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Scholarships can be better defined as the instrument of encouragement to appreciate and achieve students’ academic success. On one side scholarships helps to appreciate the hard work of students and encourage them to study with more dedication. On the other side, scholarships are essential for students who couldn’t make their way to college and universities due to financial barriers. Scholarships play a vital role in making education accessible and affordable for students.

There are several types of scholarships in Pakistan. Few are merit-based, few are need-based. Few scholarships welcome students on sports basis and few are the source of financial assistance. Scholarships in Pakistan are offered by Higher Education Commission Pakistan, Government Universities, Private Universities, and other institutions.  These scholarships are facilitating students studying here and also who wants to study abroad

It is rightly said that going in the right direction with awareness is imperative to achieve your goals. Students who are searching for the right scholarships should have prior knowledge that what type of scholarships in Pakistan or abroad will help them to attain their career goals in a better way.

Types of Scholarships in Pakistan

Scholarships by PGC

Punjab Group of Colleges offers a great array of scholarships in Pakistan for students. Intending to shatter the darkness of illiteracy, this largest educational network in Pakistan is delivering quality education from the past 34 years. Punjab Group of Colleges offers numerous types of Scholarships and help students to overcome their educational constraints and achieve their academic goals. The foremost aim of PGC is to deliver quality education in every nook and corner of Pakistan.

Merit Based Scholarships by PGC:

PGC offers merit-based scholarships for students who show excellent academic performance. Criteria of Merit-based scholarship is the percentage of marks obtained by the applicant. Students with 75 % marks or above percent avail 100 % fee waiver. Similarly, students who get more than 70 % marks can avail 50 % fee waiver. Hard work is the key to avail of this scholarship.

Need Based Scholarship by PGC

Understanding the role of education in our lives, Punjab Group of Colleges also offers a need-based scholarship for students who can’t afford to get an education because of financial constraints. Such students can avail the need-based scholarship by PGC and can achieve their academic goals. The foremost aim of Punjab Group of Colleges is the provision of education.

The Punjab Group Scholarship

Punjab Group gives special scholarship to their students. Students who complete their matriculation from any institution of Punjab Group are eligible for this scholarship. All students from Allied Schools and EFA Schools get this Punjab Group Scholarship while getting admission in Punjab Group of Colleges.

PGC Scholarship

This scholarship is for old students of Punjab Group of Colleges. Students of PGC can avail this scholarship while applying for further studies at Punjab Group of Colleges, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, University of Central Punjab and Capital University of Science & Technology.

Kinship Scholarship by PGC

Like other educational institutes, PGC also offers scholarship or fee concession on kinship basis. This scholarship is for brother and sister of old and current students, who also join Punjab Group of Colleges.

Sports Based Scholarship by PGC

Invigorating the strong sports culture among the students of Punjab Group of Colleges, PGC also welcome students on sports basis. With a strong athletic background and interest, students can also apply for a sports-based scholarship.

Co-curricular based scholarship by PGC

Punjab Group of Colleges are not just aimed at delivering quality education to students but also focus on their overall wellbeing. There are several co-curricular activities at PGC to polish the skills and abilities of young students.  PGC also provides scholarship on this basis. Students with extraordinary interest and ability in co-curricular activities can avail this scholarship.

Scholarship by PGC for Teacher’s Children

Appreciating the efforts of teachers and understanding the needs of their children, PGC offers special Scholarship for Teacher’s children. This helps teachers to give high-quality education to their children as well. Teachers from public sector and teachers from known private institutions can avail this scholarship for their children.

Scholarship for Orphans by PGC

PGC understand that many students can’t get an education due to the demise of their father. For such students, PGC offers special Orphan Scholarship in Pakistan. This scholarship helps students to finance their education.

Special Circumstance Financial Scholarship by PGC

Understanding this fact that in life there could be sudden tragedies, PGC doesn’t leave their students alone in the hour of need. For such unwanted circumstances like the sudden demise of the father of any student, PGC has Special Circumstance Financial Scholarship. This financial scholarship helps students to continue their studies during their hard times.

Scholarship for Disabled Students by PGC

Punjab Group of Colleges also offers a scholarship in Pakistan for disabled students. This scholarship is to promote inclusiveness and to motivate students. PGC understand that they are not disabled, but differently-abled and possess the right of education equally.

Scholarship for Army, Police and Rescue members’ children

Appreciating the contribution of our national heroes, PGC also offers a scholarship for the children of Army, Police and Rescue officials. This scholarship by PGC helps to give quality education to their children.

Fully funded scholarships for Pakistani students

There are also scholarships available for students who are willing to study abroad.  While hunting for the best international scholarship positions, students should search for fully funded scholarships because to meet all your educational and other expenses while studying abroad is a daunting task.  These youth opportunities must be availed. Here are few fully funded and partially funded international scholarship for Pakistani students.

