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This article lists the Scholarships for college students for study in India or abroad. The article will give details about all Scholarships after 12th  available for college going students that are being offered by the government or the private organisations. These will help them in getting aware about the various scholarship opportunities and also availing the financial resources for their higher education. Indian government offers various types of scholarships to help various sections of the society and there are special scholarship schemes for people belonging to financially weaker families, SC, ST and OBC category. There are also scholarships for meritorious students of the general class.

Scholarships aren’t just for the school students. In fact, they’re available to college students of all streams from graduation till post-doctorate level i.e. throughout all years of continued education. These scholarships for college students reward the meritorious student and also help the students who are in need of funds to complete their higher education. 

Scholarship for College Students


Scholarships for College students

You can check the following short list of scholarships to give you a jump-start on your scholarship search as a college student. If you are already in college and wondering whether you are still eligible for scholarships? If so, then go through the list of scholarships given below. There are scholarships available even after you’ve started your college journey. Most of the scholarships are given for pursuing professional courses as compared to a degree course because the cost involved is high in case of a professional course.

  • Lots of Opportunities: To search for scholarships as a college student you should use Motachashma where large numbers of scholarships are available to study in India or abroad.
  • Lower awareness level: Many students before taking admission every year look for scholarships that are being offered but frankly speaking the bitter fact is that the students of India are less aware of the scholarships that are being offered so they either drop the idea to continue their studies or choose a degree course which is affordable as compared to a professional course.

In the present scenario, many scholarship schemes are available for college students which are either offered by Central Government /State Government or Private organizations. The article acts as a guide for the students about the Scholarships for college students so that they can find the best available scholarships for themselves.

Scholarships for College Students - Indian Government Scholarship

Students can check here the list of  Indian Government Scholarships for College students. There are many scholarships for college students offered by Indian Government. The below table provides scholarship's name, authority and subjects/streams for which the scholarship is offered.  For more information on these scholarships, you can click on the link to read further about the application process, deadline, and eligibility etc.


Offered by

Subjects for which the scholarship is offered

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for college & university students


For all streams

MOMA Scholarship-Merit cum means scholarship

(Applicable to the students who belong to Minority Group)

Ministry of Minority Affairs

  • Engineering & Technology Courses
  • Cement Technology
  • Fashion Technology
  • Management Pharmacy
  • Architecture & Town Planning
  • Hotel Management & Catering Technology
  • Applied Arts & Crafts
  • MCA
  • Design (Degree from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad)
  • Medical & Para Medical courses
  • Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
  • Chartered Accountancy/Institute of Cost and Work Accountancy/Company Secretary
  • Law

Inspire Scholarship

Dept. of Science & Technology

Basic & Natural Science


Dept. of Science & Technology

For undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences

ONGC Scholarship for SC/ST Students


  • For professional courses in Engineering & Medical stream &
  • Master Degree Courses in Business Administration, Geology, and Geophysics.

IOCL Scholarship


For ITI, MBBS, Engineering & MBA Courses.

Pragati Scholarship


For Girls pursuing undergraduate professional / diploma courses.

Saksham Scholarship


For Disabled students pursuing undergraduate professional / diploma courses

Ishan Uday Scholarship for North East Students


For North East Students pursuing Graduation in any stream.

JBNSTS Junior Talent Search Test


For students currently studying in the
 First-year Basic Sciences (Hons) / Medicine / Engineering in registered colleges / Institutes/ Universities
registered in West Bengal

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Scholarship

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan

For those pursuing course of 3 years with Sanskrit /Pali/Prakrit as a subject

Swami Dayanand Merit cum Means Scholarship for IIT/NIT Students

Swami Dayanand Charitable Educational Foundation

For students studying in any semester 
of the undergraduate course at any IIT or NIT in the country.

PM scholarship scheme

Department of Ex-Servicemen Government of India

For the wards of widows and Ex-servicemen of Armed Forces enrolled in a degree programme such as BE, B.Tech, BDS, MBBS, B Ed, BBA, BCA,
B Pharma

PM’s Special Scholarship Scheme for J&K students 


For the students enrolled in Undergraduate courses in Medical, Engineering, and General Degree

FAEA BHEL Scholarship

Foundation for Academic Excellence & Access

For students in the first year pursuing studies in the field of Arts, commerce, science, medical, engineering and other technical and professional


Scholarships for College Students after 12th

Check here the list of  Scholarships for College students after 12th. There are many scholarships for college students after 12th. The below table provides scholarship's name, authority and subjects/streams for which the scholarship is offered.  For more information on these scholarships, you can click on the link to read further about the application process, deadline, and eligibility etc.


Offered By


Fedbank Hormis Memorial Foundation scholarship

Fedbank Hormis Memorial Foundation

For the students studying different academic disciplines like MBBS, Engineering(B.E./B.Tech), Agriculture(B.Sc), Nursing (B.Sc) and MBA in the state of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat & Maharashtra in any of the Govt./Aided/Self-financing colleges

North South Foundation Scholarship

North South Foundation

For the students studying professional courses like Engineering, Medical, Dental, Nursing, Polytechnic, B.Sc. (Agri), B.Pharm, B.V.Sc in Government colleges

Promotion of Science Education (Pose) Scholarship, Haryana

Haryana State Council for Science and Technology 

For the first year students of B.Sc. & M.Sc. in basic science subjects viz Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Mathematics and Geology in colleges/institutions located in Haryana

IndusInd Foundation Scholarship

IndusInd Foundation

For all streams provided the candidate has secured 80% marks in the aggregate in class 12 examinations

Nirankari Scholarship for Meritorious Students

Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation (SNCF)

For pursuing Professional and Technical Courses at Graduate and Post-Graduate levels.

