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National Endowment Scholarships for Talent (NEST)- MS & PhD
  • NEST is a public non-profit organization. NEST is providing financial assistance for deserving and talented MS & PhD students who are unable to pursue higher education due to financial constraints.
  • Scholarship will provide funds for Tuition Fee, Books, Transport, Stipend, Hostel  
  • Eligibility Criteria

  • MS & PhD Students enrolled in Fall 2018 semester only
  • The students must have:
  • 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
  • Quota

  • 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

  • Step 1: 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
  • Step 2: Submit the Filled Form in your institutions. 
  • Institutions will​ be required to forward the forms duly completed to Financial Aid Office, Main Office NUST latest by 30th Sep 2018  
  • Fall 2018 MS Students who have already applied / awarded NUST need based scholarship at the time of admission are also eligible to apply.
  • Institutions will be required to ensure presence of thier students for an interview by the Institutional Scholarship Award Committee. Financial Aid Office will forward the schedule & Venue to institutions shortly. 
  • NUST 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 NUST. 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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