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Scholarships and Financial Aid

GIFT University makes available scholarships and financial assistance in the form of tuition fee waivers and interest-free loans to eligible students. Information on the various scholarships and schemes of financial assistance is given below. If a student qualifies to receive more than one scholarship/financial assistance, he/she will be awarded the one with the maximum benefit to him. Unless specified otherwise, the information applies to all programs offered by the University.


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SCHOLARSHIPS

1. Quaid-e-Azam Scholarship

This is the most prestigious scholarship offered by GIFT University to a student who secures the first position in the examination of a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) or in the Bachelor’s degree program of Punjab University or in the Associate Degree Program (equal to or greater than 3.9 CGPA) of GIFT University and who then immediately seeks admission to GIFT University. The scholarship covers 100% of tuition and admission fee, hostel fee, and a stipend of Rs 10,000 per annum for books allowance would be sanctioned as per actual bills.

2. Fatima Jinnah Scholarship

This scholarship extends to those who secure 2nd or 3rd position in the examination of a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education or of Punjab University in a bachelor’s degree, and who then immediately seeks admission to GIFT University, they would be given up to 100% tuition waiver and admission fee.

3. Merit and Industry Scholarships

In order to recognize and reward the academic achievements of applicants, merit as well as industry scholarships are offered simultaneously to eligible applicants based on results in Intermediate for undergrad programs and fourteen/sixteen years Graduation Examinations (or equivalent) for undergrad, grad and postgraduate program of study. The details of Scholarship Scheme are as follows:

A. Associate And Undergraduate Except BS Computer Science, Software Engineering and Textile & Fashion Design, Electrical Engineering Programs

 

Sr No

Programs

% Marks in Inter or Equivalent

60% or more but less than 70%

70% or more but less than 80%

80% or more

1

BS Education

35%

50%

100%

2

BS Psychology

3

BS Urdu Language and literature

4

BS Physics

5

BS Arabic Language and Literature

6

BS Computational Mathematics

7

BS International Relations

8

BS Sociology

9

BS Islamic Thought and Culture

10

BS Political Science

 

Sr No

Programs

% Marks in Inter or Equivalent

60% or more but less than 70%

70% or more but less than 80%

80% or more

11

AD Accounting & Finance

25%

40%

100%

12

AD Computer Science

13

AD Home Economics

14

BS Accounting & Finance

15

B Com (Hons.)

16

BS Business Economics

17

BS Economic Development & Policy Study

18

BBA

19

BS Data Science

20

BS Home Economics (Interior Design)

21

BS Home Economics - Food & Nutrition

22

B.Des - Graphic Design

23

B.V.A - Painting/Calligraphy

24

BS English

25

BS Clinical Psychology

26

BS Mass Communication and Media Studies

27

BS Islamic Studies

28

BS Islamic Finance

29

BS Islamic Business & Economics

B. Undergraduate ( BS Computer Science, Software Engineering and Textile & Fashion Design) Programs

Percentage Marks in Intermediate (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee Waiver(University Merit and Industry Scholarship)

85% or more

100%

80% or more but less than 85%

45%

70% or more but less than 80%

35%

60% or more but less than 70%

25%

C. BS Electrical Engineering Program:

Percentage Marks Based on Intermediate other than Associate Diploma

Percentage Marks Based on Associate Diploma

Tuition Fee Waiver (University Merit and Industry Scholarship)

85% or more

85% or more

100%

75% or more but less than 85%

80% or more but less than 85%

40%

70% or more but less than 75%

75% or more but less than 80%

20%

D. Graduate Programs

Percentage Marks

Tuition Fee Waiver (University Merit and Industry Scholarship)

75% or more (or CGPA >= 3.3)

75%

70% or more but less than 75% (or 3.0<= CGPA < 3.3)

50%

60% or more but less than 70% (or 2.5<= CGPA < 3.0)

30%

 

E. Post Graduate Programs

Percentage Marks

Tuition Fee Waiver (University Merit and Industry Scholarship)

75% or more (or CGPA >= 3.3)

30%

70% or more but less than 75% (or 3.0<= CGPA < 3.3)

20%

60% or more but less than 70% (or 2.5<= CGPA < 3.0)

10%

For continuation of these scholarships please observe the table given in terms and conditions section.

