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USAID Funded Merit & Needs Based HEC Scholarship Program 2016

Pak-USAID Merit and Needs Based HEC Scholarship Program 2016

HEC USAID Merit and Need Based Scholarships 2016 announced and you can Apply Online from Official Website of HEC.

The Pak-USAID Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program Phase-II are 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 living expenses.

HEC USAID Merit and Need Based Scholarships 2016


1. The applicant must be a Pakistani/AJK National

2. Financial assistance & scholarships are available for study at undergraduate & graduate level in the prescribed disciplines at the selected 31 Pakistani universities and degree awarding institutions

a. Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences

b. Business Administration

c. Social Sciences

d. Engineering & Tech.

e. Medical


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, and Psychology)

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 criteria of the selected 31 partner universities

3. Students need to compete for securing admission in the approved discipline at the participating institution as per admission policy of the institution and be enrolled in Undergraduate (4 and 5 ) and Graduate (2 Years and 3.5 years) programs

4. Only those students who are enrolled in first semester/ professional year in the respective courses offered by the participating institutions are eligible to apply

5. The eligibility of a candidate is linked to neediness of the candidate as determined & assessed by the financial background of his/her family.

Pak-USAID Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Program 2016
The deserving students can apply online for USAID scholarships by clicking on “Apply for scholarships” given below.

Apply for Scholarship

After submission of online application, Save and print. The printed Scholarship Form will be submitted along with supporting documents to the Financial Aid Office of university for which online application is submitted

Students need to get admission in any one of the approved disciplines (Agriculture & Veterinary sciences, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Engineering & Tech., Medical) at the participating Universities/Institutions as per their admission criteria.

Please note that partial scholarship for already enrolled students is not covered under this program.