Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, PPAF
References
[1] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme website. < https://www.pass.gov.pk/Detail15ce8962-454f-4865-8c12-c4155644acc0>. Accessed April 2021 [2] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Brief. https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Brief%20Eng-EhsaasUndergradScholarship_Mar1%20(1).pdf Accessed April 2021
Population group
Persons with disabilities, Women

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme offers every year, 50,000 students from low-income families will be awarded scholarships for 4 to 5-year undergraduate degree programs. 

References
[1] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme website. < https://www.pass.gov.pk/Detail15ce8962-454f-4865-8c12-c4155644acc0>. Accessed April 2021 [2] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Brief. https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Brief%20Eng-EhsaasUndergradScholarship_Mar1%20(1).pdf Accessed April 2021
Start date
2019 to 2023
References
[1] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme website. < https://www.pass.gov.pk/Detail15ce8962-454f-4865-8c12-c4155644acc0>. Accessed April 2021 [2] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Brief. https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Brief%20Eng-EhsaasUndergradScholarship_Mar1%20(1).pdf Accessed April 2021
Conditionalities (if any)
Students’ academic performance will be monitored and subject to satisfactory academic progress

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Means Test
Targeted areas
The geographical spread of the program covers all four provinces, AJK and GB
References
[2] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Brief. https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Brief%20Eng-EhsaasUndergradScholarship_Mar1%20(1).pdf Accessed April 2021
Target groups
PwD, Women and Poor Households
Eligibility criteria
• All students with family income less than 45,000, studying in any year of an undergraduate programme in any of the 119 public sector universities recognized by HEC are eligible to apply. • The student’s academic performance will be monitored, and subject to satisfactory academic progress, scholarship recipients will continue to receive scholarship throughout their undergraduate programme
References
[2] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Brief. https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Brief%20Eng-EhsaasUndergradScholarship_Mar1%20(1).pdf Accessed April 2021

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash
References
[2] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Brief. https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Brief%20Eng-EhsaasUndergradScholarship_Mar1%20(1).pdf Accessed April 2021
Amount of benefits
Scholarships will cover 100% of the tuition fee and a living stipend of 4,000 per month
Payment/delivery frequency
The tuition will be paid directly to the University whereas the monthly living stipend will be paid in the bank account of the student after necessary verifications
References
[2] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Brief. https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Brief%20Eng-EhsaasUndergradScholarship_Mar1%20(1).pdf Accessed April 2021
Benefit delivery mechanism
The student’s academic performance will be monitored, and subject to satisfactory academic progress, scholarship recipients will continue to receive scholarship throughout their undergraduate programme
References
[2] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Brief. https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Brief%20Eng-EhsaasUndergradScholarship_Mar1%20(1).pdf Accessed April 2021
Benefit recipients
The program will support eligible students for 4-5-year undergraduate degree programs offered at 119 public sector universities recognized by HEC across all four provinces, GB and AJK
References
[2] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Brief. https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Brief%20Eng-EhsaasUndergradScholarship_Mar1%20(1).pdf Accessed April 2021
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
The program will support eligible students for 4-5-year undergraduate degree programs offered at 119 public sector universities
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The project is being overseen by the Ehsaas Scholarships Steering Committee, co-chaired by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar and Chairman HEC, Dr. Tariq Banuri. As part of this shared initiative, a joint monitoring and evaluation framework has been set up to ensure that the program is running in a transparent, equitable, and accountable manner. The monitoring and evaluation system reports directly to the Ehsaas Scholarship Steering Committee
References
[2] Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Brief. https://www.pass.gov.pk/userfiles1/files/1_%20Brief%20Eng-EhsaasUndergradScholarship_Mar1%20(1).pdf Accessed April 2021