Undergraduate Scholarship Program 2023-24 – Gilgit-Baltistan

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Are you interested in studying at the best universities in Pakistan? We’re looking for excellent students from Gilgit-Baltistan who want to pursue bachelor’s degrees (four/five-year programs) at universities and institutions recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). These Undergraduate Scholarship Program are available for the 2023-24 academic year and cover all fields of study. This opportunity is part of the Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Gilgit-Baltistan Students at Top Pakistani Universities/Institutions (Batch-III).

Eligibility Criteria

a) You should have a domicile or local certificate from Gilgit-Baltistan.
b) You must have finished your Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or an equivalent qualification.
c) If you’re currently receiving another scholarship, you can’t apply for this one.
d) You must be under 22 years old when you submit your application.
e) You’ll also need to meet the admission criteria set by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the universities for their BS programs.

Applications deadline:

Last date for receipt of applications
September 30, 2023

Scholarships Will Cover

a) Payment for your tuition, hostel fees, and other costs, up to a maximum of Rs. 240,000 per year.
b) A monthly allowance of Rs. 15,000.
c) Money for books and travel expenses, totaling Rs. 30,000 per year.

Important Notes

a) Candidates will be selected based on their scores in the Aptitude Test, conducted by the Education Testing Council (HEC), and their academic records.

b) Candidates must secure at least 50% marks in the ETC test.

c) Students who are already studying in a public sector university/institution for a BS program (up to one academic year/session before the scholarship advertisement) can also apply.

d) Scholarships will be awarded solely based on merit, regardless of gender, caste, race, or religion.

e) You can apply to any Public Sector University/Institution in Pakistan, but any additional expenses beyond what’s outlined in the project details will be your responsibility.

f) The test result will remain valid for one year after the announcement date.

g) For more information and guidelines, please visit www.hec.gov.pk/site/gb-scholarship.

How To Apply

1) To apply, go to this website: https://eportal.hec.gov.pk

2) Make sure to keep your login ID and password safe for future use.

3) Please note that paper applications won’t be accepted.


1) Can I apply for this scholarship if I don’t have a domicile certificate from Gilgit-Baltistan?

No, a domicile certificate from Gilgit-Baltistan is a mandatory requirement for eligibility.

2) What happens if I’m already receiving another scholarship?

If you are currently benefiting from another scholarship, you are not eligible to apply for this one.

3) How will I be selected for the scholarship?

Selection is based on your scores in the Aptitude Test conducted by the Education Testing Council (HEC) and your academic records.

4) Can I apply if I’m already enrolled in a BS program at a public sector university?

Yes, you can apply if you are already enrolled, but only if it’s within one academic year/session before the scholarship advertisement.

5) Is the scholarship based on merit alone?

Yes, the scholarship is awarded solely based on merit, regardless of gender, caste, race, or religion.

6) Can HEC cancel the scholarship process?

Yes, HEC reserves the right to postpone or cancel the scholarship process at any stage without assigning any reason.

7) Where can I find more details and guidelines?

For further details and guidelines, visit www.hec.gov.pk/site/gb-scholarship.


pursuing higher education through scholarships can be a life-changing opportunity, and the “Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Gilgit-Baltistan Students at Top Pakistani Universities/Institutions (Batch-III)” offers a valuable chance for students from Gilgit-Baltistan to achieve their academic goals. Meeting the eligibility criteria, applying through the provided online portal, and following the guidelines diligently are essential steps in securing this scholarship. Keep in mind that the scholarship is purely merit-based, ensuring equal opportunities for all eligible candidates. If you have any further questions or need additional information, you can refer to the provided FAQs or visit the official website for comprehensive details. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to further your education and future prospects.

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