4. Performance-Based Scholarships & Certificates

There are two parts of this scholarship scheme; first is the Performance-Based Scholarships and second is the Certificate of Appreciation. The details are given below:

a. PERFORMANCE-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS contain a generous fund of RUPEES TWO MILLION (2 MILLION) per academic year (Fall and Spring Semester) which has been allocated to encourage the talented students of the University. This fund will be distributed among the 1 st position holders who score a minimum semester GPA of 3.5 and peruse four or two years undergraduate or graduate (16 Years) programs. The award of prize would be based on the combination of Fall and Spring sessions of the same program. For example, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 would be considered as one batch under a particular program, say BBA. This prize would be on top of other scholarships/fee waivers that university may have already granted to the student.

b. CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION will be given to all students who score 1st and 2nd position in their program and session only. For example, for a certificate of appreciation 1 st and 2nd position will be picked only from BS Business Administration Spring 2017. They will not be merged with any other batch for certification.

Note: This policy will supersede all other policies regarding “Performance-Based Scholarship” with effect from Fall 2018. The toppers of Spring 2018’s examination will be evaluated based on this policy in Fall 2018.


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TUITION FEE WAIVERS

 

5. Tuition Fee Waivers for GIFT College and GIFT University Students

A. Associate And Undergraduate (Except BS Computer Science, Software Engineering and Textile & Fashion Design, Electrical Engineering Programs)

Percentage Marks (In intermediate)

Tuition Fee Waiver

80% or more

100%

Less than 80%

50%

B. Undergraduate ( BS Computer Science, Software Engineering and Textile & Fashion Design) Programs

Percentage Marks (In intermediate)

Tuition Fee Waiver

85% or more

100%

Less than 85%

50%

C. BS Electrical Engineering Program:

Percentage Marks in Intermediate (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee Waiver (University Merit and Industry Scholarship)

85% or more

100%

70% or more but less than 85%

50%

D. Graduate Study Programs

Institution

Tuition Fee Waiver

GIFT University

50%

GIFT Colleges

50%

E. Post Graduate Study Programs

Institution

Tuition Fee Waiver

GIFT University

30%

GIFT Colleges

30%

6. Tuition Fee Waivers for University Employees and/or Immediate Family Members of University Employees

GIFT University provides tuition fee waivers to students who are employees of GIFT University. The employees have to follow University rules for processing their application through department and also refer to terms and conditions mentioned in Faculty (Annexure I) and Staff Higher Education policy (Annexure II). This tuition fee waiver also extends to the students who are dependent siblings, sons, daughters or spouses of full-time employees of GIFT University, and who wish to pursue an undergraduate/graduate or post graduate degree at GIFT University. The tuition fee waiver covers 50% of tuition fee provided that he/she must secure the admission in GIFT University. For the continuation of this tuition fee waiver observe the rules define in terms and conditions.

 

7. Tuition Fee Waivers for GIFT College Employees

GIFT University provides tuition fee waivers to faculty of GIFT College Gujranwala who wants to pursue graduate or post graduate degree at GIFT University. The faculty have to follow the University rules for processing their application through College as mentioned in Annexure III. The tuition fee waiver covers 50% of tuition fee provided that he/she must secure the admission in GIFT University. For the continuation of this tuition fee waiver observe the rules define in terms and conditions.

