GIFT Advantage Program (GAP) | GIFT University

GIFT Advantage Program (GAP)

The purpose of GIFT University is to bring about a positive change in the society by producing ethical graduates who can in return serve the society and humanity at large. GIFT University believes in transformation of students into Leadership Roles through Academic Excellence, Practical Experience and Highest Levels of Ethical Values & Morality.

At the time of its inception in 2002 GIFT University was the first and only university between Lahore and Islamabad. Setting up a university with purpose built campus was a big challenge in many ways and providing best quality infrastructure and bringing best faculty to the campus from all over Pakistan was a great task to accomplish.

GIFT University believes that this university is for the development of the people in this region. Following its mission, GIFT University has been very successfully providing modern world facilities, internationally experienced faculty, and best infrastructure to ensure the quality of education for the students and young professionals of this region.

GIFT University strongly believes that every student has the right to study and he/she shall not be deprived of education because of financial constraints.

GIFT Advantage Program (GAP) is a manifesto of its beliefs. The spirit of GIFT Advantage Program (GAP) is to bring to life the idea that GIFT is an institute developed for the betterment of the people of this society.

Being a very helpful, deeply involved and collaborative university, GIFT Advantage Program (GAP) has offered a broad range of unique, unprecedented scholarships & financial aid initiatives for its students.

GIFT University with its idea of re-investing for the betterment and welfare of the students has thus helped to gradually and steadily increase GIFT Advantage Program (GAP) funds and are considered to be highest in the region.

The GIFT Advantage Program (GAP) makes sure that right students avail the financial benefits by making the process of selection transparent, unbiased, easy, fast and available to all without any kind of discrimination.  

The scale and the scope of scholarships and financial aid initiatives is very broad to accommodate maximum number of students as well as providing comfort to the parents. GIFT Advantage Program (GAP) initiatives are categorized as follows:

  1. Result Based Scholarships and Awards
  1. Quaid-e-Azam Scholarship
  2. Fatima Jinnah Scholarship
  3. Merit and Industry Scholarships

  1. Scholarships For Kin Of GIFT University Students
  2. Scholarships For Kin Of GIFT University Alumni

  1. Scholarships for GIFT University Alumni
  2. Scholarships for GIFT College Alumni
  3. Scholarships for the Community;
  1. Orphans
  2. Disable Students
  3. Married Couple
  4. Govt. Employees sponsored by a Govt. Authority

  1. External Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

  1. Financial Assistance for Needy and Talented Students

  1. Earn While You Learn (EWYL) Scheme

  1. Interest-Free Education Loans


RESULT BASED SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

A vast array of scholarship plans is available to acknowledge the efforts of students to advance their education and the desire to learn more.

To accommodate students who excel in their field, or brave the challenges of reality and strive to continue their education, GAP offers scholarships and financial assistance in different forms to eligible students. If a student qualifies to receive more than one scholarship and financial assistance, then he/she will be awarded one with the maximum benefit. Unless specified otherwise, the information applies to all programs offered by the University.

1. Result Based Scholarships and Awards

The scholarships designed for talented students are awarded on the basis of educational performance only and also according to the quantum of budgets allocated for the following types of scholarships:

  1. Quaid-e-Azam Scholarship

This is the most prestigious scholarship offered by GIFT University to a student who secures the overall first position in the examination of a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE).

It is only applicable if the student seeks admission to GIFT University in the very next admission cycle. 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).

  1. Fatima Jinnah Scholarship

This is the 2nd in the prestigious scholarship category and is extended to those talented male and female students who secure overall 2nd or 3rd position in the examination of a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE). These students would be given upto 100% tuition and admission fee waivers. And would be applicable if the student(s) seeks admission to GIFT University in the very next admission cycle.

  1. 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 admissions in Undergraduate Programs at GIFT University.

Table No.1

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 but less than 90%

90% or more

1

BS Accounting & Finance

20%

40%

60%

100%

2

B Com (Hons.)

