Services For Students
​​​​​​​​ As HEC we offer a number of services designed especially for students to help and support you throughout your academic studies, simply select one form the list below to find out more. ​

 

 

Equivalence Degree IssuanceEquivalence Degree Issuance<p>The accreditation of institutions, courses and degree programs has become increasingly challenging with increasing international collaboration in the fields of science and technology, as well as the increased mobility of students and scholars in the modern world.<br>In such a scenario, the equivalence of degrees and diplomas and their recognition pose complex issues for educational authorities. With the proliferation of degree-awarding institutions – both in the private and public sectors – and given the diversity of taught programs and disciplines, the comparability and method of recognition for degrees has become more confusing<br>Nevertheless, the HEC has evolved a procedure whereby it is able to meet these challenges and address all the complexities involved.​</p>13-07-2016 22:54:15<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-11.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/Equivalence Degree Issuance
Education Testing CouncilEducation Testing Council <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;">​​​Higher Education Commission has established Education Testing Council (ETC) under which it will hold standardized entry tests from Fall 2017 admissions for public and private universities of Pakistan. The aim of constitution of ETC is to hold uniform, accessible and competitive assessment base for admissions to universities. The test under ETC will be free of cost for the students.<br></span></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:9%;"><br></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;">​</td></tr></tbody></table><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Downloads:</strong><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;"><span></span></p><p></p><ul><li>​<a href="/english/services/students/etc/Documents/How%20to%20register%20for%20Entry%20Test%20of%20ETC.pdf">ETC Registration User Guide</a></li><li><a href="/english/services/students/etc/Documents/Private-Public-Universities-ETC.pdf">List of Public and Private Sector Universities</a></li><li><a href="/english/HECAnnouncements/Documents/HAT/HAT-UG-PAPER-DISTRIBUTION.pdf">HAT Undergraduate Paper Distribution</a></li><li><a href="/english/HECAnnouncements/Documents/HAT/FAQs.pdf">Frequently Ask Questions </a></li></ul><br><span style="font-size:11.5pt;"></span><p></p>03-08-2017 08:47:08<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-11.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/etc
Science Talent Farming Scheme for Undergraduate ProgramScience Talent Farming Scheme for Undergraduate Program<p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">​​​​​​​​​</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"></strong></p><p align="center" style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:center;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><strong><span style="margin:0px;font-size:18pt;">Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) for Undergraduate Program-HEC</span></strong><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"> </span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><strong><span style="margin:0px;font-size:13pt;">Overview of the Scheme</span></strong><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;">Science Talent Farming Scheme for Undergraduate Program - HEC is a scholarship program for the scholars who will complete their Higher Secondary School education under Science Talent Farming Scheme (Phase-I) executed by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).</span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;">The program shall support four year bachelor level studies at top ranking Pakistani Universities along with additional interventions to groom and capacity building of young students in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The main theme of the scheme is that the scholars who have aptitude towards science and are outstanding in their studies could be productive scientists for future by developing their critical thinking skills.</span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><strong><em><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;">​Specialized Interventions</span></em></strong><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:symbol;font-size:10.5pt;"><span style="margin:0px;">·<span style="font:7pt "times new roman";margin:0px;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;">A three to four months/Semester long non credit hour language course shall be arranged in the selected universities during the first year of studies for the scholars under the scheme to enhance their spoken and expression skills of English Language.</span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"> </span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:symbol;font-size:10.5pt;"><span style="margin:0px;">·<span style="font:7pt "times new roman";margin:0px;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">   </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;">Every scholar shall appear in the IELTS/TOEFL examination conducted by relevant organizations periodically within six months' time period after the completion of English language course to measure his/her language proficiency.</span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"> </span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:symbol;font-size:10.5pt;"><span style="margin:0px;">·<span style="font:7pt "times new roman";margin:0px;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;">A special summer semester shall be arranged for the scholars at participating universities to attend the lectures and to carryout research activities during the second year of study. Scholars shall be encouraged to design the proposal for the final year project.