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Central Government Scholarship for College University Students: Apply Now!

Union Government has launched SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS To provide financial assistance to meritorious students from poor families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies. 


The scholarships are awarded by the Ministry of Education, Government of India on the basis of results of Higher Secondary / Class XII Board Examination. A maximum of 82,000 fresh scholarships per annum are provided for pursuing graduate / postgraduate degree in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc. 

Eligibility for Scholarship

  1. Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent
  2. Pursuing regular degree courses and not correspondence or distance mode or pursuing Diploma courses; 
  3. Pursuing courses at colleges/institutions recognized by All India Council for Technical Education and respective Regulatory Bodies concerned; 
  4. Not availing benefit of any other scholarship schemes including State run scholarship schemes/ fee waiver & reimbursement scheme; 
  5. Students with gross parental/family income upto Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum are eligible for scholarship under the scheme. Income certificate will be required only for the fresh applicants;
  6. Student changing his/ her college/institute of study will be allowed to continue/renew the scholarship provided the course of study and the institution is having valid AISHE Code; The AISHE code can be checked in the portal https://aishe.gov.in/aishe/aisheCode 
  7. Students who missed to apply for renewal of application online on NSP will be allowed to apply for renewal of scholarship for subsequent year on NSP, if he/she fulfils eligibility condition for renewal. 
  8. For renewal of scholarship in each year of study, besides getting at least 50% marks in the Annual Examination, maintenance of adequate attendance of at least 75%, will also be the criteria. Complaints against the student regarding any in disciplined or criminal behaviour including any complaints of having indulged in ragging, will lead to forfeiture of scholarship;
  9. Beneficiaries/ Applicants under the scheme must apply online in the National Scholarships Portal (www.scholarships.gov.in) for the fresh/ renewal scholarships. Fresh/Renewal applications sent directly to the Ministry of Education shall not be accepted

Last Date for Application

31st December 2022 for session (2022-23)

Procedure for Application 

  1. The applications are received online only. Verification of credentials of the students like caste, educational qualifications etc. are done through the DIGILOCKER facility of the MeITY, Govt. of India.
  2. National Scholarships Portal (NSP) (www.scholarships.gov.in) will provide the timelines for opening & closing of the portal.
  3. The Guidelines for application, verification, selection and disbursement of scholarship will be as per the NSP.
  4. Selection list would be generated/displayed on NSP.
  5. Online applications will be verified at two levels i.e. by the Institute, where the student is studying and thereafter by the concerned State Higher Education Department or any other Agency/ Official nominated by the State as State Nodal Agency (both for fresh and renewal applicants).
  6. Latest guidelines on Timelines will be made available on NSP.
  7. Students will not be permanently debarred for scholarships due to delay to renew or verification. However, students will have to submit renewal applications within a cut-off date. Renewal for that year will not be allowed if an applicant misses this deadline. 

Rate and Duration of Scholarship (from financial year 2022-23)

  1. Rs.12,000/-per annum at Graduation level for first three years of College and University courses
  2. Rs.20,000/-per annum at PostGraduation level.
  3. Students pursuing professional courses, in case, where the duration of course is five (5) years/Integrated course will get Rs. 20,000/-per annum in the 4th and 5th year. 
  4. Students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech, B.Engg. will get scholarship up to graduation level only i.e. Rs. 12,000 p.a. for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year and Rs. 20,000 in the 4th year.

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