Scholarships in India 2024: Apply Online, Eligibility and State Wise List

The Government of India has launched several scholarships in India listed on the NSP portal’s official website. Students can use the schemes to pay the tuition fees because sometimes the tuition fees for the colleges are very high. These scholarships will help the student to continue their education without worrying about any financial problems. All the students who are currently pursuing undergraduate postgraduate diplomas or ITI degrees are eligible to apply for scholarships in India. Today in this article we will tell you about all the details of the eligibility criteria, the application process, and the other details about Scholarships in India 2024.

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Scholarships in India
Scholarships in India

What Is Scholarships in India 2024?

Scholarships in India were launched to help financially unstable students so that they continue their higher education in various courses. All the students who want to pursue education in various degrees are eligible to apply for these scholarships presented by the government of India. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to the student and the financial transfer directly to the applicant’s bank account. With the help of this financial assistance, the students can continue their education without worrying about any financial trouble. Students can fill out the application form by visiting the official website before the last date.

Types of Scholarships 

There are a lot of different types of scholarships available and you can check out the list of various scholarships given here:-

  • The merit-based scholarship is only available for students based on the marks that they secured in the qualifying examinations.
  • Means-based scholarships are available for people who belong to the financially backward section of society and cannot continue their education.
  • Merit and means-based scholarships are available based on the marks the candidates are getting and also based on their financial conditions.

List of Merit-based Scholarships In India

The following scholarships are available on a merit basis for all candidates:-

Scholarship NameApplicable ForApplication Period
Swami Dayanand College Scholarship for Delhi/NCRClass 12th passed students with minimum of 85% marksNovember to December
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam RiflesStudents willing to pursue a professional program in graduation or postgraduationAugust to December
SOF Scholarship of Excellence in English (S.E.E.)Students of classes 1 to 10July to December
L&T Build India ScholarshipStudents for final year BE/BTech degree in Civil/Electrical EngineeringNovember to December
INSPIRE Scholarship For Higher Education (SHE)Class 12 passed students pursuing BSc/BS/MS/Int. MSc courseNovember to December
Siemens Scholarship Program1st-year govt. College B. Tech studentsJune to August
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)Class 11, 12 (PCM/B), BSc 1st year, Int. MSc 1st year studentsJune to August
11th All India Math Science (AIMS) Talent ExaminationStudents of classes 1 to 10thJuly to August
Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship ProgrammeClass 12th passed studentsJune to August
National Scholarship ExamSchool students of classes 5 to 12 and diploma/degree studentsApril to September
BTSE Bihar Talent Search ExaminationStudents of class 7th to 10thJune to August
National Science Concours (NSC)Students of class 6th to 12thJuly to November
J C Bose National Fellowship (Science & Engineering Research Board)Citizens up to 68 years of ageAlways Open
Nagaland State Merit ScholarshipClass 11th to Post GraduateMay to July
JM Sethia Merit Scholarship SchemeStudents enrolled in classes 9 to 12, Graduation, PostgraduationMay to July
JSPN ScholarshipClass 11th to graduationMay to July
SIA Youth Scholarship in SingaporeClass 10th passed studentsJune to July
A-STAR India Youth ScholarshipClass 8th passed studentsJune to July
NBHM Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies in MathematicsGraduates in Mathematics or students enrolled/pursuing PG in MathematicsJune to July
J N Tata Endowment Loan ScholarshipGraduates/final year undergraduatesDecember to March
G.P. Birla Education Foundation ScholarshipClass 12th pass students from West BengalMay to July
Bighelp National Merit ScholarshipClass 10th passed studentsApril to June
RGIPT M. Tech FellowshipB. Tech/BEMarch to June
KSCSTE Prathibha Scholarship ProgrammeClass 12th passed students (Science)December to January
Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National FellowshipProfessionals working in the Engineering profession in public-funded institutionsApril to August

