FAQ’s

  1. 1. Who is eligible for Financial Aid

    Any student who is applying for any undergraduate or postgraduate program under the Somaiya vidyavihar University (SVU) is eligible for Financial Aid.

  2. 2. What is the eligibility criteria for Financial Aid?

    Any one of the following

    • Family income of less than 8,00,000 p.a
    • People with disabilities
    • Wards of defence personnel disabled or deceased in the line of duty
    • Applicants who have represented the state or country in any recognised sports (Only for B Sc sports and exercise science applicants)
  3. 3. When can I apply for Financial Aid?

    The applicant must apply at the time of filling the admission form for the program.

  4. 4. What are my chances of gaining Financial Aid?

    Applicants chances of gaining Financial Aid are dependent on the following

    • If they fulfill the admission criteria of the program they have applied for
    • The documents submitted by them at the time of filling the application
    • Their financial need assessment and interview conducted by the FA panel.
  5. 5. How much does it cost to apply for Financial Aid?

    The Financial Aid department does not ask for any application fees for the Financial Aid.

    The applicant need to fit under the eligibility criteria set for Financial Aid

  6. 6. How long will it take for my application to be processed/ Approved?

    After submission of the admission form the college will shortlist the applications and arrange for an interview call. Usually it takes about 10 to 14 days for the college to send out an offer/rejection letter

  7. 7. If I am awarded the Financial Aid, What is the next step to receive the amount?

    The Financial Aid amount will be adjusted against the fees payable by you, Applicant will not receive any payout or reimbursement of fees.

  8. 8. What does Financial Aid cover?

    Financial Aid will only cover a percentage of total fees for the entire duration of your program.

  9. 9. Whom can I contact for further queries?

    You may contact on scholarships@somaiya.edu via email.

  1. 1. What categories of scholarships opportunity are available?

    Under Somaiya Scholarship applicant have the following two opportunities

    • Merit-Cum Need-based
    • Need-Based Scholarship
  2. 2. What are the basic eligibility criteria for Merit-Cum Need-Based Scholarship?

    Applicant have secured 80% and above in the previous academic year. Household yearly income should be 3,00,000 or less.

  3. 3. What are the basic eligibility criteria for a Need-Based Scholarship?

    Household yearly income should be 3,00,000 or less. Applicants must demonstrate proven financial need and be able to provide evidence of their financial accounts.

  4. 4. What are my chances of gaining a scholarship?

    Applicants’ chance of gaining a scholarship completely depends on the quality of their application and financial need.

  5. 5. How much does it cost to apply for a scholarship?

    The scholarship departments does not ask for any application fees for the Scholarship.

  6. 6. Can I apply for a scholarship before being accepted into college?

    No. You can only apply for Somaiya Scholarship once your admission is confirmed and you have paid at least one installment of your course.

  7. 7. What other documents are required with the Scholarship Application?

    • Copy of income certificate
    • Ration card copy
    • Aadhar card copy
    • Scholarship request letter to Somaiya Scholarship office
    • Bank statement of salaried person
  8. 8. How long will it take for my application to be processed/ Approved?

    Usually, it takes 30 days post the closing date.

  9. 9. When will I be notified if I am selected for a scholarship?

    Scholarship awards are made between the 2nd -4th week of September every year depending on the scholarship Applications. If selected, you will receive an email from the Scholarship Office.

  10. 10. If I am awarded a scholarship, What is the next step to receive the scholarship amount?

    Typically, the scholarship amount will be sent to your respective institute against your name, Applicant will have to provide a copy of the selection letter to receive the cheque from the institute.

  11. 11. Can I be awarded more than one scholarship?

    For the specific year you can only receive one scholarship. If you are selected for the external aid , the scholarships committee will make a decision on your application

  12. 12. How to Check the status of My Scholarship Application ?

    To view the status of my application , please login to “my portal” and click on Somaiya Scholarship application status

  13. 13. What do scholarship funds cover?

    Somaiya scholarship fund will only cover full/partial tuition fees.

  14. 14. Do I need to pay the scholarship money back?

    Somaiya scholarships are charitable grants that do not need to be repaid.

  15. 15. If I want to send a thank-you note, where do I send it?

    Once the applicant receives a scholarship selection notification by email, they can submit the thank you letter to the scholarship office. The scholarship office will provide the format of thank you letter which the applicant can consider while making the letter.

  16. 16. Whom can I contact for further queries?

    You may contact on scholarships@somaiya.edu via email.