Ehsaas Scholarship Program 2021
Education beyond intermediate is one of the ways to overcome poverty. However, access to higher education is itself distributed very unevenly. For example, only 0.4% of the children from the lowest income quintile (from the relevant age cohort) are enrolled in higher education institutions, which is far below the national average of 10%. Ehsas scholarships aim to eliminate this source of unequal access.
It is a paradigm shift in a policy of the Government of Pakistan to support undergraduate level students who after completing FA/FSc./Intermediate are unable to pursue university education due to limited financial resources. Unlike past financial assistance schemes that were aimed at MS or PhD programs, the Ehsas Undergraduate Scholarship Project focuses on the most critical segment, namely the 4-5year undergraduate programs, which contributes the most to income of the individual who completes the bachelors degree
It is one of the sizeable project funding under Government of Pakistan’s Ehsaas social safety net program which aims to provide 50,000 undergraduate scholarships with an average budget of Rs.6 billion annually. Over a period of next four to five years these scholarships will be increased to around 200,000.
Scholarships are offered for:
Newly admitted students
Admissions secured on merit only. Merit means that the student has fulfilled the admission criteria of the institution in which he/she intends to study
Degree programs allowed by the HEC.
Age limit set by institution’s regulations, i.e., the maximum age of the eligibility for the scholarship is the same as the maximum age for applying for admission in undergraduate programs at the HEI.
A student is ineligible for the scholarship if found
Availing any other scholarship or continuous grant
Enrolled in distant learning programs and affiliated colleges (both public/private )
Secured admission on self-sustain/ self-support/ self-finance basis, or in evening programs with higher fee structures
After submission of the online application form of Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Project , the applicant is required to take printout of the application form and attach following supporting documents:
Sr.no Supporting Documents
1 Copy of applicant CNIC / B. Form
2 Copy of CNIC (Father, Mother/ Guardian)
3 Salary Slip / Income Certificate (Father/Guardian, Mother)
4 If father is Labourer on daily wage / shopkeeper / private job, then attach undertaking of Income Certificate on minimum amount of stamp paper of Rs. 50/-
5 Copies of last Six Month Utility Bills (Electricity, Gas, Telephone, Water) – (If applicable)
6 Copy of Rent agreement in case of Rented House
7 Copies of Last Fee Receipts of Applicant and Siblings (If applicable)
8 Copies of Medical bills/ expenditure related documents (if applicable)
9 01 Passport size Photograph of Applicant
10 01 Picture of House from outside Front
Important Note: The hard copy of the application form along with the supporting documents will be submitted to the Student Financial Aid Office of the university only.
Ehsaas Scholarship is Open for following Universities:
National College of Arts, Lahore (NCA)
National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi Only for “MBBS”
Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore
King Edward Medical University, Lahore
University of Health Sciences, Lahore
Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad
Rawalpindi Medical University, Rawalpindi
Nishtar Medical University, Multan
University of Sargodha Only for “FMC MBBS, DPT, AHS, Pharm D”
University of Jhang, Jhang
Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam