The main initiative of HSF, the Hanns Seidel Scholarship Program (HSSP): Support for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, seeks to improve regional stability between Pakistan and Afghanistan through extensive education. To this end, it offers young, gifted Afghan students who are registered as refugees in Pakistan and enrolled in Pakistani universities long-term support. These Afghan students will be able to fund their university education through the HSSP, obtain extra training in pertinent fields in addition to their coursework, gain valuable professional experience through on-the-job pieces of training, and use their newly gained knowledge locally. You may get an introduction flyer for the program here.
The National Dialogue Forum and HSF Pakistan are implementing the HSSP, which is a more comprehensive bilateral discussion between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The brief provides a quick overview of the HSSP.
- Opportunity type: Fully Funded
- Opportunity: Scholarship
- Scholarship Level: Bachelor | Master’s degree
- Location: Pakistan
- No. of opportunity: 30 Scholarship
- Duration: 2 up to 4 years
- Availability: Only Afghans
- Gender: Male and Female
- Applicant type: Online
- The current monthly scholarship award per student is 30,000 Pakistani rupees.
- Each scholarship recipient is allowed one laptop for academic use (must be returned to HSF before the end of the funding period)
- Several HSSP pieces of training, events, and activities provide conceptual support.
Afghan refugee students receive on-the-job training to prepare them for future careers in their native country
- Applications are accepted all year long; there is no deadline!
- All of these advantages typically last until the degree program being pursued is finished.
- Afghan nationals with valid POR cards who reside in Pakistan include
- enrolled full-time in an academic degree program (undergraduate or graduate)
- at any university in Pakistan with HEC recognition
- high academic standing
- Social involvement, such as helping the Pakistani population of refugees
- Social multiplier roles: fostering discourse through a network contact
- Readiness to participate in programs for democratic, intellectual, and professional development run by HSF Pakistan, National Dialogue Forum, and its associates
- a desire to plan and participate in pertinent local, national, and international activities that affect regional stability
How to Apply
- The duly filled out and signed application (see below)
- A two-page maximum cover letter outlining your qualifications for the HSSP, taking care to highlight your successes in school, your participation in the community, your most significant activities, and your long-term objectives.
- A succinct resume with pertinent details (one-page maximum)
- A succinct letter of recommendation from a professor (two pages maximum)
- A single image of you
- A digital copy of your PoR card and the original NADRA Proof of Verification
- A copy of your intermediate and matriculation certificates (equivalence certificates for students who have studied at Afghan schools)
- Evidence of admission at any Pakistani university approved by the HEC (a bonafide letter mentioning the duration of the degree program)
- Records from earlier semesters