HEC Need Based Scholarships 2023

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The HEC Need-Based Scholarships for Undergraduate Students in 2023 are available to any student who has been admitted to a BS program at one of the universities listed below. Eligible students who demonstrate financial need can apply for the scholarships, which are intended to support their studies in bachelor’s programs at public sector universities.

Although Pakistan has a lot of talented young people, their potential is often unrealized due to a lack of resources. This is especially problematic when it comes to accessing higher education. To address these constraints, the Government of Pakistan has tasked the Higher Education Commission with providing need-based scholarships to deserving students. As a result, 98 government universities and their campuses are offering scholarships to financially disadvantaged students.

The scholarship has the goal of improving the socio-economic status of students by helping them access higher education and employment opportunities, leading to a brighter future. It aims to create opportunities for talented individuals from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue quality education at reputable public sector institutes and universities.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Offered Degrees: Undergraduate
  • Scholarship Award: Fully Funded
  • Organization Name: HEC Organization
  • Host Country: Pakistan

Scholarship Coverage:

The need-based scholarship program covers funding for the following expenses:

  • Tuition fee
  • Allowance
  • Stipend

Scholarship Award Procedure:

The scholarship application of all potential candidates is assessed by the Institutional Scholarship Committee (ISAC), which is led by the participating institution’s Vice-Chancellor and comprises internal and external members. The objective is to maintain impartiality and transparency.

ISAC provides HEC with information on recommended students and meeting records for review and reference.

Once the list of scholarship recipients is finalized, the participating institutions will disburse the funds to the chosen students.

List of All Pakistani University Under HEC Need Base Scholarships:

S.No University Province
1 The Women University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Bagh AJK
2 Mirpur University of Science & Technology, Mirpur (AJK) AJK
3 AJK University, Muzaffarabad AJK
4 University of Poonch, Rawalakot AJK
5 University of Management Sciences and Information Technology, Kotli (AJK) AJK
6 Lasbela Univ. of Agri., Water & Marine Sciences, Uthal Balochistan
7 University of Balochistan, Quetta Balochistan
8 Balochistan Univ. of IT & MS, Quetta Balochistan
9 Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta Balochistan
10 Balochistan Univ. of Engg. & Tech., Khuzdar Balochistan
11 University of Turbat, Turbat Balochistan
12 University of Lorali, Lorali Balochistan
13 Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Faderal
14 International Islamic University, Islamabad Faderal
15 National Univ. of Modern Languages, Islamabad Faderal
16 Air University, Islamabad Faderal
17 National Defence University, Islamabad Faderal
18 Bahria University, Islambad Faderal
19 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhatto Medical Uni, Islamabad Faderal
20 Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad Faderal
21 Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad Faderal
22 COMSATS Institute of IT, Islamabad Faderal
23 Virtual University of Pakistan Faderal
24 Karakurum International University, Gilgit Gilgit Baltistan
25 Islamia College University, Peshawar KPK
26 University of Malakand, Chakdara KPK
27 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (FWU), Peshawar KPK
28 University of Science & Tech., Bannu KPK
29 Hazara University, Mansehra KPK
30 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan KPK
31 Kohat Univ. of Science  & Tech., Kohat KPK
32 Gomal University, D.I. Khan KPK
33 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal, Dir Upper KPK
34 Abbotabad University of Sce. And Tech. Abbotabad KPK
35 University of Swat, Swat KPK
36 KPK University of Agriculture, Peshawar KPK
37 The University of Swabi for Women, Swabi KPK
38 KPK Univ. of Engg. & Tech., Peshawar KPK
39 University of Peshawar, Peshawar KPK
40 Khyber Medical University, Peshawar KPK
41 Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar KPK
42 Bacha Khan University, Charsada KPK
43 University of Haripur, Haripur KPK
44 Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak KPK
45 University of Swabi, Swabi KPK
46 FATA University, Akhurwal Dara Adam Khel KPK
47 University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi Punjab
48 National Uni. Of Medical Science, Rawalpindi Punjab
49 Lahore College for Women University, Lahore Punjab
50 Government College University, Faisalabad Punjab
51 University of Education, Lahore Punjab
52 University of Sargodha, Sargodha Punjab
53 The Women University, Multan Punjab
54 University of Gujrat, Gujrat Punjab
55 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Punjab
56 Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan Punjab
57 The Govt. Sadiq College Women University Bahawalpur Punjab
58 GC Women University, Sialkot Punjab
59 GC Women University, Faisalabad Punjab
60 University of Health Sciences, Lahore Punjab
61 King Edward Medical University, Lahore Punjab
62 Kinniard College for Women, Lahore Punjab
63 Information Tech. University Lahore Punjab
64 Islamia University, Bahawalpur Punjab
65 National Textile University, Faisalabad Punjab
66 University of Engg. & Tech., Taxila Punjab
67 University of Engg. & Tech., Lahore Punjab
68 Univ. of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore Punjab
69 Government College University, Lahore Punjab
70 Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan Punjab
71 University of the Punjab, Lahore Punjab
72 Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design, Lahore Punjab
73 Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan Punjab
74 Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Punjab
75 Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore Punjab
76 Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University Engg & Tech, Multan Punjab
77 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology Sindh
78 Dawood University of Engineering & Technology Karachi Sindh
79 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Sakrand Sindh
80  Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari Sindh
81 NED University of Engineering and Technology Sindh
82 University of Karachi, Karachi Sindh
83 Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi Sindh
84 People University of Medical Health Sciences For Women, Nawabshah (Benazirabad) Sindh
85 Quaid Awam University Engineering Science & Technology Nawabshah Sindh
86 Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam Sindh
87 Liaquat Univ. of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro Sindh
88 Mehran Univ. of Engineering Science & Technology Nawabshah
89 University of Sindh, Jamshoro Sindh
90 Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University of technology & skill development, Khairpur Sindh
91 Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur Sindh
92 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Benzirabad Sindh
93 Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi Sindh
94 Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana Sindh
95 Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi Sindh
96 Institute of Business Administration, Karachi Sindh
97 Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur Sindh
98 Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi Sindh

