Services For Students
​​​​​​​​ As HEC we offer a number of services designed especially for students to help and support you throughout your academic studies, simply select one form the list below to find out more. ​

 

 

Admission of Foreign Students Under Self-Finance SchemeAdmission of Foreign Students Under Self-Finance Scheme<p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="background-color:transparent;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2"><em><strong><strong><em>Last date for submission of online applications for MBBS & BDS is </em></strong><strong><em><br></em></strong></strong></em></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="background-color:transparent;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2"><em><strong><strong><em>extended to 2nd </em></strong><strong><em>November 2018.​</em></strong></strong></em></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​The Self-Finance Scheme aims to assist foreign students and dual-nationality holders with educational aspirations in Pakistan. Originally a project of the Economic Affairs Division, the Scheme was transferred to the Higher Education Commission in 2006, and assures a limited number of seats in the disciplines of medicine (MBBS), dentistry (BDS), pharmacy (Pharm-D) and undergraduate engineering (B.Sc Engineering). This program is open to Dual National Pakistanis and Foreign citizens with an HSSC or equivalent degree</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">.</span></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Objectives</strong><strong></strong></span></p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">To encourage expatriate Pakistanis to stay connected with their mother country, and foreign nationals to learn about Pakistani culture and society</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">To encourage knowledge-sharing with friendly, fellow developing countries</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">To improve relationships with the international community</span></li></ul><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="background-color:transparent;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2"><em><strong><strong><em>Last date for submission of online applications for MBBS & BDS is </em></strong><strong><em><br></em></strong></strong></em></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="background-color:transparent;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2"><em><strong><strong><em>extended to 2nd </em></strong><strong><em>November 2018.​​</em></strong></strong></em></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><br></p><br></div><div><br></div><div>HEC Official Facebook Page at  <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/HECPakistan2002/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/HECPakistan2002/</a></span><br></div><div><br><strong></strong></div><div>HEC Official Twitter Page at   <a href="https://twitter.com/hecpkofficial" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"></span>https://twitter.com/hecpkofficial<br></a></div>13-07-2016 21:41:09<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-13.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/SFS
PM's National Laptop SchemePM's National Laptop Scheme<p style="text-align:justify;"></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prime Minister's Youth Program is a special initiative launched by the Government of Pakistan in 2013 for five (05) years. The Youth Program​ comprises of several schemes including Prime Minister's Interest Free Loan Scheme, Prime Minister's Youth Business Loans, Prime Minister's Youth Training Scheme, Prime Minister's Youth Skills Development Scheme, Prime Minister's Fee Reimbursement Scheme for Students from Less Developed Areas and Prime Minister's Laptops Scheme.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prime Minister's Laptops Scheme is for Talented Students with the main objective of this scheme is an attempt to enhance the scope of research and quality education in the country and increase the access to information technology.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Objectives</strong></p><div style="text-align:justify;">Investment in youth not only has the highest rate-of-return (ROI), but has also been recognized as the best long-term investment for prosperous future of any nation, with a positive demographic dividend. Many large countries have transformed their challenge of big populations with high growth rate into opportunities to bolster their economies by empowering their youth with marketable skills. This realization by the government was the catalyst that crystalized the project to empower youth by giving them laptops for their academic and research activities.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><div style="text-align:justify;">Distribution of laptops is envisioned to bring a paradigm shift in the current education and research culture in the country. In this information age, personal computing devices, like a laptop, is a must especially for students at higher education level. Keeping this reality in consideration and realizing the limited number of laptops availability for the program, HEC preference is to give these laptops to those who is at the beginning of their academic years as to avail maximum benefits of this initiative.</div><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;line-height:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><strong><span lang="EN" style="font-family:"lato regular";font-size:10.5pt;">Prime Minister's Laptop Scheme – Phase IV & V (2017)​</span></strong></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span lang="EN" style="color:#5f5f5f;font-family:"lato regular";font-size:10.5pt;">​This scheme was launched in 2013-14 with a target to procure and distribute 100,000 laptops amongst the students studying in Pakistan and AJ&K. HEC was given the responsibility to devise the mechanism of distribution of 100,000 laptops after procurement through open competitive bidding.</span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span lang="EN" style="color:#5f5f5f;font-family:"lato regular";font-size:10.5pt;">On the directives of the Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Government of Pakistan has initiated a national program for distribution of laptops to young and bright students studying in public sector higher education institutes (HEIs) across the country and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The scheme is part of the Prime Minister's Youth Programs for FY2013-14. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan is the executing agency responsible for developing criteria, mechanism, modalities and a road map for procurement and distribution of laptops under this scheme.</span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span lang="EN" style="color:#5f5f5f;font-family:"lato regular";font-size:10.5pt;">Similar to the past year, the scheme is conceived as a comprehensive ecosystem around the laptop instead of distributing "black boxes" to students. Ecosystem as envisaged around the laptop hardware for this project, consists of various co​mponents ranging from licensed/ genuine Windows 10 Operating System; Microsoft Office365 application software; Training opportunity at Microsoft IT Academy at respective university/ institutes; Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification voucher, 3G EVO Device; Access to HEC's National Digital Library using 3G/ 4G EVO Device and have oppertunity to take online cources from world renowned universities on subsidized rates through <a href="https://pakcoursera.org/">https://pakcoursera.org</a>. These aspects will not only bring value to money but will create synergy with relevant industries, as well as help HEIs to provide state-of-the-art technologically enabled academic environment at par with HEIs in the developed world.