3

BBA

4

BS Psychology

5

BS Mathematics

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 but less than 90%

90% or more

6

BS International Relations

20%

40%

60%

100%

7

BS Data Science

8

BS Home Economics (Interior Design)

9

BS Home Economics - Food & Nutrition

10

B.Des - Graphic Design

11

BS Food Science and Technology

12

BS English

13

BS Clinical Psychology

14

BS Mass Communication and Media Studies

15

BS Islamic Studies

16

BS Computer Science

20%

30%

45%

100%

17

BS Software Engineering

18

BS Textile and Fashion Design

15%

20%

30%

60%

Sr No

Programs

% Marks in Previous Eligible Degree

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

70% or more but less than 80% (or 3.0<= CGPA < 3.7)

80% or more but less than 90% (or CGPA >= 3.7)

19

MSc Accounting & Finance

15%

30%

50%

20

M. Com.

21

MA English

22

MA Mass Communication

23

MSc Home Economics (Interior Design)

24

MSc Home Economics (Food & Nutrition)

Sr No

Programs

% Marks in Previous Eligible Degree

70% or more but less than 80% (or 3.0<= CGPA < 3.7)

80% or more (or CGPA >= 3.7)

25

MBA

10%

20%

26

MS Computer Science

27

M Phil Management Sciences

28

M Phil Economics

Note: Merit and Industrial Scholarships are only offered in above-mentioned programs as per the criteria mentioned in Table No.1. For continuation of these scholarships, please observe the table given in terms and conditions section.


2. Scholarships for Kin of GIFT University Students

The kin of GIFT University students are as much a part of GIFT Family as anyone else. To honor this relation, the GIFT offers with the generous concession on:

  1. 50% Tuition fee waiver when they join GIFT University in undergraduate/master (16 Years) programs. However, this scholarship is not available on certain restricted programs.
  2. 20% Tuition fee waiver who wish to enhance their education through postgraduate (MBA, MPhil and MS) programs based on limited seats

This scholarship is applicable as long as the student and kin are concurrently studying in University. This is also extended in case of a semester freeze of student for up to a year (two semesters). However, scholarship will be applicable during normal/regular time duration of the program/discipline.

For more information about list of programs, consult terms and conditions given at the end of this policy.

3. Scholarships for Kin of GIFT University Alumni

Kin and Spouse of GIFT University alumni can also avail the sponsorship in the form of a generous concession:

  1. 50% tuition fee waiver when they join GIFT University in selected Undergraduate/Master (16 Years) programs (However, this scholarship is not available on certain restricted programs)
  2. 20% tuition fee waiver who wish to enhance their education through selected postgraduate (MBA, MPhil or MS) Programs based on limited seats.

However, this will be applicable during normal/regular time duration of the program/discipline. For more information about the list of programs, consult terms and conditions given at the end of this policy.

4. Scholarships for GIFT University Alumni

Alumni of GIFT University can also avail scholarships in the form of generous concession:

  1. 50% tuition fee waiver when they join GIFT University in selected Undergraduate/Master (16 Years) programs (However, this scholarship is not available on certain restricted programs)
  2. 20% fee tuition fee waiver who wishes to enhance their education through selected postgraduate (MPhil or MS) Programs, based on limited seats.
  3. The Alumni of Associate Degree Holders of GIFT University can avail scholarship and get a 25% concession of tuition fee for Undergraduate or master’s degree (16 Years) programs (However, this scholarship is not available on certain restricted programs)

This scholarship will be applicable during normal time duration of the program/discipline. For more information about list of programs, consult terms and conditions given at the end of this policy.

5. Scholarships for GIFT College Alumni

We own the community of GIFT Colleges and the Alumni. They are welcomed with a direct concession of 50% on their University tuition fee if they seek admission in Undergraduate programs of GIFT University. However, this scholarship is not available on certain restricted programs.

This scholarship for GIFT College Alumni will be applicable during normal/regular time duration of the program/discipline. For more information about list of programs, consult terms and conditions given at the end of this policy.

6. Scholarships for the Community

  1. For Orphans

One of the most saddening things for a person is to lose parents. GIFT University shares their pain and strives to support these souls to help them stand on their feet. To this regard, the University offers a special concession up to 100% on tuition fee of needy orphans if he/she joins GIFT University. However, this scholarship is not available on certain restricted programs.

However, this will be applicable during normal/regular time duration of the program/discipline. For more information about list of programs, consult terms and conditions given at the end of this policy.

