NSP Scholarship : Apply Online, NSP Status, Last Date

The National Scholarship Portal (NSP) for the academic year 2023-24 is an exclusive online platform designed to centralize numerous scholarships and fellowships aimed at supporting students across India in pursuing their education. The portal hosts a wide array of schemes offered by the Central Government, State Government, and various government institutions such as AICTE and UGC. By offering a comprehensive range of scholarships, it serves as a one-stop solution for accessing government scholarships, streamlining processes from online application to the smooth disbursement of funds.

The NSP encompasses scholarships catering to students at different education levels, including Pre Matric, Post Matric, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Professional & Technical Courses, PhD programs, and more. These scholarships are specifically targeted to benefit students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Minorities/Students with Disabilities categories.

One of the key functions of the NSP Portal is to manage various services efficiently. It involves verifying student applications, issuing application receipts, processing the received applications, and ultimately sanctioning and disbursing scholarship amounts to the eligible beneficiaries. Through this streamlined process, the NSP aims to make scholarships more accessible and enable students to complete their educational pursuits without financial barriers.


This article provides comprehensive information about the National Scholarship Portal (NSP), including essential details such as application dates, eligibility criteria, last date for submission, NSP Scholarship Status, NSP Merit List, the process and link for online application, scholarship amounts, the official website, and additional relevant information. Interested and eligible candidates can submit their applications through the official website scholarships.gov.in. Before proceeding with the online application, it is recommended to carefully review all the details mentioned in the article for a better understanding of the scholarship program.

NSP National Scholarship Portal 2023-24 : Overview

Scholarship Name NSP Scholarship
Ministry Name Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology,
Government of India
Scholarships List Pre Matric Scholarships,
Post Matric Scholarships,
Merit Cum Means (MCM) Scholarship
Academic Year 2023-24
Eligible Category for NSP SC/ ST/ EBC/ Minorities/ Students with Disabilities
Current Status Registration for 2023-24 be started soon
NSP Portal Name National Scholarship Portal
NSP Portal Link scholarships.gov.in
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NSP Scholarship Important Dates

Important Dates for Pre Matric

  • Application Start Date: August 2023
  • Application Last Date: October 2023
  • Defective Application Verification Last Date: Updated Soon
  • Institute Verification Last Date: Updated Soon
  • DNO/ SNO/ MNO Verification Last Date: Updated Soon

Important Dates for Post Matric

  • Application Start Date: August 2023 (Tentative)
  • Application Last Date: October 2023 (Tentative)
  • Defective Application Verification Last Date: Updated Soon
  • Institute Verification Last Date: Updated Soon
  • DNO/ SNO/ MNO Verification Last Date: Updated Soon

Eligibility Criteria for NSP Scholarship 2023-24

NSP Pre Matric Scholarship

  • Eligibility- Students who have obtained more than 50% marks in their previous final examination and whose parents’ or guardians’ total annual income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh will be eligible for the scholarship award.
  • Scope- The scholarship is applicable to students studying in government or private schools in India, from Class I to Class X. Specifically, it is available to students belonging to the minority community and enrolled in Classes I to X.

NSP Post Matric Scholarship

  • Eligibility- The scholarship will be granted to students who have achieved more than 50% marks or an equivalent grade in their previous final examination. Additionally, the total annual income of their parents or guardians from all sources should not exceed Rs. 2.00 lakh for the students to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • Scope- The scholarship is intended for students pursuing studies in India at a government or private higher secondary school, college, or university. Additionally, it extends its coverage to technical and vocational courses offered by Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and Industrial Training Centres affiliated with the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), including classes at the XI and XII levels, Polytechnics, and various other eligible courses.
  • The scholarship will be granted to students who are currently studying in Classes XI and XII, which also includes technical and vocational courses at this level such as Polytechnics, ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes), and other eligible courses.

Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional & Technical Courses CS

  • Eligibility- The scholarship will be given to students who have attained more than 50% marks or an equivalent grade in their previous final examination. Moreover, the total annual income of their parents or guardians from all sources should not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh for the students to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • Scope-  The scholarship is designated for studies in India and will be awarded to students pursuing technical and professional courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in government or private institutions. The selection of eligible institutions will be done transparently by the concerned State Government or Union Territory Administration. A comprehensive list of eligible courses can be found in Appendix-E.
  • The scholarship will be available to students who secure admission to colleges for technical/professional courses based on their performance in competitive examinations.

