National Scholarship Portal

All About National Scholarship Portal


Are you tired of endless searches for Scholarships with no concrete results? Do you get nightmares thinking of applying for scholarships because it is a tedious and time-consuming process? Are you worried about having to stand in long queues just to apply for scholarships only to find out that you’re not eligible?

Well, I have great news for all you Gen – Zs and millennials looking to apply for Scholarships to schools or colleges, or universities from the safety and comfort of your homes! The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India has launched a digital platform that provides a one-stop solution to all your Scholarship needs by providing various services from student application, application receipt, processing, and sanction to disbursal of various scholarships to Students through a single window. National Scholarships Portal is taken as Mission Mode Project under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) to ensure quick, efficient, and transparent delivery of scholarships to students across the country!

What does National Scholarship Portal seek to do?

NSP 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 beneficiaries' account without any leakages.

The portal is a Mission Mode Project to provide a common electronic portal for implementing various Scholarships schemes launched by Union Government, State Government, and Union Territories across the country.


  • Ensuring timely disbursement of Scholarships to students
  • Providing a common portal for various Scholarships schemes of Central and State Governments
  • 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 the scholarship:

  1. Visit the website for National Scholarships Portal
  2. Go to the home page and click on the option “Student Login”
  3. Fill up the application as per the instructions given by the system then click on the Save button.
  4. After saving, you will get a “Temporary ID”. The system will instruct you to submit your Temporary ID and date of birth to fill in subsequent details.
  5. Once registration is complete on click of submit button, a Permanent Registration ID is generated which can be used for Renewal and tracking the status of the application

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

  1. Login at the home page with your Application ID and Date of Birth from the previous year’s registration.
  2. In case you forget your login credentials, you can also use “Forgot Application ID” to retrieve your application ID.
  3. Once logged in, follow the instructions and save.

*Only those students would be able to Renew who had actually got the scholarship payments last year from NSP 1.0.

What documents do I need to apply for scholarships?

The following documents are mostly required to be uploaded for Fresh applications if the amount of Scholarship is more than Rs.  50,000/-  per annum.

  • Caste/Community  certificate  as  per the scheme requirement
  • Income  Certificate issued by the  Competent  Authority in the  State/UT  Government.
  • Disability  certificate  as  per  the  scheme  requirement
  • 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 only in case not opted for  Aadhar  Based payment  (for  Pre-Matric Scheme where students do not have their own bank account,  parents/guardian can provide their own account details).
  • Residential/Domicile  Certificate.

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

Eligibility criteria vary from state and course to caste and religion. To check if you are eligible for a Scholarship, you can follow these simple steps.

  1. Select your domiciliary state/ UT from the drop-down box.
  2. Choose the course level you are applying to or have been admitted into.
  3. Select your religion.
  4. Select the caste/community you belong to
  5. Select your gender
  6. Fill in your parental annual income.
  7. Select your disability status
  8. Fill in the ‘Captcha’ as shown in the box and click on ‘check ability.’

Once you get a list of scholarships you are eligible for, you can select one and apply on the portal.

Services Provided

  1. All information concerning Central/ State/ UT Governments Scholarships across the country, including but not limited to eligibility criteria, the application process, tracking the application, etc.
  2. Support to the Institutions to come under the scope of the central/ state/ UT Governments' scholarship program.
  3. Seamless coordination between ministries by providing all data with regards to up – to date information of the candidates to streamline the process, avoid duplication, etc.


1. An integrated, single window for application, tracking, and  award of scholarships has simplified the process and made it faster and easier, for the students:

  • All scholarship information available under one umbrella.
  • Single integrated application for all scholarships

2. With all the information available on the portal for everyone to access, there is an improved level of transparency.

  • Suggests the schemes for which a student is eligible.
  • Duplicates can be reduced to the maximum extent

3. The NSP will also Help in the standardization of process, eligibility, and award of scholarships across the country:

  • Master data for Institutions and courses at all India level
  • Scholarships processing

4. It serves as a decision support system (DSS) for Ministries and departments as up-to-date information will be available on demand.

5. It ensures a comprehensive MIS System to facilitate monitoring every stage of Scholarships distribution i.e. from student registration to delivery of funds. (Source: National  Scholarship portal).

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: Who is eligible to apply for Scholarship  Schemes?

Answer: eligibility criteria vary between different ministries, programs, etc. Students fulfilling the  Scheme guidelines of various Ministries are eligible to apply for these scholarships. For more details visit the home page and check for eligibility criteria as given above.

Question  2: What is the last date for submitting applications online? 

Answer: Closure dates for acceptance of different scholarships vary. Details are available on National Scholarships  Portal. 

Question  3: How can  I apply online for a scholarship?

Answer: To apply online,  please visit the website and follow the steps for login and registration as given above.