RD Sethna Scholarship

RD Sethna scholarship

For those whose parents cannot afford to pay fees of highly reputed colleges/ institutes overseas or in India. 

Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship


For pursuing a diploma at a Polytechnic Institution and belongs to lower family income group

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship

Foundation for Excellence

For pursuing B.E./B Tech, Integrated 5-Yr Dual-Degree M.Tech and MBBS to the wards of economically weaker families of India

Colgate Scholarship

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited

For pursuing Higher Education- Any Stream

Fair & Lovely Scholarship

FAL Foundation/HUL

For girls who wish to pursue graduation, post-graduation or PhD studies from Government Recognized Indian Universities.

HDFC Scholarship


For pursuing the undergraduate or postgraduate course from any recognised university.


Besides these scholarships, there are institute specific scholarships which are offered by the institute in which the candidate is enrolled to the meritorious students.

Scholarship for Engineering Students after 12th

Students who are interested in Engineering career can find the list of Scholarships for Engineering students. In addition to the above-given scholarships, there are more scholarships for Engineering Students. The scholarships are given below are for engineering students after 12th. 

  1.  LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship
  2. Siemens Scholarship 
  3. Panasonic Scholarship
  4. UGC Scholarship for Rank Holders
  5. OP Jindal Engineering & Management Scholarship (OPJEMS)
  6. IET India Scholarship
  7. NEST Scholarship
  8. Google Anita Borg Scholarship (Only for women)
  9. NTPC Scholarship (Only for SC/ST & PH Candidates)
  10. TOEFL Scholarship
  11. Aditya Birla Scholarship
  12. GE Foundation Scholarship
  13. Cargill Global Scholars Program

Other Scholarships for College Students

Study Abroad Scholarships for College Students

Students who want to study abroad can find the Study abroad scholarships here. The table given below provides the list of Study Abroad Scholarships for College students including details like scholarship name, subject, study abroad country and scholarship amount details. Check the study abroad scholarships below:




Partial/Fully Paid

Oxford Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship

  • Civil Law

United Kingdom

Fully Paid

Reach Oxfords Undergraduate Scholarships

  • All courses by Oxford other than Medicine

United Kingdom

Fully Paid

MEXT Scholarship for Study in Japan (UG Studies) 

  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Medicine etc.


Fully Paid

Dr Goh Keng Swee (GKS) Scholarship

  • Courses offered in following universities: NTU, NUS, SUTD and SMU.


Fully Paid

University of Auckland Dean's Asia Scholarships

  • Commerce
  • Information Management
  • Property


Full tuition fee & Insurance

King's College London- Dickson Poon Undergraduate Law Scholarship

  • Law

United Kingdom

Partially Paid

University of Queensland Merit Scholarship in Music 

  • Music


Partially Paid

University of Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarships Program

  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Biomedicine
  • Commerce
  • Environments
  • Music
  • Science
  • General Studies.


Partially Paid


Curtin Business School Australia Innovation International Scholarship

  • Commerce


Partially Paid

University of Queensland Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Honours Scholarship 

  • Molecular Bioscience


Partially Paid

Australian National University Honors Scholarship

  • Any Honors


Partially Paid

RMIT Australia Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Science & Engineering


Partially Paid

Vice Chancellor`s Scholarships by University of Bristol, UK 

  • Music & Arts

United Kingdom

Partially Paid

Adelaide International Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Medical Science MBBS,BDS etc.


Partially Paid

Curtin International Scholarship

  • Health Sciences,
  • Business,
  • Science & Engineering
  • Humanities


Partially Paid

LEEDS University Business School Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Marketing etc.

United Kingdom

Partially Paid


Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Maths Scholarships

  • Maths


Partially Paid

Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship

  • Any course


Partially Paid

UNESCO/Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme

  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Forestry
  • Water & Landscape Management
  • Technology & Environmental Engineering
  • Economics
  • Finance.

Czech Republic

Partially Paid

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships at University of Waikato, New Zealand  

  • All subjects offered at University of Waikato

New Zealand

Partially Paid

IDB Scholarship Loan for Muslim Students

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Law
  • Medicine

Any Country

Partially Paid

TOEFL Scholarship Program for Indian students 

  • Any program under selected universities

United Kingdom

Partially Paid

SLIIT SAARC Scholarship 

  • Information Technology
  • Business Management
  • Engineering.


Partially Paid

GREAT Scholarship Programme- For Study in UK 

  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Business
  • Art & Design
  • Biosciences
  • IT

United Kingdom

Partially Paid

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

  • Computer Science & related fields

Countries in Asia Pacific region

Partially Paid

Saltire Scholarships 

  • Creative industries
  • Life sciences
  • Technology
  • Financial services
  • Renewable & clean energy


Partially Paid

Tata Scholarship - Cornell University, New York

  • Agriculture & Life Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Hotel Administration,
  • Human Ecology
  • Industrial and Labor Relations

United States of America

Partially Paid

UOW Bradman Foundation Scholarship Scheme

  • Courses offered at University of Wollongong


Partially Paid

Erasmus Mundus India to Europe Scheme (EMINTE) 

  • Health
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Infrastructure & Energy
  • Natural Resources
  • Social Welfare
  • Education
  • Teacher Training

Various countries in Europe

Partially Paid

IELTS Scholarships - British Council 

  • Any Subject

United Kingdom

Partially Paid

Vishwa Konkani Scholarship      

  • Any Subject

Any Country

Partially Paid

RD Sethna Scholarship for Studies in India & Abroad

  • Any Subject

Any Country

Partially Paid

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