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IST offers merit scholarships to top-three BS students (excluding sponsored students) in each discipline as per the existing policy. Scholarships are granted on the basis of admissions merit and semester results.

Below mentioned criteria shall be followed for the award of merit scholarships to BS students of each batch of each undergraduate program offered by IST:-

FOR FIRST SEMESTER:
Ser. Scholarship Type Merit Position Tuition Fee Waiver Minimum Criteria
01 IST-1 1st 100 % Marks in HSSC/ Eq. > 90%
02 IST-2 2nd 50 % Marks in HSSC/ Eq. > 90%
03 IST-3 3rd 25 % Marks in HSSC/ Eq. > 90%
FOR SUBSEQUENT SEMESTERS:
Ser. Scholarship Type Merit Position Tuition Fee Waiver Minimum Criteria
01 IST-1 1st 100 % SGPA & CGPA > 3.50
02 IST-2 2nd 50 % SGPA & CGPA > 3.50
03 IST-3 3rd 25 % SGPA & CGPA > 3.50

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

  • Full time students with full load of studies in a regular semester will qualify for the award of Merit Scholarship.
  • Merit/ position for the scholarships will be based on SGPA. However, both SGPA and CGPA will be considered to ascertain the eligibility of the student for Scholarship.
  • Students getting any type of scholarships/ sponsored by any organization are not eligible for merit scholarship.
  • Student will be awarded only one scholarship (merit or need based) from IST’s own funds (whichever is higher) at a time.
  • In case of two or more students securing the same merit position (Admissions’ Merit Position/ same SGPA and CGPA), allocated amounts of respective scholarships for these positions shall be equally distributed among them.
  • If students ‘A’ & ‘B’ jointly declared at 1st position, then the student ‘C’ would be at 3rd position and so on.
  • No scholarship shall be awarded if there is an ‘I’ Grade in preceding semester.
  • No scholarship shall be awarded if there is a ‘W’ Grade in preceding semester.
  • Student should take full load of credit hours in that preceding semester.
  • In case, a student takes any additional/ repeat course(s), his/ her merit position will be calculated on the basis of normal load of credit hours in that semester.
  • In case of semester freeze, merit scholarship would only be awarded after re-joining of the student.
  • Transferred students shall not be eligible for the award of merit scholarship on the basis of results of courses which they studied with the students of previous department/ program. However, such students shall be reconsidered for merit scholarship on the basis of results of courses which they will study with the students of their new department/ program.
  • In situations where existing rules & regulations are found silent/unavailable, the decision made by IST will be the final which can’t be challenged anywhere.
  • The contents as stated in merit scholarship policy are expression of intent only. The institute reserves the right to discontinue any portion or make amendments in merit scholarship policy/ rules & regulations at any time without notice.

IST offers merit scholarships to top two students (excluding sponsored students) in each discipline as per existing policy. Scholarships are granted on the basis of semester results.

Below mentioned criteria shall be followed for the award of merit scholarships to students of each batch of each MS program offered by IST:-

Ser. Scholarship Type Merit Position Tuition Fee Waiver Minimum Criteria
1 IST-1 1st 100% SGPA and CGPA > 3.75
2 IST-2 2nd 50% SGPA and CGPA > 3.50

