National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Mark-up free Students Loan Scheme

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The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) is Pakistan’s one of the largest banks handled by the Government of Pakistan. It is the central bank after the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). State Bank of Pakistan & National Bank of Pakistan both are running a bundle of education-friendly programs to promote education in Pakistan.

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Students loan scheme is one of its initiatives to help students seeking higher education in the country. NBP is offering a zero mark-up loan scheme to the students who are willing to persue their graduation, post-graduation, M.Phil & Ph.D. studies in approved subjects in public universities within Pakistan.

NBP Loan Scheme Eligibility Criteria

Here are the general criteria to be eligible to apply for the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Mark-up free Students Loan Scheme.

  • Minimum 70% marks in the last public examination.
  • Must be willing to study one of the NBP’s listed areas of study.
  • Applicants should be desirous & unable to afford education financially.
  • The student must be the applicant of a public university recommended by NBP for admission.
  • He/She obtained admission on merit through the normal procedure in any of the public institutions recommended by NBP.
  • Only graduation, post-graduation, MPhil & Ph.D. students are eligible.
  • The age restriction for the NBP loan scheme is as:
    • Maximum 21 Years for Graduation
    • Maximum 31 Years for Post-graduation
    • Maximum 36 Years for PhD
  • For more detailed information please visit NBP Website

Type of loan (Inclusives of NBP Loan)

The following are included in the NBP loan scheme:

  • University/College fee
  • Boarding Expenses
  • Procurement of textbooks

Note: Fee & Boarding expenses will be directly disbursed to the university & textbooks charges will be directly given to the student.

Loan repayment

The maximum period of repayment of the loan is 10-Years from the date of disbursement of the first installment. The borrower shall repay the loan in monthly installments after six months from the date of first employment or one year from the date of completion of studies, whichever is earlier.

NBP approved subjects for loan

The following subjects are approved to apply for the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Mark-Up free loan scheme.

  1. Engineering
  2. Electronics
  3. Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Technology
  4. Agriculture
  5. Medicine
  6. Physics
  7. Chemistry
  8. Biology, Molecular Biology & Genetics
  9. Mathematics
  10. All other Natural Sciences
  11. DAWA & Islamic Jurisprudence (LLB/LLM Sharia)
  12. Computer Science/Information System & Technology including Hardware
  13. Economics, Statistics & Econometrics
  14. Business Management Sciences
  15. Commerce

How to apply for NBP Loan for education

  • Application Forms are available from the designated branches mentioned above or may be downloaded from the National Bank of Pakistan website
  • Students are advised to submit two (2) sets of student loan applications.
  • Applicants are required to submit/send their applications on the prescribed form, duly completed in all respect, to the designated branches indicated against each University/College by the given date. Incomplete application shall not be entertained.
  • Students who have already availed of the facility last year(s) need not to apply again.

List of NBP approved public universities/colleges

List of NBP approved universities in Islamabad

  1. Air University (AU), Islamabad
  2. Bahria University (BU), Islamabad
  3. COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI)
  4. Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology (FUUAST), Islamabad
  5. International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI)
  6. National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), Islamabad
  7. National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad
  8. National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Islamabad
  9. National Defense University (NDU), Islamabad
  10. Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad
  11. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad
  12. Quaid-E-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad
  13. Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad
  14. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Islamabad

List of NBP approved universities in Punjab

  1. Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore
  2. Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women, Lahore
  3. Government College University (GCU), Lahore
  4. King Edward Medical University, Lahore
  5. Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore
  6. Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
  7. University of Education, Lahore
  8. National College of Arts, Lahore
  9. University of Health Sciences, Lahore
  10. University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore
  11. Virtual University of Pakistan (VU)
  12. Pakistan Institute of Fashion & Design
  13. University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore
  14. University of Punjab (PU), Lahore
  15. Information Technology University (ITU), Lahore
  16. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Agriculture University, Multan
  17. Bahauddin Zakriya University (BZU), Multan
  18. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering & Technology (MNSUET), Multan
  19. Nishtar Medical College (NMC), Multan
  20. The Women University, Multan
  21. NFC Institute of Engineering & Technology (NFCIET), Multan
  22. Ghazi University, DG Khan
  23. University of Sargodha (UOS), Sargodha
  24. Sargodha Medical College, SargodhaUniveristy
  25. College of Agriculture, Sargodha
  26. College of Engineering & Technology, Sargodha
  27. Law College, Sargodha
  28. College of Pharmacy, Sargodha
  29. Institute of Food Science & Technology, Sargodha
  30. Institute of Art & Design, Sargodha
  31. Noon Business School, Sargodha
  32. Islamia University, Bahawalpur (IUB)
  33. Govt. Sadiq College for Women University, Bahawalpur
  34. Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur
  35. Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology (KFUEIT), Rahim Yar Khan
  36. Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan
  37. University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila. Heavy Mechanical Complex Branch Taxila University of Gujrat, Gujrat
  38. National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi
  39. Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi
  40. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAU), Rawalpindi
  41. Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Medical College Branch, Rawalpindi
  42. Govt. College Women University, Sialkot City Branch, Sialkot
  43. University of Sialkot, Sialkot
  44. Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College, Sialkot
  45. University of Narowal, Narowal
  46. Government College University, Faisalabad
  47. Faisalabad Medical College, Faisalabad
  48. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  49. National Textile University, Faisalabad
  50. Govt. College for Women University, Faisalabad
  51. Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal
  52. University of Okara, Okara