List of Means-based Scholarships In India

The following need-based scholarships are available for all candidates:-

Scholarship NameApplicable ForApplication Period*
Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for MinoritiesStudents of class 1st to 10thAugust to September
Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for MinoritiesStudents of Class 11th to PhDAugust to September
HDFC Educational Crisis ScholarshipStudents of class 6 to 12 / undergraduates/ postgraduatesJune to August
Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-MatricStudents of class 1st to 10thAugust to October
Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-MatricClass 11th to post-graduation including diplomaAugust to October
Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC), TripuraClass 11th to post-graduationNovember to January
National Overseas Scholarship for SC StudentsSC, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Laborers and Traditional ArtisansApril to May
AMP Higher Education Scholarship FundMuslim students pursuing graduationMay to July
SHDF ScholarshipsStudents pursuing diploma, degree or postgraduate degreeJune to August
INSEAD Deepak & Sunita Gupta Endowed ScholarshipsMBA applicantsJune to August
IDFC First MBA Scholarship1st year MBA Students (India)July
The G.S.B ScholarshipStudents from class 5 to graduate levelJuly to October
Azim Premji University Undergraduate ScholarshipBachelor’s degree applicantsMarch to April
Nurturing Talent ProgrammeClass 5th passed studentsFebruary to April
Joining Hands Higher Education Scholarship ProgramUndergraduate and postgraduate applicantsMarch to April
Padala Charitable Trust ScholarshipClass 11th, 12th, diploma and graduate studentsMarch to May
Kind Circle Meritorious ScholarshipStudents studying in Class 9 to 12, Graduation or Vocational programs (all years)January to March
Jauhar National FellowshipMuslim minority students (UG and PG)September to November
Harvard Need Blind ScholarshipUndergraduates of Harvard UniversityDecember to February
AICTE-Saksham Scholarship SchemeDifferently-abled studentsOctober to December
Loan for Professional/Educational/Training Courses to Disabled PersonsCandidates with 40% or more disabilityRuns all through the year
Dr. Radha Krishnan Scholarship, HP Board of School EducationClass 10th/12th passed studentsDecember to January
Medley Pharma ScholarshipClass 10th passed onwardsOctober to December
Sindhutai Sapakal Scheme for Educating Orphans and Children with Special NeedsClass 1st to post-graduationOctober to December
Sitaram Jindal Foundation ScholarshipClass 11th to post-graduationRuns all through the year

List Of Merit-cum-means Based Scholarships in India

The students can apply for the following Merit and need bases scholarships available by the organizations:-

Scholarship NameApplicable ForApplication Period
LIC HFL Vidhyadhan ScholarshipStudents of Class 8 to postgraduationNovember to December
Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities)Students pursuing Professional and technical courseAugust to September
Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship ProgrammeMeritorious and deserving studentsJuly to January
North South Foundation (NSF) ScholarshipClass 12th passed studentsJuly to September
Nirankari Rajmata Scholarship SchemeClass 12th passed and graduate studentsJuly to September
IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means ScholarshipClass 12th passed studentsJuly to September
Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship Scheme1st-year degree/diploma studentsJuly to September
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University StudentsClass 12th passed studentsAugust to October
Nurture Merit cum Means ScholarshipStudents pursuing graduationJune to December
Vidyadhan Scholarship ProgramClass 10th passed studentsMay to July
Shubh Aarambh ScholarshipClass 12th passed studentsMay to August
LIC Golden Jubilee ScholarshipClass 12th passed students pursuing UG/Vocational coursesNovember to December
Nirmaan Scholarship and Mentorship Program (NSMP)Students who’ve passed class 12thMay to July
Early Success Merit cum Means ScholarshipStudents studying in class 6 to class 12May to July
DAIICT Admission Cum ScholarshipClass 12th passed or appearing studentsApril to July
Ryan Merit cum Means ScholarshipStudents studying in Classes 8 to 12April to June
SRM University Socio-Economic ScholarshipsStudents applying for an undergraduate course at SRM UniversityMarch to June
Inspire Merit cum Means ScholarshipStudents pursuing graduationMarch to June
National Means Cum Merit ScholarshipClass 9th studentsAugust to October
Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities (West Bengal)Class 11 onwards studentsDecember to January
KEI High School Scholarship ProgramStudents studying in class 9January to March
Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship ProgramClass 10th/12th passed students pursuing diploma coursesJanuary to March
Foundation for Excellence ScholarshipStudents enrolling in BE/B.Tech and MBBS degree programOctober to December
Federal Bank Hormis Memorial Foundation ScholarshipsMBBS, B.E/B.Tech, B.Sc(Agri/Nursing) MBA StudentsSeptember to December
South Indian Bank (SIB) Scholarship SchemeUndergraduates belonging to economically backward families of KeralaSeptember to October

