Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Portal Opened: Apply Online

ISLAMABAD: The government has opened the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship for the academic year 2020-2021. The prospective students can submit their scholarship applications online on the portal.

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Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Portal Opened: Apply Online.

Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship is created for the deserving students who cannot afford higher education. To overcome the poverty and uneven distribution of education, it is important for the lower-income students to have higher education.

The Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship is just the right step taken by the government to tackle the issue of uneven distribution of education make higher education accessible to more students.

Last Date For Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Application Submission

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar tweeted on Tuesday to announce the last date for the application submission for the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship. She said the portal is open till October 30.

Furthermore, Dr Sania Nishtar stated that prospective students must enter the name of the university concerned in the application. The special assist tweeted saying:

All students studying in four or five-year undergraduate programs in 119 public sector universities of the country can apply for scholarships. Students whose family income is less than Rs. 45,000 can apply for Ehsaas Scholarship.

The Ehsaas Scholarship also includes a 100% tuition fee and a monthly subsistence allowance of Rs. 4,000. The scope of the program includes public sector universities in the four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The Objectives of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship

As pointed out in the HEC website the objectives of the Scholarship Program are as under:

  • 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 Ehsas Undergraduate Scholarship Project 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 the 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 the next four to five years, these scholarships will be increased to around 200,000.
  • The scholarship covers university tuition fees 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 that will facilitate the creation of the competent workforce thus enhancing employability factors in youth.
  • It foresees to create a drive for education among those students who have discontinued studies due to limited financial issues. 
  • By targeting the most vulnerable segment of the young population through this initiative, poorer households would be enabled to come out of poverty, which is the long-run expected to have a positive impact on individuals, their families and the community.

READ MORE: PM launches Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme

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Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria for Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarships are offered for:

  1. Newly admitted students
  2. Admissions secured on merit only. Merit means that the student has fulfilled the admission criteria of the institution in which he/she intends to study
  3. Degree programs allowed by the HEC.
  4. The age limit set by institution’s regulations, i.e., the maximum age of the eligibility for the scholarship is the same as the maximum age for applying for admission in undergraduate programs at the HEI.

Ineligibility Conditions:

A student is ineligible for the scholarship if found

  1. Availing any other scholarship or continuous grant 
  2. Enrolled in distant learning programs and  affiliated colleges (both public/private )
  3. Secured admission on a self-sustain/ self-support/ self-finance basis, or in evening programs with higher fee structures

Documents Required

After submission  of the online application form of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Project, the applicant is required to take a printout of the application form and attach the following supporting documents:

Sr.noSupporting Documents
1Copy of applicant CNIC / B. Form
2Copy of CNIC (Father, Mother/ Guardian)
3Salary Slip / Income Certificate (Father/Guardian, Mother)
4If father is Labourer on daily wage / shopkeeper / private job, then attach undertaking of Income Certificate on minimum amount of stamp paper of Rs. 50/-
5Copies of last Six Month Utility Bills (Electricity, Gas, Telephone, Water) – (If applicable)
6Copy of Rent agreement in case of Rented House
7Copies of Last Fee Receipts of Applicant and Siblings (If applicable)
8Copies of Medical bills/ expenditure related documents (if applicable)
901 Passport size Photograph of Applicant
1001 Picture of House from outside Front

Important Note: The hard copy of the application form along with the supporting documents will be submitted to the Student Financial Aid Office of the university only.

Scholarship Award Process

  • All students are required to apply through online system and SUBMIT the application form. Applications in the “Saved” mode will not be acceptable.
  • Applicants are required to submit hard copies of the application form along with the supporting documents to the financial aid office of the university by the given deadline.(list of supporting documents are specified on the website)
  • The Scrutiny Committee of the university  will short list all candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria, based on the information provided in their applications, and who have provided all the information sought for under the rules such as proof of family income, assets, past academic record, age (where appropriate) etc.
  • Incomplete application form in any respect will be rejected.
  • The Institutional Scholarship Award Committee of the universities will interview/ recommend potential applicants for the award of scholarship.
  • Scholarship awardees will be asked to sign a deed of agreement on a stamp paper.
  • Financial Aid Office of the university   shall issue the Final Scholarship Award Letter.
  • Awarded scholarship is not transferable to any other university/ academic program/ academic session.
  • Scholarship funding shall continue for next semester/ year subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Note: Students are advised to fill the online application form very carefully and provide authentic documentary proof of household income and expenditure for assessment and evaluation by the scholarship award committee. If during any stage of the degree program it is found that the Scholarship Awardee has provided false information in the application form/forged/tampered the application form or income certificate in order to secure the scholarship, the university will be liable to take strict disciplinary action as per rules which may include, but not limited to the refund of all scholarship funding. 

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Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship.

