Funding Criteria

The Higher Education Commission will pay at the following rates:

S#Budget HeadBudgetary Limit

Living Allowance

For Short Visit  (Max: 4 weeks)


For Academic Sabbatical


US$100 per diem up to maximum of US$2000


US$2000 per month



(Economy class return airfare from origin to destination)


CanadaRs. 185,000
USARs. 175,000
Europe & AfricaRs. 134,000
Australia, Japan & Far EastRs. 115,000
Turkey & Middle EastRs. 80,000
India, Iran & BangladeshRs. 50,000
China & RussiaRs. 100,000
Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia & NepalRs. 100,000
3.Visa application feeAs per actual
4.Health insuranceAs per actual



Reimbursement will be made after the visit subject to submission and acceptance of following:

  1. Satisfactory joint scientific report (details below)
  2. Audited Expenditure Statement (​Sample Expenditure Statement)
  3. Copy of Research Proposal/Paper
  4. Proof of Submission: Research Proposal to foreign funding agency/ Research Paper to peer- reviewed scientific journals
  5. Used air ticket/e-ticket bearing cost of the ticket
  6. Invoices of Payments (Airfare, visa cost etc)
  7. Original boarding pass counterfoil
  8. Copy of HEC award letter for ready reference.

The reimbursement claim, completed in all respects, must reach HEC within 60 days after the stay has ended. If the length of stay is shorter than the foreseen period, the payment will be adjusted accordingly. Upon approval, the funds will be transferred to the university/institution in Pakistan for onward transfer to the visiting fellow.


Joint Scientific Report

A joint scientific report of 1500 words should be submitted by the visiting fellow and the host. The Scientific Report should contain the following information:

  • Aim of the visit
  • Description of work carried out during the visit
  • Description of main results/outputs
  • Future collaboration with host institute (if any)
  • Projected publications/articles or web-based materials resulting from or to result from the visit
  • Other comments (if any)