HEC Self-Finance Scheme 2018

HEC logo, HEC Self Finance schemeRecently HEC has announced the Self Finance Scheme for Dual Nationals / Overseas. Higher Education Commission (HEC) Self-Finance Scheme aims to assist foreign students and dual-nationality holders with educational aspirations in Pakistan. Originally it was the project of Economic Affairs Division, but in 2006 it was transferred to Higher Education Commission. The Self Finance Scheme with a limited number of seats in the disciplines of Medicine (MBBS) and Dentistry (BDS) envisages to facilitate both foreign as well as Pakistan origin dual nationality holder students, for their admission in Public Sector Universities / Institutions of Pakistan.

Eligibility Criteria
1) Candidate must hold a foreign nationality at the time of application and admission process.
2) Candidate must have passed HSSC or equivalent with a minimum of 60% marks.
3) Candidate must have either
a. Passed the entrance test of the institution applied to OR
b. Scored a minimum of 550 each on SAT II i) Chemistry ii) Biology, and iii) either Physics or Mathematics I or II tests. Candidates applying to NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, and UET, Peshawar, must have scored an 800 on the SAT I and 1500 cumulatively on the SAT II Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry tests.
4) The applicant must have a valid TOEFL score of 500 or IELTS score of 5.5. However, language proficiency test results need not be submitted for students whose medium of instruction at the higher secondary level was English.

Distribution of Seats
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Merit Criteria
Merit will be determined as per following formula:
Intermediate / equivalent -- 60% weightage
Entry Test / SAT-II -- 40% weightage

Application Procedure
Eligible ​​Foreign nationals and dual national Pakistanis may submit their applications online from the link given below. Register your account first and then from academics option select Self Finance Scheme and Proceed further.
Applications are Closed for 2018!

Last date to Apply (MBBS and BDS): 02nd Nov 2018
Last date to Apply (Engineering and D.Pharm): 31st Oct 2018

Note: Dual National Pakistanis having domicile of Punjab are not eligible for admission in MBBS and BDS under Self-Finance Scheme (SFS). They may apply through University of Health Sciences (UHS), Lahore (Admission Process will start in October-November tentatively).
Updated on 02-11-18

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