  1. For Disable Students

GIFT University provides the tuition fee waiver to disable students who want to pursue their Undergraduate, Graduate or Postgraduate Study in GIFT University. The fee waiver covers 50% of tuition fee if he/she must secure the admission in GIFT University. Two seats on first come first serve basis have reserved. However, it will be applicable during normal time duration of the program/discipline. For more information about list of programs, consult terms and conditions given at the end of this policy.

  1. For Married Couple

University offers generous advantage of 50% each for married couple if both wish to join GIFT University in Undergraduate or 16 years (Master level) programs. However, this scholarship is not available on certain restricted programs.

However, this will be applicable during normal/regular time duration of the program/discipline. For more information about list of programs, consult terms and conditions given at the end of this policy.

  1. Scholarships for Govt. 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 (16 Years) at GIFT University. However, this scholarship is not available on certain restricted programs.

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.

However, it will be applicable during normal time duration of the program/discipline. For more information about list of programs, consult terms and conditions given at the end of this policy.

7. External Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

There are several external funding options when it comes to financing students 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, trusts, 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 funding 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.

8. Financial Assistance for Needy and Talented Students

GIFT University provides financial assistance to needy and talented students who wish to pursue an undergraduate/graduate/postgraduate degree as mentioned in (however, not available on certain restricted programs) 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 or 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.

9. Earn While You Learn (EWYL) 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. For students seeking the scheme in the first semester, they will not be given tasks that will impact their studies. This is to ensure that they get a grip on GIFT environment and its workings. They will be properly deployed in the second semester with a proper workload. Continuation of the scheme beyond the second semester will be the responsibility of the student that he/she has to contact the Advantage Office for deployment.

For Earn While You Learn, the students are also advised to observe the 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. For more information about list of programs, consult terms and conditions given at the end of this policy.

10. Interest-Free Education 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 required degree CGPA 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 must provide a post-dated signed cheque by an acceptable guarantor.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. For Continuation of Merit and Industrial Scholarship

In case of Merit and Industrial scholarship, if the CGPA falls below 2.8, the scholarship would be withdrawn or reduced according to the reduction formula table given below.

CGPA

Reduction in Merit and Industrial Scholarship

Less than 2.8, but greater than or equal to 2.60

25%

Less than 2.6, but greater than or equal to 2.50

50%

Less than 2.5

100%

Note: To avail merit scholarship along with above table student must have enrolled in minimum 9 Credit Hours in a semester in case of Undergraduate/Graduate program and minimum 6 Credit Hours in case of Post-Graduate Programs.

  1. For Continuation of Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance given will be continued if the following mentioned mentioned all conditions are satisfied otherwise it will be withdrawn;

  1. Only during normal/regular time duration of the program/discipline and
  2. if the CGPA of a student is equal to or greater than his/her degree’s minimum passing requirement. For example in case of Undergraduate program the minimum CGPA requirement is 2.0; in case of MPhil/MBA programs the minimum CGPA requirement is 2.5 and its 3.0 in case of PhD programs.
  1. All scholarships except those for which explicitly the revision terms have been defined separately (for example the revision criteria for merit scholarships, financial assistance, kinship scholarship etc have been defined separately) will be continued only during normal degree duration.
  2. Kinship scholarship is applicable as long as the student and kin are concurrently studying in University and will be continued only during normal degree duration.
  3. 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 Semester provided that he/she obtained at-least 2.75 CGPA in case of tuition fee waiver and Financial Assistance and minimum required degree CGPA in case of loan. No application will be accepted after this deadline.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. All scholarships, tuition fee waivers and financial assistance, may be reduced or withdrawn if student is on any kind of warning.
  7. Any kind of scholarship, tuition fee waiver and Financial Assistance will also be waived off on the expiry of degree duration.
  8. Any scholarship, tuition fee waiver and financial assistance will not be applicable on its thesis fee, thesis supervision, evaluation and other related fee.
  9. For All MPhil/MS 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.
  10. The student as well as his/her guardian must sign a statement acknowledging the above conditions.
  11. The University has the right to amend, change, edit or delete any part or full of its rules and regulations.