Registration Guidelines on National Scholarship Portal



Welcome to National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Below are the guidelines needed for the application/admission of students into the program.

How to Apply for National Scholarship Scheme

Students who are applying for a scholarship in the first instance (Fresh students) need to “Register” on the portal as a fresh applicants by providing accurate and authenticated details as they appear on their documents within the “Student Registration Form.”

The registration form has to be filled out by parents/guardians of students under 18 years of age at the time of registration.

Before initiating the registration process, students/Parents/guardians are advised to keep the following documents handy:

  1. Documents of education for students.
  2. Student’s Bank account number and IFSC code of the branch
  3. Note: Parents can supply their account information for pre-matric scholarships in which students do not possess their banking accounts. However, the parents’ account number cannot be used to make scholarships for a maximum of two children.
  4. Aadhaar Number of the student.
  5. If Aadhaar is not accessible or not available, you can get a Bonafide student’s certificate from the Institute/School.
  6. Aadhaar Enrolment ID and Scanned duplicate of Bank Passbook
  7. If the institute/school is different from the student’s home state, Then Bonafide student’s diploma from Institute or School.

Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form are given below (Fields marked with * are Mandatory fields):

1. Date of Birth (DOB)*Provide DOB printed in educational certificates.
2. State of Domicile*A domicile state is a state where students reside permanently.

Students must provide the correct state of residence because their “Application Id” will depend on the state of domicile. The application ID will serve as a “Login Id” on the portal and for future references. Once allocated, the student cannot change the state of residence under any circumstance.

The student must provide the Bonafide Certificate using the prescribed form when the student’s domicile state differs from that of the state of the Institute or School in which the institution or school where they are studying.
3. Scholarship Category*Scholarship schemes are divided in following major categories described below (Students are required to select the relevant category based on their class/course in which they are studying):


2.1 Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme: For students studying from Class 1st to Class 10th.

2.2 Post – Matric Scholarship scheme/Top Class Scholarship Scheme/Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme: For students studying from Class 11th, 12th and above including Courses like ITI, B.SC, B. Com., B. Tech, Medical /students studying top level colleges such as IITs and IIMs/ students doing Technical and Professional courses etc. (Attach a hyperlink mentioning details of schemes of different Ministries)

4. Name of Student*Provide name as printed in educational certificates. For students applying for Post Matric, Top Class and MCM scholarship scheme preferably provide name as printed in class 10th certificate.


For students providing Aadhaar number to ensure that your name is correct in your Aadhaar card.

5. Mobile Number*Provide correct and authenticated mobile number, as all the communications and One-time passwords related to portal activities will be sent as SMS on this mobile number.


  • (i) In case of Post Matric, Top Class and MCM scholarship scheme only one registration is allowed with one mobile number.
  • (ii) For pre-matric scholarship scheme, where students do not have mobile number, parents’ mobile number can be provided. The parents’ mobile number can only be used for filling scholarship applications for maximum of their two children only.
6. Email IdProvide correct and authenticated email id, as all the communications and One-time passwords related to portal activities will be sent on this email Id.
7. Bank account detailsProvide active bank account number and IFSC code of the bank branch of the student. The name of bank will be automatically mentioned based on your IFSC code. If not, then write it as printed on the bank passbook.


In case of Post Matric, Top Class and MCM scholarship scheme one registration must be done with one bank account number.Whereas, for pre matric scholarship scheme, where students do not have their own bank account number parent’s account number can be used. However, parent’s account number can only be provided for maximum of their two children.

8. Identification DetailsChoose and fill in the details in this section with care. Choosing any of these options is mandatory to verify your identity:7.1 Aadhaar Number: Students with an Aadhaar number must give a 12-digit Aadhaar number printed on the Aadhaar card.

After submitting the application form, when you submit form, the system will verify the personal information of the person submitting the form with the Aadhaar data.

One registration can be made only with one Aadhaar number. Therefore, if multiple applications of a person are found in the system in the later stages, the entire application is susceptible to rejection.
It is possible to note that the Aadhaar Number may be used to credit funds for scholarships in the bank account linked directly to the Aadhaar number in the fast track mode.  

In all instances, when a student does not have Aadhaar He must present an authenticated certificate issued by the Institute or School with the form prescribed by the institution along with an Aadhaar enrollment number and scan copies of one of the pages from the Bank passport (containing the photo of the person applying)  

To connect your bank account to your Aadhaar number to receive scholarships in the same way account, visit your bank branch and fill out the “bank consent form for receiving DBT.” You can check which bank is linked to your Aadhaar number on NPCI mapper here or through the Aadhaar-enabled micro-ATM machine of any of these banks.

Important Note:

  1. After submitting the form and application, the default login id and password required to log into the NSP portal are sent via the mobile number. If the password has not been delivered, the option of a forgotten password on the login page will be used.
  2. Students are advised to include “Annual Family Income” in the Income Certificate provided by the authority responsible for the scholarship application.

Check out the official site for more details regarding this scholarship program.

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