How To Choose Right Scholarship For My Academic Years?


Are you currently studying in Pakistan and dreaming of flying abroad for further studies?

Well, most of the students wish for going to abroad for further studying so they could secure a brighter future.

However, not all of them can make their dream come true and give up due to varied reasons and chiefly due to low finances.

Nonetheless, you still can think bigger and avail the opportunity of studying abroad with the help of certain international scholarships available.  

Want to fund your higher studies with a scholarship but don’t know how to find the right one? Fortunately, Pakistani students can choose from a broad array of scholarships to study in different countries including but not limited to

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • Australia

Curious to know more about it? Let’s get to know about some of the available international scholarships below to decide which scholarship is suitable for you.   

Multiple International Scholarships:

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan: 

Students mostly at graduate levels can get benefit from these government scholarships for studying abroad in different countries, e.g., the UK, the US, Australia, France, Germany, and more. 

Ph.D. Foreign Scholarships by The Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF): 

These scholarships are for Pakistani students for studying a Ph.D. at any of the top-ranking universities in the QS World University Rankings®. It covers room and board, tuition fees, airfare as well as health insurance. 

The age limit of the candidate should be no more than 35, and he/she should fulfill the other eligibility criteria too.

The Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program: 

This is a learning program for Asian students to boost their international exposure and leadership skills by studying in the US and Asia.

USA and Canada-based Scholarships:

United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP): 

You can choose from a collection of fellowships for Pakistani students for studying in the US at all levels of study. 

To qualify for this scholarship, the age limit is below 25, and one needs a strong academic achievement level when applying for the Global Undergraduate Program.

Golden Gate University Bita Daryabari Scholarship: 

This scholarship targets female Middle Eastern students with the inclusion of Pakistani students for studying an MBA at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

Queen’s University Mehran Bibi Sheikh Memorial Entrance Scholarship: 

This is an awarded scholarship on the basis of academic excellence, preferring Pakistani students.

Japanese Scholarship:

Japanese Grant Aid (JDS)’s Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship:

Pakistani students can get the advantage of the available 18 scholarships available for studying a master’s program in English at an eligible university in Japan.

German Scholarship:

 DAAD Scholarship Database: The DAAD, as well as other sources, offers a range of scholarships to Pakistani students for studying in Germany.

Australian Scholarship:

Griffith University International Student Excellence Scholarship: 

Australia’s Griffith University in Queensland offers graduate and undergraduate scholarships for high-achieving Pakistani students.

UK-based Scholarships:

Brunel University London: 

It offers country-specific scholarships for students in Pakistan at all levels of study.

Anne Marie Schimmel Scholarship: 

This scholarship is for those Pakistani women want to do master’s in the UK in any subject, with the commitment to come back to their homeland for genuinely contributing in their selected field.

The University of Bristol’s CELFS Academic Achievement Scholarship: 

Pakistani students who study at the Centre for English Languages and Foundation Studies (CELFS)’s International Foundation Program and progressing to an undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol can qualify for this scholarship.

Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Scholarships: 

These scholarships are offered by UK charity for studying in the UK to graduating Pakistani researchers, doctorates, or visiting fellows.

The University of Kent’s Bestway Foundation Scholarship: 

Pakistani students progressing to the Postgraduate level can study a full-time program in math, science, engineering, or technology through this scholarship.

Scotland Saltire Scholarships: 

These are International scholarships for Pakistani students for studying at any Scotland’s university at all levels of study. The target of these scholarships is the priority areas of creative industries, financial services, technology, life sciences as well as clean and renewable energy.

University of Birmingham Scholarships for Pakistani Students: 

Pakistani students can get benefit from a hoard of available part-fee scholarships at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

University of Sussex Pakistan Scholarships: 

Through this scholarship, Pakistani students can study any full-time taught master’s program at the University of Sussex. What’s more, they can also receive a tuition fee reduction of £3,000 (US$3,900).

University of Sheffield: The University of Sheffield offers various graduate and undergraduate scholarships for Pakistani students for studying in the UK.

So, these were some of the available international scholarships to choose from. We’ve done our job and the ball is in your court now. So, choose the one that befits your study level, preference and age limit too.