</span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;line-height:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><strong><span lang="EN" style="font-family:"lato regular";font-size:10.5pt;">Prime Minister's Laptop Scheme – Phase III (closed)</span></strong><span lang="EN" style="font-family:"lato regular";font-size:10.5pt;">​</span></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><strong><span lang="EN" style="font-family:"lato regular";font-size:10.5pt;">Prime Minister's Laptop Scheme – Phase II (closed)</span></strong></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><ul><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><li style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;"><strong><span lang="EN" style="font-family:"lato regular";font-size:10.5pt;">Prime Minister's Laptop Scheme – Phase I (closed)</span></strong></li><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font></ul><div style="text-align:justify;"><br> <a class="static menu-item ms-core-listMenu-item ms-displayInline ms-navedit-linkNode" href="/english/services/students/pmnls/Pages/Merit-list-ICT-FATA.aspx"><span class="additional-background ms-navedit-flyoutArrow"><span class="menu-item-text"><u><font color="#0066cc">Merit list of ICT & FATA (Provisional)</font></u></span></span></a></div><p></p>09-08-2016 06:43:33<img alt="" src="/english/services/students/pmnls/PublishingImages/Laptop.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/pmnls
Sports & Extra Curricular ActivitiesSports & Extra Curricular Activities<div style="text-align:justify;"><span lang="EN-GB"> <h1>​​​Pakistan University Sports Board</h1> </span> <font face="Calibri" size="3"> <font face="Calibri" size="3"> <p dir="LTR"></p> <font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span lang="EN" style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">Sports is an integral part of a student's life. It is imperative that all educational institutions encourage this activity and hold competitions. Such healthy exercise allows those who are more athletically inclined to excel during their student days. </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><font color="#000000"><span lang="EN" style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;">University Sports is preliminary meant for the purpose of training of mind and body of the youth and to enable them to live physically fit and comfortable in the world as a good citizen. Like all other healthy activity sports have always help in achieving academic goals of university education. </span><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;">It has been formed keeping in this mind to develop the sports culture in our society for students (both men and women) of the Universities/ Institutes of Higher Learning.</span></font><br></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">PUSB cultivates sports leaders of tomorrow and to promote and improve healthy physical activity for our society, nation, and the world community. Our students/players are prepared with both theories and applications of relevant academics under the national educational principles.</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">PUSB organizes Intervarsity Championships for the students and provide them platform for participation at National and International levels. </font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">The history of university education in Pakistan reveals that sports at university level always receipt due importance. Sports always help feeding national teams with a new blends of educated youngsters.</font></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt;text-align:justify;line-height:150%;"><span style="line-height:150%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000"></font></span><br> </p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p dir="LTR"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><strong>Composition of Pakistan University Sports Board</strong> </span></p></font></font></div><h2>Chairman</h2><p>Chairman Higher Education Commission </p><h2>Members</h2><p>Executive Director (HEC) </p><p>Vice Chancellors of all Universities / Institutes of Pakistan</p><p>Director General Sports, Pakistan Sports Board </p><h2>Secretary / Director</h2><p>Director Sports (HEC)</p>25-07-2016 10:13:51<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-10.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/Sports
Access to scientific instruments programAccess to scientific instruments program<p style="text-align:justify;">State-of-the-Art research equipment is critical to the development of scientific research in Pakistan's universities. However, the costs of acquiring and maintaining this equipment can be a major impediment. To address this, the Higher Education Commission has instituted the Access to Scientific Instrumentation Program (ASIP). Under this program, HEC provides financial support to the universities and R&D organizations for giving access to students of other HEIs to use their laboratories. </p><p><span><strong>Objectives:</strong> </span></p><ul><li>Providing financial support to scholars for their sample analysis through the latest scientific equipment</li><li>Providing financial support to institutions for providing services / opening their research facilities for the use of scholars from other HEIs. </li><li>Providing access to such facilities to promote research collaboration</li></ul><p><strong>Eligibility Criteria: </strong></p><ul><li>This program is open to postgraduate students (MS/MPhil/PhD and equivalent) enrolled in public sector universities recognized by HEC, and admitted as per HEC criteria</li><li>HEC Indigenous scholars are eligible subject to submitting proof of funds utilization, already provided to them under their scholarship </li><li>Faculty members are ineligible for this program </li></ul>13-07-2016 21:21:35<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-13.png" width="275" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/Access to scientific instruments program
