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List of Foreign Partner Universities

​​​Tuition Fee and Stipend Details
under the " Overseas Scholarship for PhD in selected fields, Phase-III"

University Ranking: 

 The University must be in top 500 as per QS/Times Higer Education (World University Ranking ) , Only Current Ranking

HEC approved rates of Stipend Rate:

HEC approved rates of Stipend for different
Countries/Universities for scholars selected under the Overseas Phase-III;

                  • ​​​​United Kingdom GBP 1,015/month
      • ​Europe:  Euro 1,000/ month approximately
  • USA:      USD 1,600/month
  • Canada:  USD 1,600/month
  • Australia:  AUD 1,583/month
  • Malaysia: USD 900/month
  • China: USD 800/month
  • Hong Kong:  USD 1,250/month
  • South Korea: USD 900/month
  • Turkey: USD 950/month approximately
  • New Zealand: USD 1,083/month approximately
  • Netherland: Euro 1,286/month​
​University/AgencyAdmission  Requirements/Criteria/ Updates/GuidelinesFocal Person at university/Partner Agency
University of Brescia, ItalyCALL FOR ADMISSION TO PHD PROGRAMS RESERVED TO CANDIDATES OF PAKISTANI CITIZENSHIP PURSUANT TO THE CRITER​​​​IA SET BY THE MoU UNIBS - The Higher Education Commission of Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (HEC). Note: Application will be called by University later and the candidate will be informed accordingly.

Focal person:    
M​s. Fabiana Farro
Email: fabiana.farro@unibs.it
HEC Focal person:
Email : alahmed@hec.gov.pk

Public Sector Universities of Germany under the guidelines of DAAD/Germany

Selection will be made through HEC / Partner Agency.
Deadline to apply through DAAD Portal:
From : open 31-January-2022 until 18-April-2022
The candidates can apply (starting from 31.01.2022) at the following link:
https://portal.daad.de/sap/bc/bsp/sap/z_set_cookie/setcookie.htmfund_ar=stv&id=57630247
Portal instructions for application:
https://www.daad.de/sapportal/hilfe/hb_portal_pdf/02_Bewerbung_PBF_AUSL_en.pdf
General information on entry:
https://www.pei.de/EN/newsroom/dossier/coronavirus/coronavirus content.html;jsessionid=B8C6023979FB453FF3E0620FC8A7BE52.intranet212?cms_pos=3  

Sara Hamadeh​​
Email address :  hamadeh@daad.de 
Ms. Inge Iqbal,
Director DAAD
director@daad.pk
HEC Focal person:
Email : alahmed@hec.gov.pk

Public Sector Universities of France under the guidelines of Campus France/ French Embassy in Islamabad/France

Admission/ Interview and Selection by HEC/ Partner Agency evaluation
Candidates on Merit will have to secure acceptance letter of supervisor before interview.
Candidates have to provide documentary evidence of ranking by themselves.

Note: The candidates once get selected by CAMPUS, France will not be allowed to change the country

MALLET Mathilde mathilde.mallet@campusfrance.org
Education Attaché at French Embassy:

Ms. Aurélie Seguin
Attaché for sciences and higher education
Embassy of France at Islamabad

aurelie.seguin@diplomatie.gouv.fr
HEC Focal person:
Email : snoor@hec.gov.pk

All Public Sector Universities under the OeAD/Austria

(Deadline to submit acceptance letter to OeAD 31-March-2022) - Closed
The candidates having acceptance letter  from potential supevisor by the deadline mentioned above  will  be interviewed by OeAD Selection pannel. Interview date will be annouced by OEAD, Austria and the candidate will be informed accordingly.
Note: The candidates once get selected by OEAD, Austria will not be allowed to change the country

Katharina Wurzer BA, BA
Mobility Programmes, Bilateral and
Multilateral Cooperation OeAD
Department for International Cooperation in
Higher Education
Email:    katharina.wurzer@oead.at
HEC Focal person:
Email : alahmed@hec.gov.pk

Only QS and Times Top 500-Ranked Chinese Universities as approved by HEC & CSC/China

Candidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university.
Direct Admission
(Apply through CSC China)

Guideline to Apply through CSC, China:
( CSC Online Application Documents​)
( Instructions for Chinese Government Scholarship)

SI Haoran
Project Officer of the Division of International Students Affairs
China Scholarship Council
hrsi@csc.edu.cn
HEC Focal person:
Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk
snoor@hec.gov.pk

