EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2 Complete Guide

EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2 – or mostly known as Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships Project – are fully funded financial assistance schemes which offer an opportunity to the meritorious and financially deserving students, especially, females and persons with different abilities to continue higher education in a choice of their university.

The grants are only available in a regular four/five year undergraduate level degree program for all fields of study.

EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2
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To get details about the eligibility criteria, list of universities and other important information, please continue reading more about the EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2 to the end of this article.


Education beyond intermediate is one of the ways to overcome poverty. Admission to higher education itself is, however, very unequally distributed.

For example, only 0.4% of children from the lowest income quintile (from the specific age cohort) are enrolled in institutions of higher education, which is far below the national average of 10%. EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2 are aimed at removing this source of unequal access.

Pakistan is one of the youngest countries in the world according to National Human Development Report 2017. Realizing its demographic reality, which has a population of approximately 220 million, of which more than half belong to the university age cohort, the priority of Pakistan’s government is to work on such programs that give impetus to providing access to financially deserving and also encourage gender equity.

The purpose is to create incentives for a wide segment of young people to get them into the higher education network and provide equal opportunities for all of them.

EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2 is among the substantial project funding under the Ehsaas Social Security Network program of the Government of Pakistan, which aims to provide an average budget of Rs.6 billion annually to 50,000 undergraduate scholarships. These scholarships will be increased to around 200,000 over a period of next four to five years.

EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2 cover university tuition fees and stipends over a four-five year duration of the degree. It is an important step towards ensuring accessible higher education in all major educational fields including agriculture, arts and humanities, business education, engineering, medical, physical, and social sciences.

The project is aimed at supporting female education, so 50% of scholarships are reserved for female students in the overall goal of the project. 2% of the scholarships are reserved for them to encourage physically challenged students.

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In short, the EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2 are vibrant programs that will promote the development of the professional workforce thereby enhancing youth employability factors. Through this initiative, targeting the most disadvantaged segment of the youth population will allow poorer households to emerge from poverty, which is expected to have a positive effect on individuals, their families and the society in the long run.


The program covers funds for the following expenses:

  1. Annual Stipend
  2. University fee as per actual fee as per actual

List of Participating Universities

  1. Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, Abbottabad
  2. Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan
  3. Air University, Islamabad
  4. Bacha Khan University, Charsadda
  5. Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  6. Bahria University, Islamabad
  7. Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
  8. Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta
  9. Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari Karachi
  10. Cholistan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur
  11. COMSATS University, Islamabad
  12. Dawood University Of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
  13. Dow University Of Health Sciences, Karachi
  14. FATA University, Kohat
  15. Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore
  16. Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  17. Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi
  18. GCU Faisalabad
  19. Ghazi University, D. G. Khan
  20. Gomal University, D.I.Khan
  21. Government College University, Lahore
  22. Government College Women University, Faisalabad
  23. Government College Women University, Sialkot.
  24. Government Sadiq College for Women University, Bahawalpur
  25. Hazara University, Mansehra
  26. Information Technology University, Lahore
  27. Institute Of Business Administration, Karachi
  28. Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
  29. Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
  30. International Islamic University Islamabad
  31. Islamia College, Peshawar
  32. Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi
  33. Karakoram International University Gilgit
  34. Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak
  35. Khwaja Fareed UET, Rahim Yar Khan
  36. Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
  37. King Edward Medical University, Lahore.
  38. Kinnaird College For Women, Lahore
  39. Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat
  40. Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
  41. Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences, Uthal
  42. Liaquat University Of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro
  43. Mehran University Of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  44. Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), Mirpur
  45. Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan
  46. Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Engineering and Technology, Multan
  47. National College of Arts, Lahore
  48. National Defence University, Islamabad
  49. National Textile University, Faisalabad
  50. National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad
  51. National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad
  52. National University of Technology, Islamabad
  53. National Univesity of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi
  54. NED University Of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
  55. NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan
  56. Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  57. Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad
  58. Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore
  59. Peoples University Of Medical & Health Sciences, Nawabshah Shaheed Benazirabad
  60. Pir Abdul Qadir Shah Jeelani Institute Of Medical Sciences, Gambat
  61. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  62. Punjab Tianjin University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore
  63. Quaid-e-Awam Univeristy of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah
  64. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  65. Rawalpindi Medical University, Rawalpindi
  66. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University Quetta
  67. Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
  68. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University & Animal Science, Sakrand
  69. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad
  70. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal
  71. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar
  72. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana
  73. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
  74. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University Of Law, Clifton, Karachi
  75. Shuhada-e-APS University of Technology, Nowshera
  76. Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
  77. Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi
  78. Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur
  79. The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Of Technology And Skill Development, Khairpur Mirs
  80. The Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences
  81. The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  82. The University of Agriculture, Peshawar
  83. The University of Lakki Marwat,
  84. The Women University Multan
  85. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  86. University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad
  87. University of Balochistan, Quetta
  88. University of Baltistan, Skardu
  89. University of Buner, Buner
  90. University of Chitral, Chitral
  91. University of Education, Lahore
  92. University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore
  93. University of Engineering & Technology, Mardan
  94. University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar
  95. University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
  96. University of Gujrat, Gujrat
  97. University of Haripur, Haripur
  98. University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  99. University of Karachi, Karachi
  100. University of Kotli AJ&K
  101. University of Loralai, Loralai
  102. University of Malakand, Chakdara
  103. University of Okara, Okara
  104. University of Peshawar, Peshawar
  105. University of Sahiwal, Sahiwal
  106. University of Sargodha, Sargodha
  107. University of Science & Technology, Bannu
  108. University Of Sindh, Jamshoro
  109. University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhit Shah
  110. University of Swabi, Swabi
  111. University of Swat, Swat
  112. University of The Poonch, Rawalakot
  113. University of the Punjab, Lahore
  114. University of Turbat, Turbat
  115. University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore
  116. Women University, Bagh
  117. Women University, Mardan
  118. Women University, Swabi
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EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2 are offered for:

