How to Apply

​The applications must be submitted through the HEC. HEC will forward the eligible applications to the IDB. Applications sent directly to the IDB will not be considered.


  • Apply online at HEC website: After registering and filling your profile, please select "Learning Opportunities Abroad" under "Scholarship and Grant" menu in left hand side panel of the online portal. After submission of the application, get its printed copy to be signed & stamped by employer. Attach deposit slip of Rs. 500/- (in original) through HEC online Account No. 17427900133401 in HBL, Shalimar Recording Company Branch, H-9, Islamabad (no other documents to be attached with HEC application form except a deposit slip). All payments are to be made to HEC through HBL online facility. This facility is available in all branches of Habib Bank Ltd.
  •  Download the application form for 3-Year Ph.D. Study OR application form for Post-Doctoral Research.
  • Fill the same application forms and make two sets of printed online application forms (PhD or Post-Doctoral) (one original and 01 photocopy) along-with research proposal/abstract in spiral binding (02 sets of application one each in a separate spiral binding).
  • Print HEC online application form (one set) already submitted through HEC e-portal and attach bank deposit slip only with HEC application form.
  • HEC will forward initially shortlisted candidates through IDB Governor office.

Please send two sets of IDB application forms along-with research proposal/abstract in Spiral binding and one copy of HEC application form with bank deposit slip (in original) separately without spiral binding on or before, 30th January 2017 on the address given below at Contact details:

In-charge IDB Scholarship Programme

HRD Division, Higher Education Commission

Sector H-9, Islamabad.