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

  • Full time students with full load of studies in a regular semester will qualify for the award of Merit Scholarship.
  • Merit/ position for the scholarships will be based on SGPA. However, both SGPA and CGPA will be considered to ascertain the eligibility of the student for Scholarship.
  • Students getting any type of scholarships/ sponsored by any organization are not eligible for merit scholarship.
  • Student will be awarded only one scholarship (merit or need based) from IST’s own funds (whichever is higher) at a time.
  • In case of two or more students securing the same merit position (Admissions’ Merit Position/ same SGPA and CGPA), allocated amounts of respective scholarships for these positions shall be equally distributed among them.
  • If students ‘A’ & ‘B’ jointly declared at 1st position, then the student ‘C’ would be at 3rd position and so on.
  • No scholarship shall be awarded if there is an ‘I’ Grade in preceding semester.
  • No scholarship shall be awarded if there is a ‘W’ Grade in preceding semester.
  • Student should take full load i.e. minimum 09 credit hours in each 1st & 2nd semester and minimum 06 credit hours in each 3rd & 4th semester.
  • In case, a student takes any additional/ repeat course(s), his/ her merit position will be calculated on the basis of normal load of credit hours in that semester.
  • In case of semester freeze, merit scholarship would only be awarded after re-joining of the student.
  • Transferred students shall not be eligible for the award of merit scholarship on the basis of results of courses which they studied with the students of previous department/ program. However, such students shall be reconsidered for merit scholarship on the basis of results of courses which they will study with the students of their new department/ program.
  • In situations where existing rules & regulations are found silent/unavailable, the decision made by IST will be the final which can’t be challenged anywhere.
  • The contents as stated in merit scholarship policy are expression of intent only. The institute reserves the right to discontinue any portion or make amendments in merit scholarship policy/ rules & regulations at any time without notice. 

Higher Education Commission (HEC) with the support of Government of Pakistan has launched “EHSAAS Undergraduate Scholarship Project” for the qualified students from low income families to complete undergraduate studies (Four-Five-year Bachelor programs) from public sector Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan. The principle objective of the EHSAAS Undergraduate Project is to provide assistance to the maximum number of students who have secured admission to the universities in various disciplines but lack of financial means to continue their studies.

Last date to apply is December 31,2021. To Learn more about the EHSAAS Scholarship, please follow the link given below:
https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/Ehsaas/Pages/How-to-Apply.aspx

Ehsaas Scholarship

Several elite National Research & Development (R&D) organizations provide sponsorships to the deserving BS students of selected programs after test/interview. The sponsorship covers tuition fee and a guaranteed job after graduation, provided all requirements of the sponsoring organization are fulfilled by the candidate.

Higher Education commission (HEC) Pakistan has announced Phase-II of the Project Titled Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for the Students of Balochistan & FATA for Postgraduate & Undergraduate studies in all disciplines. Applications are invited from candidates having Local/ Domicile Certificate of Balochistan Province/ FATA for award of Scholarships for Postgraduate & Undergraduate studies in HEC recognized Public/Private sector Universities/Degree Awarding Institutes of Pakistan. To Learn more about the scholarship, please follow the link given below:

https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/BAL-FATA/Pages/default.aspx

Pakistan has no shortage of talented youth, but in several instances, lack of resources prevents them from realizing their potentials. This becomes more problematic when it comes to accessing higher education. The Government of Pakistan acknowledges these constraints and has tasked Higher Education Commission to facilitate the needy and deserving students through Need Based Scholarships. Scholarships are announced for financially disadvantaged students of as many as 94 public sector universities and their campuses. The needy students admitted in IST are informed to apply for HEC Need Based Scholarship after the completion of admission process subject to availability of funds/seats.

The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) under guidance of the Board of Directors is providing opportunities to the talented but needy students to fulfill their dreams and aspirations and at the same time to become partner in the development and welfare of Pakistan. The PEEF, since its inception in 2009 has awarded more than 374,000 scholarships to students of Punjab and other provinces which are currently pursuing education through public and private sector institutions. Needy students, admitted in IST, can also apply for this scholarship. The details are available at https://www.peef.org.pk/Scholarships_Main.html

The main objective of the NEST is to provide scholarships to needy cum talented students, who do not have enough resources to continue their studies. These scholarships would provide them an opportunity to continue their studies. This is in line with the Government Policy for providing vertical mobility to the most vulnerable segments of Society. The Scholarships will be awarded for various levels of education. Needy students, admitted in IST, can apply for NEST scholarship as and when announced. The details are available at http://scholarships.nest.org.pk/scholarships/

There are many scholarships available at postgraduate and doctorate levels to help academically gifted students and faculty. To Learn more about the national scholarship opportunities, please follow the link given below:

https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/Pages/NationalScholarships.aspx

Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM), an autonomous body set up through 1991 Act. PBM is significantly contributing toward poverty alleviation through its various poorest of the poor focused services and providing assistance to destitute, widow, orphan, invalid, infirm & other needy persons, as per eligibly criteria approved by Bait-ul-Mal Board.