List of NBP approved universities in Sindh

  1. Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  2. Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari
  3. Jinnah Post Medical Centre (Physiotherapy), Karachi
  4. Karachi Medical & Dental College, Karachi
  5. Pakistan Naval Academy Karachi
  6. Sindh Medical College, Karachi
  7. Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law, Karachi
  8. Dawood University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi
  9. Sindh Madresatul Islam University, Karachi
  10. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College, Lyari
  11. Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur
  12. Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences, Khairpur
  13. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, Larkana
  14. Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women, Benazirabad
  15. Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah
  16. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Benazirabad Nawabshah
  17. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University of Veterinary & Animal Science, Nawabshah
  18. Sardar Ghulam Muhammad Khan Mehar Medical College, Sukkur
  19. Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Sukkur
  20. N.E.D University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi (NEDUET)
  21. Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam
  22. Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
  23. University of Karachi, Karachi
  24. Liaquat Medical College, Jamshoro
  25. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  26. University of Sindh, Jamshoro.

List of NBP approved universities in KPK

  1. Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
  2. Agriculture University, Peshawar
  3. University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar
  4. University of Peshawar, Peshawar
  5. Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar
  6. Khyber Medical University, Peshawar
  7. Frontier Women University, Peshawar
  8. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar
  9. Khyber Girls Medical College, Hayatabad, Peshawar
  10. Islamia College University, Peshawar
  11. Pakistan Military Academy, Abbotabad
  12. Ayub Medical College, Abbotabad
  13. Dental Section Ayub Medical College, Abbotabad
  14. University of Haripur, Haripur
  15. Gomal University, D. I. Khan
  16. Gomal Medical College, D.I. Khan
  17. Hazara University, Dodhial, Mansehra
  18. Kohat University of Sciences & Technology, Kohat
  19. KUST-Institute of Medical Sciences, Kohat
  20. University of FATA, Kohat
  21. University of Science & Technology, Bannu
  22. Bannu Medical College, Bannu
  23. University of Swat, Swat
  24. Saidu Medical College, Swat
  25. University of Malakand, Chakdara
  26. Shaheed Benazir University, Upper Dir
  27. Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak
  28. Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan
  29. Bacha Khan Medical College, Mardan
  30. Bacha Khan Medical University, Mardan
  31. University of Swabi, Swabi
  32. University of Swabi for Women, Swabi
  33. University of Engineering & Technology, Mardan
  34. Nowshera Medical College, Nowshera
  35. Khushal Khan Khattak University, Karak

List of NBP approved universities in Baluchistan

  1. Balochistan University of Information Technology & Management Sciences, Quetta
  2. Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta
  3. University of Balochistan, Quetta
  4. Bolan Medical College, Quetta
  5. University of Loralai, Loralai
  6. Bolan Medical College, Quetta
  7. Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology, Khuzdar
  8. University of Turbat, Turbat
  9. Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Science, Lasbela
  10. University of Gawadar, Gawadar

List of NBP approved universities in AJK

  1. University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad
  2. Azad Jammu & Kashmir Medical College, Muzaffarabad
  3. University of Engineering & Technology, Mirpur
  4. Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College, Mirpur
  5. University of Agriculture, Rawalakot
  6. University of Poonch, Rawalakot
  7. Poonch Medical College, Rawalakot
  8. Women University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Bagh

List of NBP approved universities in Gilgit (GB)

  1. Karakurum International University, Gilgit

Please note that you can visit the official website of the respective institute or view the official advertisement for more detailed information.

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