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  • Job ID 1712

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​​​​Pakistan has no shortage of talented youth, but in several instances, lack of resources prevents them from realizing their potentials. This becomes more problematic when it comes to accessing higher education. The Government of Pakistan acknowledges these constraints and has tasked Higher Education Commission to facilitate the needy and deserving students through Need Based Scholarships. Scholarships have been announced for financially disadvantaged students of as many as 98 public sector universities and their campuses.

The scholarships aim to elevate the socio-economic status of the students by enabling their chances to get the modern education and career opportunities for their brighter future.
  • ​Financial assistance & scholarships are available for study at Undergraduate level in all disciplines at HEC selected public sector Pakistani universities and degree awarding institutions.
  • Students need to compete for securing admission at the participating institution as per admission policy of the institution and be enrolled in Undergraduate (4 years) programs.
  • Students in financial need who are already enrolled in participating institutions are also eligible to apply.
  • The eligibility of a candidate is linked to his/her financial needs as assessed by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee. The financial background of the family of the applicant will be kept in view in this regard.
  • The number of slots will be decided by the universities.
  • Funding for slots will continue for the complete duration of the program. In case any students drop out, they will be replaced by other candidates on the waiting list.
  • All disciplines will be kept open. The selected university will decide whether to include or exclude any discipline keeping in view its grant, program cost, and number of allocated slots, etc.
  • In the case of Medicine, Pharm-D and other five year programs, funding will be made available for the complete program.
  • Considering the allocated grant, the university may adjust the total number of scholarships to an extent in order to cover the tuition fees.
  • In addition to the tuition fee, every grantee will be paid Rs.6000/- stipend per month for the complete program.
  • Those students who secure admission on self-finance are not eligible for HEC Need-Based Scholarship Program

S.No University Province
1 The Women University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Bagh AJK
2 Mirpur University of Science & Technology, Mirpur (AJK) AJK
3 AJK University, Muzaffarabad AJK
4 University of Poonch, Rawalakot AJK
5 University of Management Sciences and Information Technology, Kotli (AJK) AJK
6 Lasbela Univ. of Agri., Water & Marine Sciences, Uthal Balochistan
7 University of Balochistan, Quetta Balochistan
8 Balochistan Univ. of IT & MS, Quetta Balochistan
9 Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta Balochistan
10 Balochistan Univ. of Engg. & Tech., Khuzdar Balochistan
11 University of Turbat, Turbat Balochistan
12 University of Lorali, Lorali Balochistan
13 Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Faderal
14 International Islamic University, Islamabad Faderal
15 National Univ. of Modern Languages, Islamabad Faderal
16 Air University, Islamabad Faderal
17 National Defence University, Islamabad Faderal
18 Bahria University, Islambad Faderal
19 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhatto Medical Uni, Islamabad Faderal
20 Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad Faderal
21 Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad Faderal
22 COMSATS Institute of IT, Islamabad Faderal
23 Virtual University of Pakistan Faderal
24 Karakurum International University, Gilgit Gilgit Baltistan
25 Islamia College University, Peshawar KPK
26 University of Malakand, Chakdara KPK
27 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (FWU), Peshawar KPK
28 University of Science & Tech., Bannu KPK
29 Hazara University, Mansehra KPK
30 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan KPK
31 Kohat Univ. of Science  & Tech., Kohat KPK
32 Gomal University, D.I. Khan KPK
33 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, Dir Upper KPK
34 Abbotabad University of Sce. And Tech. Abbotabad KPK
35 University of Swat, Swat KPK
36 KPK University of Agriculture, Peshawar KPK
37 The University of Swabi for Women, Swabi KPK
38 KPK Univ. of Engg. & Tech., Peshawar KPK
39 University of Peshawar, Peshawar KPK
40 Khyber Medical University, Peshawar KPK
41 Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar KPK
42 Bacha Khan University, Charsada KPK
43 University of Haripur, Haripur KPK
44 Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak KPK
45 University of Swabi, Swabi KPK
46 FATA University, Akhurwal Dara Adam Khel KPK
47 University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi Punjab
48 National Uni. Of Medical Science, Rawalpindi Punjab
49 Lahore College for Women University, Lahore Punjab
50 Government College University, Faisalabad Punjab
51 University of Education, Lahore Punjab
52 University of Sargodha, Sargodha Punjab
53 The Women University, Multan Punjab
54 University of Gujrat, Gujrat Punjab
55 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Punjab
56 Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan Punjab
57 The Govt. Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur Punjab
58 GC Women University, Sialkot Punjab
59 GC Women University, Faisalabad Punjab
60 University of Health Sciences, Lahore Punjab
61 King Edward Medical University, Lahore Punjab
62 Kinniard College for Women, Lahore Punjab
63 Information Tech. University Lahore Punjab
64 Islamia University, Bahawalpur Punjab
65 National Textile University, Faisalabad Punjab
66 University of Engg. & Tech., Taxila Punjab
67 University of Engg. & Tech., Lahore Punjab
68 Univ. of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore Punjab
69 Government College University, Lahore Punjab
70 Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan Punjab
71 University of the Punjab, Lahore Punjab
72 Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design, Lahore Punjab
73 Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan Punjab
74 Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Punjab
75 Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore Punjab
76 Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University Engg & Tech, Multan Punjab
77 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology Sindh
78 Dawood University of Engineering & Technology Karachi Sindh
79 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Sakrand Sindh
80  Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari Sindh
81 NED University of Engineering and Technology Sindh
82 University of Karachi, Karachi Sindh
83 Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi Sindh
84 People University of Medical Health Sciences For Women, Nawabshah (Benazirabad) Sindh
85 Quaid Awam University Engineering Science & Technology Nawabshah Sindh
86 Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam Sindh
87 Liaquat Univ. of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro Sindh
88 Mehran Univ. of Engineering Science & Technology Nawabshah
89 University of Sindh, Jamshoro Sindh
90 Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of technology & skill development, Khairpur Sindh
91 Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Sindh
92 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Benzirabad Sindh
93 Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi Sindh
94 Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana Sindh
95 Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi Sindh
96 Institute of Business Administration, Karachi Sindh
97 Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur Sindh
98 Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi Sindh
  • The applications of all potential candidates are reviewed by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC). The committee is headed by the Vice Chancellor of the participating institution, along with members from the institution as well as external members. This is done to ensure impartiality and transparency.
  • The ISAC shares the information about the recommended students along with the Minutes of the Meeting with HEC for review and information.​
  • After finalization of awardees’ list, the participating institutions will forward the funds to the selected students.

​Interested applicants can receive the Scholarship Application Form from the Financial Aid Office (FAO) at the participating University/Institution. The form can also be Downloaded Here.

The Scholarship Form will be submitted along with supporting documents to the same Financial Aid office (at university only) after completion. (HEC will not accept any application form directly)
Students need to secure admission to any one of the approved disciplines at the participating Universities/Institutions as per their admission criteria.
Please note that those students who are already enrolled in university can also apply for the scholarship.​
Please note that under this scholarships scheme, the funds are not transferred directly to students by HEC. The payment is made to the students through participating universities/institutions.​

What does the scholarship cover?
The Needs Based Scholarship program covers funds for the following expenses:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Stipend​
The complete application should be sent to relevant Financial Aid Offices where the applicant intends to secure admission.

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