Benazir Undergraduate Scholarship Project is being implemented by Higher Education Commission (HEC) for students from low-income families to ensure that all qualified students have access to undergraduate education regardless of income, gender, or location. The project will award scholarships to low-income students enrolled in four and five-year undergraduate programmes at public sector higher education institutions based in Islamabad, four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
All students from low-income families studying in undergraduate programmes in public sector universities are eligible to apply. Selection will be need and merit based, i.e., on the basis of the student’s CGPA and family income (up to Rs.45000). In addition to tuition fee, other incidental charges i.e. registration fees, exam fees, library fee will also be included in the scholarship and living stipend of Rs. 4000 per month will be given to each scholarship awardee.
Fifty per cent of the scholarships are awarded to female students and 2 % of the total scholarships are reserved for differently able persons. So far, 102,003 students in 3 batches have been awarded scholarship under the project