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HEC Need Based Scholarships Pakistan : Higher Education Commission

Organisation : Higher Education Commission HEC
Scheme Name : HEC Need Based Scholarships
Applicable For : UG Students
Country : Pakistan
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HEC Need Based Scholarships

The Government of Pakistan acknowledges these constraints and has tasked Higher Education Commission to facilitate the needy and deserving students through Need Based Scholarships.

Related / Similar Scholarship : HEC OGDCL Need Based Scholarships


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.

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.

How To Apply?

** Interested applicants can receive the Scholarship Application Form from the Financial Aid Office (FAO) at the participating University/Institution

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** The Scholarship Form will be submitted along with supporting documents to the same Financial Aid office (at university only) after completion.
** 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.

Financial Support

The Needs Based Scholarship program covers funds for the following expenses
** Tuition Fee
** Lodging
** Transportation
** Books
** Other Academics Costs


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. I have completed my matriculation. Can I apply for this scholarship?
No, these scholarships are only for Undergraduate and Graduate level.

4. 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.

5. Which are the selected participating universities?
You can see the details of selected participating universities on the official Website of Higher Education Commission

6. 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.

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