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NEET 2021 Scholarship, Eligibility Criteria, Steps to Apply and Document Required

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In India, with the vast majority of students opting for medical courses as their preferred profession, funding an MBBS degree becomes a challenging problem. Since all students and their guardians do not possess the same financial capabilities, various government and private institutes provide scholarships that are run nationally and internationally to promote quality education in medicine. Check How to Fill NEET 2021 Application Form?

Scholarship programs like AIPMST, FAEA, IM-SET are based on the merits of the medical students, the scores of their previous standard and the annual income of their families. For all NEET 2021 aspirants who are in the search of any such scholarship, we have curated a list of “Top Scholarships for Medical Students in India”. Read the article to know more about these scholarships. Check NEET 2021 Exam Dates


AIPMST Scholarship

The All India Pre-Medical Scholarship Test (AIPMST)

  • The Scholarship Programme provides financial award to students for their Higher Education in India.
  • To qualify for a scholarship, the candidate is required to appear for AIPMST (Secondary) - 2021.
  • The institute grants merit based scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate degree in MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS courses in India.
  • The aim of the programme is to encourage outstandingly meritorious / deserving students, especially those who are from a financially weak background, to pursue academic excellence.
  • Students looking forward to pursuing medical as a career must not miss this and apply immediately in order to reap the benefits of this rare opportunity.

Scholarship layout for studying in Govt. Medical Colleges in MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS

Section Number of Eligible Applicants Marks In Secondary Scholarship
A 100 85% ≤ Marks Tuition fee for full 4 year
B 500 75% ≤ Marks < 85% Tuition fee for full 1 year
C 2000 65% ≤ Marks < 75% Standard Laptop

Scholarship layout for studying in Private Medical Colleges in MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS

Section Number of Eligible Applicants Marks In Secondary Scholarship
A 100 85% ≤ Marks 50% Tuition fee of 1 year
B 500 75% ≤ Marks < 85% 25% Tuition fee of 1 year
C 2000 65% ≤ Marks < 75% Standard Laptop

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CSSS Scholarship

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students

The Human Resources Development Ministry's Department of Higher Education provides this fellowship named as Central Sector Scheme for students from top colleges and universities.

Eligibility Conditions:

  • Candidates who score above 80th in the relevant stream from a particular Board of Examination in Class XII

  • Students who are pursuing a regular course

  • Students who have a family income of less than Rs.6 lakh per annum

  • To avail this scholarship, selected candidates must not be receiving any other scholarship

What is the rate of scholarship under the Scheme?

  • The rate of scholarship is Rs. 10000/- per annum at graduation level for first three years of College and University courses and Rs. 20000/- per annum at postgraduate level. Students pursuing professional courses are paid Rs. 20,000/- per annum in the 4th and 5th year.
  • Total Seats - 82,000

CCB Scholarship

Combined Counselling Board Scholarship for Professional Courses

  • Combined Counselling Board (CCB) also provides the medical scholarship named as Combined Counselling Board Scholarship for students from all streams including medical.
  • Willing candidates can apply online on the CCB's website. To avail this scholarship, the aspirants must fulfil the below mentioned eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Conditions:

  • Students who have passed 10th, 12th & graduation can apply for this scholarship from all regions of India. Applying candidates should have passed their last exam by a minimum of 33 % to 50 % marks. Minimum 40-50% marks are required (depending on the medical course) in class 12 or an equivalent.
  • The scholarship amount can range up to INR 2 lakh.
  • Total Seats - CCB reserves 10% -20% of seats in various courses and branches of India's leading institutes.

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FAEA Scholarship

FAEA Scholarship

  • FAEA is sponsored by TATA’s to provide scholarships to students willing to pursue undergraduate studies in Arts/Commerce/Science/Engineering and other technical and professional disciplines at any university/institution/college in India. The scholarship supports tuition fee, maintenance allowance or hostel and mess charges as per our norms.

Eligibility Conditions: 

  • Students who have passed Class XII from a recognized Board of Secondary Education in India or 1st year under-graduate students on roll.

  • Candidates belonging to socially and economically disadvantaged sections (SC/ST/BPL Category) can apply.

  • They also provide special scholarships for girls belonging to socially and economically disadvantaged section in the BPL category from Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu

  • In addition, they have some need cum merit based financial grants for General Category students especially for those students who have obtained above 90% marks in their Higher Secondary Exam and/or have been able to get admission in the first rate Institutions of Excellence in the country.


VAHANI Scholarship

VAHANI Scholarship

  • VAHANI Scholarship is a non-profit Foundation that recognizes the significance of opening doors for the brilliant hardworking and poor children in India.
  • The organization provides scholarship money to students who live below the poverty line. In a total, 20 candidates are selected with a balanced gender ratio.
  • All students of class 12th can apply for this scholarship scheme.

Importance of VAHANI Scholarship

  • The scheme provides full financial aid to the students.

  • Good accommodation facilities to selected candidates.

  • An android tablet and working materials will be provided.

  • A roundtrip travel ticket to students.


