NTU Financial Aid Schemes


Merit Scholarship

To recognize the academic achievements of students and to create a competitive academic environment among students, merit scholarship has been introduced which are offered in every semester.

  • Eligibility Criteria

Regular students are eligible for merit scholarship based on the approved criteria:

    • First, Second & Third position holders of a class with a minimum CGPA 3.50.
    • In case there are more than one student who gets same score, then the decision will be made on percentage marks of student. If percentage marks are also found equal then both students are eligible for merit scholarship.
    • There should be no pending disciplinary case against the student.
    • Student should be regular in class and has not fail in any course / subject in previous semester.
  • What Does Scholarship Cover?

1st Position: 100% Tuition Fee Waiver in next semester.

2nd Position: 75% Tuition Fee Waiver in next semester.

3rd Position: 50% Tuition Waiver in next semester.

  • Selection Procedure

For merit scholarship the top position holders of the class are selected by examination department on the basis of GPA in current semester.

HEC Need Based Scholarships

HEC Funded Scholarship for needy and deserving students.

  • Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility of candidate is linked to neediness of the candidate as determined and assessed by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee keeping in view the financial background of the family of the applicant and subsequently approved by HEC’s Scholarship Management Committee.

  • How to Apply?

After getting admission on merit, students are advised to download Scholarship Application Form from NTU website and submit duly filled application along with required documents (List of required documents is attached with application form) in Advisor Student Office.

Required Documents

    • Income certificates of all earning members of the family – This includes salary slips for salaried persons, pension book for retired, financial statements/ income affidavit for self-employed, business and for any other income
    • Utility Bills (last three months) – Electricity, Gas, PTCL, Water
    • Rental Lease Agreement (if the residence or any other property is being leased for residence or business purposes or if excess property is leased to any other person/ party for income purposes)
    • Proof of outstanding loan as a liability (loan sanctioning document & payment plan) and loan receivable from any relative, financial institution, agency or organization
    • Medical bills/ expenditure related documents (if any of the family member is suffering from any fatal/ serious disease). Please also provide a brief history of the medical ailment.
    • Property ownership documents (house, plots, agricultural land, flat, shops etc). Allotment letter in case the property has been provided by the employer
    • Vehicle(s) Registration documents of the vehicles being used by the family. Allotment letter in case the vehicle has been provided by the employer
    • Domicile Certificate of the applicant only
    • Copies of CNIC/ B – Form of Applicant and Parents/ Guardian
    • Death Certificate, in case any of the parent has passed away
    • Picture(s) of current residence (Outside & Inside View)
    • Any other document(s) demonstrating financial need
  • Selection Procedure

  • What Does Scholarship Cover?

100% Tuition Fee Plus Stipend Rs. 6,000/- per month.

MORA Scholarships

MORA Scholarship is designed by Ministry of Religious Affairs for needy students from District Zakat Fund.

  • Eligibility Criteria

The student must belong to a poor family background and must be entitled for Zakat.

  • How to Apply?

The eligible student may download the MORA Scholarship Form from website and submit the duly filled form to Advisor Student Office before cutoff date (Dates would be announced through notice board and website). Before submission of form, the student must ensure that the form is signed from concerned District Zakat and Usher Committee.

Required Documents

    • The attested Photocopies of the following documents must be attached with Application form:
    • Parents/Guardian CNIC
    • Applicant’s CNIC or Form-B
    • Educational Certificates
  • Selection Procedure

  • What Does Scholarships Cover?

For Engineering Student: Rs. 18,000/- per year.

For Non-Engineering: Student: Rs. 12,000/- per year.

Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) Scholarship (Undergraduate Level)

The scholarships are being offered under the supervision of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) which was started in 2008 by Chief Minister of Punjab.The basic purpose behind established Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) is to provide scholarships to talented and needy students who aren’t able to pursue their higher education due to financial constraints. Scholarships are not only granted to the students of Punjab but also to the residence of Gilgit Baltistan, AJK, Islamabad and FATA.

  • Eligibility Criteria

The students must have: Passed Intermediate annual examination held by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Punjab or Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE), Islamabad in exact previous examination.

Declared monthly income of parents/guardian (from all sources) is Rs. 15,000/or less.

For Special Quota Scholarships, the student must fall in at least one of the S.Q categories

Not availing any other educational scholarship during the respective current academic year

Secured admission in a regular educational institution as a full-time student in the current academic year.

  • What Does Scholarship Cover?

