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Important Announcement

Batch III

Consequent upon successful activity of interviews sessions, Higher Education Commission (HEC) is pleased to inform that 473 have been provisionally selected for the award of PhD fellowship against batch-III. The provisional offer letter has been issued to shortlist candidates who will finally be awarded subject to submission of documentation list till provided deadline category wise positively as follows:

  • Already Enrolled in PhD program will submit the document till May 30th, 2022
  • PhD Admission Awaited are allowed to submit till December 31st, 2022

Note: The scholars are requested to please submit the documents at earliest without waiting for deadline please.

Merit formulation

Merit distribution is as follows.

Evaluation Category WeightageMinimum Required Score
HAT test score30%50 out of 100
HEC-Academic Evaluation formula (AEF)30%No 3rd Division & Grade D in entire career.
Interview (interviews have been scheduled for those candidates who have qualified the above criteria i.e., HAT Test score & AEF. 40%Minimum 50% score & recommendations of subject experts panel

Applications were invited for the academic year 2021-22 from Pakistani/AJK faculty members of HEC recognized Universities against batch III of the scheme. The deadline for the Application Submission was November 03, 2021. HAT Aptitude Test conducted November 28, 2021. The interview schedule were as follows:

Interview Centres ( HEC Regional Offices)Schedule
IslamabadFebruary 8-9, 2022
Karachi   February 24-25, 2022
PeshawarMarch 2-3, 2022
LahoreMarch 7-8, 2022
March 14-15, 2022

In case of any query, kindly send email at please.

Batch I&II

A total numbers of 144 faculty members have been awarded against the project. The awarded faculty members are requested to please make collaborative arrangements abroad at earliest.

Note: Batch I &II scholars are requested to make arrangements of foreign session at earliest, in case of failure, HEC reserve the right to cancel the scholarship award and process the case for recovery of released funds along with 25% penalty as per approved SoPs please.