HEC Scholarships Pakistan announced 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 tuition scholarships and stipends for talented yet economically disadvantaged Pakistani youth to earn a Bachelor’s degrees at any of the partner universities across Pakistan.

This USAID Scholarship for Pakistani Students is Funded Merit & Needs-Based Scholarship program for Pakistani Students. The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the duration of the entire course of 2 Years Graduate & 4 Years Undergraduate program

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 Pakistan 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:
  • 2 years graduate and 4 years undergraduate program
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 merit in fall session 2018 in an approved subjects 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.

List of Participating Universities 

You will get the USAID Need Based Scholarship Program Only in these Institutions which are given below. Students who are enrolled in these Universities they can apply for the USAID Need Based Scholarship Program.

University NameFocal Person
Agriculture and Veterinary Science
University of Agriculture, FaisalabadDr. Hafeez and Rana Qamer
Agricultural University PeshawarMr. Habib Ullah Tariq
Sindh Agriculture University, TandojamMr. Nauman Ali Shah
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi,Mr. Waqas Chaudhary
Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water, and Marine Sciences, Uthal Balochistan (only Agriculture)Dr. Gulawar and Mr. Haji Fayaz
Business Administration and Others
Quaid-i-Azam University IslamabadMr. Chaudry Zulfiqar
IBA-SukkurMr. Mansoor
IBA-KarachiMr. Moeid Sultan
Institute of Management Sciences, PeshawarMr. Shaheryar Khan, Mr. Abdullah Afridi
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management SciencesMr. Muhammad Shah Khan
Lahore University of Management SciencesMs. Rabia Ahmed
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST)Ms. Jaya S. Loungani
Medical and Nursing
University of Health Sciences, LahoreDr. Asad Zaheer
Khyber Medical University, PeshawarMr. Nasir Saleem
Engineering and Technology
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, IslamabadDr. Anila Usman
University of Engineering & Technology PeshawarMr. Nek Muhammad Khan
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, JamshoroProf. Dr. Tauha Hussain Ali
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)Dr. Izhar Hussain
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) IslamabadMr. Saleem Daoud
University of Engineering and Technology- LahoreDr Ikhlaq Ahmed
Lahore University of Management SciencesMs. Rabia Ahmed
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management SciencesMr. Muhammad Shah Khan
Social Sciences and others
Quaid-i-Azam University IslamabadMr. Chaudry Zulfiqar
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, QuettaMs. Huma Tariq
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, PeshawarMs. Nain
Fatima Jinnah Women University, RawalpindiMs. Saba Nawaz
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (ajku), Muzaffarabad, Azad KashmirMr.  Murad Hussain
University of the Punjab, LahoreMr. Muhammad Anwar
University of Karachi, KarachiMr. Ahsan
Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) LahoreMs. Hina Anwar
Karakurum International University, GilgitProf  Dr Muhammad Ramzan
Islamia University BahawalpurMr. Zulqarnain Ahmad Malik
Bahauddin Zakariya University, MultanMr. Intikhab Alam

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.​
  • Here is User Manual Guide on How You Can apply for the USAID Need Based Scholarship Program Guide on How to Apply for the Scholarship

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. Harbin Institute of Technology Scholarship Under Chinese Government Scholarships
  2. Chinese Government Scholarship for International Students 2018-2019
  3. Commonwealth Masters Scholarships in UK
Application Deadline:
  • Application deadline is not mentioned on official website. Apply as soon as possible


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