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MHRD Scholarship 2021: Apply Online, Eligibility, Application Process, Rewards

The full abbreviation of the MHRD is the Ministry of Human Resource Development. It plays an important role in the education sector of the country. Class 1 to 10 students can apply for the Pre Matric scholarship. Class 11 and 12 students can apply for the Post Matric scholarship. Graduation and Post – Graduation scholars can also apply.

This is a central scholarship. There are two types of MHRD scholarship i.e. National Scholarships, External scholarships. The national level scholarship is administered by the various departments of MHRD. The international level scholarships are provided in collaboration with the foreign country’s government under Educational and Cultural exchange programs. There are many MHRD scholarships to study abroad also like Sri Lanka, U.K, Italy, South Korea, Israel, China, Mexico, New Zealand and Japan and also in India.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development helps the meritorious students who are financially weak so that they can continue their studies nationally or internationally.

MHRD Scholarship to Study Abroad

MHRD Scholarship gives opportunities to the students of India to study abroad in foreign countries like Sri Lanka, U.K, Italy, South Korea, Israel, China, Mexico, New Zealand, and Japan. Visa fees, airfare are also provided by the MHRD.

MHRD Scholarship 2021 – Highlights

Conducted By Ministry of Human Resource Development
Eligibility Students from class IX to PhD degree or above
Region India and Overseas
Rewards Up to GBP 29,944.85
Last Date of Application January 31, 2021

MHRD Scholarship 2021 – Details

Scholarship Name Provider Name Application Period
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College & University Students National level Between July and October
Prime Minister SpecialScholarship Scheme for Jammu & Kashmir National level Between March and May
National Scheme for Girl student for Secondary Education Incentive National level Between August and October
National Means cum Merit Scholarship National level Between July and October
Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship National level Between March and April
AICTE Pragati Scholarships for Girls National level Between August and October
AICTE Saksham Scholarship Scheme National level Between August and October
CommonwealthScholarship in the UnitedKingdom (U.K) Foreign Between December and February
New Zealand Commonwealth Foreign Between January and March
Chinese Scholarship Foreign Between January and March
South Korean Government Scholarship Foreign Between February and March
Government of Japanese scholarship Foreign Between February and March
Government of Italy scholarship Foreign Between March and April
Government of Mexico Scholarship Foreign Between April and May
Government of Israel Scholarship Foreign Between October and November
Government of Brazil Scholarship Foreign Between June and August
Sri Lanka Presidential scholarship Foreign Between August and October
Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship Foreign Between January and February

MHRD Scholarship 2021 – Important Dates

Events Dates
Online application start date 15th July
Last date of application 31st October

MHRD Scholarship 2021- Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the MHRD scholarship are discussed below in the table.

