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Indigenous ELT scholarships

English Language Teaching Reforms (ELTR) Phase-II offered ELT Scholarships of 1 to 2 year duration for in-service English teachers of public sector colleges and universities in the following programs:

  • MPhil /MS in Applied Linguistics and related disciplines
  • Masters in Applied Linguistics, TEFL, TESL, ELT

Eligibility Criteria

  • Pakistani/AJK Nationals
  • Fulltime/ permanent English faculty of public sector colleges and universities
  • Teaching English at the graduate and post graduate level
  • Maximum 50 years of age, with minimum 16 years of education, with at least one year experience of teaching English as a subject
  • Already enrolled candidates into the specified programs may also apply for the scholarships. They will get funding for the remaining period of their study.
  • ELTR fellows of Phase-I can apply for higher degree programs (MS/MPhil) in Phase-II only after completion of service period as per their previous deed of agreement.

 Who is ineligible?

  • The candidates who are above 50 years of age at the time of application or currently enrolled in any other scholarship program offered by HEC/ Government.
  • Any candidate who is not from the public sector HEIs.

How to Apply 

  • Submission of hard copy of application and documents to Ms Rubina Mustafa, Project Manager ELTR Phase-II, HEC. (For Application Form Click Here) .Documents required with Application:
  • Photocopies of all educational testimonials
  • Photocopy of CNIC
  • The candidates will apply through proper channel. 
  • For college faculty NOC must be obtained from the Directorate of Colleges and university faculty must submit NOC from VC /Registrar. (Sample NOC) 
  • Original online bank deposit slip of Rs. 400/- (non-refundable) in favor of the Director General Finance, Higher Education Commission, on Account No. 17427900133401, Habib Bank Ltd, Shalimar Recording Company Branch, H-9, Islamabad, as processing fee. 
  • Undertaking for the Indigenous Scholarship on the judicial stamp paper. (Sample Undertaking)
  • Admission letter of the university offering the specified programs. If the candidate has not secured admission in any university, s/he will be issued a provisional award letter and s/he will be required to submit admission letter within next six months for final award of scholarship otherwise his scholarship will be cancelled.

Terms & Conditions

  • The scholarship awardee is not to hold any other scholarship/stipend during the scholarship period of his/her study.
  • The awardee has to execute a bond with HEC/Government of Pakistan to serve in his parent institution for at least 2 years after completion of his degree.
  • The Higher Education Commission would monitor the Academic progress/ performance of the awardee.
  • No extension will be entertained.
  • The outstation candidates must take fulltime leave from their respective institutions.
  • HEC reserves the right for any change.
  • The awardee will be required to submit the following at the end of semester:
    • Progress Report (Click Here)
    • Semester Results and Final Result at the end of program

 Grants & Benefits

  • The scholarship covers tuition fee of the participants up to Rs 100,000/- that will be transferred to the university directly after receiving the invoice duly vetted by internal auditor of the university.
  • A stipend of Rs 2000/ month at the end of each semester (for on campus months only excluding the semester break). 
  • In case a candidate drops out or fails to complete the degree, the HEC will get reimbursement from the candidate.
  • No TA/DA will be admissible for test/interview.
  • No Hostel charges will be paid to the candidates. ​