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Higher Education Opportunities for the students of Balochistan & FATA
Higher Education Opportunities for the students of Balochistan & FATA

HEC Announces Phase-II of the Project Titled “Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for the stu dents of Balochistan & FATA” for Postgraduate & Undergraduate studies in all disciplines.

Applications are invited from candidates having Local/Domicile Certificate of Balochistan Province/FATA for award of Scholarships for Postgraduate & Undergraduate studies in HEC recognized public sector Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes or W-category Private Universities of Pakistan.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria (Postgraduate Scholarships)

  • Applicant must possess Local/Domicile Certificate from Balochistan Province/FATA.
  • Candidates must have completed 14 years education with 50% marks.
  • Candidates must have completed 16 years of education with at least 60% marks in Bachelor (16 years)/Master degree for MS/M.Phil. Program.
  • Maximum age is 35 years as on Closing Date.
  • Candidates must have acquired the requisite academic qualifications on or before the closing date.
  • The candidates who are already availing any other HEC/Government scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.

Important Note:

  • Scholarships will be awarded on merit and District/Agency Quota.
  • Candidates will be short-listed on the basis of Aptitude Test (conducted by HEC) score and Academic credentials scores.
  • The scholarship distribution ratio for the students of Balochistan & FATA is 50:50.
    For further details, please visit http://www.hec.gov.pk

HOW TO APPLY for Higher Education Opportunities for the students of Balochistan & FATA

How to Apply (Postgraduate Scholarships )

  • Applicants are required to submit application online through the following HEC website http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/bfap
  • HEC reserves the right to postpone or cancel the scholarship process at any stage without assigning any reason.

Last date of receipt of applications:

  • Last date for submission of online application form is 18th February, 2018
  • Application in Hard form will not be entertained.

FAQS

Please consider this page as the first resource for answers to queries about scholarships for Postgraduate Programs. If you do not find answers to your questions from the following, please send us email to [email protected]

Who can apply for Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for students of Balochistan Fata Phase-II Scholarships?

Only candidates having domicile of Balochistan or FATA can apply to this scholarship scheme.

Is online application option available to apply for Postgraduate scholarship?

For Postgraduate Scholarship only online application is acceptable. Applications submitted in hard form will not be entertained.

What is the eligibility criteria for Postgraduate program?

  • Applicant must possess Local/Domicile Certificate from Balochistan Province/FATA.
  • Candidates must have completed 14 years education with 50% marks.
  • Candidates must have completed 16 years of education with at least 60% marks in Bachelor (16 years)/Master degree for MS/M.Phil. Program.
  • Maximum age is 35 years as on Closing Date.
  • Candidates must have acquired the requisite academic qualifications on or before the closing date.
  • The candidates who are already availing any other HEC/Government scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.

How and when to apply to for Postgraduate scholarship of project titled. “PROVISION OF HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE STUDENTS OF BALOCHISTAN & FATA (PHASE-II)”?

Application dates are announced at the website as well as on all leading Newspapers of the country.

How long is the scholarship given to Postgraduate degree students?

Duration of the scholarship for postgraduate degree students is: 1 year extended up to 2 years as per academic performance per semester/year.

Is there any scholarship application processing fee?

No scholarship application processing fee is charged.

After getting scholarship, do I need to re-apply every year?

Once you are selected under this scholarship program, you don’t need to apply again every year.

What kind of expenses are covered under the postgraduate program?

Scholarships Program Covers:

  1. Average Tuition Fee and other charges including Hostel Fee up to Rs.60,000 per semester/year.
  2. Living Allowance of Rs. 8,000 per month.
  3. Book Allowance of Rs. 6,000 per Annum.
  4. Traveling Allowance of Rs. 5,000 per Annum.
  5. Initial Settlement Allowance of Rs. 10,000 (Once during total study period).

How candidates will be shortlisted for Postgraduate programs?

Candidates will be short-listed on the basis of Aptitude Test (conducted by HEC) score and Academic credentials scores..

I have done O-levels & A-levels do I need IBCC equivalence certificate?

Yes, equivalence certificates will be required for scholarship.

How many Scholarships are available for postgraduate program in Batch – II?

There are 200 Scholarships available. The scholarship distribution ratio for the students of Balochistan & FATA is 50:50.

