Degree LevelAll
Type Academic Scholarships
Final Deadline 30 October, 2020
Intake Year2020


The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan announces Phase-II of the project "Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship for Afghan Nationals". Under the project, scholarships are being offered to Afghan youth for their capacity building by imparting quality education to 3000 students in various fields including Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Management Sciences Social, and Computer Sciences, etc…

The project is aimed at strengthening the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and further, it will enhance people-to-people contact in both the neighboring countries. The scholarship covers living allowance, book allowance, hostel dues, university tuition, and return airfare.

Eligibility Criteria for HEC scholarship for Afghan Nationals

Afghan nationals with a strong academic background are encouraged to apply. The applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:


  • Applicants should have completed 12 years or equivalent education.
  • The age limit is 17-23 years before the closing date of the application.
  • Minimum marks in Shahadatnama should be 75% (Afghanistan) / 60% as per IBCC equivalency.


  • The age limit is 35 years for non-faculty members and 40 years for faculty members.
  • Candidates must have completed 16 years of education
  • Minimum 2.5 CGPA or equivalent out of 4.0 is required in Bachelor's/Master's degree (16 years of education)


  • The age limit is 35 years for non-faculty members and 40 years for faculty members.
  • Candidates must have completed 18 years of education (MS/MPhil degree)
  • Minimum 3.0 CGPA out of 4.0 is required in MS/MPhil degree.

How to apply for HEC Allama Iqbal scholarship for Afghan Nationals

  • Applicants are required to submit their applications online through http://pakafghan.hec.gov.pk
  • HEC reserves the right to postpone or cancel the scholarship process at any stage without assigning any reason.

Important note

  • The scholarship will be awarded on merit.
  • 100 seats will be reserved for female applicants.
  • Females and students from less developed areas of Afghanistan are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on the score of the Aptitude Test conducted by HEC.
  • Selection will be made on regional and ethnicity quota.
  • Candidates who are already availing of any other HEC/Government scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have acquired the requisite academic qualification on or before the closing date.
  • Candidates having foreign qualifications must provide an equivalence certificate from IBCC/HEC.
  • No MS/Ph.D. the scholarship will be awarded in Clinical Medical Sciences.
  • The last date for submission of online applications is November 30, 2020.
  • Applications in the hard form will not be entertained.

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