The Higher Education Commission has announced an opportunity for Undergraduate Scholarships specifically for students hailing from the Coastal Region of Balochistan. This invitation is open to exceptional students from the districts of Gwadar, Lasbela/Hub, Kech (Turbat), and Awaran in Balochistan who are planning to undertake undergraduate studies in universities or degree-awarding institutions recognized by HEC, either public or private, within Pakistan. The scholarships are available across all fields of study and disciplines under the project named “Coastal Region Higher Education Scholarship Programme for Balochistan”.

The application process is entirely online and the deadline for submission is November 30, 2023.

Here’s a brief overview of the HEC Undergraduate Scholarship for Coastal Regions of Balochistan:

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Scholarship DetailsDescription
Scholarship NameHEC Undergraduate Scholarship for Coastal Regions of Balochistan
LevelBachelor
FieldsAll Fields
TypeLocal
CategoryMerit-Based
AreaBalochistan
Application DeadlineNovember 30, 2023

Eligibility Criteria for the Coastal Region Scholarship includes:

  • Possession of a domicile/local certificate from Gwadar, Lasbela Hub, Kech (Turbat), or Awaran District of Balochistan.
  • Completion of 12 years of education with a minimum of 50% marks in both SSC and HSSC or equivalent.
  • Completion of both SSC and HSSC or equivalent from a college/institute located in any of the specified districts of Balochistan.
  • Students already enrolled in any BS program prior to the advertisement may also apply, provided they are within one academic year/session.
  • Maximum age limit is 22 years as of the closing date.
  • Applicants must meet HEC and university criteria for admission to the BS program.
  • Applicants already availing any other HEC/Government scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Result-awaiting students are not eligible to apply.

Please note that scholarships will be awarded based on Merit.

  • Applicants will be shortlisted based on Aptitude Test scores (conducted by HEC) and academic credentials. Applicants must secure at least 50% marks in the test conducted by HEC.
  • A merit list will be prepared based on online information/data provided by the applicants.
  • In case of any misrepresentation/error/omission, the scholarship may be canceled at any stage.

For any assistance, please contact HEC Regional Centre Quetta Secretariat (Islamabad)

  • To apply for the Balochistan Coastal Region Scholarship, applicants must submit applications online through the HEC website.
  • Hard copies of applications and other documents are not required at this stage.
  • The applicants must deposit Rs 500/- (non-refundable) as an application processing fee in Habib Bank Limited Account Number: 1742 7900 1334 01 (Title of Account: Higher Education Commission, Branch Code: 1742).
  • The original bank payment record/slip must be uploaded with the online application and kept safe by the applicant to present it at the test center.
  • The applicant must submit the online application after completing the application form.
  • Saved and incomplete applications will not be considered. HEC reserves the right to postpone or cancel the scholarship process at any stage without assigning any reason.

The last date for submission of online applications is November 30, 2023.

Applicants are advised to check their emails and the HEC website regularly for any updates and apply well before the closing date to get assistance in case of any inconvenience.

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