Frequently Asked Question

​​​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 p​rovide 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.

Q: which programs are excluded?

Ans: Two years associate degree programs and the nomenclature of BA/BSc programs

        are excluded;

Q: Can evening Students apply for this scholarship?

 Ans: Admissions secured on self-sustain/ self-support/ self-finance basis, or in evening programs with higher fee structures are ineligible;

Q: if student is already availing any scholarship, can he/she apply?

Ans: No, Student availing any other scholarship or continuous grant are ineligible;

Q: if this scholarship is awarded on merit basis?

Ans: Scholarship award will be made strictly on merit whereas HEC reserves the right to cancel the scholarship award if the information provided by the applicant is found dubious and incorrect at time of physical verification;