HEC Opens Applications for Foreign PhD Scholarships

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is offering Overseas Scholarships for PhD studies against the project HRDI-UESTP/UETs (Batch-VI) in selected fields of study. The program is focused on faculty development and will facilitate highly qualified teachers.

Outstanding Pakistani/AJK nationals can apply for the program online for a chance to get a fully funded overseas scholarship in specific disciplines and priority areas that can have a huge impact on the development of Pakistan.

Disciplines Covered in the Program

The scholarships are being offered for direct PhD degree in the technologically advanced countries under the programmes including Agriculture, Engineering & Technology, Management Sciences & Business Education, Medical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.

Here’s a list of PhD disciplines covered in HEC’s scholarship:

According to HEC’s notice, candidates must have MS/Phil or minimum 18 years of qualification to apply for a direct PhD programme in relevant disciplines.

The purpose of this programme was highlighted as follows:

The main objective of this project is to produce 1500 PhD level Engineers, Scientists and Technologists who will eventually become the potential faculty members of the Universities of Engineering, Science and Technology. These institutes are being built in collaboration with technologically advanced universities of France, Italy, Germany, China, South Korea and Austria.

Applicants can have a maximum of two second divisions throughout the academic career and no third division.

Equal opportunities will be provided for male and female students.

How to Apply

You can click here to apply for the program. To register yourself at HEC’s online portal, follow the instructions listed here.

Closing date for submission of online applications is June 30,2017.

Please note that candidates who are already availing any other HEC/Government scholarship are not eligible to apply.

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