It is the dream of many students to study abroad following their 12th class final BISE board exams. However, studying abroad can be extremely expensive and unaffordable for the average Pakistani family. Hefty application costs, tuition fees, living expenses, visa application fees, etc… all add up and ultimately make studying abroad seem like an out-of-reach fantasy.
The good news is that there is still a way for 12th class students to achieve their dream, in the form of scholarships which are available for deserving Pakistani students. There are different types of scholarships, or financial grants, which can vary from full-ride scholarships which cover the entire tuition fee, to providing stipends or bursaries to help you finance your higher education.
There are many scholarship opportunities provided directly from various international universities, as well as from different educational bodies.
For example, the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, is known to provide several scholarship opportunities to study in many international universities, in USA, Canada, UK, Europe, etc…
The application dates for each scholarship vary, so it is important to stay alert and constantly remain on the lookout for openings. Some scholarships require you to apply when you are in 11th class, while others are only applicable for 12th class FSc students.
Here are some tips to help you find suitable scholarships to apply to:
There are certain requirements in order to apply for each scholarship, which may differ between universities. However, in general, universities look for high-achieving and hardworking students to provide these scholarships to. This means that in order to be eligible for these financial grants and bursaries, the deciding bodies will prefer 12th class FSc students with impressive BISE board exams scores.
Hence, if you are interested in earning financial aid to help you study abroad for your undergraduate degree, then it is important that you focus on your studies early on. Make it a goal and develop an effective exam preparation strategy to help you score top marks on your matric and intermediate (FSc) final BISE board exams.
In order to develop an effective exam preparation strategy for your 12th class final BISE board exams, you should focus on learning the syllabus with the aim to clear your concepts, and practice BISE past papers intensely for your relevant educational board, e.g. Federal Board 12th class past papers from 2014 to 2018. This will ensure that you have the best exam preparation that will score you the best marks on the final exams, and make you eligible to apply for international scholarship opportunities abroad.
Furthermore, there are often other requirements for the application which you must also consider, aside from your 12th class FSc BISE board exams result.
Here are some common requirements that universities demand when giving international scholarships to undergraduate students:
So, be sure to thoroughly read the list of requirements for each opportunity, and be sure that you are eligible before applying for financial aid.