HEC US-Pakistan Scholarships 2020

 Higher Education Commission


Opportunities for PhD Studies in Ranked US Universities under

"US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor" Project


The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Invites applications from Pakistani/AJK nationals intending to pursue PhD

in the following priority, but not limited to, fields: Arts and Humanities. Design and Media, Social Sciences

Engineering. Basic Sciences, Medical & Allied Health Sciences. Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Computer

Sciences. Emerging Technologies, Water Resources and Energy

Scholarship will cover:

Living Stipend Health Insurance Settlement Allowance


This is a zero-tuition model. Hence, applicants need to secure admission along with tuition waiver from the ranked

US universities. land grant universities or university systems mentioned on the HEC website's webpage:

US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor - www.hec.gov.pk/site/US-Pak Corridor

HEC has negotiated tuition fee waivers for Pakistani/AJK nationals with different ranked/land grant US universities,

The Project Management Unit may refer potential candidates - who meet the basic eligibility criteria for award of

HEC scholarship - to partnering US universities for consideration of admission and award of tuition fee waiver

Applicants selected by the host university, after satisfying respective admission requirements/criteria, shall be

offered HEC scholarship under 'US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor Project, in line with the HEC policy

List of the US universities and university systems are accessible

at www.hec.gov.pk/site/US-PakCorridor

Last Date for Application: February 20, 2020

Eligibility Criteria:

Nationality: Pakistani citizens/AJK nationals

o Qualification: Having BS (Four-year degree) or MS, MPhil or equivalent degree holders (formal education),

with not more than two Z" Divisions and NO3'Division in the entire academic career.

o Age: Forty years for regular facuity and researchers of public sector universities/R&D organisations, while 35

years for at others on February 20, 2020

o Test Scores: Valid GRE and/or TOEFL scores required for admission in US universities

The applicants who have already secured admission with tuition

Waivers may also apply for the scholarship

Application Process:

Interested and eligible applicants may apply online on


a) HEC does not guarantee admission and tuition fee waiver to applicants.

b) Existing applicants of US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor should also update their profiles,

if needed for admission in Fall-2020 Session. Nonetheless, a fresh written consent for

Note: mission to al 20201 mandatory trom Su aspiring applicants, dresdy part of the

project database. Al other application entries shall be considered withdrawn

c) Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: HEC reserves the right to cancel the application process at any stage without

assigning any reason whatsoever.

Higher Education Commission

Project Management Unit

HRD Building, Sector H-8, Islamabad

US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor UAN: 051-111-119-432, 0334-111 9432

Email: pmu@hec.gov.pk


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