In a latest development, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has opened the applications for overseas scholarships for PhD studies. The announcement has been made against the project HRDI-UESTP/UETs (Batch-VI) in the specified fields of study. It is significant to state that the overseas scholarships is primarily dedicated towards the development of academic faculty. Moreover, it will also assist in producing top-notch qualified teachers.
Talented and bright Pakistani/AJK nationals can apply for the scholarship online. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be able to secure a fully-funded overseas scholarship, that too, in a specific discipline. It would be significant for the candidates to choose priority areas that can be proved impactful especiallyin the development of the country.
Programs included in Overseas Scholarships
Following are the disciplines in which overseas scholarships are being offered:
- Business Education
- Management Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Social Sciences
The scholarship of HEC covers the following list of PhD disciplines:
As per the notice of HEC, a candidate must have MS or MPhil degree or a minimum of 18 years of education to apply for a direct PhD program in aforementioned disciplines. Candidates who are already availing any other HEC or government scholarship program are not entitled to apply for this program.
The core objective of the program as stated is:
“The main objective of this project is to produce 1500 PhD level Engineers, Scientists and Technologists. They will eventually become the potential faculty members of the Universities of Engineering, Science and Technology. These institutes are being built in collaboration with technologically advanced universities of France, Italy, Germany, China, South Korea and Austria”
Candidates with third division will not be able to qualify for the PhD program. They can have a maximum of two second divisions throughout the academic career. There is no discrimination regarding the gender and both male and female are encouraged to apply for program.
How to apply for the overseas scholarships?
Please note that the last date for the submission of the applications is 30th June 2017.