8. Tuition Fee Waivers for Employees Sponsored by a Government Authority

GIFT University provides tuition fee waivers to employees who have been sponsored by a Government authority to pursue an undergraduate or a graduate degree at GIFT University. The minimum requirement for these tuition fee waivers is that the student must have scored at least 60% or CGPA of 2.5 in the Intermediate or in the Bachelor’s examination respectively. The tuition fee waiver covers 25% of tuition fee. For the continuation of this tuition fee waiver observe the rules define in terms and conditions.

9. Tuition Fee Waivers for Siblings of Current GIFT University Students

The first sibling who is a current student of GIFT University pays 100% tuition fee unless he/she is the recipient of a scholarship or a tuition fee waiver. But the second and each subsequent sibling, who is also studying concurrently at GIFT University, will pay 60% of the full tuition fee provided that he/she must secure the admission in GIFT University. For the continuation of this tuition fee waiver observe the rules define in terms and conditions.

10. Tuition Fee Waivers for Siblings of GIFT University Alumni

GIFT University provides tuition fee waivers to students who are siblings of GIFT University alumni, and who wish to pursue an undergraduate or a graduate or postgraduate degree at GIFT University. This fee waiver covers 40% of tuition fee provided he/she must secure admission in GIFT University (65% of above marks in intermediate or equivalent examination for the BEE program). For the continuation of this tuition fee waiver observe the rules define in terms and conditions.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND LOANS

11. Financial Assistance for Needy and Talented Students

GIFT University provides financial assistance to needy and talented students who wish to pursue an undergraduate/graduate/post graduate degree at GIFT University. The magnitude of financial assistance depends upon assessment of the students need. It may range from 10% to 60%. To apply for Financial Assistance, the student must have scored 55% or above marks (60% or above for the BEE program) or their equivalent in his/her latest examination and he/she must also be able to demonstrate through documentary evidence that he/she needs financial assistance. For application and continuation of this assistance please observe the table in terms and conditions.

12. GIFT University Earn While You Learn Scheme

GIFT University also provides support to needy and talented students by providing them opportunity of “Earn While You Learn”. University offers specific tasks or jobs to the selected students who are then compensated monetarily by adjusting their fee. There may be flexible 20 hours per week working model. There would be proper jobs opening announcements followed by selection process of the University. This scheme will further facilitate students on top of any scholarship or tuition fee waiver.

13. GIFT University Interest-Free Loans

GIFT University also provides interest-free loans to existing needy students who are studying in undergraduate and graduate programs. The requirement for these loans is that the student must have a minimum CGPA of 2.5, and must be able to demonstrate through documentary evidence that he/she needs a loan. The magnitude of the loan depends upon assessment of the student’s need. The loan is granted subject to several conditions including the applicant being able to provide a post-dated signed cheque by an acceptable guarantor.

EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

There are several external funding options when it comes to financing your study at GIFT University. In addition to the scholarships awarded by the University, we also facilitate our students in securing funding opportunities through various external sources such as the government, industry, various clubs, unions, societies, trust, foundations and other organizations.

The rules and regulations regarding these scholarships are defined by the specific funding organizations themselves and will be followed accordingly.

Note:- Eligible Students’ are liable to apply for such scholarships and opportunities. If a student receives funding from other source, said amount of fee waiver and/or scholarship allowances given by GIFT may be adjusted accordingly.

TERMS CONDITIONS

a. All scholarship, tuition fee waivers, and financial assistance will initially be awarded for one semester except for Associate and Undergraduate Programs where initially awarded for first two semesters. The scholarship will be renewed for the subsequent semester according to the following criteria;

1. For Continuation of Merit and Industrial Scholarship

CGPA

Reduction in Merit and Industrial Scholarship

Less than 3.0, but greater than or equal to 2.80

25%

Less than 2.8, but greater than or equal to 2.60

50%

Less than 2.6, but greater than or equal to 2.50

75%

Less than 2.5

100%

In case of Merit and Industrial scholarship, if the CGPA falls below 3.0, the scholarship would be withdrawn or reduced according to the reduction formula table given below.

