scholarship programme

Namal Knowledge City will attract Pakistan's highest intellect, irrespective of their socio-economic background, and nurture them to deliver high-value exports through research and technology — helping resolve the world's most pressing needs. Over the last decade, we transformed Namal Institute into a degree-awarding university, Namal University. 778+ students have graduated in the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Business Administration, 93% of whom studied on merit- and need-based scholarship.


The Scholarship Programme at Namal University was created with the sole purpose of reducing barriers to higher education. The right to attain education is for everyone, irrespective of their financial background and the ability to pay for a professional education. Namal University needs your support in providing merit-based and need-based scholarships to the most deserving students in Pakistan. We offer multiple donation options, including dividing a complete scholarship into different intervals. We have a flexible and accommodating approach. You can choose the frequency of your contributions based on your preferences.

Here's how you can structure the donation options:

  • Monthly contributions
  • Quarterly contributions
  • Yearly contributions

“While the higher education enrollment numbers in Pakistan appear to have impressively increased from 276,000 in 2001 to 1.29 million in 2014-15, it is still 9% of the eligible young population compared to 28% of India’s.” — Rasul Bakhsh Rais

Help us go beyond limits to change the course of children’s lives for good.


Namal University is dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment for its students. The university strategically allocates resources to ensure comprehensive support and services, including free accommodation for female students, subsidized food services, and maintaining and enhancing academic resources like the library. This approach not only addresses their accommodation needs but also fosters a secure residential atmosphere on campus. Namal University's commitment to these resources ensures a culture of learning and research among its students.

Why do we need to sponsor higher education in Pakistan?

Abdul Razak Dawood's vision for scholarship programme.


Misbah Haroon

Class of 2023 | Business Studies

Hailing from Charsada, she is on an exchange program is USA…

Faizan Ullah

Class of 2019 | Computer Science

Working at Systems Ltd – Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion category company…


Class of 2016 | Electrical Engineering

Immersed in research at Nokia Bell-Labs, Franca after his Ph.D.…


Class of 2013 | Computer Science

Namal University opened up the world for me.” Pursuing Ph.D in Canada…


Time Bank

Time Bank is an impactful endeavor started by students of Namal University, which has become a transformative force, actively shaping individuals into socially responsible citizens. Through this program, scholarship recipients engage in community development by offering evening classes to students from Namal School, showcasing their dedication to education and community advancement. This initiative sets in motion a cycle of generosity, as students give back to the very community that supported them, creating a ripple effect of positive impact.


Work-Study Program

The Work-Study program at Namal University offers valuable small-scale employment opportunities for students, allowing them to earn while they learn. This initiative not only assists students in meeting their financial needs but also fosters a sense of independence, responsibility, and work ethic. Through the Work-Study program, students can engage in a variety of on-campus roles that align with their skills and interests. These employment opportunities range from assisting in administrative tasks, library services, or campus events to participating in research projects and contributing to the university's various departments.


Student Societies

Namalites actively contribute to the betterment of the university community through various student societies. These societies serve as platforms for students to collaborate, innovate, and give back in meaningful ways. They include: Namal Environmental Club, Namal Idea Club, Namal Society for Social Impact, Namal Literary and Debating Society, Namal Sports and Adventure Club, and Namal Media Club. Here's a glimpse into how students at Namal are making a positive impact: Click here!


Certainly, your willingness to direct your contribution to a student from Quetta, Pakistan, or any other locality is highly appreciated. To facilitate this process, please follow the outlined steps:

  • Expressing your preference: 

    Clearly communicate your preference to support a student from your hometown when reaching out to NEF's support team. Send an email to, explicitly stating your desire to match your contribution to a student from the specified region.

  • Confirmation and updates: 

    Await confirmation from NEF regarding the successful matching of your contribution to a student from your hometown. Stay in communication with the NEF's support team for updates on the selected student and the impact of your support. By expressing your preference and actively coordinating with NEF, you contribute to creating a more personalized and targeted impact through your scholarship. 

If you have any further questions or require additional assistance, feel free to communicate directly with Namal University's support team.

Certainly, your commitment to supporting Student A's education at Namal University is commendable. To facilitate the process, please follow the outlined steps:

  • The application process for Student A:  Student A is required to apply to Namal University and secure admission. Admissions typically open in March and close in early August. Applications should be submitted online at Namal University’s website. Given the competitive nature of admissions, it is advisable for Student A to submit the application as early as possible.

  • Notification to direct scholarship: Upon receiving the admission offer letter, you, as the donor, can formally communicate your intent to direct the scholarship to support Student A. Send a request to, clearly stating your desire to allocate the scholarship to Student A. Provide any necessary details or documentation to facilitate the process.

By following this process, you ensure a seamless transition of your scholarship support to the intended student. The notification to NEF’s support email will serve as a formal request to align your scholarship contribution with Student A's academic journey. If you have any further questions or require assistance during this process, feel free to reach out to the support team at Namal University.

