Higher Education Commission in partnership with Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) offers OGDCL Need Based scholarships for destitute students to study undergraduate and graduate courses in Engineering, Business administration, Law, Archaeology, Defense and Strategic Studies, Gender studies, History, Sociology, Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Electronics, Physics, Maths, IT, and Pak Studies. The program is consistent with the HEC’s goals to support financially deserving students, widen access to quality education, and encourage academic interest in fields that are vital to Pakistan’s Economic Development. The program has especially been designed to benefit the students belonging from OGDCL’s operational/concessional districts.

Brief History – OGDCL Need Based Scholarships

The OGDCL-HEC Need-Based Scholarship Program is focused on providing opportunities for access to higher education, especially to destitute candidates belonging to the underprivileged background from operational & concessional areas of OGDCL who, despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education.

The OGDCL management has approved the program at a total cost of Rs.141 million in its meeting held on 21st December 2016. The Project is funded by Oil and Gas Development Company Limited as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. You can apply for HEC Need Based Scholarships in Pakistan and USAID Funded Merit & Need Based Scholarships in Pakistan

Details – OGDCL Need Based Scholarships

Who can apply? Students studying in Pakistan

Scholarship offered by? Oil & Gas Development Company Limited

Host Country: Pakistan

Host Institution(s): Universities in Pakistan (Check out the list of eligible universities at the end).

Level of the study: Undergraduate & Graduate

Fields/Subjects/Areas: Various fields of study (Check out the list below)

Scholarship value: Fully Funded

Benefits / Financial Coverage

It is a Need Based Scholarship for the students of Pakistan, and will cover:

  • Tuition fee
  • Lodging and Boarding

However both tuition fee and lodging amount varies from university to university (area to area) as per actual costs.

Eligibility Criteria for OGDCL Need Based Scholarships in Pakistan

The applicant must be a Pakistani belonging to operational & concessional districts of Oil & Gas Development Company Limited. 

Financial assistance & scholarships are available for study at the undergraduate & graduate level in the prescribed disciplines at the selected 9 Pakistani universities.


  • All scholarships in Quaid-e-Azam University are offered for 02 years Masters’ Programs only.
  • All scholarships in International Islamic University Islamabad are offered for Bachelors’s only.
  • All scholarships in Engineering disciplines in various universities are offered for Bachelors’s only.
  • Male and female students have an equal chance of getting selected, students from both genders are highly appreciated to apply. This allocation is especially for those students coming from remote and vulnerable areas of OGDCL Operations / Concessions of Pakistan, who are financially needy and meet admission criteria of the selected 9 partner universities/ degree awarding institutions.

Students need to compete for securing admission in the approved disciplines at the participating institutions as per admission policy of the institution and be enrolled in Undergraduate (3 and 4 years) and Graduate (2 Years) programs

Only those students who are enrolled in the first semester/professional year in the respective courses offered by the participating institutions are eligible to apply. 

The eligibility of a candidate is linked to neediness, as determined by the financial background of his/her family.

CHECK: Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program for 2021 – Phase-II

Fields of Study


Business administration



Defense and Strategic studies,

Gender studies



Animal Sciences






Computer Science/IT

Pak Studies

How to Apply?

The deserving students can apply for OGDCL Need Based Scholarships through HEC by download Application Form

Print the form and fill it. The Scholarship Form will be submitted along with supporting documents to the Financial Aid Office of university/institution for which online application is submitted.

Students need to get admission in any one of the approved disciplines at the participating Universities/Institutions as per their admission criteria.

Please note that partial scholarship for already enrolled students is not covered under this program

List of Partner Universities/institutions

List of Operational/Concessional Districts