2. For Continuation of Financial Assistance/Tuition fee waivers other than Merit and Industrial Scholarships

In case of Tuition fee waiver of GIFT College/GIFT University Students, Immediate Family Members of GIFT College/University Employees, Employees Sponsored by the Govt. Authority, Siblings of GIFT University Alumni and Financial Assistance and tuition fee waiver other than merit and industrial scholarship, such assistance and waivers will be continued if the CGPA of a student is equal to or greater than his/her degree’s passing requirement. In other cases, the respective FA/tuition fee waiver shall be withdrawn.

b. Students who fail or drop or withdraw or repeat a course will not be eligible for any scholarship, tuition fee waiver, financial assistance or loan against that particular course.

c. Siblings of current GIFT University students continue to receive tuition fee waivers provided they maintain their minimum degree’s CGPA requirement as per his/her regular load.

d. Performance based scholarships for toppers are renewable based on Semester GPA only as mentioned above.

e. Students must apply for tuition fee waiver, financial assistance or loan on the prescribed form (available in student facilitation center) together with supporting documents to Students Financial Advisor (SFA) at GIFT University at least two weeks before the commencement of the Fall or the Spring Semester provided that he/she obtained at-least 2.75 CGPA in case of tuition fee waiver and Financial Assistance and 2.5 CGPA in case of loan. No application will be accepted after this deadline.

f. A student may apply for multiple assistantships. However, he/she is eligible to receive only one form of scholarship/FA/tuition fee waiver that provides the maximum benefit to him/her. However, a student may receive performance based scholarship on top of his/her existing scholarship/FA/tuition-waiver as long as total amount does not exceed 100% tuition.

g. The merit scholarship criteria mentioned in Graduate Programs’ table will be applicable for the Students completing their AD programs and who are seeking admission in any program of GIFT University.

h. All scholarships, tuition fee waivers and financial assistance may be reduced or withdrawn if student is on any kind of warning.

i. Students who do not enroll in the full regular number of credit hours load offered to them in a semester will not be eligible for any scholarship, tuition fee waiver or loan.

j. Any scholarship, tuition fee waiver and financial assistance will not be applicable on its thesis fee, thesis supervision, evaluation and other related fee.

k. For All MPhil and PhD programs Thesis viva and evaluation fee will be charged separately above to the fee mentioned in the fee structure at the time of viva and evaluation as per the magnitude of actual spending at times. However, fee due at the time of registration of dissertation is included in the fee structure.

l. The student as well as his/her guardian must sign a statement acknowledging the above conditions.

m. The University has the right to amend, change, edit or delete any part or full of its rules and regulations.

 

“ANNEXURE I”

 

Study Leave Policy for Higher Education (MS/MPhil/PhD) for GIFT Faculty

a.

1. Minimum full time residency at GIFT is 2 years. However, the requirement may be relaxed to minimum of one semester residency for fresh graduates and/or people seeking admission in GIFT graduate program.

2. Minimum stay at campus (after approval): 4 days/week (only when graduate classes are being taken; this facility would not be available during Summer)

3. Length of study duration (for course work): 2 years (extendable in exceptional conditions)

4. Workload: Normal as per University workload policy.

5. Experience: would be counted as in normal case.

6. Study workload may be counted towards R&D work.

7. Faculty member must submit his/her grade at the completion of every semester. Continuation of further study through University platform would be dependent upon semester wise performance – minimum CGPA required at MS (or equivalent) is 3.25 and at PhD 3.5.

8. Only thesis option would be allowed after the course work.

9. The University would not pay fee for any repeat course.

10. If study at GIFT then tuition waiver (partial/full) may be given upon the recommendations of HoD/Dean and approval of Rector. Tuition waiver would only be applicable on taught courses (8 courses only) and not on thesis.