NSP Scholarship Important Links

Click Here for New Registration 2023-24 (Link Active Soon)
Fresh Application || Renewal Application
Click Here to Login & Check Status (For 2022-23)
Fresh Application || Renewal Application
Track your Payment Status
Check your Eligibility
Search Institute/ School/ ITI registered with NSP
Download Scholarship Guidelines
Pre Matric Scholarship

Post Matric Scholarship
Merit Cum Means Scholarship
Visit Official – scholarships.gov.in

Check NSP Merit List / Selection List

The Merit List for the NSP Scholarship has been released for students who applied online. Those whose names are included in the NSP Merit List will be eligible to receive the scholarship benefits. The PDF link to access the merit list is provided below for easy download.

Download NSP Merit List For “National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students”
Download NSP Scholarship Merit List For All Department

What is NSP (National Scholarship Portal) ?

The National Scholarships Portal (NSP) serves as a comprehensive one-stop solution, facilitating a range of services for students, including application submission, receipt generation, application processing, scholarship sanction, and disbursal. It is recognized as a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), aiming to streamline and enhance the process of providing scholarships to students across various categories.

The NSP can benefit you in the following ways :

  • Under one roof, students can find all scholarship information.
  • For all scholarships, you can submit a single application 
  • A student’s eligibility for schemes is determined by the system.
  • There can be a maximum reduction in duplicates
  • Institutional and course master data at the national level.

Objective of NSP- National Scholarship Portal

  • Scholarships should be disbursed to students in a timely manner
  • Provide a common portal for various government scholarship schemes
  • Scholarly database should be transparent
  • Processes should be avoided duplication
  • The harmonization of different scholarship schemes and norms
  • Application of Direct Benefit Transfer

Types of NSP Scholarships

The National Scholarship Portal (NSP) caters to a wide range of scholarships, encompassing students studying in classes 1 to 10, 11th, and 12th, as well as Pre and Post Matric Scholarships, Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG), and PhD level scholarships. The NSP covers an extensive array of scholarships, each falling under different sections to support students at various education levels and categories.

  1. List of Central Schemes
  2. List of UGC Schemes
  3. List of AICTE Schemes
  4. List of State Schemes

List of NSP Central Scholarship Scheme

Below is the list of all Central Scholarship Schemes available under the National Scholarship Portal (NSP):

  1. The Ministry of Minority Affairs.

  2. Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
  3. Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
  4. Ministry of Labour & Employment
  5. Ministry of Tribal Affairs
  6. Department of School Education & Literacy
  7. Department of Higher Education
  8. WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs
  9. RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway
  10. 10.North Eastern Council(NEC), DoNER

NSP Pre Matric and Post Matric Scholarships Selection Process

The selection process for Pre Matric and Post Matric fresh and renewal applicants is outlined as follows:

For Fresh Applicants Selection Process

Due to the fixed and limited number of NSP scholarships available for minorities each year, a preference system is in place for the selection process. Priority is given to poverty rather than marks, and applicants are required to submit an income certificate as per para-11(ii). In situations where multiple applicants have the same income, merit will be determined based on the ‘Date of Birth’ criteria, with preference given to the senior applicant.

For Renewal Applicants Selection Process

For renewal cases, there is no merit list generation. Eligible renewal applicants will receive the scholarship if they have achieved a minimum of 50% marks in their previous year’s examinations at the same institute and in the same course. Their application needs to be duly verified by all designated authorities (as specified by the Ministry of Minority Affairs) and approved by the respective State Governments/Union Territories. Meeting these criteria will ensure the renewal of their scholarship.

NSP Scholarships Distribution Rule

Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been officially recognized as minority communities under Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. The scheme aims to distribute a total of five (05) lakh online scholarships as ‘Fresh’ Scholarships, along with Renewal scholarships. The allocation of scholarships among the States/Union Territories will be based on the population of minorities in each State/Union Territory, following Census 2001 for 2017-18 and Census 2011 for 2018-19 and 2019-20 (as detailed in Appendices- A & B).

NSP Scholarship Amount

Pre Matric Scholarship Amount

The scheme interventions for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20 are as follows:

  1. Rate of Scholarship Admission + Tuition Fee :
    • Admission Fee for Class VI to X: Rs. 500/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
    • Tuition Fee for Class VI to X: Rs. 350/- per month subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
  2. Maintenance Allowance:
    • For Class I to V*: Rs. 100/- per month for Day Scholar
    • For Class VI to X*: Rs. 600/- per month for Hosteller Rs. 100/-per month for Day Scholar
  3. For 10 months in an academic year.

