Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria: 

  • Applicant must be citizen of Pakistan/AJK.
  • Applicants applying for General Scholar programs must not be older than the age of forty five (45) and have completed undergraduate study;
  • Those who applying for Senior Scholar programmes must be a Master's/MPhil degree holder (18 years education) or above and not older than the age of fifty (50).
  • Applicants having 3rd Division in their academic career are NOT eligible to apply and only one 2nd division is allowed but NOT in the terminal degree.
  • The applicant must fill all the fields of the UNESCO Application Form and HEC application form (Online) and no column or field should be left unfilled.
  • Certificates/Transcript/Degrees to be attached must be attested by the attesting authorities such as IBCC and HEC. Equivalence of O & A level is mandatory by IBCC.
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores are required, where applicable.
  • Applicants must fulfil other requirements set by UNESCO/funding body.

Selection of Beneficiaries:

The final selection of beneficiaries lies with UNESCO/Donor. 


The Great Wall Program provides a full scholarship which covers tuition waiver, accommodation, stipend, and comprehensive medical insurance. Please refer to Introduction to CGS—Coverage and Standard for details of each item.

UNESCO covers international travel fare, a monthly pocket allowance and a termination allowance. For details please refer to the Announcement Letter available at