There are hundreds of scholarships being announced by the international charitable organisations and universities in which Pakistani students can also apply. However, most of these scholarships unnoticed by the Pakistani students due to lack of information. In case if few succeed in getting the information they too do not apply with full confidence because of non-familiarity with application submission process.

The Obama Foundation, the foundation of former American President Barack Obama, has announced international scholarships and Pakistanis students are also eligible for that. The Foundation seeks to support collaborative, dynamic and rising leaders in an innovative one-year academic experience.

Areas of Study

The applicants selected for Obama Foundation Scholarships will allow earning Master degree in International Development and Policy at the University of Chicago.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicants need to meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for these scholarships:


  • Work Experience – 3 to 5 years
  • Community Service if any
  • Commitment to return to country and implementation of skills for the development of society

Scholarship Coverage

The Obama Foundation Scholarships 2018 offers following benefits:

  • Tuition fee and monthly living stipend
  • Funding of books/course materials
  • Opportunities to learn out of the classroom programming
  • Travel-related costs

Application Submission Process

The interested applicants especially rising leaders can apply online at Obama Foundation Online Application and must complete their profile for successful submission of application.

The applicants also need to provide the details of followings as well:

  • Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Work Experience
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • 2 Short Essay Responses

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