National Scholarship Portal 2020: Registration(Extended), Eligibility Criteria

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National Scholarship Portal 2020 is open and the candidates can apply until 31 December(extended). Through this portal, the candidates can apply for various scholarship schemes offered by Ministries at Central, State level and by UGC/AICTE. The candidates should register themselves on or before the last date. Read the whole article to check eligibility criteria, application procedure, financial aid, etc of National Scholarship Portal 2020.

Latest Updates

  • Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India has extended the last date to apply for National Scholarship Scheme 2020 until 31 December 2020.

National Scholarship Portal 2020 Registration Process

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The candidates should keep in mind following important things while applying at NSP for the first time.

  • Applicants should register themselves online on the official portal of NSP only.
  • They should enter accurately and authenticated information as printed on their documents.
  • The registration form is required to be filled by parents/guardian of students who are below the age of 18 years on the date of registration.
  • After submitting the application the login id and password will be sent to the registered number, keep it safe for further use.

How to Apply at National Scholarship Portal 2020?

Students can follow the below steps to fill the NSP online application form 2020:

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  • Step 1 – Visit the NSP 2020 portal.
  • Step 2 – Read the given instructions and click on Continue.
  • Step 3 – On the next screen fill the details asked like State of domicile, Student name, date of birth, bank account details, Scholarship category, etc.
  • Step 4 – Then click on Register link
  • Step 5 – For the first-time login, OTP (One Time Password) sent by NSP on the above-given mobile number will be required. Please verify the mobile number to complete the registration process.
  • Step 6 – Complete the form and submit the details.
  • Step 7 – The candidates are advised to get the printout of the form for any further use.

Before initiating registration process, students / Parents/guardian are advised to keep the following documents handy:

  • Educational documents of a student
  • Student’s Bank account number and IFSC code of the bank branch
    Note: For the pre-matric scholarship scheme, where students do not have their own bank account, parents can provide their own account details. However, parents account number can only be used against scholarship applications for a maximum of two children.
  • Aadhaar number of a Student or Bonafide student certificate from Institute / School and
  • Aadhaar Enrolment ID or Scanned copy of Bank passbook
  • If Institute/School is different from the domicile state, then Bonafide student certificate from Institute / School.

National Scholarship Portal 2020 Schemes

Students seeking to apply for Scholarship for their higher education can check below different schemes provided at NSP. The scholarship will not be given to more than two students from a family this applies to all the schemes. A student shall be eligible for only one scholarship out of all the available Scholarships of Central Government meant for SC/ST/OBC/minority.

Central Schemes

Ministry of Minority Affairs

  • Pre Matric Scholarship Schemes for Minorities
    • A student who has secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination is eligible.
    • The family annual income from all sources must not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh.
    • This is for the students studying in Classes I to X.
  • Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
    • A candidate must have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination
    • The annual family income from all sources does not exceed Rs.2.00 lakh.
    • Admission and tuition fee Class XI & XII: Rs. 7,000/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
    • Admission and course/tuition fee for Class XI 7 XII technical & vocational courses of one or more year of duration: Rs. 10,000/- per annum (Day Scholars & Hostelers)
    • Admission and tuition fee for UG & PG level: Rs. 3,000/- per annum (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
  • Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS

Department of Empowerment of Person with Disabilities

  • Pre Matric Scholarship Schemes for Students with Disabilities
  • Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
  • Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities

Ministry of Labour & Employment

  • Educational Financial Assistance to the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric
  • Educational Financial Assistance to the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-Matric
  • Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

  • For SC students – Top Class Education Scheme

Ministry of Tribal Affairs

  • For ST Students – National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education – Scholarship (Formally Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students)

Department of School Education & Literacy

  • National Means Cum Merit Scholarship

Department of Higher Education

  • For College & University Students -Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship

WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs

  • For Central Armed Police Forces And Assam Rifles and for Wards of States/UTs Police Personnel Martyred during Terror/Naxal attacks – Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme

RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway

  • Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF

North Eastern Council(NEC), DoNER

  • Financial Support to the students of NER for higher Professional courses (NEC MERIT Scholarship)

UGC/AICTE Schemes

The University of Grants Commission-MHRD

UGC provides following Scholarship to the candidates for the student’s better education. Candidates can check below in the table details of all:

