Top 11 International Scholarships for Pakistani Students

Looking for an international scholarship? Following is the list for some of the best opportunities you have in your hand that you can look for forward to if you plan on studying abroad. All of them have different criteria and deadlines.

Here are the official links and small descriptions.

Fulbright Scholarship USA

The Fulbright Masters and PhD Program funds graduate study in the United States for a Master’s or Ph.D. degree . Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), these grants cover tuition, required textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. USEFP also assists with the visa process.

For the Masters degree program, eligible candidates will have either a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Bachelor’s and Master’s combination totaling 16 years of formal education from an accredited university. Recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply, except for MBA applicants, who require 3 years of work experience.

For more details visit  Fulbright Scholarship USA

Austrian Scholarships Austria is Austria’s biggest online database for scholarships and research grants for all academic areas. Financial support options for students, graduates and researchers range from classical grants and scholarships, allowances and prizes to extensive national, European and international research support programmes.

In more than 1,200 entries offers information about Financial support measures for studying or research for outgoings (Austrians who want to study or pursue research in other countries) and incoming (people who want to come to Austria) and  purely national funding options.

More details at

Aga-Khan Foundation International Scholarship

The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries who have no other means of financing their studies, in order to develop effective scholars and leaders and to prepare them for employment, primarily within the AKDN. Scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. The Foundation gives priority to requests for Master’s level courses but is willing to consider applications for PhD programmes, only in the case of outstanding students who are highly recommended for doctoral studies by their professors and who need a PhD for the fulfillment of their career objectives (academic or research oriented).

More details at  Aga-Khan Foundation International Scholarships

Chevening Scholarship UK

Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

More details at Chevening Scholarship UK

Endeavour Scholarships Australia

The Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for Australians to undertake study, research or professional development overseas and for overseas citizens to do the same in Australia.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalization of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

More details at  Endeavour Scholarships Australia

OFID International Scholarship

OFID sponsors outstanding young students from developing countries through graduate studies in a development-related discipline.

More details at  OFID International Scholarship

Australia Award Scholarship

Australia Awards Scholarships are long term development awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

They aim to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements.

They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions.

Fore details  Australia Award Scholarship

Swedish Scholarship Sweden

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) are awarded to students from selected countries for full-time master’s level studies in Sweden starting in the autumn semester.

Details at  Swedish Scholarship Sweden

VLIR-UOS Scholarship Belgium

A call for scholarship applications is launched every year in October. The deadlinedepends on the training or Master programme you are applying for.

More information on  How to apply 

NZAID Scholarship New-Zealand

The New Zealand Aid Programme offers several different types of scholarship. Most are for full-time tertiary study in New Zealand. Other scholarship types are for study in a Pacific Island Country university or for shorter-term training vocational or English language training.

For more information visit  NZAID Scholarship New-Zealand


DAAD Scholarship Germany

With its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialized countries. Well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries. They are the best guarantee for a better future with less poverty, more education and health for all. The scholarships offer foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany.

For more information  DAAD Scholarship Germany

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