HEC Saudi Arabia Scholarship 2019 for Pakistani Students


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Higher Education Commission, Pakistan is now accepting applications HEC Saudi Arabia Scholarship 2019 for Pakistani Students. Students (Both male and female) from all over Pakistan can apply for HEC Scholarship 2019. The Saudi Scholarship is available in all disciplines except medicine and health. 

HEC invites applications for fully funded studying opportunities in Kingdom of Saudia Arabia (KSA) from talented and motivated individuals from Pakistan/AJK. it is a great goodwill gesture from KSA to further enhance bi-lateral educational ties between two friendly countries i.e. Kingdom of Saudia Arabia and Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

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HEC Saudi Arabia Scholarship 2019 Details:

Scholarship by: 

  • HEC and Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

Host Universities:

There are 23 Universities offering Scholarship under this program. Potential candidates are advised to choose their programme and university carefully. For specific programme detail, visit respective University Website below;

Name of Universities Website
Umm-al-Qura University www.uqu.edu.sa
Islamic University www.iu.edu.sa
Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University www.iu.edu.sa
King Saud University www.ksu.edu.sa
King Abdul Aziz University www.kau.edu.sa
King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals www.kfupm.edu.sa
King Faisal University www.kfu.edu.sa
King Khalid University www.portal.kku.edu.sa
Qassim University www.qu.edu.sa
Taibah Univesity www.taibahu.edu.sa
Tif University www.tu.edu.sa
Hail University www.uoh.edu.sa
Jazan University www.nu.edu.sa
Al Jouf University www.ju.edu.sa
Al Baha University www.prtal.bu.edu.sa
Tabuk University www.ut.edu.sa
Najran University www.nu.edu.sa
Northern Border University www.nbu.edu.sa
Princess Nora bint Abdul Rehman University www.pnu.edu.sa
Dammam University www.ud.edu.sa
Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz University www.psau.edu.sa
Sharqa University www.sa.edu.sa
Majmah University www.mu.edu.sa

Course Level:

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Programmes

Fields of Study:

  • You can apply for all courses under KSA Scholarship Program EXCEPT health/medicine.
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Scholarship Value:

Following benefits will be given to the selected scholars;

  • Health Care for the Students & for his family.
  • Paying 2 Months Furnishing Allowance Stipend when he/she arrived.
  • Paying 3 Months Graduation Allowance stipend for Shipping Books.
  • Providing Cost Meals by the educational Institution.
  • Proving Accommodation, educational, Social & Cultural Training & Round Airfare Travel Tickets will be given.


  • No manual or incomplete applications on e-portal will be entertained. All applicants must apply online on HEC portal for Saudi Arabia Scholarship.
  • Students can apply to any of the offered Programmes except health/medicine as per eligibility criteria. No dual programme application will be entertained. The recommendation of nominating agency i.e. HEC will be final and binding.
  • HEC will shortlist eligible applicants on the basis of donor selection criteria, highest academic merit, written test/interview, provincial/regional quota policy and the number of scholarship slots allocated for Pakistani students.
  • Please note that HEC has facilitation role in nomination process, as final selection will be made by the donor country/respective university. Further, HEC will have no financial liability regarding this scholarship.
  • In case of submitting false information at any stage, HEC reserves the rights to cancel and debar for all future scholarships as well as impose penalty, as decided by HEC.
  • Only apply online before the deadline of 31st January 2019DO NOT send hardcopies of application forms or any other documents to HEC at this stage of application process.
  • It is the sole responsibility of student(s) applying for any professional degree (viz. Medical, Engineering, Agriculture etc.) to first get confirmed its accreditation from the respective Councils i.e. Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), Agriculture Council, & Nursing Council etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Pakistani/AJK national & permanent resident of Pakistan/AJK. No dual nationality will be accepted.
  • Age must be between 17 years to 25 years for Bachelor’s programme & Arabic language teaching institute, must be less than 30 years for masters and less than 35 years for PhD applicant as on closing date of application process.
  • The Female students should be accompanied by a Mahram (A male legal guard) according to the regulations; this mahram should have a scholarship or have regular residence permit (Iqama) or be employed by a Saudi employer in need of his services.
  • Selected scholars be available to start his/her academic studies in the Saudia Arabian University by the start of the academic year in September/October 2019.
  • By closing date of application, must hold a minimum of 12 years higher secondary school certificate for Undergraduate programme, 16 years of education in relevant fields of study for Master’s programme and postgraduate qualification (MS/MPhil degree) in the relevant field of study for admission in PhD programmes in respective Saudia Arabian University.
  • For madrassa Qualification or O/A level education, equivalence from IBCC and/or HEC is and language proficiency certificate will required where applicable.
  • Not availing any other scholarships currently from anywhere else in the world.
  • Applicants must fulfil other requirements set by concerned university/Saudi’s Govt.
  • The students must not been suspended from Kingdom earlier due to any criminal activity.​

How to Apply HEC Saudi Arabia Scholarship 2019?

  • Apply online at HEC website: http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/loa. After registering and filling your profile, please select “Learning Opportunities Abroad” under “Scholarship and Grant” menu in the left-hand side panel of the online portal. After submission of the application, get its printed copy to be signed by the candidate.
  • During the application process, select only one programme of study from 23 universities of Saudia Arabia through their website and provide the same information in HEC online application where required. The List of Universities given.
  • For your convenience, also prepare two sets of HEC/IBCC attested academic documents viz. transcripts and degrees, health certificate, police clearance certificate, for madrassa degree or O/A level education equivalence from Inter Boards Chairman Committee, Islamabad is required, copies of CNIC along with HEC application form and retain it with yourself.
  • DO NOT send hardcopies of application forms or any other documents to HEC at this stage of the application process.

Application Deadline:

  • The application deadline for HEC Saudi Arabia Scholarship 2019 for Pakistani Students  is 31st January 2019


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