OGDCL Need Based Scholarships Program through HEC

The Higher Education Commission, in collaboration with the Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), provides scholarships for deserving students to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, business administration, law, archaeology, defense and strategic studies, gender studies, history, sociology, animal sciences, biochemistry, microbiology, electronics, physics, mathematics, information technology, and Pakistan studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in these fields. The initiative is aligned with the Higher Education Commission's aims of providing financial assistance to deserving students, increasing access to high-quality education, and encouraging academic interest in disciplines that are critical to Pakistan's economic development. A particular component of the curriculum has been created to help students who come from the OGDCL's operational/concessional district locations.
In order to provide opportunities for access to higher education, the OGDCL-HEC Need-Based Scholarship Program is focused on providing opportunities for access to higher education, particularly to destitute candidates from underprivileged backgrounds who come from operational and concessional areas of OGDCL and who, despite having academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, room & board, and books.

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Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must be a Pakistani belonging to operational & concessional districts of Oil & Gas Development Company Limited.  Financial assistance & scholarships are available for study at undergraduate & graduate level in the prescribed disciplines at the selected 9 Pakistani universities

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  • All scholarships in Quaid-e-Azam University are offered for 02 years Masters’ Programs only.
  • All scholarships in International Islamic University Islamabad are offered for Bachelors only.
  • All scholarships in Engineering disciplines in various universities are offered for Bachelors only.
  • Male and female students have an equal chance of getting selected, students from both genders are highly appreciated to apply. This allocation is especially for those students coming from remote and vulnerable areas of OGDCL Operations / Concessions of Pakistan, who are financially needy and meet admission criteria of the selected 9 partner universities/ degree awarding institutions.

Students need to compete for securing admission in the approved disciplines at the participating institutions as per the admission policy of the institution and be enrolled in Undergraduate (3 and 4 years) and Graduate (2 Years) programs

Only those students who are enrolled in the first semester/professional year in the respective courses offered by the participating institutions are eligible to apply.

The eligibility of a candidate is linked to neediness, as determined by the financial background of his/her family.

How to Apply

The deserving students can apply online for OGDCL Need-Based Scholarships through HEC by downloading the Application form by clicking the “Apply Now” button below.

After submission of the Online Application, Save and print. The printed Scholarship Form will be submitted along with supporting documents to the Financial Aid Office of the university/institution for which the online application is submitted.

Students need to get admission in any one of the approved disciplines (Engineering, Business Administration, Social Sciences, and Law) at the participating Universities/Institutions as per their admission criteria.

Please note that partial scholarship for already enrolled students is not covered under this program.

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