China Scholarship Program:

Empowering the Pak-China friendship, the government of china offered a great array of scholarship opportunities for Pakistani students. Students who are looking for partially funded, fully-funded scholarship or interested to pursue their degree in china should apply for these scholarships.

Types of china scholarship program:

There are also multiple types of youth opportunities and scholarship programs offered by the Chinese government. The most suitable scholarship program for Pakistani students to pursue their degree in China is a bilateral program. This scholarship program initiated by the government of China for students from other states is a great opportunity. It is not only beneficial for students interested to pursue an entire degree program in china but also helps students interested to learn and grow academically through an exchange program.

Talking about WMO scholarship program, this program is better defined as a part-time scholarship program suitable for undergraduate and graduate students. Students interested to study and conduct research in hydrology, meteorology, and management of water resources can avail this scholarship position. This program facilitates students with wavier of tuition fee, free accommodation, and free medical insurance. There are other fully-funded scholarship positions offered by China but just for Pakistani scholars interested to study and conduct research in China.

PhD Scholarship in Canada

Canada is another great destination for students willing to study abroad. Universities in Canada are welcoming international students and offering multiple scholarship positions. Fully and partially funded scholarships in Canada attracted many international students. Pakistani students interested to study abroad can grab this opportunity

Talking about Ph.D. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) 2019 funded by the Canadian government is open for Canadian Citizens, permanent residents and international students. This scholarship offers Ph.D. programs in the field of Engineering Sciences and Health taught at Canadian universities. Under the scholarship scheme student could apply for Ph.D. programs (or combined MA/Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in health research; natural sciences and/or engineering research; and social sciences and/or humanities research.

The eligibility for a Vanier CGS is that you must be nominated by only one Canadian institute, which must have received Vanier CGS quota. A student must be pursuing his first doctoral degree (including joint undergraduate/graduate research program such as MD/Ph.D., DVM/Ph.D., JD/Ph.D. – if it has a demonstrated and significant research component). Note that only the Ph.D. portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding; By May 1, 2020, the student must not have completed more than 20 months of doctoral studies. The candidates must have achieved the first-class average from their institutions in each of the last two years of study for which they are encouraged to contact the institutions for determination of the first-class average.

The scholarships will be beneficial for students, as it would provide $50,000 per year for three years. The applications are initially prepared by the students and submitted to the nominating institution by their internal deadline system using the Research Net application system. After which the nominating institute shares the recommended nominations with Vanier-Banting Secretariat by 6th November 2019. Although it is always recommended to visit the official website to have complete know-how about the scholarship.

The student must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree. The procedure of the application is that student must have the nomination from a Canadian institution, as the candidates cannot apply directly for the CGS program. There are two ways to initiate the application. Firstly, the student informs the faculty of the studies at the selected institution of their willingness to join the Vanier CGS program or secondly, the institution starts the nomination process by contacting the students who are willing to join the program. The deadline of the scholarship is November 6, 2019

Scholarship Program by New Zealand.

Like many other countries, New Zealand has also announced a common scholarship (2020-2021) for different countries across the globe which includes Pakistan as well. This commonwealth scholarship is for those students who want to earn a degree in the field of science, engineering, medical, arts and management at bachelors, masters and Ph.D. level. This scholarship is the best option for the students interested in pursuing a degree in another country but cannot bear all expenses. This scholarship aims to cover full tuition fees, medical and travel expenditure, registration fee, and dorm expenses. This scholarship program will also cover research expenses of enrolled students.

Chevening Scholarship in UK

Chevening scholarship by UK government is for outstanding professionals who want to earn one year Master Degree in any university in the UK. This fully-funded scholarship is a great youth opportunity.   Students interested in this scholarship will be able to complete their Master Program from the the any university of the UK within a year.

This scholarship will include University tuition fee, an arrival allowance, cost of visa application, travel grant to attend events hosted by cheveneg and a monthly stipend too. This scholarship is fully-funded. Interested students can apply for this scholarship before 5 November 2019.

Holland Scholarship

Holland scholarship (2020-2021) is a great opportunity for students who want to pursue a degree in the Netherlands. This scholarship of € 5,000 is valid for students interested to do their bachelor’s or master’s program. Holland Scholarship is collaboratively financed by the Dutch ministry of education, science, and culture and other Dutch Universities of applied sciences and research.  Students interested to apply for 2020-2021 academic year can apply for this scholarship.

Interested to avail this scholarship? Get the details for scholarship in Holland

All these types of scholarships in Pakistan are opening doors of opportunities for students and playing an integral role in educating the youth. It takes away the financial worries of students and improves the performance of students.  Scholarships also instill a sense of pride among students and motivate them to work harder. International scholarships for Pakistani students will give them foreign exposure and helps them to change their lives to a great extent.