In this article, we will be looking at Government College University Lahore Scholarships. GCU is doubtlessly the most sought-after university in Punjab, specifically in Lahore. It has a long history as it was established in 1864 as a college. It was raised to the status of university in 2002. It has a breathtakingly picturesque campus building and it is located in the area that is now known as ‘old Lahore’. GCU gives admission the students who manifest extraordinary academic records. Its faculty is one of the best faculties of any university in Pakistan. It facilitates its students with a huge library for impressive research.

Government College University Lahore Scholarships

Although its fees are not unaffordable yet GCU provides its students with various scholarship programs so that no student is left uneducated solely because of any financial constraints. Below is the list of scholarship programs that GCU currently offers:


1. Need-Based Scholarship

  • GCU Financial Assistance/Financail Aid
  • HEC Needs Based Scholarship


2. Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) Scholarships

The head office of PEEF is on Link Wahdat Road, Lahore. It is a project of the Punjab Government with the aim of facilitating financially underprivileged students to attain education. It offers three categories of scholarships:

  1. Scholarships at Intermediate and Undergraduate level
  2. Special Quota Category
  3. Master level


3. HEC’s Provision of Higher Education Opportunities for the Students of Baluchistan and Fata

This scholarship program is awarded to undergraduate (4 years) and postgraduate (2 years) students from Fata and Baluchistan.


4. Killa Gift Scholarship

This is a unique kind of scholarship that is awarded to the students whose parents own land in the District of Faislabad.


5. Internal Merit District Scholarship

This merit-based scholarship is awarded by the respective district of the student.


6. Pakistan Bait ul Mal Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to needy students to help them pursue their education.


7. Pakistan Engineering Congress Scholarship

Two scholarships are awarded under this program every year to the students enrolled in of BSc Electrical Engineering program in GCU.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • The undergraduate students should maintain 2 CGPA
  • The postgraduate students should maintain a 2.5 CGPA
  • The interested students should provide authentic proof of their financial situation. Only the truly deserving candidates (assessed by the Financial Aid Committee) will get the scholarship.
  • The eligibility criteria mentioned on the university website should be thoroughly read by the students.

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How to Apply

The application forms can be received from the Financial Aid Office along with the details of the procedure of application.

For further information regarding the scholarships, please visit the link.


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