According to university guidelines, a student is placed on academic probation should their Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) fall below 2.00 at the conclusion of any regular semester. Furthermore, if a student's CGPA remains below 2.00 for two consecutive regular semesters, the university policy mandates the separation of the student from the academic program.

In the event of such circumstances, we want to ensure that your support continues to make a meaningful impact. Therefore, should the student you are currently sponsoring face separation from the program due to academic performance, we have a mechanism in place to redirect your support to another deserving student.

This proactive approach allows you to maintain your commitment to supporting education, ensuring that your generosity directly contributes to the success of a different student who meets the criteria for continued assistance.

Prospective students are required to attain a minimum of 70% marks in their Intermediate/Equivalent examinations, complemented by a minimum of 80% marks in Matric/O’Levels examinations.

Namal University employs a comprehensive aggregate merit criteria for the admission process, consisting of the following components:

  • 50% based on the performance in Intermediate/Equivalent examinations.
  • 50% based on the results of the entrance exam.

Admission offers are extended to students with the highest merit, contingent upon the availability of seats. Applicants must initiate the admission process by submitting their applications through the designated online portal on Namal University’s official website. Ensure that all necessary documents, including supporting materials, are accurately and completely provided during the application submission. Following the submission of the online application, candidates are required to apply for the entrance exam as part of the admission process.

To further enhance your engagement with the impactful contribution towards a full year's fees, we are pleased to offer a personalized experience through our Scholarship Programme. By supporting a student's education, you will gain unique insights into their academic journey. Here's what you can expect:

  • We will provide you with detailed information about the student you are supporting, their background & academic goals

  • Gain exclusive access to student profiles, allowing you to understand the aspirations and challenges faced by the beneficiary

  • As a valued sponsor, you will receive bi-annual updates on the academic progress and achievements of the sponsored student

Your commitment to supporting education extends beyond financial assistance; it becomes a shared journey of growth and success. We believe that this immersive experience will not only enrich the lives of the students but also provide you with a deeper understanding of the positive impact your generosity has on their educational pursuits.

Namal University offers two types of scholarships to students: Merit-based scholarships and need-based scholarships. Zakat that you donate to Namal University is used specifically to sponsor higher education of zakat-eligible students.

Absolutely, the collective effort of teaming up with friends, family, and colleagues to partially sponsor a student's scholarship is a wonderful initiative. This collaborative approach allows multiple individuals to combine their resources, making a meaningful impact on a student's education.

Here's how you can proceed:

  • Coordinate with your friends, family, and colleagues who are interested in contributing to the scholarship

  • Establish clear communication channels to ensure everyone is on the same page regarding the amount they wish to contribute

  • Determine the contribution structure: Decide on the contribution structure, whether it's an equal share from each participant or varying amounts based on individual capacities

  • Collecting contributions: Set up a mechanism for collecting contributions. This could include a designated bank account, a crowdfunding platform, or any other convenient method

  • Once the required amount is collected, submit the collective contribution to NEF. Follow any specific instructions provided by the university for scholarship donations

  • Designating the scholarship: Clearly communicate to us that the contribution is a joint effort involving multiple individuals. Specify that it is intended to partially sponsor a student's scholarship

  • Stay in touch with the university for updates on the student who benefits from the joint sponsorship

Your combined efforts can have a lasting impact on the academic journey of a deserving student. If you have any further questions or require assistance during the process, feel free to reach out to us.

Certainly, we offer multiple donation options, including dividing a complete scholarship into different intervals. We have a flexible and accommodating approach. You can choose the frequency of your contributions based on your preferences and financial capabilities.

Here's how you can structure the donation options:

  • Monthly contributions

  • Quarterly contributions

  • Yearly contribution.

Click on the donate button, you will have all donation options available. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions or require collaboration. 

what our students say

"Namal University's scholarship program has been a game-changer for me. Coming from a financially modest background, the Merit-based scholarship I received not only eased the burden of tuition but also validated my hard work and dedication. The university's commitment to recognizing and rewarding academic excellence has empowered me to pursue my dreams without the weight of financial constraints. Namal has truly transformed my educational journey into a pathway of opportunities."

"As a recipient of Namal University's Need-based scholarship, I cannot express how grateful I am for the support. The process was transparent, and the university's commitment to ensuring financial assistance for those who need it is commendable. Namal's dedication to creating an inclusive environment through its scholarship program is a testament to its mission of empowering students from diverse backgrounds."

"The Time Bank initiative, made possible by Namal University's scholarship program, has added a unique dimension to my college experience. As a scholarship recipient, I have actively participated in giving back to the community through evening classes at Namal School. This not only reinforces the university's commitment to community development but also allows me to contribute positively to society. The scholarship program at Namal is not just financial aid; it's a platform that enables students like me to make a meaningful impact on the world around us."