HEC PAK-USAID Merit & Needs Based Scholarship Program
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The Pak-USAID Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program Phase-II is 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
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved the
program at a total cost of Rs. 2,954.808 million in its meeting held on 6th September
2013. The Project is funded by Government of United States of America as Grant in
The Phase-I of the program was initiated in 2004 at eleven (11) universities with
scope of 1807 scholarships. It is the pride of the program that all the scholarships
are awarded, 94 percent of the scholarship recipients had graduated in the semester
they expected to graduate.
- 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.
- 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.
The applicant must be a Pakistani/AJK National.
Financial assistance & scholarships are available for study at undergraduate & graduate
level in the following disciplines at the selected 29 Pakistani universities and
degree awarding institutions.
a. Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences
b. Business Administration
c. Social Sciences
d. Engineering & Tech.
I. Agricultural (incl. Veterinary Sciences and Bio Technology)
II. Social Sciences includes (Peace &Conflict Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology,
Economics,Linguistics, Law, Communication and Media studies, International Relations,
III. 50% Female Seats: Women’s participation in the education sector is very low.
This activity will ensure that at least 50% of the awarded scholarships go to women,
especially those coming from remote and vulnerable areas of Pakistan, who are financially
needy, and meet admission of university.
How To Apply
Student will fill in the form and submit it along with all the documents as mentioned
in the scholarship form. Students applying for admission and financial assistance
will fill out both the applications and submit the form to the University Admissions
Office and Financial Aid Office respectively.
Comprehensive scholarship offered under this program provides funds for the following
- Tuition Fee
- Other Academics Costs