NSP Post Matric Scholarship

NSP Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities 2023-24

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About the Program

NSP Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities 2023-24 is an initiative for the Class 11 to Ph.D. students of minority communities. The scholarship is being offered by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. The scholarship will be awarded for studies in India in a Government or private school including residential Government institutes and eligible private institutes that have been selected and notified by the respective State Government and Union Territory administration in a transparent manner. The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses. The selected candidates will receive admission/tuition fees and maintenance allowance.

NSP Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities 2023-24


To be eligible, an applicant must – 

  • belong to the minority community (Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain, and Zoroastrian/Parsi)
  • be studying in Class 11,12, graduate, postgraduate, technical or vocational courses, M.Phil. or Ph.D. degree
  • Have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent grades in the previous final examination
  • Have an annual family income of less than INR 2.5 lakh from all the sources


The selected candidates will receive the scholarship in the following way – 

Rate of Scholarship Admission and Tuition Fee – 

  • Admission and tuition fee Class 11 and 12 – INR 7,000 per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
  • Admission and course/tuition fee for technical and vocational courses of 11 and 12 level (Courses of one or more years of duration) – INR 10,000 per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)
  • Admission and tuition fee for UG & PG level INR 3,000 per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)

Maintenance Allowance – 

  • For Class 11 and 12 including Tech. & Voc. Course* – INR 380 per month for Hosteller & INR 230 per month for Day Scholar
  • For Courses other than Tech. & Prof. courses at UG & PG level* – INR 570 per month for Hosteller & INR 300 per month for Day Scholar
  • For M.Phil & Ph.D.* – INR 1,200 per month for Hosteller & INR 550 per month for Day Scholar

*Note – For 10 months in an academic year.


  • 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 Aadhaar Card enrollment/Aadhaar 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

NoteThe format of the file documents must be.pdf and .jpeg and the size of each document should not exceed more than 200 kb.

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.