List of Talent-based Scholarships in India

The students can apply for the following talent-based scholarship presented by the different departments:-

Scholarship NameApplicable ForApplication Period
GEMS Genius ScholarshipSchool studentsJuly to August
Cultural Talent Search Scholarship SchemeStudents in the age group of 10-14 yearsNovember to January
Toto Music AwardYoung and talented applicants under 30 years of ageJune to August
National Child Award for Exceptional AchievementStudents between 5 to 18 years of ageJune to August
Kalakriti FellowshipYoung artists of age 25 to 40 yearsRuns all through the year
Madhobi Chatterji Memorial FellowshipYoung artists from any genre of Indian Classical Music or DanceRuns all through the year
Mani Mann FellowshipYoung musicians of 25 to 40 yearsRuns all through the year
Young Artistes ScholarshipYoung artists between 18 and 25 years of ageSeptember to November
Inlaks Fellowships for Indian Classical MusicYoung vocal musiciansSeptember to October
Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship21 years to 35 years artists.February to March
Sahitya Akademi Yuva PuraskarYoung Indian authors of age 35 years or belowJune to August
FICA Emerging Artist AwardYoung artists (age 18 to 35 years)July to August
New India Foundation Fellowships 2018Scholars and writersApril to June
Comix competition (International)Comic creatorsDecember to January
The Hindu Playwright AwardPlaywrights above the age of 18 yearsMarch to May

List of Sports-based Scholarships in India

The following scholarships are available on the basis of these sports that the students are good at-

Scholarship NameApplicable ForApplication Period*
AAI Sports Scholarship Scheme in IndiaPlayers above 14 years who represent India in Sub-Junior / Junior / Senior National Championships, All India Inter University Tournaments, National School GamesDecember to February
GEMS Genius ScholarshipSchool studentsJuly to August
MKG Chess ScholarshipGirl chess player below the age of 18 yearsJune to July
University of Sussex Sports Scholarships Scheme (UK)Master’s degree applicants (performing athletes)August to October
ASA International Scholarship (Australia)Students willing to study in AustraliaNovember to December
Symbiosis Society Foundation Sports ScholarshipsSportsperson enrolling/studying at Symbiosis International UniversityJune to July

List of Scholarships In India For Women

The following scholarships are available for women by the concerned authorities of the Indian government:-