Through Individual Financial Assistance (IFA) the poor, widows, destitute women, orphans and disabled persons are supported through general assistance, education, medical treatment and rehabilitation. For more details, please follow the link given below:

http://www.pbm.gov.pk/ifa1.html

Alfalah Scholarship Scheme offers scholarships to the needy students for Undergraduate and Graduate students. Alfalah scholarship scheme is one of the largest scholarships provider in the welfare sector in the country. If you are a deserving student, with ALFALAH SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME it is easy to apply for financial assistance. Just download the application form for Scholarship from the DOWNLOADS section of the website. Print it, get the form attested from the Registrar, and mail (post) it TO ALFALAH SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME Head Office along with the required attachments. You will be called for an interview, if necessary. For more details, please follow the link given below:
https://alfalahss.org/133-2-3

This scholarship scheme is to provide an opportunity to needy students from underprivileged areas of the country enabling them as pride & proud engineers with desired competence and skills in public sector leading HEls as per the need of industry to play due role in socio-economic development in society. Under this scheme, 500 scholarships will be awarded in a cycle of 4 years (125 per year) to the students of domicile from underprivileged areas, particularly in the order of preference of Balochistan, Gilgit­ Baltistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Tribal Areas, including KP, Sindh, and Punjab. The amount of scholarship will be Rs. 100,000/- per year to cover partially the tuition fee, living expenses, and books, etc. The student must have:

  • Secured admission in PEC accredited/ approved undergraduate engineering programs (enlisted on PEC website https://www.pec.org.pk) of Public Sector Universities/ Institutions in Fall-2020.
  • Domicile of underprivileged areas of Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Tribal Areas, KP, Sindh and Punjab.
  • Family income less than or equal to PKR. 50,000/- per month and is not availing any other scholarship.

The eligible students may apply on the Scholarship Application Form duly completed in all respects and submit through the respective university at the address mentioned in the advertisement. Please follow the links given below to download PEC scholarship form and newspaper advertisement:

Diya Pakistan is one of the largest scholarship providing organizations in Pakistan. Diya Pakistan accepts applications throughout the year. Deserving students can apply online at Diya Pakistan website. Online Web Application System is only used for students who are enrolled in BS Level and MS Level Programs. Applications can be submitted at https://diyapak.org/apply-scholarship

Punjab 2021 (Phase-II):

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NTPA now announced Tabeer scholarship Punjab (Talent Test) 2021 which is for university students already enrolled in any Bachelor / Master degree program mentioned below. NTPA invites applications from students who want support in their education. Students will be selected from Punjab Province & ICT.

Who is Eligible:

BB/B.Sc    BBA    B.Com    BCS    BS    Nursing
B.Tech    MBBS    BDS    Pharmacy    MA/M.Sc    B.Ed
LLB    MBA    M.Com    CA    ACCA    DVM

Eligibility Criteria for Tabeer Scholarship 2021 by NTPA:

Student must have scored At least 50% marks in Previous Semester / Degree Or
Students who have secured 50% or above marks in HSSC-I and / or HSSC-II examinations conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education of Pakistan.

How to Apply:

Student can download the application form from NTPA official website www.nta.org.pk . Selection will be purely on merit bases

Last Date for Apply:

28th October 2021

Scholarships are available for Foreign Students to study in Bachelor/ Master/ Doctoral Degree Programs offered by IST.

Duration of Scholarship:
For BS (Bachelor’s) Students: Upto 04 years
For MS (Master’s) Students: Upto 2.5 years
For PhD (Doctoral) Students: Upto 04 years

The scholarship program covers funds for the following expenses:

  • University tuition fee as per actual
  • Stipend @ PKR 15000, 20000 & 35000 per month for students admitted in BS, MS & PhD programs respectively
  • Stipend @ PKR 50000 per month for scientist/ post doc fellow
  • One time return air ticket

Mandatory academic & non-academic charges like admission fee, endowment fund, library development fund, service charges, safe/ smart campus charges, hostel charges etc. are not covered.

