships schemes. It includes several scholarship programmes that the Union Government, State Government, and Union Territories offer.


  • Ensuring timely disbursement of Scholarships to students

  • Providing a common platform for various Central and State Governments scholarships schemes

  • Creating a transparent database of scholars

  • Avoiding duplication in processing

  • Harmonizing different Scholarships schemes & norms

  • Simplifying application process for Direct Benefit Transfer

How do I apply for a scholarship on the portal?

If you are a new user applying for scholarships:

  1. Visit the website for National Scholarships Portal.

  2. Go to the Home page and click on Student Login.

  3. Fill up the application as per the instructions given by the system and click on the Save button.

  4. After saving, you will receive a Temporary ID. The system will instruct you to submit your Temporary ID and Date of Birth to fill in the further details.

  5. Once the registration is complete, click the Submit button. You will receive a Permanent Registration ID for renewal and tracking the status of the application.

If you are a returning applicant applying for renewal of scholarship:

  1. Go to the Home page and Login with your Application ID and Date of Birth from the previous year registration.

  2. If you forget your login credentials, you can use the Forgot Application ID button to retrieve them.

  3. Once logged in, follow the instructions and Save.

*Only the students who have received the previous scholarship payments can renew the application. 

What documents do I need to apply for scholarships?

For a scholarship amount of Rs.50,000/- per annum, the National Scholarship Portal requires the following documents: 

  • Caste/Community  certificate  as  per the scheme requirement

  • Income  Certificate issued by the  Competent  Authority in the  State/UT  Government.

  • Disability  Certificate, if applicable.

  • Single girl child certificate issued by the  Competent Authority in the  State/UT  Government as per the scheme requirement.

  • Scanned copy of  Bank  Passbook reflecting  Bank Account number and  IFSC  details, if not opting for  Aadhar  Based payment. (Applicable for the Pre-Matric scheme where students do not have their bank account,  parents/guardians can provide their account details).

  • Residential/Domicile  Certificate.

Am I eligible for the scholarships on the National Scholarship portal?

The eligibility criteria vary according to the state, course, caste, and religion. Follow these steps to check if you are eligible for a scholarship.

  1. Select your domiciliary state/ UT from the drop-down box.

  2. Choose the course level you are applying for a scholarship.

  3. Select your religion.

  4. Pick the caste/community you belong.

  5. Choose your gender.

  6. Fill in your parents' annual income.

  7. Select your disability status

  8. Fill in the Captcha as in the box and click on Check Eligibility.

You will get a list of scholarships to choose from, as per your eligibility.

Benefits of Applying for Scholarships on NSP

The National Scholarship Portal offers numerous benefits to the applicants. Here are a few of them.

  1. It is an integrated, single window for application, tracking, and awarding scholarships. It has a simple process that makes it faster and easy, for the students:

  • All scholarship information is available under one umbrella.

  • SIT is a single integrated application for all the scholarships.

  1. With all the information available on the portal for everyone to access, the level of transparency significantly increases.

  • It suggests the schemes for which a student is eligible.

  • Its copies are available for maximum use. 

  1. The National Scholarship Portal eases the standardization process, eligibility, and award of scholarships across the country:

  • It stores master data for Institutions and courses at the all India level.

  • Has efficient scholarships processing

  1. The portal serves as a decision support system (DSS) for Ministries and departments as up-to-date information is available on demand.

  1. It ensures a comprehensive MIS System to facilitate monitoring at every stage of scholarships distribution. It incorporates student registrations, delivery of funds and other such information.