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Financial aid and scholarships are available for undergraduate studies in all disciplines at selected Pakistani public sector universities and HEC degree-awarding institutions.
  • Eligibility requires competing for admission to a participating institution and enrolling in an undergraduate (4-year) program according to that institution’s admissions policy.
  • Students with financial needs who are already enrolled at participating institutions are also eligible to apply.
  • A candidate’s eligibility is linked to their financial need, evaluated by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee, which considers the economic background of the applicant’s family.
  • The number of slots available is determined by the university, and funding continues for the duration of the program. Withdrawn students are replaced by other candidates on the waiting list.
  • All departments will remain open, and the selected universities will decide whether to include or exclude any subject based on funding, program costs, and allocated places, among other factors.
  • The entire program, including Medicine, Pharm-D, and other five-year programs, is funded.
  • The university may adjust the scholarship to some extent to cover tuition fees, considering the bursary allocated for it.
  • Each recipient will receive a monthly stipend of 6,000 yuan for the program’s duration in addition to tuition fees.
  • Self-funded students are not eligible for the HEC need-based scholarship program.

How to Apply:

  • Interested applicants can obtain the scholarship application form from the Financial Aid Office (FAO) of the participating university/institution. They can also download the form from a specific website.
  • Once the scholarship form is completed, it should be submitted to the same Financial Aid office (University only) along with supporting documents. HEC does not accept any application form directly.
  • Applicants must be admitted in one of the approved subjects of the participating universities/institutions according to their admission criteria.
  • It is important to note that students who are already enrolled in the university can also apply for the scholarship.
  • HEC does not transfer funds directly to students under this scholarship program. The selected students are paid by participating universities/institutions.

Application Deadline:

The Last Date to Apply for HEC Need to be Based Scholarships 2023 For Undergraduate Students is not mentioned.

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