Q: Is DoU- MoU mandatory for the visiting Faculty?

A: Yes, it is mandatory.

Q: Can someone apply who has Ph.D. degree but not teaching at any University?

Person holding responsible academic position in organization other than education and research are also eligible to apply.

Q: How the Faculty can initiate to submit the form?

A: He/she needs fill the Faculty Exchange Program Application form and the application must be endorsed by Chairman/Dean/ HoD and send it through email along with CV & other related documents. No document in hard is required unless asked.

Q: What are the related documents?

  •  Application form
  • Complete CV
  • A copy of the DOU/MOU signed between collaborating institutions.
  • Complete visit plan based on the mutually agreed activities along with expected tangible outcomes.

Q: In which country the Faculty can apply for visit?

 Foreign Faculty members from technologically advanced countries, preferably from top 200 ranked universities or top 500 universities subject wise can be invited to Pakistan & vice versa for Pakistani Faculty.


Q: When the visiting Faculty can apply the program?

A: The program is open round the year, the applications are accepted and processed on rolling basis. It is advisable to submit the application at least three months before the tentative visit dates. Late and incomplete application will not be entrained.


Q: What is duration of the stay?

A: The minimum duration of the visit is two weeks but not more than sixteen weeks or a regular semester.

Q: The duration of the visit can be extended?                                                         

A: Not more than sixteen weeks or a regular semester.


Q: A visiting Faculty can apply more than one institute?

A: Yes, but within country and also he must mention it in in application form and approved from the host institution as well.

Q:  Can this program be utilized for postdoc?

 A: No, the member can work only under the faculty exchange program.

Q: How much honorarium/salary paid?

A: i. For short visit (minimum 2 weeks), honorarium will be paid at the rate of US$ 100 per Diem.

ii. For long visit (4 to 16 weeks) honorarium will be paid at the rate of US$ 2000 - 3000 per month depending upon credentials of the faculty.

 DesignationPost-PhD ExperienceHonorarium
Assistant Professor or Equivalent5 Years 2000 US $
Associate Professor or Equivalent10 Years 2500 US $
Full Professor or Equivalent15 Years3000 US $


Q: How much will be paid in term of airfare?

A: One round trip economy class airfare from origin to destination and back, as per actual and maximum of Rs.180, 000.

Q: Who will pay the honorarium/salary to Faculty?

A: Host Institutions shall pay the honorarium and air fare expenses (as of actual) to the foreign faculty before his/her departure and HEC will reimburse.