These scholarships are being offered to meritorious aspirants who have a passion for research & development and intend to continue their postgraduate studies abroad in MS leading to PhD programs being offered by highly acclaimed international universities. After signing a bond to serve the nation for at least 5 years, these aspirants are expected to pursue their educational endeavors abroad and return to Pakistan to contribute in the R&D environment of the society.
Furthermore, the scholarships provide awards for PhD scholarships to universities in leading European and Asian countries with low tuition fees, and include Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands and China etc.
Up to 10% of the available seats are also reserved to support the PhD level training of candidates who have been admitted to a group of carefully selected universities in advanced countries like USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore etc. based on their strengths in various disciplines (e.g. Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Stanford, NUS, ANU , Massey etc).