Will HEC follow IN or OUT Quota for the selection? If yes how it will be determined

Yes, HEC will follow for IN or OUT Quota & it will be determined from Intermediate qualification. If the Student completed their intermediate level education from institutes / colleges which lies in territory defined for Balochistan / FATA he/she will be considered as Balochistan/FATA IN else Balochistan FATA OUT

What is the ratio for the scholarships for IN or OUT?

90% Scholarships will be awarded to IN students & 10 % will be awarded to OUT students.

I am already availing financial assistance/scholarship from university/institution. Am I eligible for this scholarship?

No, the students already availing financial assistance/scholarship from universities/institutions are not eligible to apply.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria (Undergraduate Scholarships​)

  • Applicant must possess Local/Domicile Certificate from Balochistan Province/FATA.
  • Candidates must have completed 12 years education with 60% marks in FA/F.Sc/I.Com/ICS/DAE or equivalent.
  • Maximum age is 22 years as on Closing Date.
  • Candidates must have acquired the requisite academic qualifications on or before the closing date.
  • The candidates who are already availing any other HEC/Government scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.

Important Note:

  • Scholarships will be awarded on merit and District/Agency Quota.
  • Candidates will be short-listed on the basis of Aptitude Test (conducted by HEC) score and Academic credentials scores.
  • The scholarship distribution ratio for the students of Balochistan & FATA is 50:50.
  • For further details, please visit http://www.hec.gov.pk

HOW TO APPLY for Higher Education Opportunities for the students of Balochistan & FATA

How to Apply (Undergraduate Scholarships​)​​

Applicants are required to submit application in hard form. Application Form is available on HEC website i.e. http://hec.gov.pk/site/PHOBF​. Please Download the Application Form and send filled application form to (Bahram Jan Sr. Project Coordinator, Human Resource Development Division, Higher Education Commission, H-9, Islamabad) by 19th August, 2018.

Please visit our Headquarters in Islamabad or regional centers in Quetta & Peshawar for assistance respectively.

Incomplete Application Forms will not be entertained.

​Documents required with Application Form:

  • Printed copy of online application form duly signed.
  • Attested Photocopies of all educational testimonials.
  • Attested Photocopy of CNIC or form-B (those who are under age of 18 years) and Domicile/Local Certificate (Mandatory).
  • Attested Photocopy of Father/Guardian CNIC and Domicile/Local Certificate (Mandatory).
  • One Passport size photograph.
  • Original deposit slip/Bank Draft/Pay order/ATM Transfer Slip of Rs.200/- (Non-refundable) as application processing fee in favour of Director General Finance, HEC. Fee can be deposited at Habib Bank limited, in Account Number17427900133401

HEC reserves the right to postpone or cancel the scholarship process at any stage without assigning any reason.
Application Form UPBFP

FAQS

​​Please consider this page as the first resource for answers to queries about scholarships for Undergraduate Programs. If you do not find answers to your questions from the following, please send us email to [email protected]
1. What is Balochistan In / Out and FATA In/Out?
The candidates who have studied at F.Sc (Intermediate level) in the institutions located within the districts of Balochistan or Agency or FRs of FATA fall under the category BALOCHISTAN IN and FATA IN respectively. Those who have studied at F.Sc (Intermediate level) in the institutions outside Balochistan and FATA/FRs fall under BALOCHISTAN OUT and FATA OUT category respectively.
2. What’s distribution of scholarships for Balochistan In / Out and FATA In/Out?

Balochistan In & FATA In : 90 % scholarships

Balochistan Out & FATA Out: 10 % scholarships

90% scholarships will be awarded on population basis to those students, who have done FA/FSc/I.Com/A Level or equivalent from the districts / agencies / FRs of FATA and Balochistan and they will fall under category FATA In and Balochistan In.
10% scholarships will be awarded for Balochistan Out and Fata Out Category.
3. If I have already cleared the NTS Test (or any other entry Test), would it be necessary to take HEC Test for this Scholarship?
Yes, HEC test is advertised and conducted by HEC for award of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship.
4. What is the maximum age limit for undergraduate program?
Maximum age limit for undergraduate program is 22 years on closing date of advertisement. No age relaxation will be allowed.
5. What is the requirement of marks?
For Undergraduate program:
F.A/F.Sc/A- Level or equivalent with minimum 60 % marks.
You cannot apply for scholarship if your percentage is less than the required percentage.
6. Can I get admission in any University / Institute of Pakistan?
No, scholarship will be awarded for Undergraduate studies in HEC recognized public sector Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes or W-category Private Universities of Pakistan.
7. Is online application option available to apply for scholarship?
No, only hard copy of applications will be accepted.(For Undergraduate Program Only)
8. How long is the scholarship given to undergraduate degree students?
Duration of the scholarship for undergraduate degree students is: 1 year extended up to 4-5 years as per academic performance annually.
9. Is there any scholarship application processing fee?
Rs. 200/- scholarship application processing fee is charged. Original deposit slip/Bank Draft/Pay order/ATM Transfer Slip of Rs.200/- (Non-refundable) as application processing fee in favor of Director General Finance, HEC. Fee can be deposited at Habib Bank limited in Account Number 17427900133401
10. What kind of expenses are covered under the Undergraduate scholarship program?

