Applications are invited for Iqbal and Jinnah NEST Scholarships 2018-19 for Masters/MPhil & PhD Pakistani Students in specific Pakistani universities and majors. The Iqbal and Jinnah National Endowment Scholarship  is providing scholarships to the Pakistani students for MS/MPhil & PhD in 63 public sector universities. 

The Financial Support for Masters/MPhil & PhD Students in disciplines of Science & Technology, Development Economics, Energy, Agriculture, food security, water resources, Social Sciences in specific universities at Pakistan.

NEST Scholarships Details:

Host Country:
  • Pakistan
Fields of Study:
  • Science & Technology
  • Development Economics
  • Energy
  • Agriculture,
  • Food security
  • Water resources
  • Social Sciences
Course Level:
  • MS/MPhil Degree Programs
  • PhD Degree Programs
No. of Universities:
  • 63 Participating Universities 
Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for Iqbal and Jinnah National Endowment Scholarships for Talent is given below:

  • The applicant must be a Pakistani/AJK National
  • High academic achievement.
  • Students must secure admission in the approved discipline at the participating institution as per admission policy of the institution and be enrolled in graduate (1.5 Years or 2 Years) and Doctoral (3.5 years) programs
  • Only those students who are enrolled in first semester/professional year in the respective courses offered by the participating institutions are eligible to apply
  • The eligibility of a candidate is linked to neediness of the candidate as determined by the financial background of his/her family.
  • Applicant must be from Least Developed District of Pakistan.
  • The age limit should not exceed from 35 years for MS/MPhil (18 years) and PhD programs.
  • The applicant must have completed 16 years Bachelors/or equivalent Degree for application in MS/MPhil (Postgraduate Program).
  • The applicant must have completed 18 years Degree/or equivalent for application in PhD Program.
  • In case of final selection, candidate has to submit a bond agreement and will not be allowed to withdraw from the scholarship.
  • Not availing any other educational scholarship during the current academic year
  • 20 % Punjab 20% Baluchistan 20% Sindh 20 % KP 5 % ICT 5 % GB 5% AJK 5% FATA.
  • Special 2 % overall quota for disable persons
Non – Eligibility:
  • Results awating candidates are not eligible to apply
  • Candidates are who are already availing any other scholarship are not eligible.
How to apply for Nest Scholarship?

Step 1: Download and Fill the desire Form

  • Iqbal Scholarship Form (MS/MPhil)
  • Jinnah Scholarship Form (PhD)

Step 2: Choose University (List of Universities) and Discipline: Submit the Filled Form to the following Universities where NEST Scholarships can be availed.

Also, Visit and Apply for the following opportunities: Good Luck!

  1. Google Software Paid Internship, United States
  2. TED Fellowship Program (Fully Funded)
  3. 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings [Fully Funded] in Germany by Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  4. CERN Switzerland Fellowship Program (Fully Funded)
  5. Morocco Government Scholarship by HEC (Fully Funded)
  6. HEC Scholarships for FATA & Balochistan Students (Fully Funded)
  7. National Endowment Scholarship Program for FA/FSC students
  8. 2019 KAIST Camp [Fully Funded] in South Korea 
  9. Fully Funded Acumen Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders
Application Deadline:
  • The application deadline is 30th September, 2018.


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