Application for NEST Scholarship Has Been Announced!

Great opportunities are calling for Pakistani current Arts and Culture and Nursing Students! NEST Scholarship, sponsored by NEST, a Pakistan-based self-sustainable organization that generates revenue from its endowment fund, is available for application at the moment.

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If you have what it takes to be the successful recipients of the grants, take a look into this guide and learn what you should do to claim the life-changing and generous award. We have rounded up curated information regarding the NEST Scholarship itself, e.g. how it works, the benefits offered, eligibility requirements, the application procedures, and the closing dates you certainly cannot want to miss.

Therefore, scroll till the end to find out from A-Z about NEST Scholarship.

NEST Scholarship Overview

NEST Scholarship is a financial aid offered by NEST, an organization established under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984. It is administered by the Ministry of Federal Education of Professional Training of Government of Pakistan to provide scholarships to needy talented students who unfortunately do not have enough resources to continue their studies.

The scholarship would enable you an opportunity to continue your studies. The company’s objective is in line with the Government Policy for providing vertical mobility to the most vulnerable segments of the society. NEST Scholarship will be awarded for various levels of education.

The application for NEST Scholarship is currently available for: 1) Arts and Culture students, and 2) Nursing students. If you’re currently enrolling in any of these subjects, continue to read how you can claim the scholarship to further your studies.

NEST Scholarship Categories

1. Arts and Culture Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

The Arts and Culture Scholarship is reserved only for the students of Partner Institutes (you can check the complete list of the Partner Institutes after this segment). Students who wish to apply for the scholarship must be enrolled in undergraduate four or five years degree programs are eligible to apply. The other eligibility criteria for this program including:

  • The applicants must be Pakistani.
  • Students must secure admission in the approved discipline at the participating institutions as per the admission policy of the institution.
  • The eligibility of a candidate is linked to the neediness of the candidate as determined by the financial background of his/her family.
  • Not availing any other educational scholarship during the current academic year.
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The recognized Partner Institutes are:

  1. Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan
  2. Beaconhouse National University BNU Lahore
  3. BUITEMS (Balochistan University of IT, Engg. and Managt. Sciences)
  4. Centre for Excellence in Arts & Design CEAD MUET Jamshoro
  5. Institute for Arts and Culture Lahore
  6. National College of Arts
  7. National Textile University Faisalabad
  8. PAF Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology KIET CMA
  9. Pakistan Institute for Fashion Design Lahore
  10. SBK Women University Quetta
  11. University College of Arts Punjab University Lahore
  12. University of Karachi
  13. University of Peshawar
  14. University of Sindh Jamshoro
  15. Women University Swabi

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to apply on the prescribed scholarship application form available here and the Partner Institutes website. There are three pages in total where candidates have to provide detailed information about themselves, including:

  1. Institute Information in Which You Have Taken Admission: Name of Institute, Address of the Institute, Discipline/Subject
  2. Personal Information: Applicant’s Name, Applicant’s CNIC, Gender, Applicant’s Marital Status, Domicile Province, Domicile District, Father’s/Guardian’s Name, Father’s/Guardian’s CNIC, Father’s Occupation, Phone Number, Mobile Telephone Number, Email Address
  3. Contact Information: Present Address, Permanent Address, Total Family Members Currently Living With You, Details of Family Members Earning, Brothers’/Sisters’ Studying, Any Other Supporting Person (If Applicable), The Type of Transportation Vehicle Your Family Own, Your Educational Record, Per Month Fee/Tuition Charges of the Institution Last Attended, How the Admission/Fee Charges Were Paid, The Previously Earned Scholarship, The Current Active Scholarship, Statement of Purpose.

After completing the application form, submit to the concerned Focal Person (which you can check here based on your institute) along with the required documents. Please kindly note that any application forms submitted directly to NEST will not be considered for NEST will only grant scholarships to those students who are shortlisted by the aforementioned Partner Institutes only.

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Closing Dates

Although the application closing dates haven’t been formally announced, we strongly suggest you regularly visit the official page of the NEST Scholarship for updated information. Any late or incomplete submission will be deemed unsuccessful.

2. Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

The Nursing Scholarship is reserved only for the students of Partner Institutes of Pakistan Nursing Council’s Approved List.