Objectives:
  • It is a vibrant program which will facilitate creation of the competent work force thus enhancing employability factors in youth.
  • It foresees to create drive for education among those students who have discontinued studies due to limited financial issues.
We AIM:
  • To attract students who are not only academically competent but also have the potential to contribute to the learning environment.
  • To make quality education accessible to all students, including those from lower and middle income households.
  • To provide generous financial assistance to qualifying students in all degree programmes.
  • To ensures that qualifying students from underprivileged backgrounds are not turned away due to lack of financial resources.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Students fulfilling criteria of need and provide authentic information required under the Project’s policy.
  • Admissions secured on merit only. Merit means that the student has fulfilled the admission criteria of the institution in which he/she intends to study.
  • Age limit set by institution’s regulations, i.e. the maximum age of the eligibility for the scholarship is the same as the maximum age for applying for admission in undergraduate programs.
Deadline: July 31st

Financial Support:
The Program covers funds for the following expenses:
  • University tuition fee & admission
  • Mandatory Academic Charges ( non-academic charges like dormitory, transport charges, utility bills etc. are also covered)
Apply Our AIM Foundation Scholarship Program at: https://ouraim.org/scholarship
For further information and queries; please visit www.ouraim.org

Interest free loans are also provided to IST students by National Bank of Pakistan (NBP). The process to apply for loan and other details are available at https://www.nbp.com.pk/studentloan/

Applications are invited from students, from Azad & Jammu Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Baluchistan, Punjab, Sindh; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & FATA who intend to pursue their studies form HEC recognized local universities/degree awarding institutions (DAIs).

Prime Recruitment Services Pak ® announced a scholarship program for the academic year 2022-23 in all areas of studies/disciplines under the project entitled FATMEED Scholarship Program for the students of Pakistan. Applications are invited from students, from Azad & Jammu Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh; Khyber Pakhtunkhwa & FATA who intend to pursue their studies form HEC recognized local universities/degree awarding institutions (DAIs).

The table of scholarship categories & criteria is given below:

Category I Matriculation to Intermediate
&
Diploma in Associate Engineering (DAE)
In any discipline
At least 50% Marks
Category II Bachelor (14 Years/16Years) to Masters (16 Years/18 Years)
Medical Students (any degree title)
In any discipline
At least 50% Marks
Category III M. Phil/Ph. D
In any discipline
At least 50% Marks

Instructions for student

  1. The student must have secured admission as a regular/private student in any educational institution affiliated/recognized by Boards/HEC.
  2. Minimum 50% marks or 2.00 GPA/CGPA in the last Board/University exam.
  3. Maximum age limit is 35 years as on the closing date.
  4. Students will be shortlisted on the basis of aptitude test (conducted by PRSP) and academic credentials.
  5. Scholarships will be awarded on merit and district wise quota.
  6. Students are required to submit applications online through the PRSP website (https://prsppak.com/scholarships.php)
  7. Students are required to deposit aptitude test fee Rs.500/- (Non-refundable) via 1Link|1Bill participating Banks/ATM/Internet Banking/Mobile Banking/Jazz cash by using 17 Digits Invoice Number which is given on your Fee Slip/Challan Form. Only 1Link|1Bill payments will be accepted.  How to pay Fee Voucher visit website https://prsppak.com/how-to-pay-fee.php
  8. For Fee submission students can also use Personal/Relatives/Shopkeeper’s/Retailer’s account.

Address / Contact Details

University Advancement and Financial Aid Office
Institute of Space Technology
1, Islamabad Highway, Islamabad
Email: zia.sarwar@ist.edu.pk / muhammad.usman@ist.edu.pk
Contact No: 92.51.9075448 / 92.51.9273307 / 92.51.9075726