980 Agricultural Scholarships USAID Funded Merit and Need Based Scholarship

Financial assistance & scholarships are available for study at undergraduate & graduate level in the prescribed disciplines at the selected Pakistani universities and degree awarding institutions.

HEC aims to elevate the socio-economic position of the needy and deserving students by providing access to quality education through needs-based scholarships. Government of Pakistan has also duly acknowledged the financial constraints barring students from acquiring higher education and has thus earmarked substantial funds for the improvement of education sector.

In pursuance of the Government’s initiative of providing financial relief to meritorious but deprived students, an agreement of US$ 7.33 million in July 2004 is signed with United State Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide grant for scholarships in the field of Agriculture and Business Administration at undergraduate & graduate level.

The Merit and Needs based Scholarship Project has been in operation since 2004. Eleven (11) public & private institutions are participating in the program while more than 1407 scholarships have been successfully awarded at the participating institutions.

Scholarship Details

The scope of the project includes 1807 number of scholarships for the students who meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarships are bifurcated as follows:




Agriculture (980)



Business Administration (827)






Grand Total



Scholarship Offering

Comprehensive scholarship is offered under the program. The scholarship provides funds for the following expenses:

1. Tuition Fee,

2. Lodging

3. Transportation,

4. Books

5. Other Academics Costs

Eligibility Criteria

Financial assistance & scholarships are available for study at undergraduate & graduate level in the prescribed disciplines at the selected Pakistani universities and degree awarding institutions. List of participating institutions is as under;

a). Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

b). Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

c). Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur

d). SZABIST, Karachi

e). Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam

f). BUITEMS, Quetta

g). Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore

h). Pir Mehr Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi

i). Khyber Pakhtun Khawa Agriculture University, Peshawar

j). Institute of Management Science, Peshawar

k).University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Financial assistance & scholarships are available to study at Undergraduate & Grduate level [BBA/MBA & BS/MS (Agriculture)]. 

The eligibility for the program is assessed on the neediness of the candidate & his/her family background.

Participating Institutions

Eleven leading national institutes are participating under the current phase of Merit and Needs based Scholarship Project. Details of the participating institutions are as under:


University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

Khyber Pakhtun Khwa Agriculture University, Peshawar.

Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam.

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture Univeristy, Rawalpindi

Business Administration

Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi.

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Karachi.

Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Sukkur.

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.

Balochistan University of Information Technology & Management Sciences, Quetta.

Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar.


No form will be submitted directly to HEC. Application will be submitted from the university where the candidate is seeking admission


Application Deadline : 1 September 2011


Muhammad Ramzan Rafique
Muhammad Ramzan Rafique

I am from a small town Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Punjab , Pakistan, studied from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, on my mission to explore world I am in Denmark these days..

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