25+ Universities in Pakistan Offers International Scholarships

Although Pakistan is not one of the first study abroad destinations in the world, it has been known for years as the premium destination for studying abroad in Asia. The country has a great deal to offer international students, with a rich diversity in its culture, landscapes and people, as well as well-respected universities. Pakistan has an advanced network of over 200 state of the art universities and above 2000 colleges, which are all known for providing quality education to local as well as international students. Its well-equipped educational facilities are meant to provide specialized education in the field of agriculture, management, engineering, IT, pharmacy, business administration, arts, social sciences, commerce, sciences, humanities and medicine. It doesn’t stop there – the Government of Pakistan has a number of scholarships to offer to local and international students. Therefore, you won’t need to worry about paying tuition fees or travel costs to study in Pakistan.

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  1. Scholarship for OIC Least Developed Countries Under the “Academic and Research Linkages Under Bilateral Agreement” Project

The Pakistani government offers scholarships to students who are nationals of least developed countries of OIC. These countries include Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gambia The, Togo and Uganda. The scholarships are available for Bachelor, Master and Doctoral/PhD studies in Pakistani public universities recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). These universities include, but not limited to:

  • National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad
  • Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
  • Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  • PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  • University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • University of Agriculture, Peshawar
  • Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
  • University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore
  • University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
  • NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
  • University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar
  • University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila
  • Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • University of Karachi
  • University of Peshawar
  • Bahria University, Islamabad
  • COMSATS University, Islamabad
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences), Peshawar
  • Sukkur IBA University
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  • Government College University, Lahore
  • National Textile University, Faisalabad
  • Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro

Recipients of this scholarship can choose to pursue a degree in Medical, Engineering, Agriculture or Physical/Natural Sciences. The courses will take duration up to 48 months for Bachelor’s degree programs, 60 months for Medical degree programs, 24 months for MS/MPhil degree programs and 48 months for Doctoral/PhD programs. The programs start on August/September for the Fall session and on January/February for the Spring session.

Each recipient of the scholarship will have their tuition fees covered. They will also receive living allowance, residential allowance, book allowance and air tickets to return to the recipient’s home country. The amount of scholarships varies accordingly to the degree and courses the recipients take.

There are a number of certain criteria candidates must meet to be eligible for the scholarship. These include:

  • You should be no younger than 20 years of age and no older than 35 to be enrolled in a MS/MPhil program, and no older than 40 years of age for Doctoral/PhD
  • No dual national is allowed – only students from ;east developed countries of OIC are eligible to apply
  • You must fulfill eligibility criteria of the chosen Pakistani university, including passing the IELTS or TOEFL minimum score, as courses will be taught in English.
  • If you are applying for a Bachelor’s degree, you must have completed 12 years of school education equated by Inter Board Committee Chairmen (IBCC), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • If you are applying for a Master’s degree, you must have completed Bachelor’s degree, which has equivalency of 16 years viz. 04 years Bachelor’s degree program, graduated from a state-recognized university and equated by HEC, Pakistan.
  • If you are applying for a Doctoral/PhD degree, you must have equivalency of 18 years viz. 02 years Master’s degree program and 04 years Bachelor degree program, graduated from state-recognized universities and both degrees equated from HEC Pakistan.
  • The degree program you are applying to should be linear with the previous degree program you have completed.

If you have considered yourself as eligible for the scholarship, you can apply through a nominating agency, i.e. OIC General Secretariat/respective Governments via Embassies of your country, by mentioning three names of Pakistani universities you are applying to in an order of your preference (1st, 2nd and 3rd choice) with the fields of study you wish to be enrolled in.

In the application and selection process, you will be required to submit the following documents.

  • HEC “Foreign Student Information Sheet” to be filled in and signed
  • All academic certificates and transcripts of most recently graduated school, college and/or university
  • Most recent photograph (eight)
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Nomination letter by home country carrying photograph
  • NOC of concerned Embassy for studying in Pakistan

Enquiries can be sent via e-mail to [email protected]

For more information, visit the scholarship page on the HEC website.

  1. Commonwealth Scholarships

The Government of Pakistan offers scholarships to students of least developed Commonwealth countries, including Bangladesh, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zambia. The scholarships are available for Master’s degree programs in Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Arts and Humanities, Management and Business Education, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, and Natural Sciences/Physical Sciences.

The scholarships are available for two academic years (24 months), and cover tuition fees, living expenses, hostel charges, book expenses and flight tickets to return to home country. Accommodations at university hostel will be provided by Pakistani universities.

Applicants of this scholarship can choose up to three Pakistani universities when applying for the scholarship. However, applicants may only choose from a range of public universities recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

  • National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad
  • Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
  • Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
  • PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  • University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • University of Agriculture, Peshawar
  • Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
  • University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore
  • University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore
  • NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
  • University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar
  • University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila
  • Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta
  • University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • University of Karachi
  • University of Peshawar
  • Bahria University, Islamabad
  • COMSATS University, Islamabad
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences), Peshawar
  • Sukkur IBA University
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
  • Government College University, Lahore
  • National Textile University, Faisalabad
  • Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro

Courses generally start on September/October for the Fall session, and on January/February for the Spring session. Students should reach HEC Pakistan three months before the respective session starts.

There are a number of certain criteria that you must meet to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • No dual national is allowed. Only students from least developed countries of Commonwealth are eligible to apply.
  • You must meet all the criteria required by the respective Pakistani university. As courses will be delivered in English, therefore, you must pass the minimum score of IELTS or TOEFL as required by the respective Pakistani university, and provide an English Proficiency Certificate as proof of your English skills.
  • You must hold a Bachelor’s degree, which has an equivalency of 16 years of study viz. 4 years Bachelor’s degree program graduated from a state-recognized university and equated by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.
  • The major discipline or subject you are applying for must be linear with the previous field of study you completed in Bachelor’s degree.

You will be required to provide the following documents after the nomination by your country:

  • HEC Pakistan “Foreign Student Information Sheet” to be filled in and signed
  • Academic certificate and transcripts
  • IELTS or TOEFL or any other English proficiency certificate
  • Your most recent photograph (eight)
  • A copy of your valid passport
  • A nomination letter by your home country
  • NOC of Concerned Nominating Agency for Studying in Pakistan

For more information, visit the Commonwealth Scholarships page on the HEC website.

If you have enquiries on the scholarship, you may contact [email protected]

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