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HEC Need Based Scholarships


    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.


    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.

    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.

    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 Technologyhttps://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), Islamabadhttp://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 Benzirabadhttp://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


    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.

    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.

    What does the scholarship cover?

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

    Tuition Fee
    Other Academics Costs

    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 web site/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: hnbs@hec.gov.pk

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    ​Murad Shuaib Khan

    Program Coordinator​


    Needs Based Scholarship Programs

    (Muhammad Shahid Iqbal)

    Superintendent (HRD)

    Needs Based Scholarship Programs


    Ph: 051-90808079

    (Mubasher Hassan)

    Project Assistant(HRD)

    Needs Based Scholarship Programs


    Ph: 051-90808079​


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