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Duration of Degree:
  • 48 months Bachelor's degree program
  • 60 months for Medical degree program
  • 24 months MS/MPhil degree program
  • 48 months Doctoral (PhD) program
Dates of Start of Degree Program:
  • ​Fall session generally starts from August-September and Spring session starts from January-February. 
 Equivalence Criteria for Degrees:
Equivalent to Bachelors, MS/MPhil and PhD programs, in the light of Pakistan Qualification Framework.
Other Relevant Information
After endorsement / NOC issued by HEC, the student would apply for a visa through Pakistan Embassy at respective country. She or he would submit the following documents:
  1. Student Visa Form
  2. Photocopy of passport
  3. Photographs (08)
  4. All relevant transcripts, diplomas, and other educational documents
  5. Acceptance / Admission letter from the Pakistani university applied to
  6. NOC issued by HEC before visa.
  7. NOC issued by respective Embassy at Islamabad to study in Pakistan
  8.  Any other document if required by HEC / Pakistan Embassy at respective country.
  • HEC would notify the enrollment / NOC to concerned university and Ministry for visa endorsement
  • The visa would be processed through Pakistan Embassy at respective country.
  • The visa, once issued, must be renewed annually, adhering to the country's required/valid security clearance process.
Field of Studies:
For OIC least developed countries, the fields specified include Medical, Engineering, Agriculture and Physical/Natural Sciences.  
 Age between 20 years to 35 years for MS / M.Phil. and 40 years maximum for PhD on or before the application deadline.
 Accommodation at university hostels will be provided by Pakistani universities
 Travel Arrangement to Pakistan and return:
 HEC will reimburse return economy airfare to students of least developed countries of OIC.​