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Scholarship Programs

HSF believes that education as a great equalizer can bring about positive social and political change, particularly in developing countries. In this educational spirit, HSF provides financial and conceptual support to aspiring students from Pakistan and Afghanistan who are eager to make their mark on the international and academic stage. 

HSF provides full scholarships to talented students who aim to pursue higher education from prestigious German universities. These scholarships not only include generous stipends to cover their education and living expenses but also support the students’ admission and visa processes.

For students who study in Pakistan, HSF maintains a longstanding partnership with several public and private sector universities and conducts training workshops and international conferences for their academic capacity building. HSF also supports young talented researchers by providing them research grants and fellowships to produce high quality publishable research papers.

HSF's new flagship Hanns Seidel Scholarship Program (HSSP) aims to support registered Afghan refugee students in Pakistan. HSSP includes financial grants, conceptual support as well as professional trainings for talented and deserving students.

The Institute of Federalism (IFF), University of Fribourg offers a renowned English-speaking academic exchange program for international guest researchers: HSF supports excellent Pakistani and Afghan PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and professors to visit IFF and conduct further research in Switzerland for up to six months.

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Studying in Germany

HSF provides scholarships to study at universities in Germany to young graduates and postgraduates who are exceptional in their academic performance. The funding is granted for a span of five to 24 months depending on the project.


Research in Pakistan

HSF strives to add value to an already vibrant and innovative research culture in Pakistan by supporting the young and forthcoming researchers and exposing them to the international academic practices.

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Hanns Seidel Scholarship Program

HSF provides long-term support to young, talented students from Afghanistan who are registered as refugees in Pakistan and enrolled at Pakistani universities.

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Research at IFF

Highly qualified guest researchers can deepen their academic knowledge on democratic devolution through analysis, innovation and insight in Europe.