Rs. 3,000/- Stipend per academic month for Day Scholar & Rs. 5,000/- per academic month for Hostelide


Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) Scholarship (Masters Level)

PEEF has allocated 20% of its annual scholarship quota for Master Level Education. These scholarships are awarded to talented and deserving students enrolled in Partner Universities / Govt. Post graduate colleges of the Punjab. PEEF scholarships are awarded till the completion of the degree course the student is enrolled. However, if the student fails to maintain the required / satisfactory academic performance level, or is involved in any non-disciplinary act; the University/ Govt. Post Graduate College and / or the PEEF, reserve the right to cancel the scholarship award.

  • Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered eligible for PEEF Master level scholarships; the student must fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

The student must have:

  • Punjab domicile
  • Secured at least 60% marks or a minimum CGPA 2.5 in BA/ B.Sc. / B.COM/ BS/ BBA etc. examination held in in Punjab.
  • Secured admission as a full-time student in the current academic year in one of the partner University / Govt. Post Graduate College
  • Students enrolled in spring/fall session (where applicable) and morning/ afternoon / evening sessions (where applicable) are also eligible to apply for PEEF Masters scholarships
  • Declared monthly income of parents (from all sources) is equal to or less than Rs. 30,000/-
  • Children of Govt. employees in BPS 1-4 are exempted from condition of income, if salary is only source of income
  • Not availing any other educational scholarship during the current academic year
  • Besides fulfilling PEEF eligibility criteria, the prospective student must qualify the merit and need criteria of the University.


Following students are not eligible for PEEF Masters level Scholarship:

    • Students who have already passed / possessed M.A / M.Sc. / M.S / M.Phil. etc. degree.
    • Marks improvers or students who have passed examination in supplementary session
    • Students who have passed the aforementioned examination with grace marks.
  • How to Apply?

PEEF has allocated scholarship quotas to all the partner universities and all government post graduate colleges of Punjab.

Please download the scholarship application form from PEEF website and submit the duly filled scholarship application form to respective university / post graduate college (the scholarship application forms can also be requested from the Advisor Student Office of the respective university / office of the principal of post graduate college)

Scholarship application forms submitted directly to PEEF shall not be entertained.

    • Required Documents
    • Stamp paper of Rs. 50, Income Affidavit (As per Given Sample) with parents’ signature.
    • Attested copy of salary slip / pension book in case of serving / retired government servants.
    • Attested copy of Bachelor’s Degree / Marks Sheet / Transcript.
    • Two Passport Size pictures (Blue Background).
    • In case of out-stationed student, attested copy of Hostel certificate issued by Hostel Warden / Superintendent.
    • In case of special quota, relevant documents / certificates.
    • Attested copies of parents’ CNIC.
    • If the candidate is already getting PEEF scholarship, PEEF Code must be provided along with application form.
  • Selection Procedure

PEEF selects deserving students on the basis of approved criteria.

  • What Does Scholarship Cover?

Following monthly scholarship stipend rates are admissible for the year 2017-18:

Payment of 100% tuition fees (As per PEEF Master’s level scholarship policy)

PEEF will also pay scholarship stipend to the selected scholars at the following rates:

    1. Day scholar PKR. 3,000/- per month.
    2. Boarder PKR. 5,000/- per month.

National Bank of Pakistan (Interest Free Loan)

  • Eligibility Criteria

Under the scheme the students are eligible to apply for loans provided:

  • Student has obtained admission on merit through normal course/procedure in NTU.
  • Student falls at the time of admission within the age bracket of:
  • For Graduation Not exceeding 21 Years
  • For Post-Graduation Not exceeding 31 Years
  • For PhD Not exceeding 36 Years
  • Student has secured 70% marks in the last public examination.
  • Student has undertaken the study of the subjects given below.
  • Student is unable to pursue studies due to financial constraints.
  • Repayment

The maximum period of repayment of loan is 10-Years from the date of disbursement of first installment. The borrower shall repay the loan in monthly installment after six months from the date of first employment or one year from the date of completion of studies, whichever is earlier.

  • How to Apply?
  • Application Forms are available from the designated branches mentioned above or may be downloaded from National Bank of Pakistan website nbp.com.pk/studentloan
  • The students desirous of availing loan under the Scheme may apply on prescribed form for financial assistance subject to he or she has got admission on merit through normal procedure in the Universities / Colleges afore-mentioned.
  • Applicants are required to submit/send their applications on the prescribed form, duly completed in all respect, to the designated branches indicated against each University/College by the given date. Incomplete application shall not be entertained.
  • Students who have availed this facility in the last / previous year(s) need not to apply.
  • Required Documents
  • Two Photographs of Student attested by not below the rank of BPS-17.
  • Attested photocopies of Fee Challan raised/demanded by the Educational Institution and Boarding expenses (excluding meal charges).
  • Income certificate from the employer i.e. Government / Semi Government / Private Service.
  • Income Certificate from the area counselor of the Union Counsel i.e. for self employed
  • Attested photocopies of: –
  • Domicile
  • Computerized N.I.C of Parents and Students.
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Higher Secondary Certificate
  • Degree(s)
  • Marks Sheet/Transcript (Last Examination)
  • A certificate (in original) from the Rector / Principal / Registrar of the concerned University Letter Head confirming date of admission and completion date of study
  • Four un-stamped self-addressed envelope (Permanent & Hostel Address) (size 5 X 11).
  • Selection Procedure

