# Title Details
1 Jobs Location Pakistan
2 Published Date 25 July 2021 Sunday
3 Last Date to Apply 12 November 2021 Friday
4 Newspaper Name Dawn

The USAID HEC Merit & Need Based Scholarship Program 2021 Eligibility Criteria Apply Online Latest published in Dawn Newspaper on 27 Jul 2021 & Last Date to Apply is 12 Nov 2021.

USAID-funded Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Program - Scholarships are Offered for Female Students Only

Since 2004 Higher Education Commission (HEC) is working with USAID in offering scholarships on the basis of merit, as well as financial need to the deserving students. The USAID-funded Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) is consistent with the HEC's objectives to support financially deserving and high performing students, widen access to quality education and encourage interest in fields vital to Pakistan's development.

  • More than 5,300 scholarships awarded in top 30 public and private institutions of Pakistan
  • 53% scholarships awarded to females
  • 3,000 + scholarship beneficiaries trained under career path workshops

Eligibility Criteria:

Scholarships are offered for:

  • Females only, who have secured admission in 2021 academic session in 30 public and private participating institutions.
  • Master's/MBA/MS/MPhil/Education Teaching degree programs in selected disciplines allowed under the scholarship Program.
  • Female students who fulfill criteria of need and will provide all the information required under the rules.

Scholarship Coverage:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Books Allowance
  • Boarding & Lodging Transportation
  • Other Academic Costs

How to Apply?

  • Students are required to apply through P llowing HEC Online Application System: http://scholarship.hec.gov.pk
  • Submit printout of application form along with supporting documents to the Student Financial Aid Offices of the university.
  • Please DO NOT send hard copy of the application form to HEC.
  • For more details please contact Financial Aid Offices of University.


  • Two years associate degree programs and the nomenclature of BA/BSc programs are excluded.
  • Scholarship award will be made strictly on merit whereas HEC reserves the right to cancel the scholarship award if the information provided by the applicant is found dubious and incorrect at time of physical verification.
  • In public sector universities, admissions secured on self-sustain/ self-support/ self-finance basis, or in evening programs with higher fee structures are ineligible.
  • Student availing any other scholarship or continuous grant are ineligible.

051-90808051  | 051-90402514 [email protected] www.hec.gov.pk/scholarships/usaid-mnbsp www.facebook.com/USAID-funded-Merit-and-Needs-Based-Scholarship-Program

Tentative Admission / Application Date: July / August / September 

USAID Funded MNBSP Partner Universities / Institutions

Agriculture and Veterinary Science

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Agricultural University Peshawar
Sindh Agriculture University,Tandojam
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi,
Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences, Uthal Balochistan (only Agriculture)

Business Administration and Others

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST)

Medical and Nursing

University of Health Sciences, Lahore
Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

Engineering and Technology

Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad
University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad
University of Engineering and Technology- Lahore
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences

Social Sciences and others

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University, Quetta
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar
Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (ajku), Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir
University of the Punjab, Lahore
University of Karachi, Karachi
Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) Lahore
Karakurum International University, Gilgit
Islamia University Bahawalpur
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

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