Post Matric Scholarship Amount

During the period from 2017-18 to 2019-20, the scheme will offer actual financial assistance to cover admission and course/tuition fees, along with a maintenance allowance as specified below. However, the assistance will be subject to a maximum ceiling indicated against each item concerned for the given period (2017-20).

  1. Rate of Scholarship Admission + Tuition Fee
    • 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 technical and vocational courses of XI and XII level (Courses of one or more year of duration): Rs. 10,000/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
    • Admission and tuition fee for UG & PG level: Rs. 3,000/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
  2. Maintenance Allowance
    • For Class XI & XII including Tech. & Voc. Course*: Rs. 380/- per month for Hosteller & Rs. 230/- per month for Day Scholar
    • For Courses other than Tech. & Prof. courses at UG & PG level*: Rs. 570/- per month for Hosteller & Rs. 300/- per month for Day Scholar
    • For M.Phil & Ph.D.*: Rs. 1,200/- per month for Hosteller & Rs. 550/- per month for Day Scholar
  3. For 10 months in an academic year.

MCM Rate Of Scholarship

The scheme interventions for the three-year period from 2017-18 to 2019-20 are as follows:

  1. Maintenance Allowance
    • Rs. 1,000/- per month* for Hosteller Rs. 500/- per month* for Day Scholar
  2. Scholarship for listed institutes
    • Full course fee is reimbursed for 85 listed Institutes.
  3. For 10 months in an academic year.

Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarship Amount

The scholarship amount will be Rs. 5000/- each for Class IX and X, and Rs. 6000/- each for Class XI and XII.

Required Documents for NSP Scholarship

During the scholarship online application on NSP, students are generally required to upload specific documents to complete the application process. However, for scholarship amounts less than INR 50,000, students are exempted from uploading any documents during the online application. Instead, they must submit the necessary document copies directly to their respective schools, colleges, or institutes. For all other scholarships, students should keep the following documents ready for submission during the application process:

  1. Bank Passbook
  2. Educational documents
  3. Aadhaar number
  4. Domicile Certificate (as specified in the respective scholarship guidelines)
  5. Income Certificate (as specified in the respective scholarship guidelines)
  6. Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  7. Bonafide student certificate from school/institute (if the institute/school is different from the domicile state of the applicant)

Check Eligibility for NSP Scholarship

To determine their eligibility criteria, candidates can access the official portal and provide the following details.

  • Domacile State/UT
  • Course Level
  • Religion
  • Caste/Community Category
  • Gender
  • Parent Annual Income
  • Whether Disabled

How to apply for NSP scholarship at National Scholarship Portal -scholarships.gov.in ? 

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the NSP Scholarship through the online application process by following these steps:

Step 1: Searching for the Institute

  1. Visit the home page of the National Scholarship portal ie. scholarships.gov.in .
  2. Click on ‘Search for Institute‘ button.
  3. Fill in the required details and get the institution list.
  4. If the institution is not registered, candidates have the option to request their institutions to register on the portal by clicking here.

Step 2: Register with National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  1. Visit the Home Page of the National Scholarship Portal.
  2. Click on ‘New Registration’.
  3. A page containing Guidelines for Registration on NSP will open. Read the guidelines carefully.
  4. Click on ‘Continue’ to proceed with the registration process.
  5. Fill in all the required details in the registration form.
  6. Click on ‘Register’.
  7. Upon successful registration, you will receive a student application ID and password on your registered mobile number.

Step 3: Logging in with National Scholarship Portal

  1. Click on the login button.
  2. Enter the application ID and password you received on your registered mobile number.

Step 4: Change the password (A mandatory step)

Upon successful login, an OTP (One-Time Password) will be sent to your registered mobile number. Verify the OTP by entering it as prompted. After verification, you will be directed to the password change page. Change your password as required and proceed with the application process.

Step 5: Enter the Dashboard of NSP

Follow these steps to complete the application process:

  1. Click on ‘Application Form’ to begin the application.
  2. Fill in all the required registration details, academic details, and basic information.
  3. Click on ‘Save & Continue’.
  4. Add your contact details, scheme details, and upload the necessary documents.
  5. After ensuring that all information is correct, click on ‘Save as Draft’ to confirm the accuracy of your entered data.
  6. Once you have confirmed the accuracy of your application, click on the ‘Final Submit’ button to complete the process.

