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HEC Need Based Scholarships
HEC Need Based Scholarships

HEC Need Based Scholarships are open apply now. 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 94 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.

HEC Need Based Scholarships Objectives:

To provide opportunities to talented but financially deprived students and empower them to acquire a high-quality education at a reputed Public Sector institutions /university.


  • 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.


The complete application should be sent to relevant Financial Aid Offices where the applicant intends to secure admission.


S.No Name of University / DAI University URL Focal Person
1 Mirpur University of Science and Technology, AJK Farooq Ahmad Pirzada
2 University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad, AJK Syed Murad Hussain
3 University of Poonch, AJK Nasir Raheem
4 The Women University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Bagh, AJK Prof. Figar
5 University of Management Sciences and Information Technology, AJK Dr. Asad Hussain Shah
6 University of Balochistan,Quetta, Baluchistan Abdul Malik
7 Baluchistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Baluchistan Mr. Shah Muhammad
8 Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University Quetta Baluchistan Huma Tariq
9 Lesbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences, Uthal Baluchistan Dr. Gulawar Khan
10 Baluchistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar Baluchistan Prof. Dr. Syed Mushtaq Ahmed Shah
11 University of Turbat Baluchistan Abdul Majid Nasir
12 University of Lorali, Lorali Abdul Qadus Babar
13 Quaid i Azam University, Islamabad Ch. Zulfiqar Ali
14 International Islamic University, Islamabad Muhammad Aqeel Ahmed
15 National Univ. of Modern Languages, Islamabad Tufail Khalil
16 Air University, Islamabad Mr. Zubair Khattak
17 National Defense University, Islamabad Saleiha Sharif
18 Bahria University, Islamabad Ms. Sumbal Mufti
19 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Shams Ul Hassan
20 Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad Waqar Ahmed
21 Pakistan Institute of Development Economics(PIDE), Islamabad  Dr. Muhammad Safiruddin
22 Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad Dr Yaseen Abdullah
23 Karakoram International University Gilgit Baltistan G.B Dr. Ramzan Saeed
24 University of Peshawar, Peshawar KPK Fawad Din Khattak
25 Gomal University, D.I. Khan KPK Dr. Mahmood Shah
26 Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat KPK Mr. Zilladar Khan
27 University of Malakand, Chakdara,  KPK Dr. Arshad Ali
28 Hazara University, Mansehra KPK Dr. Shakir ullah
29 University of Science and Technology Bannu KPK Dr. Aurangzeb Khan
30 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar KPK Ms. Hina Tariq
31 Islamia College University, Peshawar KPK Mr. Sikandar Khan
32 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan KPK Mr. Ibrar Hussain
33 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shringal, Dir Upper KPK Dr Muhammad Kamal Khan
34 University of Swat, Swat KPK Sagheer Ahmed
35 University of Haripur, Haripur KPK Yasir Lodhi
36 Bacha Khan University, Charsada KPK Taqweem
37 University of Swabi, Swabi KPK Mr. Basir
38 KPK University of Agriculture, Peshawar KPK Habib Ullah Tariq
39 University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar KPK Furkhanda Sulman
40 Khyber Medical University, Peshawar KPK Amjad Hussain
41 Institute. of Management Sciences, Peshawar KPK Shaheryar Khan
42 Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak KPK Dr. Anwar Ul Haq
43 Abbottabad University Of Science And Technology Abbottabad KPK Dr. Sarfraz
44 The University of Swabi for Women, Swabi Samina Ilyas
45 University of the Punjab, Lahore Ghiasuddin Khurshid
46 Baha Uddin Zakariya University, Multan Prof. Dr. Bashir Ahmed Ch
47 Islamia University, Bahawalpur Prof. Dr. Faiz –Ul-Hassan Nasim
48 Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Ms. Saba Nawaz
49 Government College University, Lahore Babar Ali Khan
50 Lahore College for Women University, Lahore nave era purvey
51 Government College Women University, Faisalabad Mr. Azizullah
52 University of Sargodha, Sargodha Nadia Kanwal
53 University of Education, Lahore Mr. Muhammad Tahir Khan
54 University of Gujrat, Gujrat Ms. Tahira Zoofishan
55 The Women University, Multan Ms. Iqra
56 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Dr. Hafeez Ahmad Sadaqat
57 University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi Waqas Ahmed Ch
58 University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore Mr. Muhammad Rizwan Yousuf
59 University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Prof. Dr. Akhlaq Ahmad Malik
60 University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila Muhammad Ilyas Khan
61 National Textile University, Faisalabad Arshad Mahmood
62 University of Health Sciences, Lahore Mr. Mujhid Iqbal
63 King Edward Medical University, Lahore
64 Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore Mr. Farooq Babar
65 Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design, Lahore Prof. Shaista Vine
66 Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan Dr. Javed Hassan Akhter
67 Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan Dr. Kashif Razzaq
68 Government College Women University, Sialkot Mrs. Azra Sibtain
69 Information Technology University, Lahore Zeeshan Haider
70 National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi Muhammad Yaqoob
71 Government College University, Faisalabad Saima Parveen
72 The Govt. Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur Sabiha Khakwani
73 University of Karachi, Karachi Dr. Muhammad Sohail/Ihsan
74 University of Sindh, Jamshoro Qamar Nangraj
75 Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed Memon
76 Federal Urdu university of arts science and technology Karachi Shah Ji Muhammad
77 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benzirabad Asif Ali Zardari
78 Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari Karachi Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Baloch
79 Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam Syed Noman Ali Shah
80 NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi Dr. Ali Hassan Mahmood
81 Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro Saif ullah Memon
82 Quaid e Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology Nawabshah Waqar Qazi
83 Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yousuf Memon,
84 Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi Prof. Dr. Shaikh Nadeem Ahmed Qurat Ul Ain
85 People University of Medical Health Sciences For Women, Nawabshah (Benzirabad) Dr. Rabia Shams
86 Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana Suhail Ahmed Abbasi
87 Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi Muhammad Zafar Memon
88 Institute of Business Administration, Karachi Mr. Moeid Sultan
89 Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur Dr. Sher Muhammad Doudpota
90 Jinnah  Medical University, Karachi Mrs. Talat Yasmeen
91 Dawood University Of Engineering & Technology Karachi Pro. Dr. Shaikh Nadeem Ahmed
92 Dow University of Health and Sciences, Karachi Prof. Shaikh Nadeem Ahmed
93 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Sakrand Ali Muhammad Mallano
94 Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi Mr. Amir Bashir

