a) Pakistani/AJK National
b) For MS/MPhil, the candidates must have minimum of 16 years of education with no 3rd division or Grade D in degree/certificate in the entire academic career.
c) Candidates applying for direct PhD scholarships must have minimum CGPA 3.0( out of 4.0 in the semester system) or first division (in the annual system) in MS/MPhil/Equivalent degree is required along with the condition mentioned above in clause (b).
d) Maximum age at the closing date of application.
i. 40 years for full-time regular faculty members of public sector university/DAIs and regular employee of the public sector/R&D organizations
ii. 35 years for all others.
e) The candidates who are already availing any other HEC/Government scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.