Services For Students
​​​​​​​​ As HEC we offer a number of services designed especially for students to help and support you throughout your academic studies, simply select one form the list below to find out more. ​



خود مالیاتی منصوبے سکیم کے تحت غیر ملکی طلباء کی داخلہخود مالیاتی منصوبے سکیم کے تحت غیر ملکی طلباء کی داخلہ<p style="text-align:justify;">The Higher Education Commission Islamabad also aims to facilitate foreign students with all administrative aspects of their application and study in Pakistan including applying to universities, obtaining a Non-Objection Certificate (NOC), and securing a visa. Please note the following instructions to apply to professional programs as a dual citizen or foreign national. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dual citizens and foreign nationals applying under the Self-Finance Scheme must apply through the HEC Islamabad, while foreign students applying under the Pakistan Technical Assistant Programme must apply through the Economic Affairs Division. </p><p><strong>Application Instructions</strong>:</p><ol><li>The foreign applicant must apply directly to the university they wish to attend. The university must then send a copy of the acceptance letter to the HEC, which will then confirm its receipt and pass on an endorsement to the Ministry of Interior.</li><li>The student must then apply for a visa with a Pakistani Embassy or Consulate in their country. She or he must submit the following documents:</li><ol><li>Application Form (Student Visa Form)</li><li>Photocopy of passport</li><li>Photograph</li><li>All relevant transcripts, diplomas, and other educational documents</li><li>Acceptance letter from the university applied to</li></ol><li>The Pakistani Embassy or Consulate abroad will then forward the complete application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, for further processing. </li><li>The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will forward the application to the Ministry of Interior for security clearance. The Ministry of Interior will consult with the Ministry of Education and Health and the Higher Education Commission in this process. It must complete the clearance process within four weeks, and submit its judgement on the matter to a) The HEC and b) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs. </li><li>The HEC must then notify the concerned university and Ministry of Health of the decision by email.</li><li>The visa, once issued, must be renewed annually, adhering to the same security clearance process.</li></ol><p>Visa Renewal</p><ol><li>The host institution bears the responsibility of:</li><ol><li>Verifying the Visa Extension Form</li><li>Issuing a Bona Fide Student Certificate</li><li>Recommending whether or not to extend the visa</li></ol><li>The student must submit these documents to the concerned Passport Office (or mail to the Pakistani Embassy or Consulate, if living abroad), which will then grant the visa extension. </li></ol>15-06-2016 06:00:17<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-12.png" width="272" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> of Foreign Students under self-finance scheme/Admission-of-Foreign-Students-(General-Stream).aspx
ڈگری توثیق کا عملڈگری توثیق کا عمل<p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Higher Education Commission attests degrees/transcripts and diplomas awarded by the chartered universities/degree awarding institutions of Pakistan both in the public and private sector. </p><p>There are two ways to get your educational documents attested. Please, read carefully and understand the complete process of attestation before visiting or contacting the HEC offices/designated courier services. </p><p>All relevant information is provided on HEC website. The process and necessary requirements are explained step by step here. </p><p><img alt="Image 1.jpg" src="/english/services/students/PublishingImages/Pages/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Degree-Attestation/Image%201.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/Urdu/services/students/Pages/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Walk-In.aspx"><img alt="link 1.jpg" src="/english/services/students/PublishingImages/Pages/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Degree-Attestation/link%201.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a><a href="/Urdu/services/students/Pages/Degree%20Attestation%20System/AttestationThroughCourier.aspx"><img alt="Link 2.jpg" src="/english/services/students/PublishingImages/Pages/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Degree-Attestation/Link%202.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></a> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Screenshot (3).png" src="/english/services/students/PublishingImages/Pages/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Degree-Attestation/Screenshot%20(3).png" style="margin:5px;" /> </p><p> </p><p><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">Requirements for Attestation </span></p><p> </p><ul><li>Create an online profile at <a href=""><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span></a>to initiate the process for degree attestation. Completely fill-in the personal and educational details on the online profile. Incomplete information may cause you inconvenience at later stage.</li><li>Reserve an available date for attestation at a HEC office location of your choice.</li><li>In case, you are unable to find a suitable date, you can also visit the HEC offices at Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta to avail the limited daily tokens for attestation services. For details on how to avail the daily tokens, please visit <a href="/Urdu/services/students/Pages/Degree%20Attestation%20System/Walk-In.aspx"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">Attestation through Walk-In</span></a><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span></li><li>In case, you want to process the attestation through courier service, please select the option of courier service in the online form. Print out the form and visit the designated courier office. For further details, please visit <a href="/Urdu/services/students/Pages/Degree%20Attestation%20System/AttestationThroughCourier.aspx"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">Attestation through Courier Service</span></a><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">.