NEST Scholarship

Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST Senior)

  • The Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST) is in 65 major cities across india.
  • The purpose of conducting a series of such periodical tests is to ignite students' interest in pursuing accurate knowledge, so that they are better prepared for various competitive exams for admissions to higher studies in good institutes as well as for jobs in reputed companies.

Eligibility Conditions:

Only bona fide degree students registered in colleges / universities appearing in their 2021 exams are eligible for this scholarship.

Category NEST SENIOR-I NEST SENIOR-II
Eligibility 1st & 2nd Year Degree Students of:
  1. Engineering
  2. MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BDS
  3. BCA & BSc (all)
  4. Diploma Engg.(only Final Year)
  5. Class 12th (Science) 
3rd & 4th Year Degree Students of:
  1. Engineering
  2. MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BUMS/BDS
  3. BCA & BSc (only Computer & IT)
Amount & No. of Scholarship 10 or more scholarships of Rs. 35,000/- each with Rs. 75,000/- to Rank No. 1 in this Category 10 or more scholarships of Rs. 40,000/- each with Rs. ONE LAKH to Rank No. 1 in this Category

IM-SET Scholarship

International Medical Scholarship Eligibility Test (IM-SET)

  • IM-SET Scholarship is provided by the American University of Barbados (AUB), School of Medicine.
  • AUB conducts International Medical Scholarship Eligibility Test for medical aspirants of Indian origin. In order to avail this scholarship, aspirants have to apply online on the official website.

Eligibility Conditions:

  • Students who are currently in Class 12 or have passed out Class 12 from Private, Government and Govt.-Aided schools of any medium and any Board in Indian Territory. Also students of school from outside India affiliated to CBSE Board only can also apply for the scholarship.
  • Students of schools outside India affiliated to CBSE Board only.

Scholarship Amount:

  • Category I (For IM-SET Top Performers) - The top three highest scoring students and have at least 70% and aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology in class 12 get
  • 100% tuition fee for the medical courses. 50% tuition fees are waived for next 5 high scoring students who have not less than 70% marks in class 12.
  • Category II (For those who qualify IM-SET) - 30% Scholarship in Tuition Fee for the medical courses is granted to all IM SET qualifiers who do not have less than 70% marks in class 12.

AIYSEE Scholarship

All India Youth Scholarship Entrance Examination (AIYSEE)

  • AIYSEE provides economical test series at affordable rates for 1 year. The students have to appear for the scholarship exam to get access to AIYSEE test series in which students can practise for various upcoming exams like NEET, IIT JEE etc.
  • Given the level of tuition and other fees in professional colleges, this scholarship can help poor students who have no chance to pursue their dreams of becoming engineers or doctors.

AIYSEE Scholarship Criteria

Students who are willing to get AIYSEE Scholarship need to score a minimum of 55% marks to qualify for the scholarship. Below mentioned is the scholarship layout.

Marks in AIYSEE Engineering (private/government) Medical (private/government)
(≥ 90%) 4 Year 5 Year
(86% to 89%) 3 Year 3 Year
(81% to 85%) 1.5 Year 2 Year
(76% to 80%) 1 Semester 1 Year
(71% to 75%) 3 month stipend 3 month stipend
(55% to 70%) Rewards (laptop/tab/kindle) Rewards (laptop/tab/kindle)

​Dr. Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical Students

The scholarship has been introduced to offer financial assistance to EWS students appearing for the national level medical entrance exam.

Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship:

  • Must have passed Class 12 examination with a minimum 55% marks.
  • Candidate will also have to appear for national-level medical entrance exam to get the benefits of the scholarship.
  • The family income should be less than INR 6 Lacs per annum.

Scholarhip Application & Amount: 

  • Candidates will get the scholarship of INR RS. 20,000. 
  • The application forms for this scholarship program can be filled online in the month of May or August. 

​Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities

The scholarship is to support the minority community students and to provide financial assistance to the students who are economicallyweak.

Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship:

  • Candidate must be domicile of West Bengal and studying in class 11th to PG level.
  • Annual Income of the family should be less than INR 2.5 lakh.

Scholarhip Application & Amount: 

  • Candidates will get the scholarship of INR 12,000 to 60,000 annually.
  • The application forms for this scholarship program can be filled online in the month of Sept or Nov. 

Why Scholarships is required?

  • The average fees of MBBS is around INR 10,000 to INR 30,000 annually in government colleges. 
  • The average fees of MBBS is around INR 10 to 20 Lacs annually in private colleges. So in order to support the candidates who cannot afford fees of medical education in government or in private colleges the scholarships are provided to the needy and eligible candidates. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

Comments


3 Comments
M
mohammed najamuddin
Can I get scholarship if my family's annual income is less than 2 lakhs?
R
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Students who have a family income of less than Rs.6 lakh per annum can get scholarship amount which ranges up to INR 2 lakh.

S
soha fatima
Scholarahips
R
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Soha, For more information on scholarships, please refer to the following link, NEET Scholarships.

M
mohini
I want to know different scholarship options available bases on NEET score.
R
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Mohini, Scholarship programs like AIPMST, FAEA, IM-SET are based on the merits of the medical students, the scores of their previous standard and the annual income of their families. For more information, please refer to the following link, NEET Scholarships.


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