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Medical education is considered one of the most expensive and prestigious education in India and this is the reason that there are many medical scholarships offered to students. Medical Scholarships include both merit-based, merit-cum need-based, and financial assistance for students who wish to take up medicine courses such as MBBS/ BDS/ MD as their future career.
What is interesting about Medical Scholarships in India is that not only the government department offers the same but many private companies and organisations offer medical scholarships to students who plan to pursue MBBS, Nursing, Dental, Super-Specialty courses.
The main objective behind the Medical Scholarships in India is to make medical education in India affordable for the students and to make their dreams come true without financial concerns being a barrier!
List of Scholarships for Medical Students
Check out the list of scholarships for Medical Students in India along with their eligibility, application date, and other details here:
|Scholarship Name||About||Eligibility||Award||Application Timeline||Application Mode|
|Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities|
Annual Income of the family should be less than Rs 2.5 lakh.
Students must meet the minimum eligibility criteria.
|Rs. 12,000 to 60,000 (Annually)||Sept- Nov||Online|
|HDFC Bank Educational Crisis Scholarship|
Students who are pursuing Class 6 to 12, diploma, polytechnic, ITI, UG/PG can apply for this scholarship.
Must be facing financial/personal crisis that took place during the past three years at the time of application.
|Rs. 10,000 to 25,000||March-July||Online|
|Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST Senior)|
Students of Class 12 (science), engineering diploma, or Science/ engineering/ Medical degree courses are eligible for the NEST scholarship.
|Rs. 50,000 (tuition fee)||April-June||Online through official website|
Students of class 12 (PCB) stream.
Selection is done on the basis of academic excellence financial/personal crisis.
|Full tuition fee/ accommodation||May-July||Online|
Dr Abdul Kalam Scholarship for Medical Students
Must have passed Class 12 examination with a minimum 55% marks
Must appear for the national-level medical entrance exam
Family income should be less than Rs. 6 Lacs per annum.
|L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship|
For medical students to avail of this scholarship, they must have passed class 12 examination or equivalent with a minimum of 85 percent in PCB/ PCMB.
The annual income of the family should be less then R.4 Lacs per annum.
Maximum Age: Not more than 19 years on the date of application
|Rs. 2.5 Lacs ( for graduation)||Aug-Sept||Online|
Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
Must have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 75% aggregate.
Must have appeared in the competitive entrance exam.
Family income should be less than Rs.6 Lacs per annum.
|Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme||Students studying in Class 11/ Graduation/ Diploma/ BE/ B.Tech/ BDS/ Vocational courses, sportspersons can apply for this scholarship in online mode|
Dr. Shamanur Shivashankarappa Janakalyana Trust’s Scholarship Program
Candidate must have passed 10+2 and family income with less than Rs. 1 LPA.
Must be a native of Karnataka
Why MBBS Scholarships are required by Indian Students?
The cost of medical education is way higher than any other courses if you are seeking admission to any private college. The average cost to study MBBS/ BDS and other medical courses in government colleges is around INR 10,000 to INR 30,000 annually. Whereas the average fees to study medicine in private colleges in India ranges between Rs. 10 to Rs.20 Lacs annually. One of the main reasons behind high fees in private colleges is that the number of seats available against the candidates appearing forNEET (medical exam) is very less. Out of 67,000 medical seats, only 31,000 seats are available to study in the government medical colleges which include both central and state. Due to this majority of medical students in India look for MBBS scholarships to support their education.
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