Top Five Scholarships for Undergraduate Studies in Pakistan


Ehsaas Scholarship is the largest ever needs-based undergraduate scholarship program. Under this program, every year, 50,000 students from low-income families will be awarded scholarships for 4 to 5-year undergraduate degree programs with an average budget of Rs.6 billion annually. Scholarships will cover 100% of the tuition fee and a living stipend of 4,000 per month.  The geographical spread of the program covers all four provinces including AJK, FATA, and GB.

The Scholarship will cover the university tuition fees and stipend throughout four-five years of degree duration. It is one of the significant steps of the Pakistan government to ensure and provide affordable higher education in all major fields of education. The goal of this project is to support female education in Pakistan and therefore 50% of scholarships are reserved for female students.

HEC Need-Based Scholarship

Pakistan has no shortage of talented youth, but in several instances, lack of resources prevents them from realizing their potential. This is particularly problematic when it comes to accessing higher education. The Government of Pakistan acknowledges these constraints and has tasked the Higher Education Commission with facilitating needy and deserving students through Need-Based Scholarships. This year, over 10,000 scholarships have been announced for financially disadvantaged students all over Pakistan including 61 public sector universities of Pakistan (list attached). It aims to elevate the socio-economic status of the students by enabling their access to modern education and career opportunities towards a brighter future.

The main objective of the program Is to provide opportunities to talented but financially deprived students and empower them to acquire a high-quality education at a reputed Public Sector institution/university.




Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) offers scholarships every year for needy students to study undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of Engineering and Technology, Business, Law, Archaeology, Defense and Strategic Studies, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Electronics, Physics, Math,  Gender studies, History, Sociology, Animal Sciences, and Pak Studies. The program of Oil and Gas is consistent with the Higher Education Commission Pakistan’s goals to support financially deserving students, widen access to quality education in Pakistan’s top universities. The program has especially been designed to benefit the students belonging to OGDCL’s operational/concessional districts


The provision of higher education opportunities for the students of FATA and Balochistan is one of the top and fully funded scholarships for the students of FATA and Balochistan.

Applications are invited from candidates each year having Local/Domicile Certificate of Balochistan Province/FATA for the award of Scholarships for Undergraduate and postgraduate studies in HEC recognized public sector Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes or W-category Private Universities of Pakistan.


​ US Agency for international development( USAID) has shown its commitment to support and provide a fully-funded scholarship for Pakistani students, who are aspiring to continue higher studies, but due to lack of financial resources are unable to continue. It has supported scholarships for meritorious but financially disadvantaged students since 2004 through USAID-funded Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) Phase-I to assist the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to raise enrolment in Pakistani universities and meet international standards.

Phase-I of the program at a cost of US$ $10.63 million was implemented in 11 top public and private universities of Pakistan and 1,807 scholarships were given in fields of Agriculture and Business only. Many of the graduates of this initial phase of MNBSP (Phase-I) were the first in their families to complete a higher education degree and nearly half now support their families through respectable jobs.