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Pakistan-DAAD EFFAL Master Scholarships for Female Afghans 2024

Opportunity Deadline

February 5, 2024
Master Degree
All Nationalities
Male, Female, Both

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Opportunity Details

Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced the opening of applications for fully financed Master’s scholarships sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for the academic year 2024. These scholarships are available to female Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan who want to pursue a two-year Master’s degree at any Higher Education Commission (HEC)-accredited university. The primary goal of this scholarship program is to encourage academic and scientific growth by providing high-level opportunities for students who aim to be academic and professional leaders both regionally and internationally. The scholarship initiative is open to females from all fields and is financed by the DAAD with funds from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Scholarships are awarded subject to the availability of funds.

Benefits and Financial Aids

The Master’s degree scholarship is fully funded by DAAD, covering:

  • Tuition fees and
  • Providing financial support to successful candidates.
  • The award of scholarships is dependent upon the availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should meet the following criteria in order to apply to DAAD EFFAL Scholarships:

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  • Be a female Afghan refugee residing in Pakistan with a valid Proof of Registration (POR) Card from The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON).
  • Completion evidence from an HEC-recognized undergraduate degree (16 years of education) with a minimum CGPA of 2.5
  • Result-awaiting students are not eligible to apply.
  • Successful completion of undergraduate degree or enrollment in the first semester of a two-year Master’s program in an HEC-recognized university
  • Applicants should not concurrently be beneficiaries of any other academic scholarship or assistance while participating in the DAAD-funded Master’s scholarship program.

Required Documents

Please prepare to have these documents available to apply for the Pakistan-DAAD Master Scholarships for Female Afghan Refugees:

  • Applicants should submit a valid Proof of Registration (POR) Card from SAFRON
  • Copy of matriculation and intermediate certificate with DMC
  • Academic transcripts of the undergraduate degree
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers
  • Letter of motivation or Personal statement
  • Proof of enrollment (if available)
  • Any other documents specified by the HEC for the application process

Selection Process

The selection process is merit-based, considering academic credentials and a selection interview. The HEC will assess the qualifications of the candidates and conduct interviews to determine the most deserving recipients of the DAAD-funded Master’s scholarships.


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