PEEF - DFID SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) and Department for International Development (DFID) - UK Aid have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide 28000 scholarships to meritorious and needy students for Intermediate and Graduation Level Education.

Under the proposed five year scholarship programme; Department for International Development (DFID) - UK aid has agreed to provide grant of PKR. 1.625 billion over a period of five years to provide 28,000 scholarships. Out of the total allocated scholarships, 27,500 will be awarded to girl's students of eleven (11) less developed districts of Punjab to continue Intermediate Level Education while 500 scholarships will be awarded to the needy and meritorious students to peruse Graduation Level Education through partner Centre of Excellences (COEs).


The target districts for Intermediate Level Scholarships for girl students under the PEEF - DFID Scholarship Programme are:
  • Chiniot
  • Layyah
  • Muzafargarh
  • Lodhran
  • Bahawalnagar
  • Rahim Yar Khan
  • Bhakar
  • Vehari
  • Dera Ghazi Khan
  • Rajanpur
  • Bahawalpur
  • Graduation Level Scholarships shall be given to the needy and meritorious students of the following partner institutions:
  • LUMS
  • COMSATS Lahore
  • FAST Lahore
  • Namal Mianwali
  • GIKI Swabi
  • COMSATS Islamabad
  • NUST Islamabad
  • During the year last year of the project (2017-18), another 500 scholarships will be awarded to female students of eleven (11) less developed districts of Punjab to continue Intermediate Level Education. With the inclusion of current year's scholarships, the total number of scholarships awarded under PEEF-DFID scholarship program will be raised to 34,000 (approx.) worth Rs. 1.625 billion.

    Scholarships allocation of COEs (DFID) for the year 2015-16 is as under:
    Sr. No Center Of Excellence Scholarship Allocation (DFID) Level
    1 COMSATS Islamabad 17 Graduation
    2 COMSATS Lahore 17 Graduation
    3 FAST University, Lahore 17 Graduation
    4 Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Swabi 17 Graduation
    5 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) 05 Graduation
    6 Namal College, Mianwali 10 Graduation
    7 National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Islamabad 17 Graduation
    Total 100 -