Application Procedure

Disclaimer: To facilitate applicants HEC has decided to extend the deadline uptill 4th October (1600 Hours). Please apply before deadline.

Apply online at HEC website: . After registering and filling your profile, please select "Learning Opportunities Abroad" under "Scholarship and Grant" menu in left hand side panel of the online portal. After that apply online to Commonwealth Scholarship through EAS form for Masters & Doctoral studies (PhD) through Electronic Application System (EAS) at:

All the applications for Masters/PhD without submitting both EAS Application form and online HEC form will not be entertained in any case.

  • Save your HEC online application & Commonwealth online application after successful submission to relevant portals.
  • Hardcopies of HEC application form (alongwith relevant academic documents viz. transcripts, equivalence for foreign degree, statement of purpose, study/research plan, copies of CNIC, Domicile) & submitted Commonwealth scholarship forms may be kept saved. They will be taken from shortlisted candidates only

Do not send your hardcopies of applications at this stage. Deadline for submission of HEC online application is October 4, 2019 (1600 Hours)


  1. HEC may conduct test/interview or both to shortlist candidates.
  2. Commonwealth UK does not accept direct applications. All nominations from Pakistan will be routed via HEC.
  3. HEC endorses equal opportunity, therefore, females are encouraged to apply.
  4. HEC online portal will be closed after the deadline, therefore, no candidate would be able to apply after the deadline, incomplete applications including HEC and EAS online forms will NOT be accepted. The recommendation of nominating agency i.e. HEC will be final and binding.
  5. Please note that HEC has facilitation role in nomination process, as final selection will be made by the donor country. Further, HEC will have no financial liability regarding this scholarship.
  6. In case of submitting false information at any stage, HEC reserves the rights to cancel and debar for all future scholarships as well as impose penalty, as decided by HEC.
  7. It is the sole responsibility of applicants to ensure that they apply to HEC Online system and EAS online application form simultaneously before the deadline of  October 04, 2019(1600 Hours), as applications submitted after the deadline shall NOT be entertained in any case. 

Disclaimer: Applicants for applying Commonwealth scholarship are advised to submit their online application on Commonwealth EAS Scholarship portal first. After submission of EAS form, applicants must also apply on HEC online application portal

Please note that if any applicant could not submit online application through both HEC e-portal and CSC EAS portal, applications will not be considered for further processing.