HSF’s flagship project Hanns Seidel Scholarship Program (HSSP): Support for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan aims to strengthen the regional stability in Pakistan-Afghanistan through extensive education: by providing long-term support to young, talented students from Afghanistan who are registered as refugees in Pakistan and enrolled at Pakistani universities. Through HSSP, these Afghan students will be enabled to finance their university studies, receive additional training in relevant disciplines parallel to their studies, including important professional experience as on-the-job trainings, and apply their newly acquired knowledge regionally. An introductory flyer about the program can be found here.
Currently, HSSP includes around 30 financial grants positions per year for Afghan students for the duration of their academic studies up to the completion of their current Bachelor's or Master's degree (maximum four or two years per person). It attempts to substantially contribute to all major student expenses (living costs, academic fees, stationery, books, etc.) at HEC recognized universities in Pakistan.
All scholarships will be accompanied by conceptual support from HSF Pakistan partner organizations and the HSF Country Office. This accompanying support will be in democratic education, academic work, tolerance, conflict resolution and social cohesion. For this purpose, educational events will be carried out in workshops, dialogue, cultural and sports activities. They will cover a range of relevant topics, such as social cohesion, human rights, equality, subsidiarity, political systems, digital skills, rhetoric, soft skills and academic methodological knowledge.
In order to also gain practical work experience and build professional networks, every scholarship holder has the opportunity to complete a professional training on-the-job during the course of the academic studies. This activity needs to be organized by the scholarship holder (with the support of HSF), but it will be fully financed by HSF through continued payment of the scholarship.
Why to apply?
Who can apply?
Who are we looking for?
HSF Pakistan is looking for registered Afghan refugee students in Pakistan with
How to apply?
E-mail the following documents as one single pdf file and in the correct order (1-9) to HSSP(at)hss.de:
Good to know:
Please download the application form from here.
For answers to the most frequently asked questions on HSSP please visit HSF Pakistan's FAQ page and see On scholarships / On HSSP scholarships. Kindly make sure to study this page carefully before contacting us or applying for the HSSP scholarship since it contains important background information.