UGC announces PG Merit Scholarship Scheme for University Rank Holders 2021-22 for PG Programs

UGC PG Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2021 – The University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, invites applications for Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2021-22 from the first and second rank holders of graduation courses across the country.

The scholarship aims to encourage talented girls and boys towards postgraduate education and assist them in their expenses.


  • The objectives of the scheme are:
  • To promote and nurture talent;
  • To reward meritorious students with outstanding performance at the Undergraduate level for pursuing postgraduate studies.
  • To promote study in basic courses at the undergraduate level
  • To build up academic excellence at postgraduate level across the colleges and universities in the country

UGC Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2021 Important Dates

  • PG Scholarship For University Rank Holders is Open till : 30th November 2021
  • Defective Verification Open till : 15th December 2021
  • Institute Verification Open till : 15th December 2021

Eligibility Criteria for UGC Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2021

  • To be eligible, an applicant must:
  • Be below 30 years of age.
  • Be studying in a post-graduation course from any affiliated university (central/state) or deemed universities/ private universities / 25 autonomous colleges / non-affiliated colleges.
  • Be a rank holder (Ist or IInd) in the previous graduation exam.
  • Have completed graduation in one of the following disciplines: Life sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences, earth sciences, mathematical sciences, social sciences, commerce or languages.
  • Have scored a minimum of 60% of marks in graduation.

Scholarship Benefits

  • The scholarship will provide the financial aid of INR 3100 per month for the duration of two years.


  • The scholarships shall be provided for the entire course of the academic year. Maintenance allowance will be given as fixed lump sum amount in an academic year

Maintenance Allowance

  • Rs. 380/- per month for Hosteller & Rs. 230/ per month for Day Scholar

UGC Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders 2021 Application Process

  • Applications will be invited once a year on the National Scholarship Portal of the Government of India, visit the homepage of the NSP website
  • Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps –
  • Step 1 : Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  • Step 2 : Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking and ‘Continue’.
  • Step 3 : Select the state of domicile, scholarship category, scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, write the applicant’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.
  • Step 4 : Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
  • Step 5 : Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the ‘Register’ button.
  • Step 6 : The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
  • Step 7 : Now, login using OTP and fill the form.
  • Step 8 : An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for future references.
  • Note : All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted

Documents to be submitted along with application

  • Attested copy of university’s undergraduate degree
  • Certificate of matriculation
  • Verification certificate issued by the institute where the student has taken admission at PG level
  • Scanned copy of Aadhaar card/enrollment

Cancellation Of Scholarship

  • Scholarship of a student may be cancelled in any of the following cases
  • Misconduct of the awardee, if any, reported by the University/ Institution.
  • Unsatisfactory progress report (i.e. if the candidate scores less than 60% marks in the first year of Master’s programme)

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website