National Scholarship Portal 2023-24 - Apply Online, NSP Portal

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2023-24 is a digital gateway to various government scholarship schemes offered by the Central Government, State Governments and other government agencies like UGC and AICTE. It is a one-stop platform for students who are interested in applying for various educational schemes and scholarship services. The portal also takes care of the end-to-end implementation of scholarship schemes and their disbursement.

The National Scholarship Portal hosts 118 scholarship schemes worth hundreds of crores of rupees for scholarship seekers registered on the platform. It has been taken up as a 'Mission Mode Project' under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). According to data released for the academic year 2023, NSP has helped the government implement and distribute scholarships worth more than Rs 2,800 crore (precisely Rs 2875.50). There are more than 127 lakh applications on this platform, out of which more than 84 lakh applications are verified.

Apart from this information, aspirants of all streams will get more beneficial details about NSP in the further article.

Latest Update: Online applications for NSP Scholarship for the academic year 2023-24 are open and students can apply through the official portal.

Name of Scholarship National Scholarship Portal

नेशनल स्कॉलरशिप पोर्टल

Launched by  Government of India
Ministry Ministry of Electronics and IT
Objective To provide financial support to EWS sections
Award Financial Support
Beneficiaries Students studying at pre matric & post matric level 
State All India
Official Website

National Scholarship Portal 2023-24 - Apply Online, NSP Portal

What is the National Scholarship Portal (NSP)?

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) is one of the most prominent scholarship portals launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. It offers various scholarship schemes to SC/ST/OBC/Minority and General category students. NSP ensures timely disbursement of scholarships to students and avoids duplication in processing.

Its main objective is to create a transparent database of scholars and ensure that scholarships are distributed to eligible students through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

Benefits of NSP

There are several benefits that eligible students can avail from the National Scholarship Portal, which are:

  • NSP simplifies the scholarship process as the information is available under one umbrella.
  • This, being a single integrated application for all scholarships, ensures that students do not have to visit other websites to know about the eligibility or application process.
  • This helps in reducing duplication of applications.
  • NSP suggests suitable schemes for students.
  • It acts as a Decision Support System (DSS) for various ministries and departments, providing latest information on demand.
  • This ensures faster scholarship processing.
  • It helps to standardize master data for all India level courses and institutions.

Why was the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) Created?

National Scholarship Portal was launched by the Government of India under the National e-Governance initiative to ensure smooth and proper flow of funds directly into the bank accounts of students without any hassles. The main objectives behind the creation of this National Scholarship Portal include –

  • Ensuring application of DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer)
  • Avoiding duplication when processing applications
  • To provide a common platform to students for both Central and State Government scholarships
  • Harmonizing the diversity of scholarships and their criteria
  • Creating a transparent scholarly database
  • To ensure that all scholarships are distributed to students on time

Different Scholarships under NSP 2023-24

The National Scholarship Portal is known for its nationwide reach. It includes almost all types of scholarships for students studying from class 1 to PhD level. The different types of scholarships covered by NSP are majorly categorized under the following sections –

  1. Central schemes
  2. UGC/AICTE schemes
  3. State schemes

How to Check NSP Application Status?

After applying on the National Scholarship Portal for a particular scholarship, candidates can check the status of their respective application by following the steps given below.

  • Enter the application ID and password.
  • Click on the ‘Check Your Status’ tab.
  • The application status will reflect on the screen.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) – Key Documents 

While applying for any scholarship on NSP, students have to upload certain documents to complete the application process. However, for scholarship amount less than Rs 50,000, students are not required to upload any documents. They have to submit a copy of the documents to their respective school/college/institute.

For all other scholarships, students should have the following documents ready:

  • Aadhar card
  • bank passbook
  • educational document
  • Domicile Certificate (as specified in the respective scholarship guidelines)
  • Income certificate (as specified in the respective scholarship guidelines)
  • Caste certificate (if the candidate belongs to a particular category)
  • Original student certificate from the school/institution (if the institution/school is different from the applicant's domicile state)
  • self declaration certificate
  • candidate's photo
  • candidate's mobile number

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2023-24 – Central Schemes

Various departments working under the Government of India run several scholarships to help students pursue their dream academic careers without any financial constraints. Well-known providers in the field of scholarships include:

  • Department of Higher Education (DHE)
  • Ministry of Labour and Employment (MLE)
  • Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD)
  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MTA)
  • Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE)
  • Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), and more

Interested students will find the cumulative list of central NSP scholarships in the table highlighted below.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2023-24 – UGC Schemes

University Grants Commission (UGC) is a major statutory body of the Government of India functioning under MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). Established for the purpose of coordination, it sets and maintains the standard of higher education in India. Being an official body, it grants recognition to universities all over India and provides them with the necessary funds. Apart from this, UGC also offers some scholarship schemes for students pursuing college level education.