 Scholarship Name Applicable For Application Period*
Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt ScholarshipClass 12th passed girlsJuly to August 
Santoor Women’s ScholarshipClass 12th passed girlsJuly to August
Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme for Minorities GirlsMinorities girl students studying in Class 9th to 12thJuly to September
Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl ChildThe single girl child of the family up to 30 years of ageFebruary to March
Women Scientists Scheme-C (WOS-C)Women scientists above 27 years of ageNovember to January
SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (G.C.S.S)Girls of classes 1 to 10June to October
L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science ScholarshipClass 12th passed girls (Science)June to July
UGAM – Legrand Scholarship ProgramClass 12th passed girlsJune to July
AICTE-Scholarship Scheme to Girl Child (SSGC) under PragatiGirl students entering the first year of technical coursesOctober to December
Marubeni India Meritorious ScholarshipClass 12 pass-outs pursuing the 1st year of graduationNovember to January
Smt. Geeta Lochan Girl Child Scholarship ProgrammeGirl candidate of Arunachal University of StudiesMay to June
Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation Nursing Scholarship ProgrammeGirls who want to pursue B.Sc. (Basic Nursing)March to May
Prabha Dutt FellowshipWomen journalists of the age group 25 to 40 yearsRuns all through the year
Kalpana Chawla Memorial AwardGirl students appearing in class 12thMarch to May
Lady Meherbai D Tata Education ScholarshipWomen graduatesFebruary to April
Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl StudentsGirl students in the 2nd year of BE/B.Tech/B.ArchJanuary to March
Muslim Nadar Girls Scholarship, Kerala1st-year girl students of HSC/ VHSC/ undergraduate courseJuly to August
Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship (JBNSTS), West BengalClass 12th passed girlsMay to July
Merit Scholarship for Undergraduate Girl StudentsUndergraduate girl studentsJanuary to February
Women as Cyber Leaders Scholarship (UK)MSc degree applicants (Female)May to June
Facebook Grace Hopper ScholarshipWomen pursuing a CS degree programMay to June
Said Business School Scholarships for Women (UK)Women pursuing M.Sc. in Major Programme ManagementApril to June
International Women Forum Fellows ProgramEmerging women leaders having at least 10 years of experienceApril to June
Scholarship for Women: Professional MBA Facility ManagementFemale candidatesDecember to January
Women’s Cybersecurity ScholarshipsClass 12 (studying or passed), graduate and postgraduate female applicantsJanuary to March
MKG Chess ScholarshipGirl chess player below the age of 18 yearsJune to July
List of Scholarships in India for Overseas Studies

The following scholarships are available for students who want to go and study overseas:-

Scholarship NameApplicable ForApplication Period*
Alliance MBS Masters Scholarship (UK)Postgraduate applicantsJune to August
Bath Spa University Meritorious Scholarship (UK)Undergraduate and Postgraduate applicantsJune to August
Amity Global Institute Merit Scholarship, SingaporeClass 12 passed, and graduatesJune to August
Newcastle University Business School ScholarshipsStudents entering Masters’s coursesfrom June to August
University of Strathclyde-Faculty of Science Research Elite Scholarships (Scotland)PostgraduatesJuly to September
University of Strathclyde-Faculty of Science Postgraduate Elite Scholarships (Scotland)GraduatesJuly to September
University of Strathclyde-Faculty of Science Undergraduate Elite Scholarships (Scotland)Class 12th passed studentsJuly to September
University of Dundee Global Excellence ScholarshipUndergraduateJuly to October
Mexican Government Scholarships for International Students (Mexico)Graduates, Post Graduates, PhDJuly to September
Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship (UK)Master’s degree applicantsJuly to September
Scholarships to study online at the University of South WalesClass 12th passed and graduatesJune to January
Deakin India Merit ScholarshipUndergraduate & postgraduate program applicantsJune to December
Nanyang Technological University NIE PhD Scholarship (Singapore)PhD applicantsApril to July
The Rhodes Scholarships, University of Oxford (UK)Graduates or final year studentsApril to July
Academia Higher Education College Meritorious Scholarship (Slovenia, EU)Students applying for courses in Business, Engineering and Media ProductionJune to August
The University of Strathclyde-Scotland Welcomes India Big Data Scholarship (Scotland)GraduatesMay to July
The University of Bristol Think Big Undergraduate Scholarships (UK)Bachelor’s degree applicantsApril to June
Regent’s University India Postgraduate Taught Masters Scholarship (UK)Master’s degree applicantsMarch to June
The University of Lincoln India Scholarship (UK)Postgraduate applicantsMarch to June
Carnegie Mellon University Academic Merit Scholarships, AustraliaGraduatesMarch to June
UCC Ireland Meritorious Scholarship for Indian StudentsStudents who passed class 12 or graduated/graduatesMarch to June
Manju Mehrotra Scholarship (UK)Master’s degree applicantsMarch to June
Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship (US)MBA applicantsApril to June
ITC Foundation Scholarship Programme (Netherlands)Master’s degree applicantsFebruary to April
IHS Holland Scholarship (Netherlands)Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree applicantsMarch to May
State Scholarship Portal 

