Scholarship Scheme for Transgender Students in 2023

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment announce the scheme of scholarships for transgender students for studies in India. Article 14 guarantees all people’s equality before the law.

Education is common to all and is to be made available to persons of all genders including transgender persons. Hence, educational scholarship for transgender students who are living in different parts of the country has been planned.

The objective of the scholarship scheme is to provide financial assistance to transgender students studying at the post-matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. The scheme detail is available on the official website of this department e.g.

Scholarship Categories:

Scholarships for secondary school9th & 10th
Scholarships for senior secondary11th & 12th
Scholarships for studentsUndergraduate/Diploma
Scholarships for studentsPost-graduation

The scholarships are available for studies in India only and are awarded by State Governments / Union Territories where the applicants are studying. The application received after the last date shall not be entertained.

Scholarship for Transgender Students

Scholarship Scheme Details:

Organization: The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Scholarship Name: Scholarship for Transgender Students

Last Date: N/A


Academic Year: 2022-23

Contact Number: 011-23386981


Eligibility Criteria:

  • The scholarships are open to nationals of India.
  • The scholarships will be given for the study of all recognized post-matriculation or post-secondary courses pursued in recognized institutions.
  • Only those candidates, who are transgender and who have passed the matriculation or higher secondary or any higher examination of a recognized university or board of secondary education, will be eligible.
  • Candidates who after passing one stage of education are studying in the same stage of education in different subjects e.g. I.Sc. After I.A. or B.Com. After M.A. in another subject will not be eligible.
  • Students who, after having completed their educational career in one professional line, e.g. L.L.B. after B.T./B.Ed. will not be eligible.
  • Students studying in class XI of the higher secondary school courses of the XII class of the multipurpose high school will not be eligible for it being a continuous school course.
  • Students pursuing post-graduate courses in medicine will be eligible if they are not allowed to practice during the period of their course.
  • Students who after failing or passing the undergraduate/post-graduate examinations in Arts/ Science / Commerce / join any recognized professional or technical certificate/diploma/degree courses will be awarded scholarships if otherwise eligible.
  • Students who pursue their studies through correspondence courses are also eligible. The term correspondence includes distant and continuing education.

Scholarship Amount:

Item:Day Scholars:Hostellers:
The study of all recognized post-matriculation or post-secondary courses in recognized institutions in India onlyRs.550/-Rs.1200/-

Selection of Students:

All eligible transgender students will be given scholarships subject to eligibility conditions. Students belonging to one state but studying in another state will be awarded scholarships by the State/UT in which they are studying.

Scholarship Amount:

Rs.13,500/- for post-matric / pre-matric students.

Apply for Transgender Scholarship

How to Apply PMS for Transgender?

  • All eligible students may apply online at
  • If you are new then click on “Registration” and provide the necessary details.
  • After registration, you will receive a login password for access to your account to your registered email ID.
  • Already registered students may log in and Click on “Scholarship” to fill in the details.
  • After checking the eligibility criteria, the applicant can apply under 4 categories namely 9th & 10th/ 11th & 12th/ UG & Diploma/ PG.
  • Select which is applicable as per educational qualifications.
  • After selecting of educational level, you will get an Application Number by clicking “Get Your Application Number”.
  • After you got the Application Number by clicking “OK” you can redirect to the master application form where you have to fill in details as per the requirements mentioned.
  • In the Document Upload sections please be sure to upload all the required documents.

Renewal of Application:

The scholarship award once made will be tenable from the stage at which it is given to the completion of the course subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance. It will be renewed from year to year provided that within a course that is continuous for a number of years, the scholar secures promotion to the next higher class irrespective of the fact whether such examinations are conducted by a university or the institution.

If a transgender scholar pursuing any of the Group I courses fails the examination for the first time, the award may be renewed. For second and subsequent failure in any class, the students shall bear their own expenses until he/she secures a promotion to the next higher class.

How to Check Your Application Status?

  • After submitting the application Students can see the status of the application and also track the application by using their login credentials.
  • Applicants can see the submitted application.

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