Financial Support

The Program covers funds for the following expenses:

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

List of Universities


  1. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi
  2. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Benzirabad Nawabshah
  3. Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam
  4. Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur
  5. Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari, Karachi
  6. Dawood UET Karachi
  7. QUEST Nawabshah
  8. Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
  9. The University of Karachi
  11. Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  12. Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
  13. BBSUTSD) Khairpur Mirs
  14. Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro
  16. Peoples university of medical and health science, Sindh
  17. NED , Karachi
  18. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary And Animal Sciences Sakrand
  19. SMI,Karachi
  20. The University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhitshah
  21. University of Sindh jamshoro
  23. Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi
  24. Government College University, Hyderabad
  25. The Shaikh Ayaz University, Shikarpur


  1. Punjab Tianjin University of Technology-Lahore
  2. GCU-Lahore
  3. Government College Women University, Sialkot
  4. Information Technology University Lahore (ITU)
  5. King Edward Medical University
  6. Kinnaird College For Women, Lahore
  7. Lahore College for Women University (LCWU)
  8. National College of Arts (NCA)
  9. National Textile University -FSD
  10. Fatima Jinnah Medical University-Lahore
  11. Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU)
  12. UVAS-Lahore
  13. PFID-Lahore
  14. University of Narowal
  15. Fatima Jinnah Women University-Rwp
  16. University of Okara
  17. UET-Taxila
  18. University of Sahiwal
  19. University of Gujrat
  20. UET-Lahore
  21. University of Punjab, Lahore
  22. University of Education
  23. University of Health Sciences, UHS
  24. University of Sargodha
  25. PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
  26. GCU, Faisalabad
  27. GCWU, Faisalabad
  28. UAF, Faisalabad
  29. Ghazi University, D G khan
  30. BZU, Multan
  31. Women University, Multan
  32. MNS UET, Multan
  33. MNS Agriculture University, Multan
  34. NFCEIT, Multan
  35. Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  36. IUB, Bahawalpur
  37. GSCWU, Bahawalpur
  38. Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur
  39. Khwaja Fareed University (KFUEIT), R Y Khan
  40. Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad
  41. Rawalpindi Women University, Rawalpindi
  42. University of Mianwali
  43. University of Home Economics, Lahore
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  1. Air University, Islamabad
  2. Bahria University, Islamabad
  3. Federal Urdu University of Arts , Science and Technology
  4. Islamic International University (IIUI)
  5. Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
  6. NDU-Islamabad
  7. NUML, Islamabad
  8. National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi
  9. NUST, Islamabad
  10. NUTEC-Islamabad
  11. PIEAS-Islamabad
  12. Quaid-E-Azam University, Islamabad
  13. SZAB Medical University, Islamabad
  14. COMSATS-Isb


  1. FATA University, Kohat
  2. Agriculture University Peshawar
  3. Women University Mardan
  4. UET Mardan
  5. Women University Swabi
  6. University of Swabi
  7. IMS Peshawar
  8. Islamia College Peshawar
  9. UET Peshawar
  10. University of Haripur
  11. Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak
  12. UoT Nowshehra
  13. KUST Kohat
  14. University of Buner
  15. AUST Abbottabad
  16. Khyber Medical Peshawar
  17. Gomal University
  18. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Shringal, Dir Upper
  19. Abdul Wali Khan University
  20. University of Swat
  21. University of Malakand
  22. University of Lakki Marwat
  23. Hazra University Mansehra
  24. University of Peshawar
  25. University of Chitral
  26. University of Science & Technology, Bannu
  27. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar
  28. Bacha Khan University


  1. UET Khuzdar
  2. Lasbela University of Agroculture Water and Maring Sciences Uthal
  3. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University Quetta
  4. University of Turbat
  5. University of Loralai
  6. Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and
  7. Management Sciences(BUITEMS), Quetta
  8. Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences. Quetta
  9. University of Balochistan, Quetta


  1. Karakorum Internatinal University, Giglit
  2. University of Baltistan


  1. MUST, Mirpur, AJK
  2. AJKU, Muzaffarabad
  3. Women University, Bagh, AJK
  4. University of Poonch, Rawlakot
  5. Kotli University, Kotli, AJK

READ MORE: How to apply for Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships Programme

Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship – Apply Online

The students are required to apply through HEC Online Application system. The following link will take you to the HEC online apply portal. Click on the following link.

Ehsaas Scholarship Pakistan

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  1. Aslam Alaikum sir this is Zeeshan Ali Panhwar from Dadu sindh pakistan sir actually i am trying to apply in undergraduate ehsaas scholarship due to email error sir I applied in 2016 in higher education commission during these days I registered my account but now I have forgotten it so please sir help to apply in undergraduate ehsaas scholarship I am a boy from poor family so please help me sir…

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