HEC announced Pak-USAID scholarships programs 2023 phase II for needy and deserving students by providing access to quality education through needs-based scholarships. According to the national income statistics(by GOP), 80 percent of the families in Pakistan cannot afford the expenses of sending even one boarder to a local public university. Pakistan finished last among a group of 40 countries ranked by the Percentage Share of Enrollment in Private Higher Education. The HEC in partnership with the USAID is committed to play its role in the progress and development of the higher education sector especially in the fields of energy, agricultural sector, economic development and humanitarian assistance.
The Pak-USAID Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program Phase-II are focused on providing opportunities for access to higher education especially to under privileged candidates who, despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The scholarship is not restricted to tuition only, but extends to accommodation and living expenses.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved the program at a total cost of Rs. 2,954.808 million for 2014 scholarships. The project is fully funded by Government of United States of America as Grant in Aid. Other hand the Phase-I of the program was initiated in 2004 at eleven (11) universities with scope of 1807 scholarships.
PAK USAID Scholarships Programs 2023
1.To enable the academically qualified, yet financially needy, Pakistani students to continue university studies in selected private and public universities of Pakistan in the fields of Agriculture, Medical, Business, Social Science and Engineering.
2. To enhance the institutional capacity of the Higher Education Commission of the Government of Pakistan and local public and private sector universities in designing and implementing MNBSP Phase II.
Eligibility & Criteria of Scholarship :-
1. The applicant must be a Pakistani/AJK National
2. Financial assistance & scholarships are available for study at undergraduate & graduate level in the prescribed disciplines at the selected 31 Pakistani universities and degree awarding institutions
- Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences
- Business Administration
- Social Sciences
- Engineering & Tech.
3. Students need to compete for securing admission in the approved discipline at the participating institution as per admission policy of the institution and be enrolled in Undergraduate (4 and 5 ) and Graduate (2 Years and 3.5 years) programs.
4. Only those students who are enrolled in first semester/ professional year in the respective courses offered by the participating institutions are eligible to apply.
5. The eligibility of a candidate is linked to neediness of the candidate as determined & assessed by the financial background of his/her family.
List of Partner Universities / Institutions :-
The Scholarships are available at 31 partner Universities / Institutions listed below
- Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore
- BUITEMS, Quetta
- Institute of Business Administration Karachi
- SZABIST, Karachi
- Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
- IM Sciences, Peshawar
- Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur
- Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences
- Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
- University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
- The University of Agriculture, Peshawar
- Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
- Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences, Uthal Social Sciences
- University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
- Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University Quetta
- University of Karachi, Karachi
- Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar
- Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
- University of the Punjab, Lahore
- Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Lahore
- Karakurum International University, Gilgit
- Islamia University Bahawalpur
- Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
- Medical Sciences / Nursing and Engineering & Technology
- Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
- Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad
- University of Engineering and Technology- Lahore
- Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
- National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad
- University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar
- University of Health Sciences, Lahore
- COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
Contact Us :-
- 2nd Floor, HRD Building, Higher Education Commission, H-8, Islamabad
- Contact No: +92-51-90808051-2, 90402514, Fax No: +92-51-90402517
- E-mail: [email protected]
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