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Updated June 2023
Are you a Pakistani student who dreams of studying abroad for free? Do you want to pursue your academic goals in a different country and culture? If yes, then you are in luck. There are many scholarship opportunities for Pakistani students that can help you achieve your aspirations. Read further to know more.
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The Commonwealth Scholarship is a prestigious program that offers fully funded scholarships for Pakistani students who wish to pursue their Master’s or Ph.D. degrees in the UK. The scholarship is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and aims to support talented and motivated individuals who can contribute to sustainable development in their home countries.
It offers full financial support for tuition fees, airfare, living allowance, and other expenses related to the studies. It also allows scholars to study in some of the top UK universities and gain a world-class education and qualification. Moreover, it enables the scholars to network with other talented and motivated individuals from across the Commonwealth and beyond and to contribute to the sustainable development of their home country and the Commonwealth by applying the knowledge and skills they acquire in the UK. Additionally, it gives scholars a chance to enjoy the cultural diversity and richness of the UK and experience its history, heritage, and society.
For more information regarding the application, please visit the Commonwealth official website.
Application deadline: December 2023
The Chevening Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship program funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and is available to Pakistani students. The scholarship covers full tuition fees, a monthly living allowance, an economy class return airfare, and other allowances, making it a fully-funded scholarship.
The Chevening Scholarship is for one year of postgraduate study in the UK and is open to Pakistani students who have at least two years of work experience in any field. It aims to support future leaders who can contribute to the development of their home country and the Commonwealth. The scholarship also offers the scholars the opportunity to network with other talented and motivated individuals from across the world, and to enjoy the cultural diversity and richness of the UK.
For more information regarding the application, please visit the Chevening Scholarship official website.
Application deadline: August 2023
DAAD Scholarships in Germany for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses
The scholarships provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) allow graduates from developing and newly industrialized countries, with at least two years of professional experience, the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a German state or state-recognized university. In some exceptional cases, these scholarships also provide support for doctoral degrees, allowing students to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.
The scholarships include monthly payments of EUR 861 or PKR 268,313 for graduates and EUR 1,200 or PKR 373,955 for doctoral candidates; payments towards health, accident and personal liability insurance cover; and travel allowance, unless these expenses are covered by the home country or another source of funding. The scholarship duration is 12 to 24 months (depending on the particular institution) for Masters and 42 months for PhD.
For more information regarding application, please visit the DAAD official website.
Application deadline: August-October 2023
Heinrich Boll Scholarships in Germany for International Students
If you are a Pakistani student who wants to study in Germany, you might want to consider applying for the Heinrich Boll Scholarships. The scholarships are open to students of any subject and level who demonstrate academic excellence, social and political engagement, and alignment with the values of the foundation: ecology, democracy, solidarity, and non-violence. The scholarships cover your tuition fees and living costs for the duration of your study program.
Pakistani students will be awarded EUR 1,200 or PKR 373,955 per month plus EUR 31,162 mobility allowance per month, plus various individual allowances. The scholarship is awarded for three years as a rule (two years, may be extended at most by 12 months).
For more information regarding the application, please visit the Heinrich Boll Scholarships official website.
Application deadline: September 2023
The ADB Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship program that offers about 135 graduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, business and management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at selected institutions in Asia and the Pacific. The scholarship is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Japan, and aims to support future leaders who can contribute to the development of their home countries and the region.
You will be granted complete coverage of your tuition fees, a monthly stipend for living expenses, a round-trip economy class airfare, and additional allowances to support your studies. You will have the opportunity to pursue your education at esteemed educational institutions in Asia and the Pacific, including the University of Hong Kong, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, the International University of Japan, and similar institutions. This will allow you to connect and collaborate with other accomplished and driven scholars from various parts of Asia and the Pacific and beyond, fostering enduring professional and personal connections.
For more information regarding the application, please visit the ADB Scholarships official website.
Application deadline: July-December 2023 depending on which university you apply
AIT (Asian Institute of Technology) Scholarship
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand is providing the chance for applicants to its Master and Doctoral degree programs to be eligible for generous academic scholarships. Numerous AIT Scholarships without any bond requirement are available to students applying for postgraduate programs at AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), and School of Management (SOM). As a prominent international higher education institution in Asia, AIT Scholarships aim to enhance the presence of talented international scientists, engineers, and managers needed to tackle the future challenges of the emerging Asian Economic Community region and beyond.
AIT Scholarships serve as a form of financial assistance that allows eligible students from around the world to study together at AIT. The scholarships help cover either full or partial tuition fees for qualified students, while the remaining tuition fees, registration fees (THB 20,000 per semester to maintain student status), and living expenses (approximately THB 11,500-15,000 per month) are the responsibility of the students.
For more information regarding the application, please visit the AIT Scholarships official website.
Application deadline: June to September 2023
The Gates Millennium Scholarship
The Gates Millennium Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to provide financial aid to ethnic minorities for higher education in the USA. The scholarship enables students to pursue undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate studies in any field except clinical medicine at any US college or university.
The scholarship is based on academic excellence, leadership potential, social and political engagement, and alignment with the values of the foundation. The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses, health insurance, books and supplies allowance, travel allowance, and pre-academic training.
For more information regarding the application, please visit the Gates Millenium Scholarship official website.
Application deadline: 1st September 2023
The Australia Awards are scholarships funded by the Australian Government that aim to promote prosperity, reduce poverty, and enhance political stability in developing countries. The scholarships enable international students to pursue undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate studies in Australia or in their home region.
The Australia Awards are an excellent opportunity for Pakistani students who want to study in Australia and contribute to the development of their country. The scholarships provide them with a world-class education and a valuable network of peers and mentors. The scholarships cover tuition fees, living expenses, health insurance, travel costs, and other support services.
For more information regarding the application, please visit the Australia Awards official website.
Application deadline: 1st September 2023
Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS)
The Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS) is a scholarship program offered by Flinders University in Australia. It provides financial support for outstanding international students to pursue a research higher degree (such as a Ph.D. or Master by research) at Flinders University. Those who apply for the AGRTP Scholarship will also be considered for the Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS).
The scholarship covers the international student tuition fees, a generous living allowance paid at the rate of USD 33,000 or PKR 6,203,679 per annum (2023 rate, tax-exempt), Overseas Health Care cover and an establishment allowance of up to USD 1,485 or PKR 279,165 to assist with relocation costs and airfares. The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree.
For more information regarding the application, please visit the Flinders University official website.
Application deadline: August 4th, 2023
University of Sydney International Scholarship
The University of Sydney offers a wide range of research opportunities and facilities for postgraduate students in various fields and disciplines. The University of Sydney International Scholarship is a great opportunity for you to pursue your research interests and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
The University of Sydney International Scholarship, funded by the University of Sydney, provides a yearly scholarship to high-quality international postgraduate students who wish to study a master’s by research or Ph.D. This scholarship covers your tuition fees and living costs for up to three years for a Ph.D. and up to two years for a master’s by research. You will also receive USD 37,207 or PKR 6,994,554 per annum for 2023 awards.
For more information regarding the application, please visit the University of Sydney official website.
Application deadline: September 15th, 2023