  1. Admissions secured on merit only. Merit means that the student has fulfilled the admission criteria of the institution in which he/she intends to study.
  2. Age limit set by institution’s regulations, i.e., the maximum age of the eligibility for the scholarship is the same as the maximum age for applying for admission in undergraduate programs at the HEI.
  3. Degree programs allowed by the HEC.
  4. Newly admitted students.

A student is, therefore, ineligible for the scholarship if found:

  • Availing any other scholarship or continuous grant.
  • Enrolling in distant learning programs and affiliated colleges (both public/privates).
  • Secured admission on self-sustain/ self-support/ self-finance basis, or in evening programs with higher fee structures.

Entry Requirements

After submission of the online application form of EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2, you will be required to take printout of the application form and attach following supporting documents:

  1. Copies of last fee receipts of applicant and siblings (if applicable)
  2. Copies of last six month utility bills (electricity, gas, telephone, water) – (If applicable)
  3. Copies of medical bills/expenditure related documents (if applicable)
  4. Copy of applicant’s CNIC/B. Form
  5. Copy of CNIC (father, mother/guardian)
  6. Copy of rent agreement in case of rented house
  7. Salary slip/income certificate (father/guardian, mother)
  8. If father is laborer on daily wage/shopkeeper/private job, then attach undertaking of income certificate on minimum amount of stamp paper of Rs. 50/-
  9. Passport size photograph of applicant
  10. Picture of house from outside front

Please take note that the hard copy of the application form along with the supporting documents will be submitted to the Student Financial Aid Office of the university only.

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How to Apply

All students are required to apply through following HEC Online Application System (https // online). Click here to start fill application form.

EHSAAS Scholarships Phase 2 Selection Process

  • The Scrutiny Committee of the university will short list all candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria, based on the information provided in their applications, and who have provided all the information sought for under the rules such as proof of family income, assets, past academic record, age (where appropriate) etc.
  • Incomplete application form in any respect will be rejected.
  • The Institutional Scholarship Award Committee of the universities will interview/ recommend potential applicants for the award of scholarship.
  • Scholarship awardees will be asked to sign a deed of agreement on a stamp paper.
  • Financial Aid Office of the university shall issue the Final Scholarship Award Letter.
  • Awarded scholarship is not transferable to any other university/ academic program/ academic session.
  • Scholarship funding shall continue for next semester/ year subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Note: Applicants are advised to fill out the online application form very carefully and provide authentic documentary proof of household income and expenditure by the scholarship award committee for assessment and evaluation. If it is found during any stage of the degree program that the Scholarship Awardee has provided false information in the application form/forged/tampered the application form or income certificate in order to secure the scholarship, the university will be liable to take strict disciplinary action in accordance with rules which may include, but not limited to, the reimbursement of all scholarship funds.

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