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Scholarships announced by HEC for Balochistan and FATA students

Scholarships announced by HEC for Balochistan and FATA students

HEC announces postgraduate scholarships for NWFP and FATA in Pakistan.

According to official sources, applications are being sought from outstanding students of Balochistan and the former FATA who wish to pursue postgraduate studies (MS/M.Phil programme) at HEC-accredited local universities/degree awarding institutions (DAIs).Under the ‘Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for the Students of Balochistan and FATA (Phase-Il)’ Batch-V, scholarships are being offered in all areas of study/disciplines for the academic year 2022-23.

Applicants must have a local/domicile certificate from Balochistan province/former FATA, according to the eligibility criteria. Candidates must have completed 16 years of education with a grade point average of at least 60%. While the maximum age as of the closing date is 35 years. Candidates must have obtained the necessary academic credentials on or before the closing date.

Candidates who are currently receiving another HEC/government scholarship are ineligible to apply. For admission to MS/MPhil programmes, candidates must meet HEC and university criteria. According to the sources, scholarships will cover tuition and other charges (including hostel fees) up to Rs60,000 per semester/year.

Meanwhile, a basic monthly allowance of Rs10,000 is provided, with an annual increase of Rs500 for the second year. Successful candidates will receive a book allowance of Rs6,000 per year, a travelling allowance of Rs5,000 per year, and an initial settlement allowance of Rs10,000 once. HEC scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit as well as district/agency quotas.

According to the sources, the scholarship distribution ratio for Balochistan and FATA students is 50:50, and students already enrolled in any MS/MPhil programme may also apply. Before completing the application form, please visit http://hec.gov.pk/site/phobf for more information and an explanation of the IN/OUT categories.

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