Apply Before Deadline: 9 scholarship opportunities for Pakistani students in 2022

With the help of these scholarship programs, you can apply to your dream university without worrying about the massive tuition expenses.

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Almost every Pakistani student dreams of moving abroad for higher studies. While international universities may offer great degree programs to nourish the minds of young individuals, they are often too expensive to be an affordable opportunity.

However, there’s no need to worry. We have put together a list of amazing scholarship opportunities 2022 for Pakistani students. With the help of these scholarship programs, you can apply to your dream university without worrying about the massive tuition expenses.

Here are nine scholarship opportunities 2022 for Pakistani students that make studying abroad stress-free:

1. Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarship and Leadership Programme

The Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffman Scholarship and Leadership Programme supports outstanding students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia, and South America to pursue a graduate degree at Oxford University.  The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust manages it.

Deadline: 7/21 Jan 2022 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts: 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

You should be applying to start one of the eligible courses at Oxford.  You must be ordinarily resident in one of the eligible countries (see the official website for the complete list).  You should intend to return to your country of ordinary residence once your course is completed.

Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest in serving the global community through their chosen field of work. You should be able to establish a connection between your subject of study and your longer-term career objectives, explaining how you see your professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in your country of origin or at a wider regional or international level.

2. British Chevening Scholarships in the UK for International Students

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The program offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential worldwide to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Deadline: 2 Nov 2021 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts: Sept/Oct 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate program at a UK university by the time you submit your application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honors degree in the UK but may differ depending on your course and university choice.
  • Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 15 July 2022.

3. Emile Boutmy Scholarships for Non-EU Students at Sciences Po

Sciences Po created the Emile Boutmy Scholarships after the founder of Sciences Po to attract the very best international students from outside of the European Union who are first-time applicants and admitted to an Undergraduate or Master’s program offered at the University.

Deadline: 30 Nov 2021/mid-Feb 2022 (annual)
Study in:  France
Course starts: September 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible students are those first-time applicants from a non-European Union state, whose household does not file taxes within the European Union, and who have been admitted to the Undergraduate or Master’s program. This scholarship is awarded based on factors of excellence and according to the type of profile sought for this program. Social criteria are also taken into account.

4. Clarendon Fund Scholarships at University of Oxford

The Clarendon Fund is a major graduate scholarship scheme at the University of Oxford, offering around 140 new scholarships every year. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at the graduate level at the University of Oxford.

Deadline: 7 Jan/21 Jan 2022 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts: October 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

Clarendon Scholarships are awarded based on outstanding academic merit and potential to graduate students worldwide. Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and open to candidates applying for a new master’s or DPhil course by the January admissions deadline.

See the selection criteria details on this page.

5. Reach Oxford Scholarships for Developing Country Students

Several Oxford colleges offer Reach Oxford Scholarships (formerly Oxford Student Scholarships) to students from developing countries who, for political or financial reasons or because equivalent educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.

Deadline: 15 Oct 2021/Feb 2022 (annual)
Study in: UK
Course starts: October 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

This scheme is only suitable for candidates who have received an offer and are of the highest academic ability. Financial need and social commitment are also major criteria for selection. Applicants should intend to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies. Priority will be given to students who have not studied at the undergraduate level before.

6. UNIL Master’s Grants in Switzerland for Foreign Students

The University of Lausanne in Switzerland offers the UNIL Master’s Grants on a competitive basis to international students who wish to pursue a Masters’s Degree at the University.

Deadline: 1 Nov 2021 (annual)
Study in: Switzerland
Course starts: September 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this scholarship program, you have:

  • To have obtained a foreign university degree considered equivalent to a bachelor’s at UNIL before the beginning of the master’s program.
  • To have distinguished yourself during your studies, primarily through particularly brilliant academic results.
  • To have a language level of at least B2 (according to the European Language Portfolio global scale) in French or English according to the language in which your chosen master’s is taught.
  • Not to have been registered with UNIL in the past.
  • To have paid the CHF 200.00 administration fee (see document, “list of documents to attach to your application”).

7. Gates Cambridge Scholarships for International Students

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

Deadline: 13 Oct/Dec 2021/Jan 2022 (annual)
Study in:  UK
Course starts: October 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:

  • a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom.
  • applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study: Ph.D., MSc or MLitt, or a one-year postgraduate course.

8. AAUW International Fellowships in the USA for Women

AAUW (the American Association of University Women) awards International Fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited institutions are supported.

Deadline: 15 Nov 2021 (annual)
Study in: USA
Course starts: 1 July 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for an International Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have citizenship in a country other than the U.S. or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the U.S. Women who are currently, or expect to be during the fellowship year, a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen with the U.S. and another country are not eligible.
  • Hold an academic degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree completed by 15 November 2021.
  • Intend to devote herself full-time to the proposed academic plan during the fellowship year
  • Intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career
  • Be proficient in English and confirm proficiency by submitting a valid ETS TOEFL* (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score or other acceptable verification.
  • Postdoctoral applicants must provide proof of their doctorate; hold a doctorate classified as a research degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., D.M.) or an M.F.A. by November 15, 2021; and indicate where they will conduct their research.
  • Master’s/first professional degree and doctoral applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution located in the U.S. during the fellowship year.

9. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.

The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who plan to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at the doctoral or post-doctoral level.

Deadline: varies, Sept-Dec 2021
Study in: Switzerland
Course starts: 2022

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline who hold a master’s degree as a minimum and plan to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at the doctoral or post-doctoral level. Research scholarships are awarded for research or analysis at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences, and the two federal institutes of technology, as well as the four research institutes. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.
  • Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland.
    Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

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