</span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"> </span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:symbol;font-size:10.5pt;"><span style="margin:0px;">·<span style="font:7pt "times new roman";margin:0px;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">      </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;">One hundred outstanding scholars shall be sent abroad each year in the third year of their study to attend a semester at a high ranking foreign university of technologically advanced country in their respective field of study. </span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"> </span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10.66px 48px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:symbol;font-size:10.5pt;"><span style="margin:0px;">·<span style="font:7pt "times new roman";margin:0px;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;">Research Project shall be mandatory for all Scholars in their final year of BS studies under the Science Talent Farming Scheme. The scholars are expected to start designing the research project in the second year of studies. The universities shall be asked to provide the lab facilities and supervision during the summer vacations. </span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;">NOTE: HEC has the right to amend and revise the interventions at any stage and all terms and conditio​ns shall be applicable to the selected scholars.</span><span style="margin:0px;font-size:10.5pt;">​​</span></span></p><p></p>22-06-2017 05:36:17<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/stfs
Declamation ContestDeclamation Contest<p style="text-align:justify;">​Higher Education Commission, Islamabad has undertaken a number of initiatives to promote  extra-curricular activities at university/DAI campuses including All Pakistan Inter-University Declamation Contest for Award of "Allama Iqbal Shield" as an annual activity with the objectives to:</p><ol style="list-style-type:lower-roman;text-align:justify;"><li><em>Enhance Public speaking skills and sparking healthy positive competition.</em></li><li><em>Develop understanding of socio-economic, cultural and political issues among the students all over Pakistan.</em></li><li><em>Divert energies of students towards healthy activities and creative thinking. </em></li><li><em>Encourage tolerance, non-violence, and respect for others opinion among the students.</em></li></ol><p style="text-align:justify;">The contest is first organized at the universities level wherein students from all the departments of all public & private universities and constituent colleges take part. 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holders at university level (each in English and Urdu) receive cash prizes of Rs.5,000/-, 3,000/- and 2,000/- respectively. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Second round is organized at Regional level in Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar and Islamabad (for Federal, AJK, FATA/Gilgit-Baltistan, Universities). 1st , 2nd and 3rd position holders at regional level (each in English and Urdu) receive cash prizes of Rs.15,000/-, 10,000/- and 8,000/- respectively. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Three top scorers of both Urdu and English contest take part in Final/National Round organized in HEC </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Islamabad. The winners of the final competition both in Urdu and English are given the "Allama Iqbal Shield" and 1st , 2nd and 3rd position holders (each in English and Urdu) receive cash prizes of Rs.100,000/ ,75,000/- and 50,000/- respectively. For encouragement of students, every contestant is given a certificate and replica of the Shield.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Tentative schedule for holding the 20th All Pakistan Inter University Declamation Contest for Award of </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>"Allama Iqbal Shield" is as under:  </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">1. First Round (Intra-University Level) February 2018 – March 2018 </p><p style="text-align:justify;">2. Second Round (Regional/Provincial Level) July 2018 – August 2018 </p><p style="text-align:justify;">3. Final Round (National Level) September-2018  </p>08-11-2016 18:43:38<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-15.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/Declamation
Imagine Academy ProgramImagine Academy Program<p style="text-align:justify;">​HEC's Imagine Academy Initiative is a huge step towards the realization of HEC's vision of having an education system which produces graduates and scholars whose skills are certified against a singular scale, a scale recognized in every country around the globe. HEC & Microsoft is setting up and awarding status of Microsoft Imagine Academy to all private and public sector universities and Certiport Testing Center to all public sector universities across Pakistan and AJ&K.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Microsoft IT Academy program provides a complete IT education solution that bridges the world of education with the world of work. The program is designed to help drive employability, digital literacy, technical and STEM-focused training and certification, and 21st-century workforce development for students. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Providing benefits for students, educators, academic institutions and your community.