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Higher Education Commission HEC Indigenous Scholarships 2017/2018 for Pakistan -apply

Higher Education Commission HEC Indigenous  Scholarships 2017/2018 for Pakistan

The Higher Education commission of the Government of pakistan is offering to 5ooo pakistans to carry out research works in their master degree, doctoral and PhD programmes. Follow the procedures detailed below and register

Application Deadline: 31st January 2017.

About the Award: 

The specific objective of the 5000 Indigenous Scholarship Scheme is to create a critical mass of highly qualified human resources in all fields of studies taught at the advanced level in local universities. These locally qualified academics and researchers will improve the R&D potential of public as well as private universities and it will also strengthen the local industrial sector.

With the launching of the scheme, research culture in public/private sector Universities has been developed in accordance with International norms/standards. This project is focused at diversified disciplines belonging to all fields of Science & Technology as well as Social Sciences, Humanities and Life Sciences. To enhance the research facilities in these fields the Higher Education Commission has funded many Departments/Universities to establish research labs. This has brought tremendous change in research culture of the Pakistani Universities.

HEC has kept great emphasis on indigenous scholarship schemes because locally trained researchers work on local problems of great national significance. Their research, therefore, is expected to have direct relevance to the growth and socio-economic development of Pakistan.

In addition, this scheme also provides funds to the Universities for upgrading their research facilities particularly small laboratory equipment, chemicals, IT equipment etc. which not only facilitates research of the HEC scholar but also serves as an asset for the department to establish up to date research laboratories.

Type: MS/MPhil/PhD

Number of Beneficiaries: 5000



  1.  Pakistani/AJK National
  2. For MS/MPhil, the candidates must have minimum of 16 years of education with no 3rd division or Grade D in degree/certificate in the entire academic career.
  3.  Candidates applying for direct PhD scholarships must have minimum CGPA 3.0( out of 4.0 in the semester system) or first division (in the annual system) in MS/MPhil/Equivalent degree is required along with the condition mentioned above in clause (b).
  4.  Maximum age at the closing date of application i.e. December 15, 2015: i. 40 years for full-time regular faculty members of public sector university/DAIs and regular employee of the public sector/R&D organizations ii. 35 years for all others.
  5.  The candidates who are already availing any other HEC/Government scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.

Value of Scholarship: 

Description Rates
Scholar’s stipend. Rs. 10,000 per month in MS/MPhil

Rs. 13,000 per month in PhD

Support to University for tuition fee, reference books, back volumes, chemical abstracts, stationery, software, internet etc. Rs.75,000/ per year
Support to University for laboratory/workshop equipment, lab material, consumables and supplies etc. Rs. 75,000/- per year

Only in PhD Sciences Subjects

Book allowance (for scholar) Rs.5,000/- per year
Thesis evaluation from abroad charges on completion. Rs. 18,000/- once during the award period.
Thesis charges to scholar in last year. Rs.5,000/- once at time of completion of study.


Application Deadline for all data and documents is 31st January 2017.


Batch-IV Academic Year (2016-17)

HEC has announced batch-IV of Phase-II for new intake. The scholars can apply from January 1st, 2017 on The deadline for the submission of online application is January 31st , 2017. Please read FAQs in case of any issue.

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Pakistan Government