Higher Education Commission LibraryHigher Education Commission Library<p style="text-align:justify;">​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">HEC Library serves research scholars, teachers and students and also provides services to HEC employees. The full texts of more than 9000 theses are available online on the HEC website (www.eprints.hec.gov.pk) where users have the option to retrieve information by subject, title, name of researcher, year and name of the university.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">The HEC Library also provides its users with the facility of Current Contents Services (CSS) and it plays a pivotal role to provide full access of National Digital Library Resources. Turnitin facility for plagiarism purpose has also been started for the scholars.</span> </p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">The purpose of the HEC Library:</span></p><ul><li><span style="font-size:11pt;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">​To facilitate HEC employees and scholars of universities.</span><br></li><li><span style="color:inherit;font-size:11pt;line-height:1.429;background-color:transparent;">To provide current and back volumes of national and international journals.</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">To provide access of digital library resources.</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">To provide archive of journals.</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">T</span><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">o provide Turnitin facility for plagiarism.</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">To provide the access to thesis online and also in hard form (few).</span><br></li><li><span style="font-size:11pt;line-height:normal;color:inherit;background-color:transparent;">To provide the facility of Ulrich's International Periodical directory.​</span><br></li></ul>28-07-2016 12:18:07<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/HEC-Library
Imagine Academy ProgramImagine Academy Program<p style="text-align:justify;">​HEC's Imagine Academy Initiative is a huge step towards the realization of HEC's vision of having an education system which produces graduates and scholars whose skills are certified against a singular scale, a scale recognized in every country around the globe. HEC & Microsoft is setting up and awarding status of Microsoft Imagine Academy to all private and public sector universities and Certiport Testing Center to all public sector universities across Pakistan and AJ&K.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Microsoft IT Academy program provides a complete IT education solution that bridges the world of education with the world of work. The program is designed to help drive employability, digital literacy, technical and STEM-focused training and certification, and 21st-century workforce development for students. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Providing benefits for students, educators, academic institutions and your community.</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Studies suggest that in the next 5 to 10 years there will be a significant shortage in the supply of skilled IT professionals. Microsoft Imagine Academy helps bridge the skills gap by providing institutions the curriculum for technology education and learning tools that will enable students and educators to achieve success. Membership is open to all accredited educational institutions of HEC and benefits include: </p><p> </p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Curriculum</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Professional development</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><ul><li>Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) teaching framework</li><li>Microsoft Online Learning curriculum</li><li>Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum</li><li>Ready-to-use, customizable lesson plans</li></ul><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Guides and exam vouchers for Educators: -</p><ul><li>Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)</li><li>Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)</li><li>Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)</li><li>Teaching with Technology Curriculum</li></ul></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Certification</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Resources and partnership</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><ul><li>Academic discounts on Certification exams</li><li>Validate students technology skills:</li><li>Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams</li><li>Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)</li><li>Microsoft Certifications Solutions Associate/ Expert (MCSA/MCSE)</li><li>Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) exams measure competency in the area of Information and Communication<br>Technologies (ICT)</li><li>Become a testing center and offer onsite exams</li></ul></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><ul><li>Microsoft Imagine Academy members website:</li><li>Program information, support materials and resources</li><li>Posters to promote Microsoft Imagine<br>Academy with students</li><li>Marketing materials, press kits and videos</li><li>Customizable, print-ready Certificate of Completion</li></ul><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>17-08-2016 10:00:08<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-13.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/msia
Education Testing CouncilEducation Testing Council <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;">​​Higher Education Commission has established Education Testing Council (ETC) under which it will hold standardized entry tests from Fall 2017 admissions for public and private universities of Pakistan. The aim of constitution of ETC is to hold uniform, accessible and competitive assessment base for admissions to universities. The test under ETC will be free of cost for the students.<br></span></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:9%;">​<a href="/english/services/students/etc/Pages/ETC-Phase-I.aspx"><img src="/english/services/students/etc/PublishingImages/giphy.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:64px;" /></a></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;">​<br><a href="/english/HECAnnouncements/Pages/P-Result-ETC-PII.aspx"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2 ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong><strong><em><span style="font-family:helvetica, sans-serif;color:red;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;font-weight:normal;"><a href="/english/HECAnnouncements/Pages/ETC-Result-BolanMC.aspx"><strong><span style="color:red;">Result of the Entry Test held on 4</span></strong><strong><sup><span style="color:red;">th</span></sup></strong><strong><span style="color:red;"> Feb 2018 for Bolan Medical College is Announced</span></strong></a></span></em></strong>​</strong></span></a><br></td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Note: <br></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong></strong><strong> ""<br></strong></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><br></strong> </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Downloads:</strong><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span></span></p><p></p><ul><li>​<a href="/english/services/students/etc/Documents/How%20to%20register%20for%20Entry%20Test%20of%20ETC.pdf">ETC Registration User Guide</a></li><li><a href="/english/services/students/etc/Documents/Private-Public-Universities-ETC.pdf">List of Public and Private Sector Universities</a></li><li><a href="/english/HECAnnouncements/Documents/HAT/HAT-UG-PAPER-DISTRIBUTION.pdf">HAT Undergraduate Paper Distribution</a></li><li><a href="/english/HECAnnouncements/Documents/HAT/FAQs.pdf">Frequently Ask Questions </a></li></ul><br><span style="font-size:11.5pt;"></span><p></p>03-08-2017 08:47:08<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-11.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/etc

 

 

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