HEC

HEC NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Introduction
  • Objective
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Scholarship Award Process
  • How to Apply
  • Financial Support
  • Downloads
  • Frequently Asked Questions

INTRODUCTION

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.

OBJECTIVE

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.
  • Those students who secure admission on self-finance are not eligible for HEC Need-Based Scholarship Program

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

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PEOCESS

  • 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?

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.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

What does the scholarship cover?

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

  • Tuition Fee
  • Stipend

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

Any financially constrained students enrolled in the selected university/DAI are eligible to apply. For further details, check the Eligibility Criteria page.

The scholarship covers the full tuition fee and monthly stipend (PKR 6000/month for 10 months).

The application form is available on the HEC website (downloads) and participating University web site/Financial Aid Office.

No, these scholarships are only for the Undergraduate level.

Yes, previously enrolled students can apply for this scholarship.

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

No. Students who got admission on self-finance are not eligible for this scholarship.

Following are the documents.

  • Salary slip.
  • Utility bills.
  • Parent/guardian CNIC.

No; Funds will be provided from the date of “Award of scholarship” not from the date of enrollment into the university.