The recognized Partner Institutes are:

  1. Bacha Khan Medical Complex (BKMC) Teaching Institution College of Nursing
  2. Begum Bilquees Sultana ION, Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences
  3. Benazir College of Nursing SMBBU
  4. Bharia School of Nursing
  5. College of Nursing Allied Hospital
  6. College of Nursing Holy Family Hospital
  7. College of Nursing, Aga Khan University
  8. College of Nursing, Akhter Saeed Medical and Dental
  9. College of Nursing, Allama Iqbal CON (AMIC, Jinnah Hospital)
  10. College of Nursing, DHDC. Kech.
  11. College of Nursing, DOW University of Health Sciences
  12. College of Nursing, F.G Polyclinic Hospital SON, G-7/3-4
  13. College of Nursing, Foundation University Islamabad Campus (FUIC)
  14. College of Nursing, Ilmiya Institute of Nursing
  15. College of Nursing, Institute of Nursing Wah Medical College
  16. College of Nursing, JGQH Hub
  17. College of Nursing, Jinnah Sindh Medical University
  18. College of Nursing, Kharadar Karachi
  19. College of Nursing, Khud Abadan
  20. College of Nursing, Khyber Medical University
  21. College of Nursing, Liaqat National University
  22. College of Nursing, People SON LUMHS
  23. College of Nursing, Piishin
  24. College of Nursing, Rakhshan
  25. College of Nursing, Rehman Medical Institute (RMI)
  26. College of Nursing, Rufaida CON (Peshawar Medical College)
  27. College of Nursing, Sandeman (Prov) Hospital
  28. College of Nursing, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (Fatima Jinnah Medical University)
  29. College of Nursing, University of Health Science’s
  30. College of Nursing, University of Lahore
  31. College of Nursing, University of Health Sciences (UHS)
  32. College of Nursing, Ziauddin University Hospital
  33. Elizebeth Rani College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  34. Islamabad Nursing College
  35. Jinnah College of Nursing
  36. Mayo Hospital, College of Nursing
  37. Multan College of Nursing (Multan Medical & Dental College)
  38. North West Institute of Health Sciences (Nursing)
  39. Pak-SWISS College of Nursing
  40. PIMS College of Nursing
  41. Post Graduate College of Nursing
  42. Prime College of Nursing
  43. Quaid-e-Azam College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  44. Rawal Institute of Nursing
  45. Royal College of Nursing
  46. Saida Waheed FMH College of Nursing
  47. Shahida Islam College of Nursing
  48. Shalamar Nursing College
  49. Sharif College of Nursing
  50. Shifa College of Nursing
  51. Superior College of Nursing
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How to Apply

Click here to apply for the Nursing Scholarship. Upon clicking the “Apply” button, you will be asked to choose your desired program, whether it’s a BS Nursing, MS Nursing, or Ph.D. Nursing. You then will be redirected to complete a separate application form.

After completing the application form, submit to the concerned Focal Person (which you can check here based on your institute) along with the required documents. What you have to prepare in advance are:

  • Admission letter of the institute along with admission fee slip
  • Attested copies of academic documents copies, your CNIC Copy/B-form, your father’s/guardian’s NCIC, domicile, and Death Certificate (in case your father is deceased)
  • Attested copy of rent agreement (if applicable)
  • Copies of last and latest fee receipts of self and siblings (if applicable)
  • Copies of last month utility bills (electricity and gas)
  • Copies of previous scholarship(s) attained (if applicable)
  • A declaration that you are not availing any other scholarship for this academic year signed and stamped by your institutional/department head/principal/Registrar
  • Photographs (two passport size
  • Registration Form (sent via mal filled and signed by the applicant
  • Salary Slip or Income Certificate of the father or guardian
  • Undertaking for Income Declaration

Please kindly note that any application forms submitted directly to NEST will not be considered for NEST will only grant scholarships to those students who are shortlisted by the aforementioned Partner Institutes only.

Closing Dates

Although the application closing dates haven’t been formally announced, we strongly suggest you regularly visit the official page of the NEST Scholarship for updated information. Any late or incomplete submission will be deemed unsuccessful.

NEST Scholarship Contact Details

For further information, guidance, and assistance please contact the relevant institute’s Focal Person.

Official Website

Visit NEST Scholarship’s official website at scholarships.nest.org.pk for the latest update.

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