1. Objective:

The Scholarship policy is in keeping with SNU’s objective of providing equal opportunities to meritorious students from all backgrounds regardless of their economic status.

2. Types of Scholarships:
The types of Scholarships proposed in SNU Chennai are listed below: (i). Merit Scholarship: 
    • All the programs at the university are covered under this scholarship, which will be awarded to meritorious students.
    • For the First-Year students, the scholarship will be awarded based on the marks secured by them in the Shiv Nadar University Chennai Entrance examinations (SNUCEE) and the top scorers (two students each from B. Tech – AI & DS and CSE (IoT) programs and one each from B. Tech CSE (Cyber Security), B. Com, B. Com (PA) and B. Sc. Economics (Data Science) programs) will be awarded a specified amount and a certificate.
    • For the senior students, the scholarship will be based on the marks secured by them during the preceding year’s examinations.
(ii).Merit-cum-Means Scholarship: 
  • Every year, scholarships will be awarded on the criteria of Merit-cum-Means to first-generation learners whose family annual income is less than three Lakh Rupees. The scholarship awardee will be eligible for a waiver of 75% of Tuition fees, provided that he/she has no backlogs.
  • Also Merit-cum-Means scholarships will be awarded to non-first generation learners whose family annual income is less than three Lakh Rupees. The scholarship awardee will be eligible for a waiver of 50% of Tuition fees provided that he/she has no backlogs.
  • The students have to submit the Income Certificates of family members duly signed by the Tahsildar.
  • In addition, the First generation learners have to submit the first-generation certificate duly signed by the Tahsildar.
(iii) Walk-in-Walk-out Scholarship:
  • The top ten rank holders of any State Board or Central Board of Examination at the Plus Two level are entitled to pursue UG programs through a waiver of Tuition fees for the entire duration of the program in SNU Chennai, provided that he/she has no backlogs.
  • The student is expected to produce the certificate from the Board of Examinations concerned showing that he/she has passed the examination, within the top ten ranks.
(iv). Sports Scholarship:
  • Sports scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding records in sports. Typically, students who have participated in National and International level competitions conducted by accredited Sports Boards are eligible for these scholarships
  The list of approved sports/games eligible for the sports scholarship award is given below: Athletics – all events Badminton Basketball Chess Cricket Squash Table Tennis Lawn Tennis Football (iv). Sports scholarship falls under the categories mentioned below: (a). Walk-in-Walk-out Sports Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have represented India in the International competitions (Form 1 certificate) recognized by Indian Olympics Association (IOA)/Sports Authority of India (SAI)/Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Government of India. The students awarded with this scholarship are entitled to waiver of Tuition Fees for the entire remaining duration of the UG program, provided that he/she has no backlogs and should actively involve themselves in the sports activities. (b). The students who have represented the State in India in a national championship (Form 2 certificate) organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) / Indian Olympic Association (IOA)/Sports Authority of India (SAI)/Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT)/respective official National Sports Federation will be eligible for an award of full scholarship (waiver of Tuition Fees), for one year and the scholarship will be continued based on the sports performance in the preceding year. (c). The students who have represented the Union territory in India in a national championship (Form 2 certificate) organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) / Indian Olympic Association (IOA)/Sports Authority of India (SAI)/respective official National Sports Federation will be eligible for a scholarship of a specified amount for one year & the students who secured a medal will be eligible for an award of full scholarship (waiver of Tuition Fees) for one year and the scholarship will be continued based on the sports performance in the preceding year. (d). The students who have represented the University in South Zone and All-India Inter-University tournaments (Form 3 certificate) organized by the Association of Indian Universities and secured a medal will be eligible for a scholarship of a specified amount for one year only. This scholarship will be awarded to eligible students from the second year onwards only. (e). The students who have represented the State school team in the National School Games competition (Form 4 certificate) organized by the School Game Federation of India (SGFI) will be eligible for a scholarship of a specified amount. This scholarship will be awarded to eligible students for the first year only. (f). The students who have represented the school team in the CBSE National Games & Sports organized by the CBSE board and secured a medal will be eligible for a scholarship of a specified amount. This scholarship will be awarded to eligible students for the first year only.
  • In the case of first-year students (categories ‘e’ and ‘f’) their level of participation in sports in the 11th and 12th standards will be considered, while in the case of second/third/fourth-year students (categories ‘b, ‘c’ and ‘d’) their participation in sports in the preceding year only will be considered for the award of scholarship.
  • The Scholarship Committee will select the candidates for the award of all the scholarships.
  • Awarding scholarships is solely at the discretion of the university.