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Eligibility Criteria

To apply for these scholarships, you must meet HEC eligibility in addition to CSC requirements mentioned below:

  • Be a Pakistani/AJ&K national and permanent resident of Pakistan/AJ&K. Dual nationals are not eligible.
  • For PhD scholarship, an applicant must hold a first division in 17/18 years Masters/MS/MPhil degree in the relevant field of study.
  • Candidate must not have Second/Third division in the terminal/last degree. Result awaiting candidates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have an experience of minimum 12 months as regular/contract permanent faculty member (not as a visiting or adhoc appointment). Please upload your experience letter provided by university (On university letter head) on HEC portal.
  • All applicants are required to provide HAT test score. Applicant must have obtained a minimum score of 60 out of 100 in HAT test. Those applicants who have taken HAT test on or after January 01, 2022 may upload the test result on HEC portal for consideration.
  • Without providing minimum HAT test score (60 out of 100), applications will not be considered for further process. Those interested applicants who are yet to take HAT test, may register for the same by visiting ETC is accepting applications for HAT test.
  • Merit shall be strictly based on HAT score. (HEC reserves the right to modify the merit criteria)

CSC Eligibility Criteria in addition to HEC criteria:

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country.
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2024
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship.
  • Provide full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
  • Provide references from at least two individuals.
  • NOT be registered for a Ph.D., or an MPhil leading to a Ph.D., at a UK university or in your home country before September/October 2024
  • Provide a supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the institutions named on your application form.

Note: Those eligible for General Ph.D. and Teaching Faculty Ph.D., kindly note that only a single nomination shall be forwarded to Commonwealth by HEC, in case applicant is nominee in both categories (nomination category is prerogative of HEC). Please submit a single application in your desired category after careful consideration.

Kindly visit below mentioned links for further details on eligibility criteria & terms of award:​

For PhD: Click here to read information for a PhD Scholarship