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Various Scholarships for Disbaled Persons: Central Government

To provide opportunity for education of Differently Abled Persons, Central Government is providing scholarships. Disabled Empowerment Department has launched these scholarships for the empowerment of disabled people by means of education. The scholarships are available on all levels of education. The details of the scholarship schemes are enlisted below:

Name of Scheme Course Annual Income Limit


Pre Matric Scholarship Class IX and X Rs. 2.00 Lakh

Rs. 350 for Non Hostellers and Rs. 600 for Hostellers Every Month and Books Allowance

Post Matric Scholarship

Class XI to Master’s Degree/Diploma Degree Rs. 2.50 Lakh

Rs. 230-550 for Non Hostellers and Rs. 380-1200 for Hostellers Every Month and Tuition Fees Allowance

Higher Education Scholarship

Graduate/Diploma Degree from Notified 197 Institutions of Excellence Rs. 6.00 Lakh

Rs. 3000 for Hostellers, Rs. 1500 for Non Hostellers. Rs. 1500 Maintenance Allowance, Rs. 2000 Disability allowance, Rs. 5000 Books Allowance and Tuition Fees Up to 2 Lakh Rupees

National Fellowship for Disabled

M.Phil./Ph.D. No Income Limits

Rs. 25000 Per Month for GRF (first two years) and SRF (Three Years or till Completion of Course) and HRA etc.

National Overseas Scholarship

Graduate or Doctorate degree from foreign universities

Rs. 6 Lakh

Annually 9,900 GBP for Colleges in Great Britain and 15,400 USD for other countries. Tuition Fees, Air fare and other allowances


  • The Scheme is Valid for persons above 40% disability.
  • Candidate should have disability certificate from recognized doctor.
  • Students can Apply for the first three scholarships by logging on to national scholarships portal scholarships.gov.in
  • For National Fellowship Scholarship, Students shall apply for by logging on to ugc.ac.in
  • For National Overseas Scholarship, Applications will be invited through advertisement in Newspapers. Candidates will be selected by Department.

Nodal Agency: Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability

Concerned Ministry: Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

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