The cumulative list of UGC schemes listed on the National Scholarship Portal is mentioned below.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2023-24 – AICTE Schemes

AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) functions under the Department of Higher Education, MHRD and is considered as the national level council for technical education and a statutory body. AICTE has been functioning since 1945 and is looking after the coordinated development and proper planning of both technical and management education systems in India.

AICTE apart from approving postgraduate and undergraduate programs under specified categories also offers several scholarships. It also ensures that students receive funds on time so that financial constraints do not hinder their professional careers.

AICTE schemes listed on the National Scholarship Portal are mentioned in the list below.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2023-24 – State Schemes

Similar to the scholarship schemes of the Central Government, the State Governments also provide scholarships for the students who are residents of that respective state. Although many state governments offer funds to students from their own scholarship portals, some prefer to invite applications through the National Scholarship Portal.

Currently, NSP covers the state schemes of 15 different states, namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar, Chandigarh, Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Union Territory of State Ladakh, Union Territory Lakshadweep, Manipur. , Meghalaya, Puducherry, Tripura and Uttarakhand.

Students will find the detailed list of state level NSP scholarships in the table below.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) – List of State Schemes 

 National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2023-24 – How to Apply?

To avail various scholarships and help students apply for them, one needs to register on NSP. Students should know how to apply through the scholarship portal.

However, before applying for the scholarship, students must ensure that their current educational institution is registered on the portal. If the institution is not registered on the portal then the student will not be able to apply for any scholarship. The portal also has a provision for those institutions to register themselves, if they are not already registered.

Candidates need to follow the steps given below to apply for NSP Scholarship through National Scholarship Portal.

Step 1: Searching for the Institute

  • Visit the official website of NSP.
  • Click on the Search for Institute’ button.
  • Fill in the required details and get the institution list.
  • If the institution is not registered, the candidates can request their institutions to register on the portal by clicking here.

Step 2: Registering with National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  • All fresh users need to visit the Home Page of the National Scholarship Portal to register.
  • Click on New Registration.’
  • Select the desired option.
  • A page of Guidelines for Registration on NSP will open.
  • Go through the guidelines carefully.
  • Click on ‘Continue’ to proceed.
  • Fill in all required details.
  • Click on ‘Register.’
  • A student application ID and password will be sent to the registered mobile number.

Step 3: Logging in with National Scholarship Portal

  • Click on the login tab.
  • Enter the application ID and password received on the registered number.

Step 4: Change the Password (Mandatory Step)

  • Upon successful ( student login, the applicant will receive an OTP on their registered mobile number.
  • Verify the OTP.
  • The applicant will be directed to change the password page.
  • Change the password and continue.

Step 5: Enter the Dashboard

  • Once the password is changed, the student will be directed to the Applicant’s Dashboard Page.
  • Click on ‘Application Form’ to start the application.
  • Fill in all registration details, academic details and other necessary details.
  • Click on ‘Save & Continue.
  • Add contact details, and scheme details and upload necessary documents.
  • Click on ‘Save as Draft’ (To confirm if you have entered correct information)
  • Once confirmed, click on the ‘Final Submit’ tab.

Note: Final submitted applications cannot be edited again. Therefore, applicants are advised to be completely confident while clicking on Final Submit as no changes will be made in the information after final submission.

How to Update Registration and Bank Details in NSP?

Candidates are required to follow the below steps to update registration and bank details in the National Scholarship Portal (www.nsp scholarship portal).

  • Visit the official NSP website –
  • Log in to the user dashboard. 
  • After logging in, candidates will be directed to the Applicant dashboard, where they will come across the option ‘Update your Account Details’.
  • Candidates need to enter their correct bank account number and finally click on the ‘Update’ tab.
  • They will receive the OTP on their registered mobile number. Once received, they need to click on the ‘Confirm OTP’ tab.
  • After confirming the OTP, the updated account details will be reflected on the NSP application form.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2023 – Key Services

Apart from applying for scholarships, the portal also offers many other services for both students and institutions. A user can find out all the services offered through the NSP portal under 'Services Section'. Major services listed under this section include –

1. NSP 2.0 User Manual – To acquaint the users with the workflow on NSP. The students will get to know the detailed registration and application process.

2. Scheme Eligibility – Under this section, the students can filter out the scholarship schemes based on their specific requirements. They are required to fill their domicile state/UT, course level, religion, caste/category, gender, annual income of parents, disability status, and captcha code.

3. List of Ministry Coordinators

4. Scheme-wise State Nodal Officers – Under this section, the students can browse the list of state nodal officers based on the scheme they want to apply for. For example, if they are applying for a UGC scheme, they can check the details of state nodal officers under the ‘UGC’ section.

5. Know the AISHE Code – This service allows the students to check the AISHE codes of schools/colleges/institutions registered on NSP by simply providing the institution type, state, district (not mandatory) and university type (not mandatory).

6. Get AISHE Code for the Institute – This section allows the institutions, which are not registered on the portal, to register themselves by simply filling out the available form.

