Scholarships for PhD in US: HEC

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The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has announced a scholarship programme for PhD candidates for fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

According to a statement issued on official Twitter account of HEC, the scholarships are announced under the “US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor” initiative of the HEC.

The Pakistani scholars will have a chance to study at the United States (US) universities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Pakistani/ AJK nationals.

Minimum four-year Bachelor’s degree (BS/BSc/BE -16 years of formal education).

Maximum one 2nd Division and no 3rd Division in the entire academic career.

Maximum age on the closing date shall not exceed:

40 years in the case of regular faculty members of public sector universities/government colleges and researchers of approved/registered R&D Organizations (born after January 10, 1981).

35 years in all other cases on the closing date of the application (born after January 10, 1986).

Merit Determination Formula:

GRE Scores-60% (preference will be given to the higher scores)

Those having GRE waived by the host university will be required to appear in the HAT test and get a 60% score in addition to meeting the eligibility criteria of the host university.

HEC AEF Formula 30%.

Must not be availing any other Scholarship.

Application Submission

The application must be submitted online on the HEC portal until January 10, 2021.

The closing date for the scholarship application is January 10.