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.
HEC Need Based Scholarships ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
- 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.
LIST OF PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES
|S.No||Name of University / DAI||University URL||Focal Person|
|1||Mirpur University of Science and Technology, AJK||http://must.edu.pk/||Farooq Ahmad Pirzada|
|2||University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad, AJK||http://www.ajku.edu.pk/||Syed Murad Hussain|
|3||University of Poonch, AJK||http://www.upr.edu.pk/||Nasir Raheem|
|4||The Women University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Bagh, AJK||http://www.wuajk.edu.pk/||Prof. Figar|
|5||University of Management Sciences and Information Technology, AJK||http://www.umsit.edu.pk/||Dr. Asad Hussain Shah|
|6||University of Balochistan,Quetta, Baluchistan||http://www.uob.edu.pk/||Abdul Malik|
|7||Baluchistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Baluchistan||http://www.buitms.edu.pk/||Mr. Shah Muhammad|
|8||Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University Quetta Baluchistan||http://www.sbkwu.edu.pk/||Huma Tariq|
|9||Lesbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences, Uthal Baluchistan||http://www.luawms.edu.pk/||Dr. Gulawar Khan|
|10||Baluchistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar Baluchistan||http://www.buetk.edu.pk/||Prof. Dr. Syed Mushtaq Ahmed Shah|
|11||University of Turbat Baluchistan||http://www.uot.edu.pk/u/||Abdul Majid Nasir|
|12||University of Lorali, Lorali||http://www.uoli.edu.pk/||Abdul Qadus Babar|
|13||Quaid i Azam University, Islamabad||www.qau.edu.pk||Ch. Zulfiqar Ali|
|14||International Islamic University, Islamabad||http://www.iiu.edu.pk/||Muhammad Aqeel Ahmed|
|15||National Univ. of Modern Languages, Islamabad||www.numl.edu.pk/||Tufail Khalil|
|16||Air University, Islamabad||www.au.edu.pk/||Mr. Zubair Khattak|
|17||National Defense University, Islamabad||http://www.ndu.edu.pk/||Saleiha Sharif|
|18||Bahria University, Islamabad||http://www.bahria.edu.pk/||Ms. Sumbal Mufti|
|19||COMSATS Institute of Information Technology||https://www.comsats.edu.pk/||Shams Ul Hassan|
|20||Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad||http://www.ist.edu.pk/||Waqar Ahmed|
|21||Pakistan Institute of Development Economics(PIDE), Islamabad||http://www.pide.org.pk/||Dr. Muhammad Safiruddin|
|22||Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad||http://www.szabmu.edu.pk/||Dr Yaseen Abdullah|
|23||Karakoram International University Gilgit Baltistan G.B||https://www.kiu.edu.pk/||Dr. Ramzan Saeed|
|24||University of Peshawar, Peshawar KPK||http://www.uop.edu.pk/||Fawad Din Khattak|
|25||Gomal University, D.I. Khan KPK||http://www.gu.edu.pk/||Dr. Mahmood Shah|
|26||Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat KPK||http://www.kust.edu.pk/||Mr. Zilladar Khan|
|27||University of Malakand, Chakdara, KPK||http://www.uom.edu.pk/||Dr. Arshad Ali|
|28||Hazara University, Mansehra KPK||http://www.hu.edu.pk/||Dr. Shakir ullah|
|29||University of Science and Technology Bannu KPK||http://www.ustb.edu.pk/||Dr. Aurangzeb Khan|
|30||Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar KPK||http://www.sbbwu.edu.pk/sbbwu/||Ms. Hina Tariq|
|31||Islamia College University, Peshawar KPK||http://www.icp.edu.pk/||Mr. Sikandar Khan|
|32||Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan KPK||http://www.awkum.edu.pk/||Mr. Ibrar Hussain|
|33||Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shringal, Dir Upper KPK||http://www.sbbu.edu.pk/||Dr Muhammad Kamal Khan|
|34||University of Swat, Swat KPK||http://www.uswat.edu.pk/||Sagheer Ahmed|
|35||University of Haripur, Haripur KPK||http://www.uoh.edu.pk/||Yasir Lodhi|
|36||Bacha Khan University, Charsada KPK||http://www.bkuc.edu.pk/||Taqweem|
|37||University of Swabi, Swabi KPK||http://www.uoswabi.edu.pk/||Mr. Basir|
|38||KPK University of Agriculture, Peshawar KPK||http://www.aup.edu.pk/||Habib Ullah Tariq|
|39||University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar KPK||http://www.uetpeshawar.edu.pk/||Furkhanda Sulman|
|40||Khyber Medical University, Peshawar KPK||http://www.kmu.edu.pk/||Amjad Hussain|
|41||Institute. of Management Sciences, Peshawar KPK||http://www.imsciences.edu.pk/||Shaheryar Khan|
|42||Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak KPK||http://www.kkkuk.edu.pk/||Dr. Anwar Ul Haq|
|43||Abbottabad University Of Science And Technology Abbottabad KPK||http://web.aust.edu.pk/||Dr. Sarfraz|
|44||The University of Swabi for Women, Swabi||http://www.uoswabi.edu.pk/||Samina Ilyas|
|45||University of the Punjab, Lahore||http://www.pu.edu.pk/||Ghiasuddin Khurshid|
|46||Baha Uddin Zakariya University, Multan||http://www.bzu.edu.pk/||Prof. Dr. Bashir Ahmed Ch|
|47||Islamia University, Bahawalpur||http://www.iub.edu.pk/||Prof. Dr. Faiz –Ul-Hassan Nasim|
|48||Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi||http://www.fjwu.edu.pk/||Ms. Saba Nawaz|
|49||Government College University, Lahore||http://www.gcu.edu.pk/||Babar Ali Khan|
