Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships Programme In Pakistan

Last Date for Applying December 10, 2019

Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships Programme:

The Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships Programme was launched by the Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, November 4, 2019.

Ehsaas Scholarship Programme is the largest need-based undergraduate scholarship programme in the history of Pakistan.

The PM Imran Khan announced 200,000 scholarships will be given in upcoming four years time. Every year 50,000 scholarships will be awarded to the talented and needy students of the country for the 4 – 5 years undergraduate degree programme.

Scholarship will cover

  • 100% tuition fee
  • Annual living stipend of Rs. 40,000/-

Who can apply

  • Students with family income less than 45,000/-
  • Studying in any year of the undergraduate programme in the public sector university.
  • 50% scholarships are reserved for women
  • 2% of scholarships are reserved for students with disabilities.

Selection Criteria

  • Merit and needs-based (Based on students GPA and family income)

Universities Covered under Ehsaas Scholarships

  • Students of all public sector universities who fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Geographical spread

  • All four provinces
  • FATA
  • AJK
  • Gilgit Baltistan

How long students can avail Ehsaas scholarship

  • Academic progress and performance will be monitored.
  • Subject to satisfactory academic progress students will continue to receive scholarship throughout their undergraduate programme.

How will the tuition fee and stipend be paid

  • The tuition fee will be paid directly to the universities.
  • The living stipend will be paid in the bank account of the student after necessary verification.

How Transparency be ensured

  • Details of scholarships will be available on the Ehsaas as well as HEC web-portal.

Difference between Ehsaas Scholarship and other programmes in-country

  • This programme represents three major paradigm shifts in the scholarship policy of the government. First, this is the largest-ever needs-based scholarship program. It is reserved for students from low-income families, in order to enable them to aspire for higher education. Only a very small percentage of previous scholarships given by the government/HEC were needs-based.
  • Second, it is the largest-ever national scholarship program. In the last 14 years, HEC has awarded a total of 30,000 undergraduate scholarships, while this scheme will give 50,000 scholarships, every year.
  • Third, this scholarship focuses on enhancing the earning potential of the recipients. Past scholarships were aimed at postgraduate programs, i.e., they assumed that students would pay for undergraduate education on their own. The Ehsaas scholarship funds under-graduate education, which is the surest way to enable people to rise out of poverty, and which contributes the most to income-generating potential.

Funding envelop for this program

  • Annually a minimum of Rs.5 billion will be allocated to this programme.

How to apply

  • To Apply Online Click Here
  • Completed forms along with necessary documents can also be submitted to the Financial Aid Office of the universities.
  • Do not send the application directly to HEC or BISP

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