Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal reopens to receive online applications for academic year 2020-21

September 8, 2020 – Islamabad: The Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship portal has been reopened to receive fresh applications for the academic year 2020-21. All students with family income less than 45,000, studying in any year of an undergraduate program in any of the 119 public sector universities recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) are eligible to apply. Eligible students can apply through an online portal: https://ehsaas.hec.gov.pk/. The portal is open to new applications till October 30, 2020. Every year, 50,000 students from low-income families will be awarded Ehsaas scholarships for 4 to 5-year undergraduate degree programs. For the year 2019-20, scholarships worth Rs. 4.827 billion were awarded to 50,762 undergraduate students nationwide. Commenting on the paradigm shift in the scholarship policy of the government, SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar said, “This program represents three major paradigm shifts. First, this is the largest-ever needs-based scholarship program. Second, it is the largest-ever national scholarship program and third, it is focused on enhancing the earning potential of the recipients.”