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) invites applications from needy students every year through notification and advertisement on their website. Students applying for interest free loan submit dully filled application form in designated branches of NBP and NBP reserves the right to select / not to select any student without mentioning any reason.

  • What Does Scholarships Cover?

The loan facility will be available for entire duration of the study for:-

    • Schedule Fee
    • Boarding expenses excluding meal charges
    • Procurement of textbooks

Ihsan Trust (Interest Free Loan)

Through this scheme the Ihsan Trust bears the educational expenses of the students on purely “Need cum Merit” basis in order to enable them to complete their Higher Education.

    • Eligibility Criteria
    • Total number of family members, dependents and their status.
    • Number of students in the family and the status of institutions in which they are studying.
    • Residence and accommodation status
    • Pattern of family’s spending
    • Other financial support available from family or relatives
    • Student belongs to a low income family / study expenses of other siblings are more than income of family.
  • Repayment

The repayment policy for the Qarz-e-Hasna is as follows:

    • The amount of Qarz-e-Hasna sanctioned to the selected student depends on need and eligibility.
    • During the study period, the student has to pay a nominal, token repayment amount (depending upon the financial position of the candidates, his/her parents/guardians monthly income) to the Ihsan Trust as repayment.
    • After the completion of his/her education, the repayment amount for the Qarz-e-Hasna is to be adjusted according to the income of the student
  • Selection Procedure

The Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (ISAC) of NTU initially select and shortlist the candidates for this scheme. The cases are then forwarded to the Ihsan Trust which after proper analysis of the documents then conducts the interviews of the candidates to assess their exact need and requirement of financial assistance.

The managing trustees then finally approves the student for this Qarz-e-Hasna facility.

What Does Scholarships Cover?

  • Admission Fee

National Endowment Scholarships For Talent (NEST)- MS & PhD

NEST is a public non-profit organization which is providing financial assistance for deserving and talented MS & PhD students who are incapable to continue higher education due to financial limitations.

Title of NEST Scholarships

  • IQBAL scholarship is for MS/MPhil
  • JINNAH scholarship is for PhD

Eligibility Criteria

  • MS & PhD Students from engineering (Textile and ICT) category only
  • Students enrolled in Fall 2018 semester only
  • The applicant must be a Pakistani/AJK National
  • ​High academic achievement.
  • Students must secure admission in the approved institution as per admission policy and be enrolled in graduate (1.5 Years or 2 Years) and Doctoral (3.5 years) programs
  • Only those students who are enrolled in 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 of the candidate as determined by the financial background of his/her family.
  • Applicant must be from Least Developed District of Pakistan.
  • The age limit should not exceed from 35 years for MS/MPhil (18 years) and PhD programs.
  • The applicant must have completed 16 years Bachelors/or equivalent Degree for application in MS/MPhil (Postgraduate Program).
  • The applicant must have completed 18 years Degree/or equivalent for application in PhD Program.
  • In case of final selection, candidate has to submit a bond agreement and will not be allowed to withdraw from the scholarship.
  • Not availing any other educational scholarship during the current academic year


  • 20 % Punjab
  • 20% Baluchistan
  • 20% Sindh
  • 20 % KP
  • 5 % ICT
  • 5 % GB
  • 5% AJK
  • 5% FATA.
  • ​Special 2 % overall quota for disable persons

Ho​w To Apply

  • Download and Fill the Application Form
  • To download form for Iqbal Scholarship (MS Students) please click here
  • To download form for Jinnah Scholarship (PhD Students) please click ​here
  • Submit the Filled Form in Advisor Students Office before closing date as announced through notices.

Selection Procedure

  • Advisor Students Office will ensure presence of the students for an interview by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee. The schedule & venue of interview will be announced shortly.
  • NTU carries the discretion to physically verify facts stated by the candidate while applying for financial aid at any point of time during the academic life cycle at NTU. It may include a visit to house/ business premises or inquiry from the surrounding neighbors. ​
  • Providing false information may lead to cancellation of admission

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