</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Studies suggest that in the next 5 to 10 years there will be a significant shortage in the supply of skilled IT professionals. Microsoft Imagine Academy helps bridge the skills gap by providing institutions the curriculum for technology education and learning tools that will enable students and educators to achieve success. Membership is open to all accredited educational institutions of HEC and benefits include: </p><p> </p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Curriculum</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Professional development</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><ul><li>Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) teaching framework</li><li>Microsoft Online Learning curriculum</li><li>Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum</li><li>Ready-to-use, customizable lesson plans</li></ul><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Guides and exam vouchers for Educators: -</p><ul><li>Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)</li><li>Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)</li><li>Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)</li><li>Teaching with Technology Curriculum</li></ul></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Certification</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Resources and partnership</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><ul><li>Academic discounts on Certification exams</li><li>Validate students technology skills:</li><li>Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams</li><li>Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)</li><li>Microsoft Certifications Solutions Associate/ Expert (MCSA/MCSE)</li><li>Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) exams measure competency in the area of Information and Communication<br>Technologies (ICT)</li><li>Become a testing center and offer onsite exams</li></ul></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><ul><li>Microsoft Imagine Academy members website:</li><li>Program information, support materials and resources</li><li>Posters to promote Microsoft Imagine<br>Academy with students</li><li>Marketing materials, press kits and videos</li><li>Customizable, print-ready Certificate of Completion</li></ul><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table>17-08-2016 10:00:08<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-13.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/msia
Access to scientific instruments programAccess to scientific instruments program<div style="text-align:center;"></div><p style="text-align:center;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Due to revision of HEC policy on Access to Scientific Instrumentation Program' the program is on Halt</strong><br></p>13-07-2016 21:21:35<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-13.png" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/Access to scientific instruments program
Admission of Foreign Students Under Self-Finance SchemeAdmission of Foreign Students Under Self-Finance Scheme<p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​The Self-Finance Scheme aims to assist foreign students and dual-nationality holders with educational aspirations in Pakistan. Originally a project of the Economic Affairs Division, the Scheme was transferred to the Higher Education Commission in 2006, and assures a limited number of seats in the disciplines of medicine (MBBS), dentistry (BDS), pharmacy (Pharm-D) and undergraduate engineering (B.Sc Engineering). This program is open to Dual National Pakistanis and Foreign citizens with an HSSC or equivalent degree</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2" style=""><strong>Note: ​</strong></span><a href="/english/services/students/SFS/PublishingImages/Pages/Intro/HEC%20Addendum%2010x3-01.jpg"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2" style=""><strong>HEC ADDENDUM FOR MBBS / BDS</strong></span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="background-color:transparent;"> </span><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style="font-size:13pt;background-color:transparent;"><strong>New Applicants can apply online till 10th December 2018​</strong></span></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Objectives​</strong><strong></strong></span></p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">To encourage expatriate Pakistanis to stay connected with their mother country, and foreign nationals to learn about Pakistani culture and society</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">To encourage knowledge-sharing with friendly, fellow developing countries</span></li><li><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">To improve relationships with the international community</span></li></ul><div>​<br></div><div><p style="text-align:center;"></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><a href="/english/services/students/SFS/Documents/BSc%20Engineering%20List%20PDF.pdf">             </a>-  <span class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#ff0000;"><a href="/english/services/students/SFS/Documents/BSc%20Engineering%20List%20PDF.pdf"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#ff0000;">First Provisional Merit List fo​r BSc Engineering </span></a></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#ff0000;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteForeColor-2" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#ff0000;">          <a href="/english/services/students/SFS/Documents/Pharm-D%20List%20PDF.pdf" target="_blank"></a><a href="/english/services/students/SFS/Documents/Pharm-D%20List%20PDF.pdf"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style="text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#ff0000;">- First Provisional Merit List Pharm-D</span></a>​</span></span></p>​<br></div><div><br></div><div>HEC Official Facebook Page at  <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/HECPakistan2002/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/HECPakistan2002/</a></span><br></div><div><br><strong></strong></div><div>HEC Official Twitter Page at   <a href="https://twitter.com/hecpkofficial" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"></span>https://twitter.com/hecpkofficial<br></a></div>13-07-2016 21:41:09<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-13.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />http://hec.gov.pk/english/services/students/SFS

 

 

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