How to get Scholarships in Foreign Engineering Universities

How to get Scholarships in Foreign Engineering Universities


It is true that many of us want to pursue our careers by studying in foreign well-known universities. Many of the students of Pakistan have got high aptitudes and talents and can successfully get admitted in the world’s best universities. In fact, there have been many cases of Pakistani students getting admitted in foreign universities that lie under the top 100 universities of the world. However, not all of them get the chance to get their higher education in these universities. There is a very important factor that limits them; the limited amount of scholarships that are offered by these universities! Yes, considering the high annual tuition fees of foreign universities, it is not desirable for many students to afford it without any scholarship. So does that mean we stop dreaming about it?

Well, the good news is that there are many sources of obtaining scholarships from different universities worldwide. The only reason why people get deprived of these scholarships is due to their ignorance about this matter. There are many successful stories of candidates going abroad to pursue their higher education in countries including UK, USA, Australia and Canada. However, before applying to any university you should keep this in mind that the scholarships offered for Bachelors level are much limited as compared to scholarships offered for MS and PHD level.

There are a number of ways which can help you to get scholarships in foreign universities. This article will brief you regarding some of those ways that are considered to be very effective and have led to many people successfully getting scholarships.

1.    Need Based Scholarships:

Here is good news for you. There are many universities that are ready to offer Need-Based scholarships to students from developing countries. The main idea behind these scholarships is to allow poor students to pursue their higher educations without the factor of money limiting them. You will be evaluated on the basis of your financial conditions and only then will you be given this scholarship. Furthermore, you will only be entitled to this scholarship once you get accepted in the university. You should keep in mind that the Universities for engineering which offer need-based scholarships are just in the US.


In order to get Eligible for need-based scholarships, you should apply online through the website of the university. You will get an option to apply for need-based scholarship when you are applying to these universities. There are many universities which provide you the chance of getting this scholarship. However, just keep in mind that admission in these universities is quite competitive and you will only get admitted if you really meet the requirements. I would like to add that the most important factor in the determination of you admission in US is your SAT score. Yes, these universities give you admission if you have scored much high in your SAT test, probably higher than 2000.

Some of the universities offering Need-Based Scholarships include:


  1. Gettysburg College
  2. Princeton University
  3. Stanford University
  4. MIT
  5. University of Pennsylvania
  6. Saint Edwards University
  7. Hofstra University
  8. Amory University

2.    Merit Based Scholarships:

Merit scholarships are being offered by a lot of universities worldwide. Universities in Canada, UK, USA and Australia have reserved special scholarships for international students. However, these scholarships are only reserved for those students who have good academic background and are competitive enough. Students are considered for Merit scholarships once they have been admitted into the university. However, the good part about these scholarships is that they are being offered by a number of universities. So you always have an option to apply.

To apply for Merit scholarships, you have to separately fill a form while applying to the university. You must try to fill out the form as well as possible because your scholarship would really depend on it. Out of so many great engineering universities around the world, those offering for merit scholarships are the following:


  1. Oxford University
  2. Imperial College London
  3. MIT
  4. Macquarie University
  5. UC Berkeley
  6. McGill University

3.    HEC Scholarships:

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has initiated a program to offer the Pakistani students many scholarships to study abroad. They have affiliation with many universities abroad and provide the procedure for applying for these scholarships as well. In addition to this, they have also started a program to provide financial assistance to highly intelligent students who wish to pursue their higher education abroad in the best universities. They do not provide full fee waiver opportunity; however students have the chance to get scholarships up to 50% or maybe 75% in some universities. The main focus of HEC scholarships remain on Australian Universities.




The students of Pakistan can get into highly competitive on scholarships if they follow the given guidelines. Each university has its separate procedure and offers a different amount of scholarship. However, the main responsibility lies on your part to utilize these resources to find the best university scholarship for yourself. Whether you want to do Bachelors, MS or PHD in any type of engineering, you have a lot of scholarships available at your disposal. You just have to make the effort to get them, and the success shall be yours!