General Requirements

​​​​General Requirements for Supervisors of All Disciplines

  • A PhD degree from an HEC-recognized national university/degree awarding institute (DAI), or reputable international university/institute.
  • A position of faculty member or researcher at a public or private university or DAI, or position of researcher or scientist at any R&D organization.
  • Approval from the head of institution, i.e. Vice Chancellor or Rector (for adjunct faculty only).

Specific Requirements for Science and Technology

Approved Supervisors must have:

  • At least two research publications in the past five years with ISI (Institute of Scientific Information, USA) indexed journals with a significant Impact Factor OR
  • A cumulative Impact Factor of minimum 5.00 or more for their entire research publication record
  • A PhD degree obtained within the last five years from a reputable foreign university along with at least one publication.

Specific Requirements for Social Science, Arts and Humanities, and Business Education

  1. Candidates holding foreign PhD degrees from reputable international universities
    • Candidates who have completed their PhD in the last five years will be required to have at least one publication.
    • Candidates who completed their PhD more than five years ago must have:
      • Three local publications in the last five years in at least 'Y' category HEC-recognized journals, OR
      • ​Three publications in journals listed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Social Science Research, Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) and Arts & Humanities Search.
  2. Candidates holding local PhDs
    •  International teaching/research/fellowship experience at the post-doc level for at least a semester, and three publications in the last five years in at least a 'Y' category HEC-recognized journals OR
    • At least two publications in the 'X' category and one publication the 'Y' category of HEC-recognized journals OR
    • Three publications in journalist listed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Social Science Research, Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) and Arts & Humanities Search.