UGC Scholarship Scheme
Name of Scholarship Number of Scholarships Award Details Eligibility
Ishan Uday special scholarship scheme for NER 10,000
  • Rs 5,400 per month to the students pursuing general degree courses
  • Rs 7,800 per month to the students pursuing technical/ professional/ medical courses
  • Students with the domicile of NER, whose parental annual income does not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum from all sources.
  • Should have passed XII or equivalent in the preceding year of study
  • Secured admission in the first year of any degree course, either general degree course of technical /professional/ medical/ paramedical course (Integrated courses included)
PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for single girl child 3,000 Rs 36,200 per annum for two years
  • Up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in the first year of PG courses are eligible.
  • Applicable to the student who has taken admission in regular, full-time first-year Masters Degree course in any designated university or a post-graduate college.
PG scholarship for university rank holders 3,000 Rs 3,100 per month for two years
  • To the student for first PG Degree only.
  • Age limit is 30 years at the time of admission in PG course.
  • The Undergraduate courses from following streams are eligible to apply:
    1.Life Sciences 2. Physical Sciences 3. Chemical Sciences 4. Earth Sciences 5.
    Mathematical Sciences 6. Social Sciences 7. Commerce 8. Languages
  • The first and second rank holders (Not position holders) would be considered from Universities/ Institutions and non-affiliated/ autonomous colleges.
PG scholarship scheme for SC/ST students for professional courses 1,000
  • Rs 7,800 per month for a period of 2 years for ME/MTech students
  • Rs 4,500 per month for a period of 2 years for other professional courses
  • Students who are pursuing professional courses in
    the following Institutions/ Colleges/Universities:

    • Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under section 2(f) & and 12(B) of UGC Act
    • Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956
    • Universities/Institutions/College funded by Central/state government
    • Institutes of National Importance

All India Council for Technical Education-AICTE

AICTE Scholarship Scheme
Name of Scholarship Number of Scholarships Award Details Eligibility
Pragati Scholarship Scheme for girl child (Technical degree) 5000
  • Rs. 50,000/- per annum for a maximum of 4 years for the first year admitted students and maximum 3 years for the second year admitted students through LE.
  • The girl should be admitted to the First year of Degree level course

OR

  • Second-year of Degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved Institution of the respective year.
  • Maximum two girl child per family will get the award.
  • Family income from all sources should not be more than Rs. 8 lakh per annum during
    the current financial year.
Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Technical diploma) 5000
  • The girl should be in the first year of Diploma level course

OR

  • Second-year of Diploma level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved Institution of the respective year.
  • Maximum two girls child per family will be given a benefit.
  • The income of the family should not exceed Rs 8 lakh per annum
Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially Abled Student (Technical degree) All eligible specially-abled student admitted to the first year of degree level course

OR

Second-year
of Degree level course through LE in any of the AICTE approved Institution will get the
scholarship.

  • An applicant should be admitted to the first year of degree level course

OR

  • The second year of Degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved Institution of the respective year.
  • Specially-abled student, having disability of not less than 40%
  • Family’s income should not be more than Rs 8 lakh per annum.
Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially Abled Student (Technical diploma) Specially-abled students admitted to the First year of Diploma course

OR

Second
year of Diploma level course through lateral entry

  • The candidate should be admitted to the first year of Diploma course

OR

  • The second year of diploma course through lateral entry.

State Schemes

Assam 

  • Pre-matric scholarship for SC students (class IX and X)
  • Oost-matric scholarship for SC students
  • Pre matric scholarship to OBC students
  • Post matric scholarship to OBC students
  • Pre matric scholarship to ST students (class IX and X)
  • Post matric scholarship to ST students

Arunachal Pradesh

  • Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students-Pre Matric Scholarship (Class IX & X) for ST Students
  • Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children -Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students
  • Scheme for Award of Stipend to the schedule tribe students
  • APST MEDICAL AND PARAMEDICAL STIPEND

Chandigarh

  • POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR SC STUDENTS
  • POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS
  • POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR OBC STUDENT
  • DR.AMBEDKAR POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP FOR ECONOMICALLY BACKWARD CLASS STUDENTS
  • PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR SC STUDENTS OF CLASS IX AND X

Himachal Pradesh

  • Dr Ambedkar Madhavi Chakravarti yojana for SC students
  • Dr Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for economically backward students
  • Centrally sponsored Post matric scholarship scheme for SC students
  • Centrally sponsored Post-Matric scholarship scheme for OBC students
  • Centrally sponsored pre-matric scholarship scheme for ST students
  • Sponsored pre-matric scholarship scheme for SC students
  • centrally sponsored pre-matric scholarship scheme for OBC students
  • Mukhya Mantri Protsahan Yojana
  • Maharishi Valmiki Chakravarti Yojana
  • Integrated Rural Development Program(IRDP)
  • Kalpana Chawla Chakravarti Yojana
  • Indira Gandhi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana
  • Thakur Sen Negi Utkrisht Chakravarti Yojana
  • Swami Vivekanand Utkrisht Chakravarti Yojana
  • Centrally Sponsored post-matric Scholarship scheme for ST students

National Scholarship Portal 2020 Highlights

In the below table candidates can check a few basic information of National Scholarship Portal 2020:

NSP 2020 Basic Details
Name of Scholarship National Scholarship
Offered by Government of India (Ministries, UGC/AICTE and States)
Purpose For the better education of SC/ST/ and other minor communities and differently-abled children
Official website https://scholarships.gov.in/

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