Important Note: Once the scholarship application is finally submitted, it cannot be edited or modified again. Therefore, all applicants are strongly advised to thoroughly review their application before clicking on the final submit button. No changes or updates to the submitted information will be entertained after the final submission. Please ensure all details are accurate and verified before proceeding with the final submission.

How to Apply NSP Scholarship through its Mobile App

In 2018, the Government of India introduced the ‘National Scholarship Portal Mobile App‘ to simplify and enhance the process of applying for scholarships online, making it more convenient for students. The app can be easily downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store on mobile devices. Additionally, the NSP mobile app is available within the ‘UMANG’ app, which was launched earlier by the government. If you already have the UMANG app installed on your mobile device, you can utilize it to register at the NSP mobile app and start applying for scholarships. The app provides comprehensive end-to-end services of the National Scholarship Portal, enabling you not only to access NSP scholarships but also apply for them effortlessly through a few simple steps.

NSP Scholarship Status : How to Check

Students who have successfully applied for the NSP scholarship can now check their NSP Application Status and Payment Status by following the steps below:

For NSP Scholarship Application Status

  1. Visit the official website or use the direct link provided in the important link section.
  2. Select the Academic Year (relevant to your application) and choose whether it’s Fresh or Renewal.
  3. Enter your Application ID in the specified field.
  4. Click on the Submit Button to proceed.
  5. Your NSP Scholarship Application Status will be displayed on the screen.

For NSP Scholarship Payment Status

  1. Visit the official website or use the direct link provided in the important link section.
  2. Enter either your Bank Name and Account Number or your NSP Application ID, depending on the specified options.
  3. Click on the Search Button to proceed.
  4. Your NSP Payment Status will be displayed on the screen.

Applicants have the option to check their application status by using their Login ID and Password on the official Portal as well. This provides an alternative method for accessing their application status in addition to the previously mentioned methods.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) – NSP Scholarship

What is NSP- National Scholarship Portal?

The National Scholarship Portal (NSP) serves as an exclusive online scholarship platform, enlisting numerous scholarships for students across India, aiming to support them in completing their education. The portal offers a wide array of schemes provided by the Central Government, State Government, and various government institutions such as AICTE and UGC. As a comprehensive one-stop solution, NSP facilitates various services, including online scholarship application and smooth disbursement of scholarships, making it easier for students to access and avail government scholarships.

What should an applicant do if he/she forgets the application id or password?

If students forget their application ID or password, they have the option to click on the “Forget Application ID” or “Forget Password” button on the login page to retrieve their credentials.

What is the last date of NSP Scholarship 2022-23?

The deadline for online application for NSP Scholarship is 30th November 2022.

When will NSP scholarship amount come 2023?

The scholarship amount is disbursed during the months of March to April.

Is Aadhaar a mandatory requirement for all NSP scholarships?

The Aadhaar number is not mandatory for applying to any NSP scholarship. Students who do not possess an Aadhaar number can still apply for the scholarships using their Aadhaar enrollment ID.

Who can apply for NSP Scholarships?

Various departments operating under the Government of India and state governments are responsible for offering all NSP scholarships. Due to this, the eligibility criteria for each NSP scholarship may differ. To ascertain the specific eligibility criteria for individual scholarships, it is essential to check the respective scholarships separately. These scholarships cater to students from Class 1 to 12, as well as undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD, and Postdoctoral levels. Additionally, the list of available scholarships includes opportunities for SC, ST, OBC, EBC, and Minority Communities.

How can a student check the status of his/her NSP scholarship application?

Certainly! To check their application status, students can access the ‘Check your status’ tab located in the user dashboard. For this process, students need to log in using their registered application ID and password.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2023-24 – Contact Details

If you encounter any technical difficulties while applying for a scholarship or registering with the NSP, there is a dedicated help desk available to assist you. You can reach the help desk via phone at 0120-6619540 or by sending an email to [email protected]. Moreover, the portal features a separate complaints section to address user concerns. Through this section, you can register your complaints online and also track their status for timely resolution.


The conclusion about the NSP Scholarship will depend on the specific context and criteria of the scholarship program. Here are some possible conclusions based on the general understanding of NSP Scholarships, Remember that the specific conclusions about the NSP Scholarship may vary depending on the program’s objectives, funding, application process, and other relevant factors. It is essential to verify any recent developments or changes that may have occurred after my last update for the most up-to-date and accurate information.