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HEC announces Overseas Scholarships

Islamabad, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has announced the 90% Overseas Scholarships for MS/MPhil leading to PhD in selected fields (Phase-II, Batch-5) Spring fall 2013.

Under this category out of total 2000 scholarships, 1800 scholarship (90%) are to be awarded in total and thus 450 scholarships were awarded every year for Master/MPhil leading to PhD program. Scholars are placed in those technologically advanced countries have signed MoUs. So for three batches has been advertised under the said category.

Online applications are invited from outstanding Pakistani/ AJK nationals for the award of scholarships in selected fielded for MPhil/MS leading to PhD, or PhD, in the selected countries/ universities.

Candidates are eligible who are Pakistani/AJK nationals.They must have minimum sixteen (16) years of education.Maximum two second divisions throughout the academic career. Maximum age on Friday November 30, 2012. 40 years for full time regular faculty members of public sector Universities / Colleges and employees of the public sector R&D organizations.

The candidates must have obtained 50 or above marks (Accumulative Test Score) in the GAT-General test valid from January 09, 2011. The candidates who are already availing any other scholarship are not eligible to apply. The candidates must have acquired the requisite qualification on or before November 30, 2012.

The mentioned documents are required to be submitted along with the printed copy of online application form:

•    Attested photocopies of all educational testimonials.
•    Attested photocopy of domicile.
•    Attested photocopy of CNIC.
•    CV/Resume.
•    Research Proposal.
•    Attested Copy of GAT (General) result card.
•    Original online Deposit slip of Rs. 200/- (non-refundable) in favor of the Director General Finance, Higher Education Commission, H-9, Islamabad on account number 0112-00500119-01, HBL Aabpara Branch Islamabad as processing fee.

All scholarships will be awarded on provincial quota merit. Government employees should apply through proper channel.

Candidates are required to make sure whether their field of subject is being offered in their choice of country / university, otherwise candidate will not be considered for interview / scholarship.

Candidates are required to fulfill the requirement of host University to secure the admission which may include International GRE, TOFEL etc. Candidates are advised to appear in these tests before the interview / admission.

Candidates are required to indicate the countries / universities of their choice in order of preference in the application form. HEC reserves the right to re-allocate any country / university to the candidate. Only one interview or admission chance against any country / university will be provided.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the relevant country selection team for award of scholarship. Awardees have to execute a bond with the HEC to serve in Pakistan for 5 years after completion of study, preferably in an institution of Higher Education.

Printed copy of online application form completed in all respects along with all requisite documents must reach the undersigned latest by Friday November 30, 2012 through registered mail or courier service. By hand / incomplete/ applications received after due date, will not be entertained.

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