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Top 17 Scholarships for Medical Students 2020 – Grab the Details

Scholarships for Medical Students

In India, medical courses among science students are the most preferred professional courses, but funding for an MBBS degree can be a challenging job.

So, to promote quality education in medicine, various government and private institutes provide scholarships ensuring that financial issues and other barriers do not affect their studies.

These Indian scholarships for medical students are based on the merits of the students, the scores of the previous standard and the annual income of their families.

We have created an ultimate list of ' Top Scholarships for Medical Students in India' wrapped in this blog to facilitate your searches.

Take a look below!



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Top 17 Medical Scholarships 2020 | Eligibility Criteria & Stipend Amount


Medical is very popular among science stream candidates. Unfortunately, those who pursue a degree in medical often need financial support to pay for their college fees.

There are some organizations that come to help financially weak students. We listed some of them below!


1. 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 Top Colleges and Universities Students.

80 percentiles in 12th Class

Family income must be lower than INR 8 lakh per annum

Amount – INR 10,000 per academic year 

Total Seat - 82,000


2. Combined Counselling Board Scholarship for Professional Courses


Combined Counselling Board (CCB) also provides the medical scholarship named as Combined Counselling Board Scholarship. Candidates who aspire, can apply online on the CCB's website. It will opens in July month (tentatively).

It covers the hostel fee of the entire medical course.

To avail it, the aspirants must have –

Minimum 40-50% (depending on the medical course) in class 12 or an equivalent.

Hold the required degree according to their courses.

Amount – Up to INR 4 Lakh.

Total Seat - CCB reserves 10% -20% of seats in various courses and branches of India's leading institutes.


3. BHEL-FAEA Scholarships


BHEL-FAEA Fellowship is offered by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) to candidates from socially and economically weaker backgrounds in the category of BPL who are pursuing graduation.

Amount – It covers tuition fee, maintenance fee, books allowance, travel allowance, clothing allowance and miscellaneous allowance.


4. Vahani Scholarship


Vahani is a non-profit organization which provides the Vahani Scholarship for the under graduated medical students who belong to economically weaker background.

To give this fellowship, candidates are selected based on academic excellence, consistency & application quality, and economic hardships.

Amount – It covers full tuition fee, accommodation, a tablet.

Total Seat – 20 per year.


5. The All India Pre-Medical Scholarship Test (AIPMST)


Students who wish to pursue medicine may also take advantage of scholarships through the All India Pre-Medical Scholarship Test (AIPMST) which is provided by Brainztorm Technical Excellence.

Candidates can apply online in March (tentatively) for this fellowship.

Minimum 60% in 12th class

While applying for the exam, applicant must not be over 26 years in age.

Amount – Give up to full tuition fee waiver.



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6. Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST Senior)


SEMCI India and Students’ Unity Foundation of India organizes Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test to provide the scholarships for medical students.

To avail it, the aspirants must –

Students of MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/BDS and class 12 (Science stream) for ‘Senior I’ category.

3rd and 4th year students for ‘Senior II’ category.

Enrolled in the in colleges / universities and appearing in the final examinations of the current academic year.

Students can apply online for NEST Senior scholarship.

Amount – Tuition fee with the maximum ceiling of INR 50,000


7. Bharati Scheme for Education (BSE) Andhra Pradesh


This scholarship provided by the Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation.

To avail it, the aspirants must –

Aspirants' parents must belong to Brahmin community living in Andhra Pradesh.

All the subjects must be passed, till the last year of study by the students.

Family income must be lower than INR 3 lakh per annum.

No other scholarship benefit must be used by the applicant, except for the benefits of the Archaka Welfare Trust.

Candidates can apply online for BSE scheme through the website of Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Welfare Corporation.

Amount - Up to INR 20,000.


8. Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappa Janakalyana Trust’s Scholarship Program


This fellowship is awarded by the Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappa Janakalyana Trust.

To avail it, the aspirants must –

Residents of Karnataka

Family income must not be higher than INR 1 lakh per annum.

Regular students at reputed institutes.

10th/SSLC score should be more than 85%


9. International Medical Scholarship Eligibility Test (IM-SET)


The provider of IM Scholarship is American University of Barbados (AUB), School of Medicine. AUB conducts International Medical Scholarship Eligibility Test for medical aspirants of Indian origin.

Aspirants have to apply online for this fellowship.

To avail it, the aspirants must –

Students of Class 12 or Class 12 pass-outs from Private, Government and Govt.-Aided schools of any medium and any Board, in Indian Territory.

Students of schools outside India affiliated to CBSE Board only.

