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HEC USAID Merit Scholarships 2021

The United States Agency for International Development USAID is offering scholarships to financially disadvantaged students. The USAID Scholarships 2021 are offered in partnership with Higher Education Commission (HEC). HEC USAID Merit and Need Based Scholarship program (MNBSP) is for female candidates. Scholarship and Financial Aid is offered through this program. More than 5300 scholarships have been awarded under HEC USAID MNBSP program.

Students can apply directly at HEC website and submit the documents to their respective University’s Financial Aid Office. Two years associate degree programs and the nomenclature of BA/BSc programs are excluded. Scholarship award will be made strictly on merit whereas HEC reserves the right to cancel the scholarship award if the information provided by the applicant is found dubious and incorrect at time of physical verification. In public sector universities, admissions secured on self-sustain/ self-support/ self-finance basis, or in evening programs with higher few structures are ineligible

HEC USAID Merit and Need Based Scholarship 2021 Covers

The Needs Based Scholarship program covers funds for the following expenses:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Books
  • Boarding & Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Other Academic Costs​

HEC USAID Merit and Need Based Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • Only Female Candidates can apply for Session 2021
  • Stduents enrolled in 30 partner Public and Private Universities
  • Students pursuing Master’s/MBA/MS/MPhil/ Education Teaching degree programs in selected disciplines
  • Female students who fulfilled criteria of need and provided all the information sought for under the rules

How to Apply for USAID MNBSP 2021

Application can be submitted only at HEC online system at HEC Website The printout of the application with required supporting documents can be submitted to the Financial Aid Office of the respective university. Please do not send your documents to HEC. For more details please contact Financial Aid Offices of University

Scholarship Selection Process

The complete application process for USAID funded Merit and Need based scholarship program will be handled by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee. The scholarhsip award committee will recommend the selected candidates to the HEC Scholarship Management Committee. HEC’s Scholarship Management Committee reviews the applications and approves the eligible cases.  The funds are released and then the respective university’s will forward the funds to the selected candidates.


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