Monday, 2 February 2015

HEC (Higher Education Commision) Scholarships

Applications are invited from outstanding Pakistani nationals for the award of PhD
scholarships,jointly funded by HEC and Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (CCT), for University of Cambridge, UK.The scholarships will be awarded for academic session starting Fall 2015.
  • Egibility
  1. Pakistani Nationals.
  2. Candidates must have sixteen years of education
  3. Maximum two second Divisions through academic career.
  4. Age should be 40 years for full time regular faulty members of public sector universities/colleges and employees of public sector R&D organizations                                                                                    35 years for all others
  5. Applicants need to have minimum cumulative 50% marks as per HEC Academic Evaluation Formula (HEC-AEF).This is given on HEC website.
  6. Applicants must have secured admission into a PhD program in the university of Cambridge for Fall 2015 session.However Master's Admission in the university of Cambridge will only be accepted if it is required for the PhD.
  7. The candidates who are already availing any other scholarships are not eligible to apply
  • Application Procedure 
Following documents are required to be submitted along with the prescribed application form:
  1. Photocopy of confirmed admission letter for PhD or Master's leading to PhD program at the university of Cambridge
  2. Attested photocopies of all educational testimonials by gazatted government office
  3. Attested photocopy of CNIC
  4. CV/Resume
  5. Attested photocopy of domicile
  6. Statement of purpose for pursuing higher studies(max 500 words).
  7. Research Proposal
  8. Original online deposit slip of Rs.200/- (non-refundable) in favour of the Director General Finance, Higher Education Commission, H9, Islamabad on account number 0112-00500119-01, HBL Aabpara Branch Islamabad as processing fee.
  • Important Note 
  1. Scholarships will be awarded on open merit.
  2. Scholarships are tenable in all the fields of study except Agriculture Sciences, Chemistry and such fields for which clinical-rate fees are charged.
  3. Candidates havind direct Admission into PhD will be preferred.
  4. Funding for a maximum period of four years will be provided for higher studies leading into a PhD.
  5. Awardees have to execute a bond with the HEC to serve in Pakistan for the five years after completion of study, preferably in an institution of higher education.
  6. Incomplete or applications received after due date will not be entertained.
  7. In-service candidates should apply through proper channel.
For all detail such as HEC-AEF, list of subjects, terms and conditions and the prescribed application form etc.please visit website
Applications form, complete in all respects , should reach the undersigned latest by Friday, May 15, 2015 through registered mail of courier service.By hand applications will not be entertained
Rana Shafiq Ahmed (Project Director)
Higher Education Commission, Sector H-9 Islamabad