Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships Phase 1

Dear CS & Data Science students, 

We are delighted to announce this exciting funding opportunity for our techies, the ‘Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships Phase 1’. This program is for the students who intend to pursue their MS and PhD studies in Top 100 QS Ranked universities of the world. 

The aim of 'Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships' is to educate the students with most recent, advanced, and up-to-date hands on knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and related technologies offered by international institutes and universities. 

In Phase 1 each year, 75 Masters and about 70 PhDs international admissions would be offered to deserving and talented students across Pakistan in Computer Science and (CS) Data Sciences (DS) domains. 

Interested applicants can apply online through the link:
https://asdis.hec.gov.pk/

Deadline for submission of application is from Monday, October 04, 2021 to 11:59pm Monday October 25, 2021. 

All the details pertaining to the scholarship program are defined below. For more information, please visit :
https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/ASDIS/Pages/default.aspx

In case of any query, please write up at :  https://onlinehelp.hec.gov.pk/ 

Introduction:

Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships is initiated to mitigate the gap between academic and diverse industries. The foreign based world class learning would provide access to more technical courses and degree programs that will help reduce the gap between trained resource available and industrial needs. Moreover, this project will produce better scholars and professionals for local Universities and industries which will eventually help raise the educational standards and ranking of local Universities, as well as higher earnings from services offered by industries. It will also minimize the gap between academia and industry demands by providing them knowledge and skill set of most relevant and in-demand global technologies 

Goals:

In Phase – I each year, 75 Masters and about 70 PhDs international admissions would be offered to deserving and talented students across Pakistan in Information Technology (IT)/Computer Science (CS)/Software Engineering (SE)/ Data Sciences (DS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Provide top-class education and training to most competent and deserving students.

Minimize the gap between academia and industry demands by providing them knowledge and skill set of most relevant and in-demand global technologies

Produce more qualified scholars and professionals which will not only raise educational standards, but will also assist to improve the rankings of domestic universities

Increase the pool of skilled work force in the country enabling industry to take up technically challenging and high return projects by using the expertise of internationally trained graduates.

To promote Industry-Academia collaboration opportunities by providing scholarships in the areas that would be in demand in near future so that graduates can fill the gap.

Provide opportunity for local faculty to act as co-advisors of the candidates. It will allow them to visit state of the art labs where respective scholars are conducting research. This exposure to local faculty will help develop linkage between institutions, joint project supervision and funding.

Fields of study:
Computer Science (CS)
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Data Sciences (DS)        
Software Engineering (SE)
Information Technology (IT) 

Eligibility criteria:

Pakistani / AJK Nationals
Must have Bachelors/Masters (16 years) (BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology and BS/BE Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Avionics) for MS scholarship and BS/MS/ MPhil in (Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Avionics) or another relevant field for PhD scholarship.
Must have first division (in annual examination system) or CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0 or 75% marks in the final degree for PhD Scholarships.
Must have 60% marks or CGPA 2.50 out of 4.0 in the final degree for MS Scholarships.
Maximum two second divisions and no third division throughout academic career.
Maximum age on closing date for MS scholarship:             35 years
Maximum age on closing date for PhD scholarship:           40 years
Must have obtained requisite qualification on or before closing date of application.
Those who are availing any other scholarship are not eligible to apply, or they need to reimburse the already availed scholarship for consideration 

Interested applicants can apply online through the link: 
https://asdis.hec.gov.pk/ 

Deadline:
Deadline for submission of application is from Monday, October 04, 2021 to 11:59pm Monday October 25, 2021