Freeship card is a declaration by the Odisha government that student is eligible for scholarship under Post-Matric Scholarship schemes of ST & SC Development Department. Each freeship card owner will get scholarship as per prevailing rates/guidelines of the department. Read this article till the end to know how to apply online for freeship card at

From AY 2021-22 onwards, Freeship Card will be issued to Fresh Applicants (New registrations/ registered user applying scholarship in new course) and once issued, this shall remain valid for entire duration of course. 

Odisha Freeship Card Apply Online Process

  • Once you reach there, click "Apply Freeship Card" link.
  • Read the instructions and click "Proceed to Apply Freeship Card" tab.
  • Then "Student login" section at Odisha State Scholarship Portal ( will open.
  • Existing users can enter unique number / aadhar number and password to make Freeship Card login and proceed to fill the remaining freeship card online application form.
  • New users can click at "New Student? Register here" link or
  • Upon clicking registration tab, the page for making one time online registration for students for Odisha Freeship Card will open.
  • Accept the condition, click "I Agree" button and then click "Proceed" to fill Odisha Freeship Card online registration form.
  • Enter your aadhaar card number, student name, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail ID, password and click "Register" tab to apply online for freeship card in Odisha.

How to Download Freeship Card in Odisha

  • Interested eligible ST & SC students can apply for freeship card in Odisha State Scholarship Portal (OSSP) by providing basic eligibility documents i.e. income certificate and caste certificate and basic profile details.
  • Upon verification, the District Welfare Officer of domicile district will approve Freeship Card which can be downloaded by student from her/ his login.

Benefits of Odisha Freeship Card

  • Institutions shall allow admission to Freeship Card holders without pre-payment of fee considering that student undertake to reimburse the fee upon receipt of scholarship amount as per prevailing rates/ guidelines. However, any residual payment, if needed, will required to be paid by the student to the institute.
  • The issuance of Freeship Card only will not ensure payment of scholarship unless scholarship application is made in OSSP and is sanctioned by concerned DWO.
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