Total Scholarships up to 2 Cr | Each Scholarship up to 3 Lacs | National Level Scholarship Test
HEST isIndia’s largest Higher Education Scholarship Test where students from top colleges compete to win scholarships to fund their study abroad.
HEST is powered by , an organization funded & supported by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India under the ‘Digital India’ campaign.
We are proudly launching HEST 2024, after receiving a tremendous response with over 10,000+ applicants for the HEST 2023, conducted last year. The total scholarship fund allocated for this HEST season is 2 Crore, with each scholarship of upto 3 lacs. The exact value of each scholarship depends on the quality and quantity of scholarship applications received in that particular season.
NOTE: During our last season of HEST 2023, we found that many students submitted fake loan sanction letters, which were either taken just for the visa purpose or to process their HEST scholarship application ahead. Hence, this year (HEST 2024), we have made this condition mandatory that ONLY students processing their education loan via WeMakeScholars are eligible for this scholarship. Also, since only about 2-5% students get good scholarships, it’s important to have a strong backup funding source as well to make your study abroad dream come true.
WeMakeScholars WILL NOT be charging any service fee for all the HEST applicants.
Please note that HEST is exclusively for those students who are planning to study abroad. As you might be looking for funding support for studying in India, please check:Scholarships in India
NOTE: HEST is only for Indian students planning to study abroad. If you are an Indian national with a foreign contact number, please register with any Indian number to get the OTP.
Siddharth Juyal (Thapar Institute of Engg & Tech)
Siddharth Juyal here from Delhi. I'm currently pursuing my undergraduate in CSE in Patiala. I'm very passionate about Machine Learning & planning to pursue a Masters in Computer Science in the US, which is why I applied to HEST 2023. It felt great when I got to know that I had won the HEST 2023 scholarship. I strongly recommend WeMakeScholars & HEST to all the students who are planning to study abroad, especially as all their services are totally free of cost!
Jasleen Kaur Bheora (BITS Pilani)
I am pursuing BE in Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani, Rajasthan. I have been into research since my sophomore year & I'm planning to go for studies abroad. I'd be pursuing an MS in Geotechnical Engineering in the US. I felt elated when I got to know that I have been shortlisted from among a pool of approximately 10,000+ students. I would definitely recommend WeMakeScholars to all those students who are planning to study abroad, for help with the funding part.
The value of each scholarship rangesThe exact amount of scholarship depends on the quality & quantity of applications we receive for that year.
23, 24, 25, 26 Dec 2023
Anytime between 10 AM to 8 pm
Online (PC/ Phone/ Laptop)
Everything you need to know about the HEST 2024.
You can Register for HEST 2024 for Free Here.
Please note that HEST is a scholarship test exclusively for those students who are planning to study abroad. However, as you are looking for funding support for studying in India, please check here
Yes, you are eligible to apply again if you meet the scholarship eligibility criteria.
The test consists of 2 Parts:
Part 1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Part 2: Quantitative Aptitude & Logical Reasoning
There are no subject specific questions. Hence, students from across various fields can attempt the test.
If you are shortlisted, you will receive an official email from the scholarship team. All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee. If you get selected in the final interview, you will then be eligible to secure the scholarship.
Please note that HEST 2024 is ONLY for students who are planning to study abroad within the next 12 months (in 2024). This is to ensure that the funding requirements of the current students are met first. However, we would love to have you take the HEST 2025, next year. All the best!
If you are already abroad, you are eligible to appear for the HEST 2024, ONLY if you have not taken any scholarship/ education loan previously. But please note that you can only register for the test from any Indian contact number. You can also use your parent’s/ sibling’s number.
Every year WeMakeScholars conducts the Campus Delegate Internship Program to better organize HEST and spread study abroad funding awareness across various colleges in India.
Students who are still pursuing their studies (in India) can promote HEST 2024 at their respective college campus. This is a 6 week Internship with approximately 1 - 2 hours of work each week. Upon successful completion of this Internship, you will be awarded a certificate of completion with a mention of the ‘Digital India Campaign’ by the IT Ministry, which would be quite valuable on your CV. And top achievers in the internship can get cash awards too.
If you are interested in the Internship or want to refer someone for the Internship, please fill the internship application form here
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ONLY students going abroad for Bachelors/ Masters/ MBA/ Diploma programs are eligible to apply. MBBS/ MD/ PhD programs are ineligible for this scholarship.