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2 Published Date 10 October 2018 Wednesday
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HEC USAID Merit and Need Based Scholarships 2019 August Apply Online Latest

United States (American) Association for International Development (USAID) with Cooperation of HEC announced Need Based Scholarhsips for Business Administartion,  Agriculture & veterinary,Social Sciences, Engineering & Technology & Medical/Nursing. 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.

During the Phase-I of the program implemented in 11 top public and private universities of Pakistan and 1,807 scholarships were given in fields of Agriculture and Business only. In 2013, USAID launched the second phase of the program. Under Phase-II, 3000 scholarships are added whereas 50 percent of the scholarships are reserved for the female students. New disciplines such as Engineering and Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Social Sciences have also been included under the gamut of the program.

Eligiblity Criteria:-

The applicant must be a Pakistani/AJK National

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

  • Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering & Tech.
  • 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

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

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 & assessed by the financial background of his/her family

Scholarship Benefits

  • Tuition Fee
  • Books,
  • Meal & residence
  • Transporation
  • Other Education Expenditure

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 Name Focal Person
Agriculture and Veterinary Science  
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Dr. Hafeez and Rana Qamer
Agricultural University Peshawar Mr. Habib Ullah Tariq
Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam Mr. 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 Islamabad Mr. Chaudry Zulfiqar
IBA-Sukkur Mr. Mansoor
IBA-Karachi Mr. Moeid Sultan
Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar Mr. Shaheryar Khan, Mr. Abdullah Afridi
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Mr. Muhammad Shah Khan
Lahore University of Management Sciences Ms. Rabia Ahmed
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Ms. Jaya S. Loungani
Medical and Nursing  
University of Health Sciences, Lahore Dr. Asad Zaheer
Khyber Medical University, Peshawar Mr. Nasir Saleem
Engineering and Technology  
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad Dr. Anila Usman
University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar Mr. Nek Muhammad Khan
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro Prof. Dr. Tauha Hussain Ali
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Dr. Izhar Hussain
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad Mr. Saleem Daoud
University of Engineering and Technology- Lahore Dr Ikhlaq Ahmed
Lahore University of Management Sciences Ms. Rabia Ahmed
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences Mr. Muhammad Shah Khan
Social Sciences and others  
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Mr. Chaudry Zulfiqar
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Quetta Ms. Huma Tariq
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar Ms. Nain
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Ms. Saba Nawaz
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (ajku), Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir Mr.  Murad Hussain
University of the Punjab, Lahore Mr. Muhammad Anwar
University of Karachi, Karachi Mr. Ahsan
Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Lahore Ms. Hina Anwar
Karakurum International University, Gilgit Prof  Dr Muhammad Ramzan
Islamia University Bahawalpur Mr. Zulqarnain Ahmad Malik
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan Mr. Intikhab Alam


How to Apply?

  • USAID Scholarship Online Apply on http://eportal.hec.gov.pk
  • Application forms are also available at the respective University’s Financial Aid Office.
  • Completed USAID Scholarship Application Forms along with the necessary documents will be submitted to the same Financial aid Office, HEC will NOT accept any USAID Scholarship Application Forms form directly.

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