HEC Scholarships Pakistan annonced USAID Scholarship Pakistan – USAID Funded Merit & Need Based Scholarship Program 2019. This is a fully funded program for graduate and undergraduate students.

USAID and other Higher Education Commission Pakistan established the USAID – Funded Merit & Need Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) for talented  but financially constrained students who could not otherwise afford to earn their degrees. MNBSP Funds full tution scholarships and stipends for talented yet economically disadvantaged Pakistani youth to earn a Bachelor’s degrees at any of the partner universities across Pakistan.

The USAID Scholarships will cover the full tuition fee for the duration of the entire course (i.e. 2 years graduate and 4 years undergraduate program). The scholarship also provides living expenses, cost of transportation, books and any other relevant requirements of the student.

USAID Scholarship 2018-2019 Details:

Host Country:
  • Pakistan
Funded By:
  • USAID and Higher Education Commission Pakistan
Host Universities:
  • The scholarship will only be offered to applicants who are enrolled in selected participating public sector Pakistani universities.
Course Level:
  • Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Scholarship Value:

The Needs Based Scholarship program covers funds for the following expenses:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Books
  • Boarding & Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Other Academic Costs​
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Be eligible to secure admission as per university requirements in a respective degree program covered under this scholarship scheme
  • Secure a new admission on meirt in fall session 2018 in an approved subkjects of program at a participating University / Institution
  • The candidate must demonstrate financial need as per criteria​

Female students are strongly encouraged to apply

This scholarship will not provide any assistance to students who are studying in institutions other than the HEC selected institutes.

How to Apply:
  • Deserving students can apply for scholarship on eportal.hec.gov.pk
  • Application forms are also available at the respective University’s Financial Aid Office.
  • Completed forms along with the necessary documents will be submitted to the same Financial aid Office, HEC will NOT accept any application form directly.​

After being admitted to the selected university, you can apply directly for financial aid. The financial aid form will be made available with the Administration Office of the university. You can return it to the same office for submission. Once you are selected under this program, you will not need to apply every year.

Also visit and apply for some more fully funded opportunities:

  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:
  • Application deadline is not mentioned on official website.


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