Pakistan 4500 Scholarships for Afghanistan (3rd phase of Allama Iqbal Scholarships)

Scholarship in Applied Science , in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Education and Languages , in Engineering , in Medicine , in Natural Science , in Other , in Social Science
  • Pakistan, Pakistan

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 4313
  • Degree BachelorMasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 4500
  • Fields of study All Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Pakistan’s government has offered 4500 scholarships for Afghanistan students under the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship program in different fields of study and various levels of educational degrees such as Undergraduate studies, Master’s degree, and Ph.D. These scholarships are offered for 4500 Afghan students in the next three years to support them in continuing their education at Pakistan higher education institutions and create a new professional relationship and Bi-literal Communication between institutions of the two countries. In this(III) phase of Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship for Afghanistan, 1500 Afghan students will be selected each year to pursue their education in Pakistan on a fully funded scholarship. This is a merit-based scholarship program in which the applicants will be selected according to the written test score conducted by the Pakistan Higher education Commission (HEC).

In the previous phase of this scholarship, Pakistan offered 3000 Scholarships (1000 per year) to Afghan students.


The main objectives of these scholarships are to: 

  • Support Afghan students in receiving a quality education
  • Develop business ties between the sister universities in the two nations.
  • Encourage the development of human resources for Afghanistan’s rebuilding.
  • Strengthen interpersonal ties between the two neighboring nations.
  • Build Pakistan’s reputation among Afghans and develop business ties between Pakistani and Afghan institutions.
  • Provide Pakistani colleges the chance to entice students from nearby nations with a high-quality education.

Deadline: To be announced

Benefits of Allama Muhammad Iqbal scholarship

This scholarship provides full support to Afghan students such as:

  • Living expenses
  • Book allowance
  • Accommodation (Hostel)
  • Tuition fee

Note: 1/3 of  Scholarships are reserved for female applicants

List of the fields of study:

  • Agriculture
  • BBA
  • BCS( bachelor of computer science )
  • BDS( Dentistry ) bachelor of dental surgery
  • Bioinformatic
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer science
  • Earth science
  • Economic
  • Finance
  • LLB( Bachelor of Law)
  • International relation
  • Shariat
  • Law
  • MBBS( medicine)
  • Media
  • MID
  • Pharmacy
  • Phycology
  • Informatic engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Telecommunication engineering

Note: list will be updated when the application is open.

Level of study

  • Bachelor degree
  • Master’s degree and M.Phil degree
  • Ph.D. Level

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Who can apply?

  • Applicants should be from Afghanistan.
  • Do not hold any other scholarship at the time of application and during the study period.


  • Applicants’ marks should be at least 75% in Shahdatnama (60% IBC deadline)- the should be no later than 2018.
  • Candidate’s age should be between 17-23 years old.
  • Medical and Engineering applicants should meet the PEC and PM&DC admission requirements of at least 65%.


  • Applicants’ age: Not older than 35 years old (non-faculty members ) and 40 years ( faculty members )
  • Completed 16 years of education (12 years of school with 70% mark + 4 years University with 2.5 CGPA out of 4.0)


    • Applicants’ age: Not older than 35 years old (non-faculty members ) and 40 years ( faculty members )
    • Completed 18 years of education (12 years of school with 70% mark + 4 years, University with 2.5 CGPA out of 4.0 + minimum 3.0 CGPA out of 4.0 is required in MS/MPhil degree).

How to Apply to Pakistan scholarships

Students and interested applicants who meet the eligibility for the Allama Iqbal Scholarship can apply via online application following the steps below:

  • Create an account
  • Fill out the online application form
  • Upload image
  • Submit


Apply Online



Required Documents:

You need to provide the following documents before you want to apply for Pakistan Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarships:

  • Tazkira,
  • Photo
  • Educational Documents (the academic degrees including high school + Bachelor and Master (if you apply for Master or Ph.D.)).

Note: The application start will be announced soon. Follow us on social media or visit this page for updates.

For more information, please visit the official website of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) or contact them via email 


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