7. List of Applicants Processed for Scholarship – Explore the list of applicants who have been selected for the scholarship in this section. The users need to select the academic year, application type, ministry, scheme, state and district to get relevant details.

8. Search Nodal Officer Details – Get the details of the nodal officers for each ministry, state or district in this section.

9. District Nodal Officer Details List – Under this section, the students can browse the district-wise list of nodal officers.

10. Institute Operational Manual – The institutions can browse the operation manual on how to fill out the registration form, how to update the profile, and how to remove DISE/AISHE/NCVT code.

 National Scholarship Portal (NSP) – Application Via Mobile App

Keeping in mind the advent of mobile technology, the Government of India has launched its 'National Scholarship Portal Mobile App' in the year 2018. The introduction of this feature aims to make scholarship application easier and more convenient for students.

Students can download and install the mobile app through Google Play Store on their respective mobile devices. Also, the 'UMANG' app launched earlier by the government also has the availability of NSP mobile app. So, if they already have the UMANG app installed on their mobile device, they can start applying for the scholarship by registering on the NSP mobile app.

The app covers the entire services of the National Scholarship Portal. Students can not only get access to NSP scholarships but can also apply for them without any difficulty.

National Scholarship Portal 2023 – FAQs

Who can apply for NSP Scholarships?

NSP Scholarships are provided by various departments functioning under the Government of India and other state governments. Therefore, the eligibility criteria of each NSP scholarship varies. Candidates should check individual scholarships to know their eligibility criteria. These scholarships are for students from class 1 to 12, undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and postdoctoral students. They can also find scholarships for SC, ST, OBC, EBC, minority communities in the available list.

What is the last date of the NSP Scholarship 2023?

The last date to apply for central sector NSP scholarship 2023 is 31st December 2023.

When will the Ministry verification of NSP 2023 be held?

The Ministry/institute verification of NSP 2023 will be conducted soon.

When can a student apply for NSP scholarships?

The application period varies for each NSP scholarship. Applications for centrally funded scholarships generally start in August and run till December. However, there is no specific time limit for state scholarships. Please check the list of scholarships in the above article to know about the respective application period.

I missed applying for the NSP scholarship in 2022. Can I apply in 2023? Which mark sheet do I need to submit?

Yes, students can apply for NSP Scholarship in 2023. To apply they need to submit their previous year marksheet, but documents are not required for Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme applicants.

Is Aadhaar a mandatory requirement for all NSP scholarships?

Yes, Aadhaar number is a mandatory requirement to apply for any NSP scholarship. If students do not have Aadhaar number, they have to enroll for Aadhaar card and register using Aadhaar enrollment ID.

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

In case the students forget their application id or password, they can click on the ‘Forget Application ID’ or ‘Forget Password’ button on the login page to retrieve it.

How do I renew my NSP 2023 scholarship?

The renewal date for applications on NSP for the academic year 2023 will be announced soon.

Where can the students apply for NSP scholarship renewal?

Students applying for renewal are required to apply through the NSP login page. They have to visit the home page of NSP and click on the 'Login' tab. The login pages for new and renewal applications differ for each academic year. Therefore, students should be careful to select the renewal tab and log in using their registered application ID and password to proceed with the application renewal process.

What is the amount of post-matric scholarship?

The amount of post-matric scholarship varies depending on the current academic level of the students. However, the benefits covered under any post-matric scholarship include maintenance allowance, reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees, book allowance, thesis typing and printing charges, etc.

If selected, how is the scholarship amount disbursed to the students?

The scholarship amount to the students is distributed through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) into the accounts of the beneficiaries. The government has a separate portal named PFMS (Public Finance Management System) to track the status of scholarship payments. Students need to visit the official webpage of PFMS to know their payment status and provide details like bank name, account number and NSP application ID.

Can a student edit the form after final submission?

No. Once the applicant submits the application form, no changes in information will be entertained. So, it is always advisable to properly check the application form before final submission.

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

The students can track their application status through the ‘Check your status’ tab in the user dashboard. For this, the students need to log in using their registered application ID and password.

Is there any need for uploading a domicile certificate along with the online application form?

Yes, the domicile certificate/ permanent resident certificate issued by the competent authority will have to be uploaded with the online application form.

Are students enrolled in integrated courses of eligible institutions eligible to apply?

Yes. Students enrolled in integrated courses are eligible to apply. However, such awardees could avail of scholarships only for the undergraduate part of the course.

Can the awardee claim any other scholarship (State/ Institute or other Ministry) during the tenure of award of this scholarship?

No. Such students will not be considered for award of this scholarship

Are all courses covered under the range of the NSP schemes (dual degree courses)?

No. The scholarship will be awarded in general degree courses, professional courses, technical courses, medical and paramedical courses (including MBBS, BAMS, BDS, B.Arch., B.Tech., etc.)     

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