Ghent University, BelgiumCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission letter from university,


Prof. dr. ir. Guido Van Huylenbroeck
Guido.VanHuylenbroeck@UGent.be
Saskia Bovijn
Saskia.Bovijn@UGent.be
hec@ugent.be
HEC Focal person:
Email : snoor@hec.gov.pk

KU Leuven, BelgiumCandidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university,
Applicants will directly apply for admission,  they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.
Submit an Application via normal KU Leuven Registration Procedure

HEC Focal person:
Email : snoor@hec.gov.pk
Bert Willems 
Coordinator Student Accounting and
Mobility
Email: bert.willems@ku.leuven.edu.be

​Hasselt University, BelgiumCandidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university,
Applicants will directly apply for admission. 
Submit an Application via normal Hasselt University, Belgium registration procedure.
They must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

HEC Focal person:
Email : snoor@hec.gov.pk

HKUST University Hong Kong
 (School of Engineering Dept.)
Candidates on Merit  will have to secure admission letter,

Ada  Ada K Y WONG
Email:  egkywong@ust.hk
HEC Focal person:
Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

University of New South Wales, AustraliaCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission and Tuition Fee Scholarship from University,
Applicants will directly apply for admission,  they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Contact Details:
enquiries.grs@unsw.edu.au in
HEC Focal person:
Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk
HEC Focal person:
Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

Swinburne University of Technology, AustraliaCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission and Tuition Fee Scholarship from University,

Applicants will directly apply for admission,  they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Steps to apply for a PhD at Swinburne:
https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/research-degrees/application-process /
Supervisor database or a link on 'finding a supervisor' at Swinburne:
https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/research-degrees/find-a-supervisor /

Merle Ross :
Email:  mross@swin.edu.au
HDRAdmissions@swin.edu.au
HEC Focal person:
Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

The University of Western Australia

Admission Guideline:
Candidates on Merit  will have to secure admission and Tuition Fee Scholarship from University, they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Liz Campel
elizabeth.campbell@uwa.edu.au
HEC Focal person:
Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

RMIT University, AustraliaCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission and Tuition Fee Scholarship from University, Applicants will directly apply for admission,  they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

HEC Focal person:
Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

The university of Wollongong, AustraliaApplicants will directly apply for admission, they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Graduate Research School:
Email: graduate-research-school@uow.edu.au
HEC Focal person: Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

The university of Melbourne AustraliaCandidates on Merit will have to secure admission and Tuition Fee Scholarship from University,  Further  information  can  be  obtained  from  the  following  link
https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/applications/research

HEC Focal person:Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

Macquarie University, Australia

Candidates on Merit  will have to secure admission and Maintenance Allowance Scholarship from University, Applicants will directly apply for admission,  they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.
Details of HEC-Macquarie University Joint Scholarship: 
https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/scholarships/scholarship-search/data/higher-education-commission-hec%2c-government-of-the-islamic-republic-of-pakistan-scholarship-program
How to Apply: 
https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/how-to-apply
Macquarie University Supervisor Database: 
https://hdrss.mq.edu.au/
Higher Degree Research Contact Point: 

Graduate Research Applications
Email: gr.applications@mq.edu.au
HEC Focal person: Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

Monash University, AustraliaCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission and Tuition Fee Scholarship from University, Applicants will directly apply for admission, they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Joe De Pasquale
Email: 
joe.depasquale@monash.edu
HEC Focal person:
Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

Western Sydney University, AustraliaCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission and Tuition Fee Scholarship from University, Applicants will directly apply for admission, they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Applications and Application Enquiries:  Ms Victoria Jones, Manager, Graduate Research School
Email: Victoria.Jone@westernsydney.edu.au  
HEC Focal person:Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

Griffith University, Brisbane, AustraliaCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission and Tuition Fee Scholarship from University, Applicants will directly apply for admission, they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

(Griffith International)
Griffith University |Nathan campus | QLD 4111|Australia|Willett Centre (N53) Room 2.43
STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR RESEARCH PROGRAM
https://www.griffith.edu.au/research-study/degrees
STEP 2: CHOOSE A RESEARCH TOPIC AND DEVELOP A PROPOSAL
https://www.griffith.edu.au/research-study/apply/choose-your-research-topic
STEP 3: FIND AND CONNECT WITH A RESEARCH SUPERVISOR
Kindly note that the student needs to find a supervisor before submitting a PhD application. Please use the following link to find a supervisor who has the same research interest:
https://experts.griffith.edu.au/
STEP 4: APPLY ONLINE
After receiving a response from the supervisor, kindly submitting an application online:
https://www.griffith.edu.au/research-study/apply