Scholarships Program Covers:

  • Average Tuition Fee and other charges including Hostel Fee up to Rs. 60,000 per semester/year.
  • Living Allowance of Rs. 6,000 per month with Rs. 500 annual increment.
  • Book Allowance of Rs. 5,000 per Annum.
  • Traveling Allowance of Rs. 5,000 per Annum.
  • Initial Settlement Allowance of Rs. 10,000 (Once during total study period).

11.How candidates will be shortlisted &what is the percentage of academic and HEC test for Undergraduate programs?
Candidates will be short-listed on the basis of Aptitude Test (conducted by HEC) score and Academic credentials scores. Academic record will have 50% weightage and Aptitude test conducted by HEC will have 50% weightage for undergraduate programs.
12. I have done O-levels & A-levels do I need IBCC equivalence certificate?
Yes, equivalence certificates will be required for scholarship.
13. How many Scholarships are available for undergraduate program in (Each Batch)?
There are 500 Scholarships available. The scholarship distribution ratio for the students of Balochistan & FATA is 50:50.
14. I am already availing financial assistance/scholarship from university/institution. Am I eligible for this scholarship?
No, the students already availing financial assistance/scholarship from any universities/institutions are not eligible to apply.
15. Can I apply for nomination against HEC reserved seats for the students of Balochistan and FATA?
The main objective of this project is to provide scholarship (financial benefits) however, HEC has limited reserved seats in various disciplines in Public Sector Universities/Institutes for HEC scholars of Balochistan and FATA.
Those candidates, who failed to get admission in Public Sector Universities through normal channel (open merit / any other reserved seat) will be considered for nomination against reserved seats. It is obligatory that the candidate has tried to get admission through normal channel (open merit / any other reserved seat) before submitting a request for placement against reserved seat.
16. I was selected for undergraduate program in Batch – II. Am I eligible to apply for Batch – III?
No, students already availing any HEC/ Government scholarship are not eligible to apply.
17. What is the criteria for placement on HEC reserve seats?
Placement on HEC reserve seats will be distributed 50:50 both for Balochistan and FATA on open merit. Those who are already enrolled in medical colleges and engineering universities will not be considered for reserved seats.
18. How many reserve seats are there in engineering discipline?
There are 39 reserved seats for engineering discipline which will be will be distributed 50:50 both for Balochistan and FATA on open merit. For those scholars only who are not already enrolled in any engineering university.
19. How many reserve seats are there in medical discipline?
Reserve seats in medical discipline will be will be distributed 50:50 both for Balochistan and FATA on open merit as per prevailing policy at the time of selection.​
20. Can the result-awaiting students apply for Scholarship?
Yes, they can apply. For this they must submit hope Certificate duly signed & stamped by head of institute & Detailed Mark Sheet of 1st year.​

CONTACT US

Project Coordinator
Human Resource Development (HRD), Division
Higher Education Commission
H-9, Islamabad​
Email: [email protected]

HEC Regional Center Karachi
Shahzad Khalil Avenue, National Stadium Road Gulshan Town, Karachi
T. 92-21-99231476-77

HEC Regional Center Lahore
55-B/2 Gulberg – III, Lahore
T. +92- 42-99263092-96

HEC, Regional Centre Quetta,
House No 61-A Chaman Housing Scheme Airport Road Quetta
T. +92-81-9201791

HEC, Regional Center Peshawar,
Phase-V Hayatabad, Peshawar
T. +92-91-9217643, +92-91-9219571-5

Note: For any assistance please visit HEC Headquarters Islamabad or HEC Regional Centers

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