HEC Expands Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Program (PHASE-III) 2023-24 to Include 4,500 Afghan Nationals | Deadline Extended

HEC Expands Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Program (PHASE-III) 2023-24! Apply Now for the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarships for Afghan Students! Up to 4,500 Scholarships Available for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies in Pakistan

The Pakistani government is offering the latest new scholarships, and we will explain them in more detail under the title: “HEC Expands Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Program (PHASE-III) 2023-24, to pursue undergraduate, graduate, and PhD studies in medicine, engineering, agriculture, management, and computer science. This initiative aims to strengthen ties between the two countries and enhance people-to-people contacts.

Introduction:

The Pakistani government is providing scholarships to Afghan students in order to strengthen their capacity by providing 4500 scholars with high-quality education. Here are some key points;

Government Initiative: Pakistan offers scholarships to Afghan youth for capacity building.
Fields Covered: Scholarships in Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Management, and Computer Science.
Bilateral Relationship: Aims to strengthen ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Enhancing People-to-People Contacts: Fosters increased interaction between the two neighboring states.
Coverage: 4500 Afghan scholarships including Living Allowance, Book Allowance, and Tuition fee.

Scholarship Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate (MS/M.Phil.), and PhD levels.

Project Key Objectives:

  • Sponsor Afghan students for quality education.
  • Establish professional linkages between sister institutions.
  • Promote human resource development for Afghanistan’s reconstruction.
  • Develop people-to-people contacts between the two countries.
  • Enhance Pakistan’s goodwill among the Afghan people.
  • Provide an opportunity for Pakistani universities to attract students from neighboring countries.

Eligibility Criteria:

Here is eligibility criteria for three different scholarships levels include; Undergraduate,MS/M. Phil and Ph.D.

  • Undergraduate:
    • Completion of 12 years or equivalent education.
    • Age limit: 17–23 years before the application closing date.
    • Minimum marks: 75% in Shahadatnama (Afghanistan)/60% IBCC equivalency.
    • Medical and Engineering students must meet PM&DC and PEC admission criteria.
  • MS/M. Phil:
    • Age limit: 35 years for non-faculty, 40 years for faculty members.
    • Completion of 16 years of education.
    • Minimum 2.5 CGPA in Bachelor’s/Master’s degree.
  • PhD:
    • Age limit: 35 years for non-faculty, 40 years for faculty members.
    • Completion of 18 years of education (MS/MPhil degree).
    • Minimum 3.0 CGPA in MS/MPhil degree.

Terms & Conditions:

Here are the following terms and conditions;

  • Application Process:
    1. Online application submission is mandatory.
    2. No amendments allowed after submission.
  • Scholarship Period:
    1. Awardees cannot hold any other scholarship/stipend during their fellowship period.
    2. Those already availing another scholarship are ineligible to apply.
  • Undergraduate Scholarship:
    1. Maximum age limit: 23 years.
    2. Completion of the 12th Grade exam no later than 2018.
  • Merit List:
    1. Prepared based on online data/information provided by the applicant.
    2. Untrue or misrepresented information at any stage will result in the termination of the application process.

How to apply for scholarships for Afghan students?

  • Application Process:
    • Apply online at HEC website: http://pakafghan.hec.gov.
  • Application Deadline:
    • The last date for online application submission is December 03, 2023.
    • Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

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Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Program (PHASE-III) 2023-24 Last Date:

The last date to apply for the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Program (PHASE-III) 2023-24 is December 03, 2023.

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Important FAQs:

What are the eligibility criteria for the scholarships?

The eligibility criteria vary depending on the scholarship level. For undergraduate scholarships, students must have completed 12 years of education and have a minimum GPA of 75%. For MS/MPhil scholarships, students must have completed 16 years of education and have a minimum CGPA of 2.5. For PhD scholarships, students must have completed 18 years of education (MS/MPhil degree) and have a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

How can I apply for the scholarships?

The application process is online. You can apply at the HEC website: http://pakafghan.hec.gov.

What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for the applications is December 03, 2023.

What is covered by the scholarships?

The scholarships cover tuition fees, living allowance, and book allowance.

Can I hold another scholarship/stipend while receiving this scholarship?

No, you cannot hold another scholarship/stipend while receiving this scholarship.

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