HEC Need Based Scholarships AWARD PROCESS

    • 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 recommends potential candidates to the HEC Scholarship Management Committee (SMC). The committee includes top Executives of HEC, representatives from the participating institutions, and eminent scholars. The SMC undertakes a thorough review before approving eligible cases.
    • After finalization of awardees’ list, the participating institutions will forward the funds to the selected students.

HOW TO APPLY for HEC Need Based Scholarships

    • 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 this scholarship program also considers partial scholarship for students already enrolled at the selected university/DAI.
    • 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.

HEC Need Based Scholarships FINANCIAL SUPPORT

What does the scholarship cover?

The Needs Based Scholarship program covers funds for the following expenses:

    1. Tuition Fee
    2. Lodging
    3. Transportation
    4. Books
    5. Other Academics Costs



Are applicants enrolled in universities/institutions outside of Pakistan eligible for the scholarship?
No. The scholarship will only be offered to applicants who are enrolled in selected participating public sector Pakistani universities.
Does this scholarship provide any total or partial assistance to students who are studying in other Pakistani universities outside of the HEC selected institutes?
This scholarship will not provide any assistance to students who are studying in institutions other than the HEC selected institutes.
What is the application process? Do I need to re-apply every year?
After being admitted to the selected university, you can apply directly for financial aid. The financial aid form will be made available with the Administration Office of the university. You can return it to the same office for submission. Once you are selected under this program, you will not need to apply every year.
What are the eligibility criteria for these scholarships?
Any financially constrained students enrolled in the selected university/DAI are eligible to apply. For further details, check the Eligibility Criteria page.
What kind of expenses will be covered in a fully funded scholarship?
The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the duration of the entire course (i.e. 2 years graduate and 4 years undergraduate program). The scholarship also provides living expenses, cost of transportation, books and any other relevant requirements of the student.
Can I apply for admission in any of the participating university for admission?
Yes you can apply to any of the participating universities when they offer the admission.
How can I apply for the university admission?
Please see the participating university schedule for the admission in the relevant programs.
How can I receive an application form?
The application form is available on HEC website (downloads) and participating University website/Financial Aid Office.
I have completed my matriculation. Can I apply for this scholarship?
No, these scholarships are only for Undergraduate and Graduate level.
I am studying in the third semester of the relevant course, am I eligible for this scholarship?
Yes, previously enrolled students can apply for this scholarship.
I am already availing financial assistance/scholarship from university/institute. Am I eligible for this scholarship?
No, the students already availing financial assistance/scholarship from universities/institutes are not eligible to apply.
Which are the selected participating universities?
You can see the details of selected participating universities on the official Website of Higher Education Commission
Is it possible to transfer the awarded scholarship from a selected university/institute to another one?
No. As per provision it is not possible to transfer the scholarship from a selected university/institute to any other university/institute.


Project Manager, Needs-Based Scholarship Program,
Human Resource Development Division,
Higher Education Commission,
Sector H-8, Islamabad.
E-mail: [email protected]

Murad Shuaib Khan

Program Coordinator


Needs-Based Scholarship Programs


(Muhammad Shahid Iqbal)

Superintendent (HRD)

Needs-Based Scholarship Programs

[email protected]

Ph: 051-90808079


(Mubasher Hassan)

Project Assistant(HRD)

Needs-Based Scholarship Programs

[email protected]

Ph: 051-90808079


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