Applications are invited from outstanding Pakistani/AJK nationals for the award of Ph.D. and MS/MPhil scholarships. Ph.D. scholarships are being offered in selected fields, whereas MS/MPhil scholarships are being offered in Engineering Technology. Scholarships will be awarded for the Spring-2021/Fall-2021 session in HEC-identified top-ranked foreign universities of advanced countries.

Overseas Scholarships for:

  • Ph.D. in Selected Fields &
  • MS in Engineering Technology


  1. Be a Pakistani/AJK National
  2. For Ph.D. scholarships, candidates must have a minimum qualification of MS/MPhil/ME or equivalent (18 years) before the closing date.
  3. For MS/MPhil scholarships in Engineering Technology, candidates must have a minimum of 16 years of education and should be registered with National Technology Council (NTC) Pakistan. 
  4. Maximum one 2nd Division throughout the academic career prior to the final degree.
  5. Candidates must have a minimum CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0 in Semester System or 1st Division (in the annual system) in Terminal Degree. 
  6. Maximum age on the closing date: 
    • 40 years for full-time regular faculty members of public sector universities/colleges and employees of the public sector R&D organizations registered with Pakistan Council for Science & Technology (PCST)
    • 35 years for all others 
  7. Must have minimum 70% marks in a valid HEC Aptitude Test (HAT). HEC will consider best HAT score of the last two years for shortlisting purpose.
  8. Must not be availing any other scholarship.


Education Testing Council (ETC) Pakistan will conduct HEC Aptitude Test (HAT) on October 18, 2020 (tentatively). For more information, visit ETC’s official website.

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Applications must be submitted online via HEC eportal by Monday, October 12, 2020. Original online deposit slip OR ATM transfer slip of Rs 500/- (non-refundable) as application processing fee in favor of Director General Finance, HEC must be uploaded on HEC eportal. Fee can be deposited in Account Number 1742-79001334-01, Habib Bank Limited, Shalimar Recording Company Branch, Islamabad, Pakistan through any bank.

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