Mohannad Bawaz| Regional Marketing Manager
m.bawaz@griffith.edu.auHEC Focal person:
Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

Politecnico di Torino, ItalyApplicants will directly apply for admission, they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

HEC Focal person:
Email : alahmed@hec.gov.pk

The University of Waikato New ZealandCandidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university,

Applicants will directly apply for admission, they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Mr. Richard Witts,   
Regional Manager
richard.witts@waikato.ac.nz
HEC Focal person:
Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

Massey University New ZealandCandidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university, Applicants will directly apply for admission, they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.Focal Person at University:
Email address: P.Cullen1@massey.ac.nz
HEC Focal Person:
Email:   alahmed@hec.gov.pk
Sungkyunkwan University, South KoreaCandidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university.
Applicants will directly apply for admission. They must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Young-Ran Park
imempark@skku.edu
HEC Focal  person:
Email : snoor@hec.gov.pk

Hanyang University, South KoreaCandidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university.
Applicants will directly apply for admission. They must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Mr. Sunjin Lee, Office of International Affairs.
Email: 
cwithtt@hanyang.ac.kr
HEC Focal person:
Email : snoor@hec.gov.pk

Victoria University of Wellington, New ZealandCandidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university.
Applicants will directly apply for admission. They must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.

Amanda Fraser
Manager, Scholarships & PhD Admissions Office
Scholarships & PhD Admissions Office – Te Maka
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington
Email:   amanda.fraser@vuw.ac.nz
HEC Focal person:Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

University of Alberta, Canada

Candidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university, Applicants will directly apply for admission,  they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding. 

Nicole Dewart:Email : ndewart@ualberta.ca
HEC Focal person:
Email : alahmed@hec.gov.pk 

The Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, UKCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission letter from university and secure Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust Scholarship
Admission Schedule: For Admission Guideline:
https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/postgraduate/international/region/asia/hec

Ms. Sue Osterfield
Email: cambridge.trust@admin.cam.ac.uk
HEC Focal person:Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

University Edinburgh Scotland, UKDOU extension is inprocess 
Candidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university,
Applicants will directly apply for admission , they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding.
IELTS score if university demands

Harish Lokhun
Regional Manager - Central and South Asia
Email: harish.lokhun@ed.ac.uk
HEC Focal person:Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

Royal Holloway , University of London, UKCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission letter from university,
Applicants will directly apply for admission , they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding. 

International Student Recruitment Regional Manager (South & South East Asia)
Marketing and Communications
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey. UK. TW20 0EX
Email:  Simon.Stanley@rhul.ac.uk
HEC Focal person:Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

Queen Mary University of London, UKCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission letter and Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) from the University:  
Guideline to Apply:
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/scholarships/items/pakistan-hec-qmul-phd-scholarships.html

Flora McKay
PGR Recruitment, Partnerships and Sponsor Relations Manager.
International-partnerships@qmul.ac.uk
Emaiil:  f.mckay@qmul.ac.uk
HEC Focal person:Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

University of Loughborough, UKCandidates on Merit  will have to secure admission letter from university,
Applicants will directly apply for admission , they must specify in their application that they are, or will be, applying for HEC scholarship funding. 

Caroline Feeley International Partnerships Manager.
Email: c.m.feeley@lboro.ac.uk
HEC Focal person:Email : arburki@hec.gov.pk

​Non Partner/
Universities:
>Spain
>Netherlands
>Finland
>Denmark
>USA
>and any other country
Candidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university, the candidate will be required to get tuition fee waiver from the university  for the amount exceeding HEC Limit.


Tuition fee (For Non-Partner Universities):

The tuition fee will be paid as per actual (if any) up to a maximum of USD  4000/- per annum. In case the tuition fee exceeds HEC limit, the candidate would be required to get a Tuition Fee waiver from the foreign university/department where he is interested to apply for admission.

Email : alahmed@hec.gov.pk
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia

Candidates on Merit will have to secure admission letter from university, the candidate will be required to get tuition fee waiver from the university  for the amount exceeding HEC Limit.

Email : alahmed@hec.gov.pk