The  DIRECTORATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION,  Assam, offers various scholarship schemes to students from different backgrounds. Many students in Assam’s degree colleges come from low-income families, making it hard for them to afford their studies. To help, the government plans to give these deserving students financial aid. 

This will help them pay for things like admission fees and study materials. The main goal of this scheme is to support students financially so they can continue their higher education. Each eligible student will receive Rs per month under this scheme. This amount will be given once a year directly into their bank account.

Scholarship Schemes Offered By DHE in 2024-25

Right now, DHE is offering these two scholarship programs to the students of Assam. If the GOV of Assam introduces a new scholarship program, it will be added here. Keep checking to get the latest updates.

Combined Merit Scholarship

The Assam Higher Education Directorate has already announced the Combined Merit Scholarship for 2023-24. This is open to Degree and Master’s Degree students in Assam who can apply online. For undergraduate courses, students need at least 60% in their final high school exams. For postgraduate courses, students need at least 60% in their undergraduate degree.

The scholarship is for students in Arts, Science, or Commerce at any recognized institution for the 2023-24 session. Students must be from Assam and have a bank account, preferably with SBI. The account details are needed for the online application. Selection is based on merit and budget constraints.

Application Start Date1st November 2023
Application Last Date30th November 2023

Financial Assistance

Course NameFinancial Assistance
Under Graduate (UG)Rs. 450/- per month
Post Graduate (PG)Rs. 500/- per month

Required Documents for DHE Combined Merit Scholarship

To apply for the DHE Combined Merit Scholarship, students need to upload some documents. Here’s a list:

  1. A passport-sized photo of the student.
  2. The student’s signature.
  3. A domicile certificate from a local authority.
  4. A study certificate from the student’s institution.
  5. All educational certificates and mark sheets.

Remember to scan these documents before starting the online application.

How to Apply for DHE Combined Merit Scholarship?

Eligible students can apply for the DHE, Assam scholarship online. After applying, they need to print an acknowledgment and submit it with the necessary documents to their institute. 

  1. Come to the official portal and find the ‘Online Application’ link.
  2. Fill out the registration form with your details.
  3. Create an account and log in using your DHE Unique Id and password.
  4. Complete the steps by providing accurate information.
  5. Upload the required documents and submit the application.
  6. Print the acknowledgement and submit it with your documents to your institute.

Important Links of DHE Merit Scholarship

Online Application LinkClick Here
Student’s Login LinkClick Here
Download User ManualClick Here
Visit Official WebsiteClick Here

P.G Research Scholarship

The Assam Higher Education Directorate is offering scholarships for postgraduate and research students (Ph.D., M.Phil., Law L.L.M) for academic year. Interested students from Assam who meet the eligibility criteria can apply online for this scholarship.

Financial Assistance

Course NameFinancial Assistance
For Ph.DRs. 1000,/- per-month
For M.PhilRs. 7OO/- per month
For P.G LLMRs. 500/- per month

Eligibility Conditions

  1. Students need good academic records with at least 55% marks in their last exams (UG & PG).
  2. Students admitted to LLM, M.Phil, Ph.D., or post-doctorate research in any recognized university can apply.
  3. Students must be from Assam (proof required).
  4. Students need a valid bank account (preferably SBI) with details to be provided in the application. The scholarship will be transferred directly to the student’s bank accounts.
  5. Students must have the necessary qualifications from a recognized institution. Selection is based on merit and subject to budget limits.

Required Documents for P.G Research Scholarship

  1. PRC Voter ID or a domicile certificate from a local authority.
  2. A certificate from your college.
  3. Your parents’ income certificate from an Authority officer.
  4. Your UG & PG final mark sheet.
  5. A declaration that you’re not getting any other scholarship.
  6. The first page of your bank passbook shows the bank name, IFSC code, and account details

How to Apply for PG Research Scholarship?

  1. Students fulfilling the above mentioned criteria must apply online at
  2. Fill out the registration form with your details.
  3. Complete the steps by providing accurate information.
  4.  Attach scanned, self-attested copies and Click ‘Submit’ to send the form.
  5. After submitting the form online, print it out. Then, give it to your institute’s Registrar, Principal, or Head, along with copies of the required documents.

Note: Chosen students must sign a contract before receiving any scholarship. If they stop their research or study, or break any rules, they must pay back the entire scholarship amount.


Name of the Office: Director of Higher Education,Assam
Email Id:[email protected],[email protected]

The list of chosen students will be announced on the official website of the Director of Higher Education in Assam, located in Kahilipara, Guwahati. For more information, visit the website

Students, feel free to use the above helplines to contact any issue regarding this scholarship schemes.