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National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students (Formerly Top Class Education for ST Students)

Ministry of Tribal Affairs
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National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students (Formerly known as Top Class Education for ST students) is a centrally sponsored scholarship scheme for students belonging to ST category to pursue higher studies in various institution notified by Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The scholarship will be awarded for the full duration of the course and will cover full tuition fees and other non-refundable charges of the Govt. funded Institution. 


1.) Student must be of Indian nationality belonging to Scheduled Tribe Category.
2.) Student must be a 12th pass-out student having secured admission in notified Institutions.
3.) Student Studying in the Top Class Institutions would only be able to apply for the Top Class Scheme.The List of Institutions are finalized by the Ministry /Department
4.) Students Family Annual Income must not exceed more than Rs.4.50 lakhs per annum.


Deadline Details

31st October 2017 is the last date of submitting application for National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Student

Scholarship Amount Details

1.)Scholarship once awarded will continue till completion of the course subject to satisfactory performance. Scholarships will cover:
a.)Full amount of tuition fee and other non-refundable dues in respect of Government/Government-funded institutions.
b.) In case of students studying in private sector institutions a ceiling of Rs. 2.00 lakh per annum per student will apply normally
c.)In case of students in private sector flying clubs for Commercial Pilot Training the ceiling is Rs. 3.72 lakh per annum per student
d.)Living expense up-to Rs. 2200 per month per student.
e.)Expenses related to books up-to Rs. 3000 per annum per student.
f.)Cost of a latest computer along with accessories limited to Rs. 45,000/- as one time assistance during the entire course is paid to the student.


Applications for National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students can be submitted online only through National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  • Click on the apply link of the site and you will be directed to registration page of National Scholarship Portal
  • Again click on NewUser/Register tab to register yourself on the site. If you have already registered then just click on login tab to access the online application form
  • Fill in the application form upload the necessary documents and submit the form


Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Ground floor, 'D' wing, Shastri Bhawan,
New Delhi-110001
Help Line Numbers - 040-23120300 (All weekdays 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)

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