Scholarships Name Eligibility
Central Sector Scholarship for College & University Scholars
  • It is for students, studying in a regular course of Medical, Engineering, from the AICTE, D.C.I, or M.C.I famous college.
  • The students should obtain above 80% of marks in the particular stream in grade 12 to become eligible.
  • The annual gain of the family should be less than Rs 8 Lac.
  • The student ought to not receive any other scholarship.
  • The students studying through correspondence or distance learning are not eligible.
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for Jammu and Kashmir
  • It is applicable for candidates who are residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • The students should have passed grade 12 or 10+3 diploma from the J&K board, CBSE, J&K state polytechnic.
  • The students who are ready to study outside J&K can also apply.
  • The annual gain of the family should be less than Rs. 8 lacs.
National Scheme for Girls of Incentive for Secondary Education
  • It is available for unmarried girl candidates below the age of 16years of S.C, S.T category who are enlisted in grade 9.
  • The candidates should have passed the grade 8 exam from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya School and register in grade 9 in government-aided schools or state government schools.
National Merit cum Means Scholarship
  • This scholarship is for grade 9 students and they must be continuing their study in grades 10 to 12.
  • The minimum percentage of marks in the class 8 exam must be 55% (5% relaxation for S.C, S.T).
  • To appear in the selection exam, the candidates need to secure a minimum of 55% of marks in grade 7.
  • The annual gain of the family must be less than Rs. 1.5 lac.
Prime Minister’s PM Research Fellowship
  • The students studying in the 1st year or have completed B.Tech, M.Tech, Integrated MSc from I.I.T, I.I.I.S, N.I.T, I.I.S.E.R, I.I.I.T are eligible.
  • The scholars admitted through UCEED, JEE, KVPY can apply.
  • The scholars who have completed the program in the last 5 years are eligible.
AICTE Pragati Scholarships for Girls
  • It applies to the girl students who are admitted to the 1st year of the degree, diploma course at a recognized AICTE institution.
  • The annual gain of the family should be less than Rs 8 Lac.
  • Two girl children from a family can apply.
AICTE Saksham Scholarship
  • It is for disabled students with a disability level of more than 40% and taken admission in the 1st year of a technical degree program at an AICTE institution.
  • The annual gain must be less than Rs. 8 lac.
Commonwealth Scholarship of the United Kingdom (U.K.)
  • The minimum percentage of marks secured should be 65% in the Science stream and 60% in the Social Science stream.
  • Candidates ought to study in graduate, postgraduate, M.Phil, Ph.d.
  • The age limit should be less than 40 years.
New Zealand Commonwealth
  • The candidate must be a graduate or postgraduate with at least 65% marks.
Chinese Scholarship
  • The candidate must be class 12 passed or more with at least 60% marks.
South Korean Government Scholarship
  • The candidate must pass graduation under the age of 40 years to get admission in PG, M.Phil, Ph.D
Government of Japanese scholarship
  • The candidate must have 65% of marks to get admission to PG, M.Phil, Ph.D. under the age of 35 years.
Government of Italy scholarship
  • The student must be a graduate to get admitted.
Government of Mexico Scholarship
  • The student must be a graduate.
Government of Israel Scholarship
  • The students who hold a letter of acceptance from an Israeli university are eligible.
  • Candidates must know English or Hebrew language proficiently.
Government of Brazil Scholarship
  • The age of the applicant must be between 18 to 25 years.
  • Applicants must secure a minimum 60% of marks.
Sri Lanka Presidential scholarship
  • Age must be under 25.
  • Graduate courses are eligible.
Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship
  • A minimum post-graduate degree is required.

MHRD Scholarship 2021 – Documents Required?

The required documents for MHRD scholarship are:

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. Caste certificate
  3. Residential certificate
  4. The bank passbook (First Page)
  5. Income certificate
  6. Mark sheets of last qualifying exam.

MHRD Scholarship 2021 – Benefits 

This scholarship helps the student to pursue their studies nationally and internationally as well. Further in this article, there is a complete detail of the rewards and benefits provided to the candidates.

The stepwise application process to apply for the MHRD Scholarship.

Students should go through the following points to apply for the MHRD Scholarship.

  • Scholars must visit the official website @ www.mhrd.gov.in
  • Read the notification on the home page.
  • Select the particular scholarship to apply.
  • Fill the application form correctly.
  • Upload various documents like income certificate, ID proof, admission letter, Disability certificate (if any), caste certificate, photo, Signature.
  • Then, the application should be verified by the respective institute.
  • Submit the duly filled form and take a print copy for future references.

MHRD Scholarship 2021 – Application Status

For the MHRD scholarship every year the application opens in June and July. Login to “Student Login” by entering permanent student ID and Date of Birth. Click on the “Check Your Status” option.

MHRD Scholarship – Terms and Conditions

Below are the MHRD scholarship terms and conditions:

  • Candidates should provide their correct mobile phone number, and email ID as they will be used in future also.
  • The documents should be original and authentic. If the information given is found wrong, then the application form and data collected will be rejected.
  • Applications suspected will not be sent for scholarship and will be thrown-away at the same time.
  • Failed candidates are ineligible and need not apply.

