Several programs were launched under the umbrella of the Ehsaas program with the mission to alleviate poverty in the country. One of these programs is the ehsaas scholarship which aims to provide funding for undergraduate studies to gifted students. In Pakistan, more than 40% of students couldn’t pursue their studies after the intermediate level due to limited financial resources.
Considering this ratio, the government of Pakistan decided to offer scholarships for these students which will cover tuition fees for four to five years of university, unlike other scholarship programs which offer to fund for Ph.D. or MS programs. In addition to university fees, selected candidates will also be able to get a monthly stipend to cover their education-related expenses like purchasing supplies, books, accommodation, food, etc.
Almost all students who are planning to pursue their degree in major education fields can apply for the ehsaas scholarship program. These fields include but are not limited to, business education, agriculture, engineering, art and humanity, physical sciences, social sciences, and medicine.
About 50% quota is fixed for the female population whereas a 2% quota is set for physically challenged students. In this way, even the most vulnerable segments of society would be able to get higher education and come out of poverty. To know more about the eligibility criteria and application process for this ehsaas scholarship program, keep reading!
Ehsaas Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for this scholarship program, students must meet the following criteria;
On the other hand, the scholarship is not offered to students who;
How to Apply Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship
First of all, you need to visit the official website where you’ll find the online application form. Enter your details in that form and click the submit button.
After completing and submitting your online application, you need to print the application form and attach some supporting documents with it. These supporting documents include a CNIC copy of the applicant and his guardian, income certificate/ salary slip, copy of the rent agreement (if the applicant is living in a rented house), copies of utility bills (of the previous six months), copies of fee receipts, passport size photograph, and photographs of the house from outside.
This hard copy of the scholarship application will then be submitted to the university’s student financial aid office by the deadline. Any application which lacks any of the supporting documents will be rejected. Also, the online applications which are in saved mode will not be accepted.
After the primary review of applications, all the potential applicants will be invited to a formal interview which will be conducted by the institution’s scholarship award committee. The final list of scholars will be issued after the interview.
Students who get selected for the scholarship will need to sign an agreement of deed on the stamp paper after which, the student will receive the final award letter for the following year. To renew the scholarship for the next academic year, students would have to show satisfactory academic performance and maintain a 3.2 GPA.
Since the scholarship is solely need-based, no test will be conducted to shortlist candidates.
Students who are selected for the scholarship will get coverage for full tuition fees along with a monthly stipend of around PKR 4000. By now, around 2,00,000 students have benefited from this scholarship program so if you think you meet the eligibility criteria, apply right now since the last date to apply for ehsas scholarship program 2023 phase-3 is October 30, 2023.