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Commonwealth Scholarships 2017 - for Full-Time PhD Programs in UK

Dear Faculty Members,

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan has announced Commonwealth Scholarships for faculty members interested to pursue full-time PhD in UK commencing October 2017.

Application deadline is Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Key details of the application are given below for your ready reference.

Please let me know in case of any concern.

Kind regards,


HEC Pakistan invites applications for PhD scholarships from Pakistan / AJ&K teaching faculty working on full time university teaching posts possessing postgraduate qualification (18 years Master degree with no 3" Division) under the Commonwealth Scholarships, United Kingdom 2017.

PhD scholarships are offered for all disciplines preferably Education, Health, Economic Growth & the Private Sector, Climate & Environment, Water & Sanitation, Food & Nutrition and Humanitarian Disasters & Emergencies, commencing from October 2017. The Application Deadline is 15th November, 2016.

Selection Criteria:
All awards will be made on the basis of
- academic merit,
- quality of the study plan,
- potential impact of the work on the development of Pakistan
- Federal Government Quota Policy

Further Information:
Detailed information is accessible on HEC website: http://www.hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/csd/Pages/default.aspx ;
and CSC-UK website: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/scholarships-developing-cw/

Application Procedure:
- Apply online at HEC website: http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/loa. After registering and filling your profile, please select "Learning Opportunities Abroad" under "Scholarship and Grant" menu in left hand side panel of the online portal. After submission of the application, get its printed copy to be signed & stamped by employer, the Head of Institute / Vice Chancellor / teaching hospital. Attach deposit slip of Rs. 1000/- (in original) through HEC online Account No. 17427900133401 in HBL, Shalimar Recording Company Branch, H-9, Islamabad (no other documents to be attached with HEC application form except a deposit slip). All payments are to be made to HEC through HBL online facility. This facility is available in all branches of Habib Bank Ltd.

- Fill online EAS form for doctoral studies (PhD) through Electronic Application System (EAS): http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/eas/applicants/scholarships; and Medical Fellowships through EAS: http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/medical-fellowships; respectively selecting HEC as nominating agency. After online submission, get printout of this online application form (duly filled in and then signed & stamped by the Head/Vice Chancellor of University / Medical College / Teaching Hospital). All the applications for PhD and Medical Fellowships without submitting EAS Application form and online HEC form will not be entertained.

- Make three sets of printed EAS application form (one original and 02 photocopies) along-with research proposal/abstract in spiral binding (03 sets of application one each in a separate spiral binding) and one set of HEC online application form with a deposit slip only.

- HEC will conduct interviews of initially shortlisted candidates through a panel of experts at HEC.

- The recommendation of nominating agency, HEC, will be final and binding; however, final selection regarding award of scholarship will be decided by CSC-UK from HEC nomination list.

- Commonwealth UK does not accept direct applications. All nominations from Pakistan will be routed via HEC. HEC endorses equal opportunity; however, females will be encouraged to apply.

Application Package (inclusive of three sets of EAS application form along-with research proposal/abstract in Spiral binding and one copy of HEC application form with bank deposit slip (in original) separately without spiral binding) shall be sent at following address on or before, 15th November , 2016:

Engr. Waheed Ahmed Mangi
Deputy Director (HRD)
Higher Education Commission
Sector H-9 Islamabad.