</span></li><li>Please bring all the original documents including degrees, transcripts and certificates from Matriculation onwards up till the degree level you want to attest. In case of courier service, please submit the original documents at courier service centre. Without the following Original Documents, your case will not be processed for attestation:-</li></ul><ol><li>Matric certificate (Sanad)/Equivalent level certificate issued by<a href=""><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;"> IBCC </span></a>along with its certificates.</li><li>Intermediate certificate (Sanad)/Equivalent level certificate issued by <a href=""><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">IBCC</span></a> along with its certificates.</li><li>Bachelor degree along with DMCs/Transcripts. In case of foreign qualification, please provide the equivalent level degree certificate issued by the Equivalence Section of Higher Education Commission. </li><li>Master degree along with DMCs/Transcripts. In case of foreign qualification, please provide the equivalent level degree certificate issued by the Equivalence Section of Higher Education Commission. </li><li>MS/MPhil degree along with DMCs/Transcripts. In case of foreign qualification, please provide the equivalent level degree certificate issued by the Equivalence Section of Higher Education Commission. </li><li>PhD degree along with DMCs/Transcripts. In case of foreign qualification, please provide equivalent level degree certificate issued by the Equivalence Section of Higher Education Commission.</li></ol><ul><li>Please, bring a set of photocopies of all above listed documents for HEC record.</li><li>A clearly visible copy of Computerized National Identity Card/Passport (in case of Foreign National) is mandatory to provide.</li><li>The attestation fee for each Original document is Rs. 800 and for each Photocopy is Rs. 500.</li></ul><ol><li>Walk-In applicants will deposit fee at cash counter of chosen HEC office on the day of attestation. </li><li>Applicants getting attestation through authorized domestic courier service will deposit fee at the designated courier service centre.</li><li>International applicants will pay the attestation fee through cross check in favor of Gerry's International (Pvt), Islamabad.</li></ol><ul><li>The Higher Education Commission will only attest transcripts issued in the last three years from the date of declaration of result. In case, the three years duration has lapsed, the provision of original degree is mandatory for attestation of transcript.</li><li>In case a degree has not been issued, the detailed marks certificate/transcript must be verified by the designated Controller of Examinations of the concerned university. Moreover, a verification letter from the Controller of Examinations of the concerned university should be attached for HEC record purpose.</li><li>The applicant name, father's name and date of birth should <span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">exactly</span> match all degrees & transcripts, Matric and Intermediate level qualifications and CNIC/Passport. </li><li>In case, the documents are being submitted for attestation by a person other than the degree holder, the authority letter for the authorized person is required. Moreover, the copy of the Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) of the Authorized person is also required.</li><li>For attestation of "Shahadatul Almiya fil Uloomm al Arabia wal Islamia" please enter particulars of Middle, Aama, Khasa, Aaliya and Almiya in the online application form and attach equivalence given by the HEC.</li><li>For attestation of "Equivalence letter" issued by the HEC, please attach the original Equivalence letter along with all necessary original documents as stated above.</li><li>For attestation of CPSP Fellowship/Membership certificate, the verification of Controller of Examinations of CPSP is required before submission of documents to HEC.</li><li>The HEC attests the copies of degrees and transcripts only after attestation of the original documents.</li><li>The HEC will not attest any document if a field/area is omitted or erased on the same. Please, contact to the university/board first for issuance of documents without erasure/omission.</li><li>In case, a fake/forged document is presented, the HEC will confiscate the fake/forged documents and all other documents acquired on the basis of that. </li><li>Please, read the complete guidelines for chosen method of attestation i.e., Walk-In and/or Courier Service before proceeding for attestation to avoid any inconvenience.</li><li>In case, there is any ambiguity or clarification required, please go through the Frequently Asked Questions. If you still have questions/comments/suggestions, please send your query at the relevant e-mail address from the <a href="/Urdu/services/students/Pages/Degree%20Attestation%20System/ContactUs.aspx"><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">Contact Us.</span></a> All queries sent to the designated e-mail address are responded in 72 hours.</li></ul>15-06-2016 06:15:32<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-11.png" width="275" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Attestation System/Degree-Attestation.aspx
مساوی ڈگریمساوی ڈگری<p>The accreditation of institutions, courses and degree programs has become increasingly challenging with increasing international collaboration in the fields of science and technology, as well as the increased mobility of students and scholars in the modern world.<br>In such a scenario, the equivalence of degrees and diplomas and their recognition pose complex issues for educational authorities. With the proliferation of degree-awarding institutions – both in the private and public sectors – and given the diversity of taught programs and disciplines, the comparability and method of recognition for degrees has become more confusing<br>Nevertheless, the HEC has evolved a procedure whereby it is able to meet these challenges and address all the complexities involved.​</p>18-06-2016 10:45:54<img alt="" src="/english/PublishingImages/ThematicImages/HEC%20ICON-11.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Degree Issuance/IntroductionObjectives.aspx



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