The applicants can apply for the different types of scholarships by following the following state scholarship portals:-

Scholarships for Uttar PradeshUP Scholarship
Scholarships for MaharashtraMahadbt
Post Matric Scholarships disbursements through ePassEpass Scholarship
Jnanabhumi online portal of the Government of Andhra PradeshJnanabhumi
scholarship portal of JharkhandE Kalyan Scholarship
Government of Madhya Pradesh, MP scholarshipsMP Scholarship
Karnataka education board, ePASS KarnatakaEpass Karnataka Scholarship
TS epass scholarship is offering by Telangana GovtTelangana Epass
Scholarship Portal Government of PunjabPunjab Scholarship
E-Grantz portal, Government of KeralaE Grantz
Minorities under the Government of Karnataka, GOKDOMGoldom
Oasis scholarship portal, West Bengal scholarshipsOasis Scholarship
Chhattisgarh Scholarship PortalCG Scholarship Portal
SJE Rajasthan Scholarship Portal, Government of RajasthanSJE Scholarship
Digital Gujarat scholarship, Government of Gujarat.Gujarat Scholarship
HP ePass scholarship portal, Himachal PradeshHP Epass Scholarship
West Bengal Scholarship Schemes, West BengalWest Bengal Scholarship
Government of Bihar Post-Matric scholarship SC/ST/BC/EBCBihar Scholarship
Scholarship for BC, MBC and Minorities, Govt of TamilNaduTN Scholarship

Scholarships in India 2024 Application Process

To apply for the scholarship we will have to follow the simple procedure given below:-

  • The candidates will first have to visit the official website of the national scholarship portal by clicking on the link given here
Scholarships in India
Scholarships in India Official Website
  • The home page will open on your screen.
  • Click on the option called New Registration
Scholarships in India
New Registration
  • The instructions will open on your screen.
  • Tick mark the declaration.
  • Click on the “Continue” option.
  • Enter all of the details.
  • Enter name, date of birth, mobile number, gender, email ID, bank details etc.
  • Enter the captcha code 
  • Click the “Register” option.
  • Now you have to log in using your credentials.
  • Click on the option called Application Form
Application Form
Application Form
  • The application form will be displayed on the screen
  • Enter details including the State of Domicile, Name of the student, Date of Birth, Community/ Category, Father’s Name, Aadhaar card Number, Mobile Number, Scholarship Category, Gender, Religion, Mother’s Name, Annual Family Income, Email ID etc.
  • Click on “Save & Continue”
  • Upload the documents.
  • Click on “Final Submission’’
  • The application form will be successfully submitted.

Contact Details

  • Email: helpdesk[at]nsp[dot]gov[dot]in
  • Helpline Number: 0120 – 6619540
Scholarships in India 2024 FAQs
What are Scholarships in India 2024?

The scholarships in India will help financially unstable students so that they continue their higher education in various courses

What are the types of Scholarships in India 2024?

There are several types of scholarships in India which are mentioned above.

Who to contact when facing any issues under Scholarships in India 2024?

Students can contact us on helpdesk[at]nsp[dot]gov[dot]in and 0120 – 6619540 when face any issues under Scholarships in India 2024.

How to apply for Scholarships in India 2024?

Students can apply for scholarships in India by visiting

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