Allama Iqbal Scholarships 2020 for Sri lankan Students (Fully funded to Pakistan)

Allama Iqbal Scholarships 2020 for sri lankan students for study in pakistan

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Free scholarships for srilankan students 2020

Higher Education Commission (HEC), is pleased to announce ‘Allama Iqbal Scholarships 2020‘ under the Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme. Spread over the course of next five years, Allama Iqbal Scholarships provide an excellent opportunity for 1000 Sri Lankan students to visit Pakistan and pursue undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degree programs in Engineering Science, Basic and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.

The scholarship aims to promote an effective exchange of knowledge and better understanding of cultures and tradition between Sri Lankan and Pakistani students. Selected candidates will study in top-ranked Pakistani universities, learn about Pakistani society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate fellow Pakistani students and community groups about their country and culture.

The Allama Iqbal Scholarships are part of HEC’s internationalization initiative to encourage international students to study in Pakistan. Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship benefits for  Allama Iqbal Scholarships 2020

The Scholarship offers full tuition fee of the Programme for study in Pakistani universities, accommodation allowance, study allowance, books allowance, and one-time return air-ticket.


Medicine GCE A’ Levels / equivalent examination (Pre-Medical) with at least 65% Marks.
Engineering GCE A’ Levels / equivalent examination (Pre-Engineering) with at least 65% Marks.
Bachelor Degree Program GCE A’ Levels / equivalent examination in required subjects with at least 60% Marks.
Master Degree Programs 16 years education in relevant subjects with 60% marks at graduate level
Doctoral Degree Programs 18 years education in relevant subject with CGPA 3.00/4.00 at Master’s level. Research thesis at MS level is required.

* Candidates must provide Equivalence Certificate from IBCC and HEC, after they are awarded with Allama Iqbal Scholarship. 

Programs Offered



S. Engineering University Website
1 NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
2 National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
3 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh
4 University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar
5 University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila
6 University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore
7 COMSATS University, Islamabad
8 Bahria University, Islamabad
9 Air University, Islamabad
10 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
11 National Textile University, Faisalabad



S. General University Website
1 International Islamic University, Islamabad
2 Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
3 Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
4 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
5 University of Peshawar, Peshawar
6 COMSATS University, Islamabad
7 Bahria University, Islamabad
8 Air University, Islamabad
9 University of the Punjab, Lahore  
10 University of Sindh, Jamshoro
11 PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi 
12 Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
13 Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur
14 The University of Agriculture, Peshawar
15 Government College University, Lahore
16 Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
17 University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore  
18 Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
19 National College of Arts, Lahore
20 National University of Modern Languages (NUML)
21 Information Technology University, Lahore
22 University of Education, Lahore
23 Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU)
24 University of Karachi
25 Karakorum International University
26 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS)

MERIT CRITERIA Item Percentage (% age)
1 HEC Scholarship Test 50
2 Academic Achievements 30
3 Interview 20
​Total: 100


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  • An application form to be filled online at
  • All registered candidates appear in scholarship test organized by HEC in collaboration with Pakistan High Commission in Colombo and Sri Lankan Ministry of Higher Education
  • Shortlisted candidates appear in an interview to be held at Pakistan High Commission, Colombo in collaboration with Sri Lankan Ministry of Higher Education.

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