11. There would be a fixed number of seats against which the faculty applicant may be allowed to avail this higher education facility. The selection would be dependent upon the workload requirements in the respective department and number of faculty members already availing this facility within the department as well as University. The department (or the University) would have the right to refuse if there is not enough faculty available to teach or/and the University has already allocated/consumed educational funding for the year.

12. If a faculty member fails to complete the graduate studies or leave the university before completion of the program then the member would be required to pay the fee amount against the courses, which the university had paid, on his/her behalf.

13. Bond: The faculty would be required to work minimum of two years after completing its two years of study program (or the number of years spent during MS/Graduate study) and equivalent years (the number of years during PhD) after completing PhD. The bond to be signed before starting the graduate studies.

14. The faculty shall continue to receive his/her regular salary during study period.

b.

1. Minimum full time residency at GIFT before study leave may be granted: 2 years.

2. Length of study leave duration: 2 years for MS and 4 years for PhD (extendable depending upon performance and external conditions).

3. Experience may be counted if the University where the graduate degree being pursued is approved by GIFT.

4. Faculty member must submit his/her grade at the completion of every semester. Continuation of study (from University platform) would be dependent upon semester wise performance – minimum CGPA required at MS (or equivalent) is 3.25 and at PhD 3.5.

5. There would be a fixed number of seats against which the faculty applicant may be allowed to avail this higher education facility. The selection would be dependent upon the workload requirements in the respective department and number of faculty members already availing this facility within the department as well as University. The department (or the University) would have the right to refuse if there is not enough faculty available to teach or/and the University has already allocated/consumed educational funding for the year.

6. Depending upon the budget availability the University may partially or fully fund the study activity under a bond.

7. The faculty shall not receive his/her salary during study leave.

8. Bond: In case the faculty is funded by the University then the faculty would be required to work minimum of two years after completing its two years of study program (or the number of years spent during MS/Graduate study) and equivalent years (the number of years during PhD) after completing PhD.

 

 

Notes:-

1. A committee shall assess the available University funds and approve individual applications in this regard.

2. The committee shall ensure that the advancement of education is encouraged in a field which is relevant and beneficial for the University.

3. All University academic rules (approved by Academic Council) would be applicable as being practiced on University students under normal circumstances.

4. The University reserves the right to make amendments in its policy, as it feels appropriate.

“ANNEXURE II”

Study Leave Policy for Higher Education (MS/MPhil/PhD) for GIFT University Management Staff

 

1. Minimum full time residency required at GIFT: 4 years

2. Length of study leave duration: 2 years for MS/Phil; 4 years for PhD Time duration is extendable depending upon performance and external conditions.

3. Staff member must submit his/her grade at the completion of every semester. Continuation of study would be dependent upon semester wise performance – minimum CGPA required at MS (or equivalent) is 3.00 and 3.25 at PhD.

4. There would be a fixed number of seats against which the staff applicant may be allowed to avail this higher education facility. The selection would be dependent upon the workload requirements in the respective department and number of staff members already availing this facility within the department as well as University. The department (or the University) would have the right to refuse if there is not enough staff available to work or/and the University has already allocated/consumed educational funding for the year.

5. The staff member will serve as a full-time member for the organization and take normal workload.

6. Bond: The staff would be required to work minimum of two years after completing his/her two years of study program and equivalent years (the number of years during PhD) after completing PhD.

7. Apply at least three months before the start of the program.

8. Tuition waiver: 50% (not Thesis) to be given upon the recommendations of concerned HoD and approval of Rector.

9. The staff shall receive his/her salary during study leave.

10. Minimum stay at campus (after approval): 5 days/week.

11. Experience: would be counted as in normal case.

Notes:

1. All University academic rules (approved by Academic Council) would be applicable as being practiced on University students under normal circumstances.

2. The University reserves the right to make amendments in its policy, as it feels appropriate.

3. A committee shall assess the available university funds and approve individual applications in this regard.

4. The committee shall ensure that the advancement of education is encouraged in a field which is relevant and beneficial for the university.