Introduction to Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Education beyond intermediate is one of the ways to overcome poverty. However, access to higher education is itself distributed very unevenly. For example, only 0.4% of the children from the lowest income quintile (from the relevant age cohort) are enrolled in higher education institutions, which is far below the national average of 10%. Ehsaas Undergraduate scholarship program aim to eliminate this source of unequal access.

According to the National Human Development Report 2017, Pakistan is one of the youngest country in the world. Realizing its demographic reality which has a population of around 220 million out of which more than half are of university age cohort, the priority of Government of Pakistan is to work on such programs which give drive to provide access to financially deserving and also encourages gender equity. The strategy is to create opportunities for a sizeable segment of youth to bring them under the net of higher education and create equal education opportunities for all.

Objectives of the Program

  • It is a paradigm shift in a policy of the Government of Pakistan to support undergraduate level students who after completing FA/FSc./Intermediate are unable to pursue university education due to limited financial resources. Unlike past financial assistance schemes that were aimed at MS or PhD programs, the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship program focuses on the most critical segment, namely the 4-5year undergraduate programs, which contributes the most to income of the individual who completes the bachelors degree
  • It is one of the sizeable project funding under Government of Pakistan’s Ehsaas social safety net program which aims to provide 50,000 undergraduate scholarships with an average budget of Rs.6 billion annually. Over a period of next four to five years these scholarships will be increased to around 200,000.

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  • Scholarship covers university tuition fee and stipend throughout four-five years of degree duration. It is a significant step to ensure affordable higher education in  all major fields of education including agriculture, arts and humanities, business education, engineering, medical, physical sciences, and social sciences.
  • The project aims to support female education therefore 50% of scholarships are reserved for the female students in the overall Project’s target.
  • To encourage physically challenged students, 2% of the scholarships are reserved for them.
  •  It is a vibrant program which will facilitate creation of the competent workforce thus enhancing employability factors in youth.
  • It foresees to create drive for education among those students who have discontinued studies due to limited financial issues.
  • By targeting most vulnerable segment of young population through this initiative, poorer households would be enabled to come out of  poverty, which in a long run expected to have positive impact on individuals, their families and the community.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Students who are currently enrolled in Undergraduate degree programs in selected public sector universities
  2. Applicants  who have secured admission on merit fulfilling   admission criteria  of the respective university
  3. Age limit will be followed as per university regulations for admission at the university
  4. Students already availing any other scholarship or grant from any  other source are ineligible to apply
  5. Students who have secured admission on Self-sustain/Self- support/Self finance evening programs are ineligible
  6. Distant learning students /programs are ineligible

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Scholarship Coverage

The Program covers funds for the following expenses:

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

How to Apply?

All students are required to apply through following HEC Online Application System:

Last Date of Online Application Submission is 10th December, 2019

Scholarship Award Process

  • All students are required to apply through https://ehsaas.hec.gov.pk/ online system.
  • The applications of all potential candidates will be reviewed by the scrutiny committee and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC) at the respective University/Institution. The committee will be  headed by the Vice Chancellor/Head of Institution
  • The ISAC will recommend potential candidates to HEC.
  • Scholarships shall be awarded after finalization and the approval
  • Scholarship funding shall continue for next semester/ year subject to satisfactory academic performance

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List of Eligible Universities

1 Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

2 University of the Punjab, Lahore

3 National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad

4 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

5 COMSATS University, Islamabad

6 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PlEAS), Islamabad

7 University of Karachi, Karachi

8 University of Health Sciences, Lahore

9 University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore

10 Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi.

11 Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad

12 Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

13 GCU Faisalabad

14 University of Peshawar, Peshawar

15 The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

16 Institute Of Business Administration, Karachi

17 The University of Agriculture, Peshawar

18 University of Science & Technology, Bannu

19 International Islamic University Islamabad

20 Government College University, Lahore

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21 University of Sargodha, Sargodha

22 University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

23 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan

24 University of Malakand, Chakdara

25 University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad

26 Khyber Medical University, Peshawar

27 University of Gujrat, Gujrat

28 Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat

29 University Of Sindh, Jamshoro

30 Lahore College for Women University, Lahore

31 University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar

32 Dow University Of Health Sciences, Karachi

33 Mehran University Of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro

34 Bahria University, Islamabad

35 Hazara University, Mansehra

36 Gomal University, D.I.Khan

37 Air University, Islamabad

38 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi

39 National Defence University, Islamabad

40 NED University Of Engineering & Technology, Karachi

41 Islamia College, Peshawar

42 University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila

43 Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur

44 Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur

45 National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad

46 Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam

47 University of Balochistan, Quetta

48 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Quetta

49 National Textile University, Faisalabad

50 Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi

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51 Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar

52 King Edward Medical University, Lahore

53 Liaquat University Of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro

54 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar

55 Quaid-e-Awam Univeristy of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah

56 Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar

57 University of Education, Lahore

58 Dawood University Of Engineering & Technology, Karachi

59 Karakoram International University Gilgit

60 Kinnaird College For Women, Lahore

61 Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences, Uthal

62 Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana

63 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal

64 Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University Quetta

65 Mirpur University of Science & Technology (MUST), Mirpur

66 National College of Arts, Lahore

67 Peoples University Of Medical & Health Sciences, Nawabshah Shaheed Benazirabad

68 Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari Karachi

69 Abbottabad University of Science & Technology, Abbottabad

70 Bacha Khan University, Charsadda

71 FATA University, Kohat

72 Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore

73 Ghazi University, D. G. Khan

74 Government College Women University, Faisalabad

75 Government College Women University, Sialkot

76 Government Sadiq College for Women University, Bahawalpur

77 Information Technology University, Lahore

78 Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi

79 Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak

80 Khwaja Fareed UET, Rahim Yar Khan

81 Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Agriculture, Multan

82 Muhammad Nawaz Shareef University of Engineering and Technology, Multan

83 National Univesity of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi

84 NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan

85 Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore

86 Pir Abdul Qadir Shah Jeelani Institute Of Medical Sciences, Gambat

87 Rawalpindi Medical University, Rawalpindi

88 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University & Animal Science, Sakrand

89 Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad

90 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad

91 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University Of Law, Clifton, Karachi

92 Shuhada-e-APS University of Technology, Nowshera

93 Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi

94 The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Of Technology And Skill Development, Khairpur Mirs

95 The Women University Multan

96 University of Baltistan, Skardu

97 University of Engineering & Technology, Mardan

98 University of Haripur, Haripur

99 University of Kotli AJ&K

100 University of Loralai, Loralai

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101 University of Swabi, Swabi

102 University of Swat, Swat

103 University of The Poonch, Rawalakot

104 University of Turbat, Turbat

105 Women University, Bagh

106 Women University, Mardan

107 Women University, Swabi

108 National University of Technology, Islamabad

109 The Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences

110 University of Okara, Okara

111 University of Sahiwal, Sahiwal

112 Cholistan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur

113 Nishtar Medical University, Multan

114 The University of Lakki Marwat

115 University of Buner, Buner

116 University of Chitral, Chitral

117 University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhit Shah

118 Punjab Tianjin University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

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FAQs

Sr. No Question Answer
01

How can Io apply for EHSAAS Undergraduate Scholarship?

 

Please apply online at http://ehsaas.hec.gov.pk

 

02

Do I have to submit hard copy of the application?

 

Yes, every applicant is required to take printout of the submitted online application and submit hard copy along with the supporting documents to the student financial aid office of the university.
03 Can a distant learning student apply for the scholarship? No, distant learning students are not eligible
04

Can a dual nationality holder apply for this scholarship?

 

No, dual nationality holder cannot apply for this scholarship.
05 What is the quota for disable students in EHSAAS Undergraduate program? 2% of the scholarships will be reserved for the physically disabled students subject to availability of disability authentic and verifiable certificate issued.
06 What is the quota for female students in EHSAAS Undergraduate program? 50 % of the scholarships are reserved for female students
07 If an applicant is already availing a scholarship, can he/she apply for this scholarship?

No, an applicant cannot apply for this scholarship if he/she is already availing some other scholarship.

 

08

 Is the scholarship is fully funded?

 

The Scholarship only covers Tuition fee in actual along with annual stipend.
09

What is the duration of the program?

 

The duration of the program is four –five years.
10 Is there any fees requirement for online application? No fees is required to submit your application on online Portal.
11

Do candidate need to submit hard copies of the document to the  HEC?

 

No; HEC will not accept any documentation.
12 What is the deadline to apply for the scholarship?

Deadline to apply for the scholarship is 10th December, 2019.

 

13 Students who are already enrolled in public university can apply for scholarship? Yes , students who are already enrolled in public university/institution can apply for scholarship
14 Is there any Age limit defined for the scholarship? Age limit will be followed as per university regulations i.e. maximum age under which an applicant is allowed to take admission for offered Undergraduate programs at the university
16 Can I apply directly to Higher Education Commission? HEC do not entertain direct application forms. HEC only accept applications through partner universities/institutions as mentioned in list on website/advertisement.
17 Which are the Selected Participating Universities/Institutions? The detail of selected participating universities/institutions is available on the official website of Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.
18 Can I submit application after the deadline? Application after the university’s/institution’s deadline will not be entertained; therefore, we encourage you to submit application well before the deadline in order to avoid any inconvenience.
19

If I get supporting documents late will it negatively impact on my application?

 

Shortlisting for the scholarship awards is subject to the  criteria according to merit and financial assistance need. It is in your best interest to apply and submit all the required documents early.

Please make sure that you strictly follow the deadline for the submission of scholarship application form along with the necessary supporting documents.

20

After getting scholarship, do I need to re-apply every year?

 

Once you selected under this scholarship program, you don’t need to apply again every year
24 Is it possible to transfer the awarded scholarship from selected University/Institution to other University/Institution? As per provision, it’s not possible to transfer the scholarship from selected University/Institution to any other University/Institution.
25 I am a student from Baluchistan, can I apply for the university/institution in Punjab or in any other province of Pakistan? Yes. You can apply in any Partner University/institution located in any Province of Pakistan.
26 My admission is in process for fall session, am I eligible to apply for scholarship? Yes, you are eligible to apply subject to eligibility terms and conditions
27 What is gross monthly income? Gross monthly income is the amount of income earned in one month, before taxes or deductions are taken out.
28 What is net monthly income? Net monthly income is the amount of money you actually take home after taxes and deductions

 

Contact us

For any query please contact on HEC helpline:

051-111-119-432, 0334-111-9432​ 

OR

http://onlinehelp.hec.gov.pk/