|50||Lahore College for Women University, Lahore||http://www.lcwu.edu.pk/||nave era purvey|
|51||Government College Women University, Faisalabad||http://gcwuf.edu.pk/||Mr. Azizullah|
|52||University of Sargodha, Sargodha||https://uos.edu.pk/||Nadia Kanwal|
|53||University of Education, Lahore||http://ue.edu.pk/beta/||Mr. Muhammad Tahir Khan|
|54||University of Gujrat, Gujrat||http://uog.edu.pk/||Ms. Tahira Zoofishan|
|55||The Women University, Multan||http://www.wum.edu.pk/||Ms. Iqra|
|56||University of Agriculture, Faisalabad||http://www.uaf.edu.pk/||Dr. Hafeez Ahmad Sadaqat|
|57||University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi||http://www.uaar.edu.pk/||Waqas Ahmed Ch|
|58||University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore||http://www.uvas.edu.pk/index.php||Mr. Muhammad Rizwan Yousuf|
|59||University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore||http://www.uet.edu.pk/||Prof. Dr. Akhlaq Ahmad Malik|
|60||University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila||http://www.uettaxila.edu.pk/index.asp||Muhammad Ilyas Khan|
|61||National Textile University, Faisalabad||http://www.ntu.edu.pk/||Arshad Mahmood|
|62||University of Health Sciences, Lahore||http://www.uhs.edu.pk/||Mr. Mujhid Iqbal|
|63||King Edward Medical University, Lahore||http://kemu.edu.pk/||–|
|64||Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore||http://www.kinnaird.edu.pk/||Mr. Farooq Babar|
|65||Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design, Lahore||http://www.pifd.edu.pk/||Prof. Shaista Vine|
|66||Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan||http://www.gudgk.edu.pk/||Dr. Javed Hassan Akhter|
|67||Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan||http://mnsuam.edu.pk/||Dr. Kashif Razzaq|
|68||Government College Women University, Sialkot||http://www.gcwus.edu.pk/home||Mrs. Azra Sibtain|
|69||Information Technology University, Lahore||http://itu.edu.pk/||Zeeshan Haider|
|70||National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi||http://www.numspak.edu.pk/||Muhammad Yaqoob|
|71||Government College University, Faisalabad||http://gcuf.edu.pk/||Saima Parveen|
|72||The Govt. Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur||http://www.gscwu.edu.pk/||Sabiha Khakwani|
|73||University of Karachi, Karachi||http://www.uok.edu.pk/||Dr. Muhammad Sohail/Ihsan|
|74||University of Sindh, Jamshoro||http://usindh.edu.pk/||Qamar Nangraj|
|75||Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur||http://www.salu.edu.pk/||Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed Memon|
|76||Federal Urdu university of arts science and technology Karachi||http://fuuast.edu.pk/||Shah Ji Muhammad|
|77||Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benzirabad||http://www.sbbusba.edu.pk/||Asif Ali Zardari|
|78||Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari Karachi||http://www.bbsul.edu.pk/||Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Baloch|
|79||Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam||http://www.sau.edu.pk/||Syed Noman Ali Shah|
|80||NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi||http://www.neduet.edu.pk/||Dr. Ali Hassan Mahmood|
|81||Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro||http://www.muet.edu.pk/||Saif ullah Memon|
|82||Quaid e Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology Nawabshah||http://www.quest.edu.pk/||Waqar Qazi|
|83||Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro||http://www.lumhs.edu.pk/||Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yousuf Memon,|
|84||Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi||http://www.duhs.edu.pk/||Prof. Dr. Shaikh Nadeem Ahmed Qurat Ul Ain|
|85||People University of Medical Health Sciences For Women, Nawabshah (Benzirabad)||http://www.pumhs.edu.pk/||Dr. Rabia Shams|
|86||Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana||http://www.smbbmu.edu.pk/||Suhail Ahmed Abbasi|
|87||Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi||http://www.smiu.edu.pk/||Muhammad Zafar Memon|
|88||Institute of Business Administration, Karachi||https://iba.edu.pk/||Mr. Moeid Sultan|
|89||Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur||http://www.iba-suk.edu.pk/||Dr. Sher Muhammad Doudpota|
|90||Jinnah Medical University, Karachi||http://www.jsmu.edu.pk/||Mrs. Talat Yasmeen|
|91||Dawood University Of Engineering & Technology Karachi||http://www.duet.edu.pk/||Pro. Dr. Shaikh Nadeem Ahmed|
|92||Dow University of Health and Sciences, Karachi||http://www.duhs.edu.pk/||Prof. Shaikh Nadeem Ahmed|
|93||Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Sakrand||http://www.sbbuvas.edu.pk/||Ali Muhammad Mallano|
|94||Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi||http://www.szablc.edu.pk/||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:
- Tuition Fee
- Other Academics Costs
FREQENTLY ASKED QUESTION
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
Needs-Based Scholarship Programs
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