HEC Invites Applications for Overseas PhD Scholarships

Islamabad, February 8, 2019: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has invited applications from outstanding Pakistani/AJK nationals by February 18, 2019 for PhD scholarships in various fields. The scholarships will be awarded for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 session in the HEC-identified top-ranked universities of advanced countries.​

Applicants are required to submit online application through HEC erportal i.e. eportal.hec.gov.pk. Candidates must have a minimum qualification of MS/MPhil/ME or equivalent. Candidates with more than one second division in academic career are not eligible. Similarly, they should have minimum CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0 in the semester system or first division in the annual system in MS/MPhil/ME/equivalent degree.

Maximum age of a candidate on the closing dates for full-time regular faculty members of public sector universities/colleges and employees of the public sector R&D organizations is 40 years, while 35 years for all others. Besides, candidates must obtain minimum 70 percent marks in HEC Aptitude Test (HAT).

It is also important to note that all scholarships will be awarded on provincial quota merit which will be drawn on HEC Aptitude Test score. Moreover, candidates also need to fulfil the requirement of host university to secure admission, which may include international GRE, TOFEL etc. Candidates are advised to appear in these tests before the interview/admission. Detailed information is available at www.hec.gov.pk/site/ossphase3.

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