MHRD Scholarship 2021 – Rewards

Scholarships Rewards
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College & University Students
  • Graduation: Rs. 10000 p.a.
  • Post-Graduation: Rs. 20000 p.a.
  • 5-year professional course: Rs. 20000 p.a. in 4th and 5th year.
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir
  • Complete Academic fees
  • Maintenance charges: Rs.1 lacs paid in 2 equal instalments.
National Scheme of Incentive for Girls for Secondary Education
  • Rs.3000 p.a. with interest
National Means cum Merit Scholarship
  • Rs.500 per month
Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship
  • Rs.70000 per month for 1st & 2nd year
  • Rs.75000 per month for 3rd year
  • Rs.80000 per month for 4th & 5th year
  • Additional research grant of Rs. 2 lac for 5 years
AICTE Pragati Scholarships for Girls
  • Tuition fees of Rs.30000 or actual fees(whichever is less)
  • Incidental charges: Rs 2000 per month for 10 months every year.
AICTE Saksham Scholarship Scheme
  • Tuition fees of Rs.30000 or actual fees (whichever is less)
  • Incidental charges: Rs 2000 per month for 10 months every year.
Commonwealth Scholarship in the United Kingdom
  • Air ticket fare, Tuition fees, a stipend of GBP 1065 per month or GBP 1306 per month, thesis grant, study travel grant, child allowance.
New Zealand Commonwealth
  • Tuition fee, medical & travel insurance, assistance with research and thesis cost, living allowance.
Chinese Scholarship
  • Tuition fee, accommodation, monthly stipend, and medical insurance.
South Korean Government Scholarship
  • Settlement allowance: KRW 200,000
  • Monthly allowance: KRW 1,500,000
  • A research allowance: KRW 240,000 per semester
  • Language training fees are fully paid
  • Degree tuition is fully paid
  • Reimbursement of thesis printing fee
  • Medical insurance: KRW 20,000 per month
  • Korean proficiency grant: KRW 100,000 per month
Government of Japanese scholarship
  • Monthly stipend: 1,43,000 Yen
  • Round trip air ticket fare
  • An exemption in tuition fees
Government of Italy scholarship
  • Monthly stipend: EUR 900
Government of Mexico Scholarship
  • Monthly stipend: MXN 9800.96 for masters and specialization and MXN 12251 for doctoral and postdoctoral studies.
  • Tuition fee & registration fee
  • Health insurance
  • Visa expense
Government of Israel Scholarship
  • Tuition fee, basic health insurance, and a monthly allowance for an academic year (8 months only)
Government of Brazil Scholarship
  • Full tuition fee coverage
Sri Lanka Presidential scholarship
  • Tuition and registration fee
  • Free Visa for studies
  • Settlement allowance: LKR 10,000
  • Monthly living allowance: LKR 30,000
  • Reimbursement of cost of return air fee(economy class) to come to Sri Lanka
  • Reimbursement of IELTS, TOEFL examination fees
Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship
  • GBP 33143 p.a (including stipend amount, travel allowance, tiffins, table dinner, and other management charges).

MHRD Scholarship 2021 – Fee Charges

No fee is charged for the application process. It’s free to register.

MHRD Scholarship for GATE Qualified Students

One should qualify the GATE Exam to get a scholarship in masters or doctorate. An amount of Rs. 12,400 per month is provided to M.tech students. Only those students who achieve the score more than the qualifying marks are eligible. 70% is the weightage given to the GATE scorers while 30% is given to the scholars in the interview and previous records.

MHRD Scholarship 2021 – FAQ’s

Q1. What is the full form of MHRD scholarship?
Ans. The full form of MHRD is the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Q2. Who funded the Agatha Harrison Memorial Scholarship?
Ans. It is fully funded by the Indian Government though it is a foreign scholarship.

Q3. What is the GATE Scholarship amount?
Ans. IITs, IISc, Ph.D. researchers get Rs.70000 as a monthly scholarship.

Q4. What is the last date of application for this year?
Ans. The last date for application for 2021 is January 31, 2021.

Q5. How can I apply for the MHRD scholarship?
Ans. To apply for the national level scholarship, one should apply through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP), and for the external scholarship, one should apply through the respective portal.

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