Amount –

Category I (For IM-SET Top Performers):

100% tuition fee for the medical courses to three highest scoring students in IM-SET and have at least 70% and aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology in class 12.

50% tuition fee for the medical courses to the next five highest scoring students in IM-SET and not have less than 70% marks in class 12.

Category II (For those who qualify IM-SET)

30% Scholarship in Tuition Fee for the medical courses to all IM SET qualifiers in IM-SET and not have less than 70% marks in class 12.



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10. All India Youth Scholarship Entrance Examination (AIYSEE)


AIYSEE is one of the most trusted and recognized scholarship programs in India which is provided by an organization which is registered under the Ministry of finance.

Aspirants can apply online in February.

To avail it, the aspirants must –

Passed or appearing class 12

appear in medical or technical examinations can apply.

Amount - Financial Assistance.


11. Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship


This fellowship is provided by the Government of West Bengal. Aspirants can apply through West Bengal Minorities Development & Finance Corporation’ s online application page in the January month.

To avail it, the aspirants must –

West Bengal’s domicile and studying in West Bengal also.

Have minimum 75% in 12th class (including two language subjects on five subjects).

Family income must not exceed INR 2.5 lakh per annum.

Amount -

Up to INR 8000 per month.


12. Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarships


Swami Dayanand Education Foundation provides this fellowship. Students can apply for this scholarship in August in online and offline both modes.

Aspirants must be pursuing for MBBS, Pharmacy, Engineering, IT or Architecture from india’s government or private institutions.

Applicants must be taken admission to the required course after passing a competitive exam organized by the Central / State board.

Have minimum 75% in 12th class or 7.5 average grade points in 10 point scale system.

Family income must be less than or equal INR 6 Lakh per annum.

Not be a recipient of any other fellowship.

Amount - Up to INR 50,000 per annum.



13. Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) Scholarships


Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council, New Delhi and Sikh Human Development Foundation, U.S.A. provides the SHDF scholarships. Aspirants can apply offline in August from the Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council website after downloading the application form.

Applicants must be passed 12th or graduate.

Have minimum 60% in previous two examinations.

Family income must be less than or equal to INR 1.8 lakhs per annum.

Amount - Up to INR 30,000.


14. Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship (JBNSTS)


JBNSTS fellowship is provided by the Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata. Candidates can apply online or offline from the website of JBNSTS in July.

To avail it, the aspirants must –

The scholarship is only available for girl aspirants.

Applicants must have passed class 12 or equivalent exam and have to pursue a degree program such as medical / engineering / B.Sc. (Hons).

Candidates’ institute must be enrolled in West Bengal.

Amount – INR 3000 per month apart from DST-INSPIRE scholarship of worth 80,000 per annum and annual book grant of INR 2000.


15. L’Oréal India Scholarship


L’Oréal India sponsors this scholarship for girls only. Candidates can apply only for this through their official website in July.

To avail it, the aspirants must –

Applicants must have passed 12th class with minimum 85% in PCM & PCB.

Aspirants must have been admitted to the undergraduate course in the current academic year.

Applicants’ age must not be more than 19 years.

Family income must be less than or equal to INR 4 Lakh per annum.

The applicant must be prepared to undertake medical / engineering / science / biotechnology research or any other field of science.

Amount - INR 2.5 Lakh for the graduation course.



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16. Nirankari Rajmata Scholarship Scheme


The sponsor of Nirankari Rajmata Scholarship Scheme is Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation. Aspirants can apply offline in September from the website of Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation after downloading the application form.

To avail it, the aspirants must –

Have minimum 75% in the 12th class.

Family income must be less than or equal to INR 3.5 Lakh per annum.

The applicants must be a regular student of an institution / college recognized by the state where they are admitted by a competitive written exam.

The candidates must be pursuing in such disciplines medicine/ engineering/ MBA/ CA-CPT/ CFA/ LLB/ Architecture.

Amount - Tuition fee up to INR 50 thousand or actual tuition fee (whichever is less).


17. G. P. Birla Scholarships in India 2020


This scholarship for medical students in India is sponsored by G.P. Birla Educational Foundation for Indian nationals.

To avail it, the aspirants must –

Pursuing Bachelors’ degree from Recognized Universities in India

Amount - Full Funding, Tuition Fee, Hostel Fee.


Indeed, many organizations make a lot of attempts to decrease the students ' economic burden in order to obtain higher education. The only need is, medical students have to aware of all of these scholarships in India. By reading this blog students can get complete details about the scholarships.


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In this article, we tried to cover all the scholarship for medical students details which are provided by various organizations. If you have any queries, drop it in the comment box below.



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