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US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor PhD Scholarship Program

Dear students,

We are pleased to share with you the opportunity to participate in "US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor PhD Scholarship Program" by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan . HEC has announced Opportunities for Pakistani Scholars to pursue PhD studies in top US Universities under US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor from fall, 2017.

The deadline for application submission is Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Please find the details below and feel free to contact us at internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk, in case of any concern.

Kind regards,

US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor PhD Scholarship Program

Link to Online Application: http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/hec-portal-web/auth/login.jsf

Please note that HEC attested documents are not required with the application. Only send the print of online application form, duly signed before the deadline, at the HEC address given in the enclosed brochure.

Eligibility Criteria
- Be Pakistani citizen/national/AJK nationals who meet other criteria
- Have MS, M Phil or equivalent degree (18 years of formal education) from an accredited university/institution approved by Higher Education Commission, prior to this program, relating to selected fields for the PhD Degree Program
- Have a maximum age of 40 for regular faculty members and researchers of public sector universities/R&D organizations, subject to NOC issuance and for all others maximum age of 35 at the time of closing date of application submission
- Have an active written commitment to serve the universities/R&D organizations in Pakistan after the completion of studies under the scheme. All selected applicants are required to sign a bond to return back and work in Pakistan for a minimum of five years upon completion of degree program

Academic Criteria
- The scholars who have already secured admission or enrolled in PhD program in QS ranked US universities (Overall Ranking), in the above fields may also apply for scholarship. Preference will be given to those applicants who have obtained tuition fee waivers from ranked US universities
- Have acquired the valid GRE/GMAT/GRE Subject & TOEFL scores required for admission in US universities. Under the new scoring system, minimum scores of 138 in the verbal and 136 in the quantitative sections are required. However higher scores will be required than the minimum threshold for admission in top QS ranked US universities
- Academic merit based on HEC-AEF calculator will also be applicable
- The percentage weightage is 30% GRE; 30% HEC-AEF; 40% Tuition fee waiver
- Have maximum 2 Second Divisions throughout the academic career
- Have no 3rd Division or grade D in his/her career
- Not less than 50% marks in academic career

Important Note
The grant will be offered for maximum period of 5 years on the basis of academic merit, & US university acceptance letter. The grant will not cover the tuition fee. HEC reserves the right to postpone or cancel the grant at any stage.

Hard copy of the pre-requisite documents will be required after initial shortlisting & PMU HEC will intimate successful candidates accordingly.

Plagiarism in an application can lead to disqualification at any stage of the program.

Link to Website: http://hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/US-Pakcorridor/Pages/default.aspx