Terms & Conditions
  • The following are the terms & conditions for award of Indigenous Ph.D. 5000 fellowship and the acceptance of the award is an acknowledgement of these obligations:               
  • An awardee will not change the course of study specified by the awardee on the application form or in the letter of award without obtaining prior approval of the Higher Education Commission.
  • In case, NOC for job is required, HEC will continue the scholarship award, only scholar stipend and book allowance will be stopped /freeze. This condition will applicable only for those scholars whose scholarship award period has been more than 2 years, PhD course work completed, PhD comprehensive passed or PhD synopsis approved from BASAR, subject to approval of HEC authority.          
  • An awardee is not to hold any other scholarship/stipend during the fellowship period of his/her study.
  • Fresh awardee must take/get admission in the department/universities mentioned in the list of HEC recognized universities /DAIs·
  • Already enrolled scholars in Ph.D. program must be a full time Ph.D. student in a Department/Institute which has a minimum of 03 Ph.D. faculty members out of which at least 02 are HEC Approved Supervisors.
  • The enrolled​ Ph.D. scholar must be under the Supervision of HEC Approved Supervisor and the number of Ph.D. students enrolled with that supervisor is below the maximum as specified by the HEC.
  • Number of PhD scholars must not exceed more than 5 (five) under the supervision of one (1) HEC approved supervisor.
  • Change of university/institute at any stage of study is not encouraged but due to unavoidable circumstances will only be admissible only with prior approval of Higher Education Commission.
  • An awardee would required to obtain Study leave from his employer to join the institution of his study on full-time basis.
  • An awardee has to execute a bond with the HEC/Government of Pakistan to serve in the country for 5 years after completion of study, preferably in an Institution of Higher Education.
  •  An awardee shall sign an agreement with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on non-judicial paper (stamp paper) to the effect that in case the awardee fails to complete his/her study, s/he will refund HEC the total amount released on his/her studies by the HEC.
  •  In addition, a personal guarantee of a person of means on non-judicial (stamp) paper to the effect of ensuring the recovery in case of default would need to be furnished.
  •  The Higher Education Commission would monitor the Academic progress/performance of the Awardee on quarterly basis and the financial utilization six monthly basis.