The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has recently announced undergraduate scholarships for students from Balochistan and FATA. These Indigenous Scholarships, known as Batch-II of ‘Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for the students of Balochistan & FATA (Phase-III Batch-II), are available for all disciplines. Candidates who hold local certificates or a Domicile of Balochistan or erstwhile FATA are invited to apply for these scholarships, which will be awarded for undergraduate studies in HEC-Recognized Public Sector Universities degree Awarding Institutions or W-Category Private Universities of Pakistan. The deadline for submitting online scholarship applications is Monday, November 20, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to monitor their emails and visit the HEC website frequently for any potential updates.
Detail About HEC Undergraduate Scholarships for Balochistan/ FATA
|Location||Balochistan, Erstwhile FATA|
|Education||FA, F. Sc, ICS, etc|
|Test Date For Undergraduate Student||December 03, 2023|
|Last Date For Scholarship To Apply||November 20, 2023|
|Scholarships||HEC, Merit Base|
|Company||Higher Education Commission (HEC)|
Eligibility Criteria for HEC Undergraduate Scholarships
- You must possess a local certificate or domicile from either Balochistan or the Formerly Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to qualify for the HEC Undergraduate Balochistan & FATA Scholarship.
- Successful completion of 12 years of education with a minimum of 60% marks in FA/FSc/ICom/ICS/DAE or an equivalent qualification is required.
- Your age should not exceed 22 years as of the closing date, and you must have attained the necessary academic qualifications before the closing date.
- If you are currently benefiting from any other HEC/Government Scholarship, you are not eligible to apply for this particular scholarship.
How to Apply for HEC Undergraduate Scholarships
- To apply for the HEC Undergraduate Scholarship, follow these steps:
- Visit the HEC website: Go to www.hec.gov.pk/site/bf3 to access the online application portal.
- No Hard Copies Needed: You don’t need to send any physical documents at this stage.
- Application Fee: Deposit an application processing fee of PKR 500. You can do this through participating banks, ATMs, internet banking, mobile banking, Easypaisa, JazzCash, or Upaisa.
- Payment Process: Once you’ve selected the payment option, open your mobile banking app and click on Bill Payment or Payment Services. Enter the consumer number provided by the application portal. Review the details and make the payment.
- Verify Online Payment: After making the payment through the 1Bill Invoice, click on “Verify Online Payment” on the application form.
- Resolve Queries: Make sure to address any questions or concerns before the web registration portal closes.
- Complete Application: Submit your application online after filling out all the necessary information. Remember, saved or incomplete applications won’t be considered.
- Important Note: The test fee is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another applicant.
- HEC’s Discretion: Keep in mind that HEC reserves the right to postpone or cancel the scholarship process at any stage without providing a specific reason.
HEC Undergraduate Scholarships for Balochistan and FATA [Apply online]
- Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and district quota.
- Candidates will be selected based on an aptitude test.
- Candidates must score at least 50% in the aptitude test.
- Scholarships will be distributed in a 50:50 ratio between candidates from Balochistan and FATA.
- Candidates must have their original CNIC to participate in the test.
- The test date for undergraduate students (Batch-II) is December 03, 2023.
- For more details, candidates should visit the HEC website at https://scholarship.hec.gov.pk/.
HEC Undergraduate Scholarships for Balochistan and FATA last Date
The last date for submission of online applications for HEC Undergraduate Scholarships for Balochistan and Erstwhile FATA (Phase-III) is November 20, 2023.
Can I apply if my domicile is not from Balochistan or Erstwhile FATA?
Only applicants with valid domiciles/local certificates from Balochistan or Erstwhile FATA are eligible to apply.
What’s the scholarship distribution for Balochistan IN/Out and FATA IN/Out?
Balochistan IN & FATA IN: 90% scholarships
Balochistan OUT & FATA OUT: 10% scholarships
Can I apply if I’m already receiving financial assistance/scholarship from HEC/University/Institution?
No, those already receiving assistance/scholarship are not eligible.
Can I send my application via courier or submit it by hand?
Only online applications are accepted. Hard copies will not be entertained.
What is the duration of the scholarship?
1 year, extendable up to 4-5 years based on academic performance.
What expenses are covered under the scholarship program?
Tuition, Hostel, Living Allowance, Book Allowance, Traveling Allowance, Initial Settlement Allowance.
How many Scholarships are available in Batch–II?
1000 scholarships, 50:50 ratio for Balochistan & erstwhile FATA students.
Will scholarships be awarded on Open Merit?
Scholarships will be awarded based on Merit and District Quota.
What are the Passing Marks in the test and how applicants will be shortlisted?
Minimum 50% marks in the test. Shortlisting based on Aptitude Test score and Academic Credentials.
Is there a scholarship application processing fee?
Yes, Rs.500/- (Nonrefundable) as application fee.
What is the procedure for submission of processing fee?
Submit online through HEC website. No hard copies required. Use designated payment methods.