NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship

NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities  2023-24

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About the Program

NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities) 2023-24 is an initiative for minority community students who are pursuing technical or professional courses at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. The scholarship is being offered by the Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA), Government of India. The scholarship aims at providing suitable financial assistance to meritorious and underprivileged students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue technical and professional courses. The selected candidates will receive course fees and maintenance allowance.

NSP Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities  2023-24


To be eligible, an applicant must – 

  • belong to Minority communities (Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain, and Parsis/Zoroastrians)
  • be pursuing a technical or professional course at the undergraduate or postgraduate level from a recognized institution
  • have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination
  • have an annual family income of less than INR 2.50 lakhs from all sources


The selected candidates will receive the following benefits – 

Item Existing (2021-17)
Rate of Scholarship (Course Fee) INR 20,000 per annum subject to actual whichever is less
(for both Hostellers and Day Scholars)
Maintenance Allowance INR 1,000 per month for ten months for Hosteller
INR 500 per month for ten months for Day Scholar
Scholarship for Listed Institutes Full course fee is reimbursed for 85 listed institutes*

*Note For a list of the listed institutes, kindly refer to the ‘Institutions List’.


  • Domicile Certificate
  • Student Photograph
  • Self Declaration of minority community certificate by the student
  • Self-attested copy of previous academic marksheet
  • Fee receipt of current course year
  • Scanned copy of Aadhar Enrollment/Aadhar Card
  • Income certificate issued by designated state/UT authority
  • Proof of bank account in the name of the student or joint account with mother/father

How can you apply?

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps –

Step 1: Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link below. 
Step 2: Navigate to ‘Applicant Corner’and click on ‘New Registration’.
Step 3: Now click on Click here for other Scholarship Schemes hosted on NSP for AY 2023-24′.
Step 4: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking, and ‘Continue’
Step 5: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Pre Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, and write the applicant’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.
Step 6: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
Step 7: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the ‘Register’ button.
Step 8: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
Step 9: Now, log in using OTP and fill the application form.
Step 10: After successful submission of the application form, an application ID and password will be generated which can be used for future references.

NoteAll the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill in only one application as multiple applications will cancel the form.