HEC’s special scholarships for MS and PhD in world’s top universities – 2023

On the occasion of National Celebrations of 75th Independence Anniversary of Pakistan this year, the Prime Minister of Pakistan has awarded 40 PhD & 35 MS Scholarships to Pakistani and Azad Kashmir nationals in the world’s top 25 ranked universities.

After obtaining degrees in advance technologies and cutting-edge disciplines, these scholars will prove to be national assets and help the country to enter a new era.

Duration: Scholarship period will be for 2 years for MS and 4 years for PhD​.

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Yenching Academy of Peking University has announced Masters scholarships for 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. ​Applicant should be a Pakistani/Azad Kashmir national
  2. Confirmed/Unconditional Admission/Enrollment in any of the Top 25 Ranked University (QS/Times Higher Education) in selected subjects
  3. Candidates must have a minimum qualification at the of application submission:
    • For MS Scholarships: BS/BE/Masters or equivalent to 16 years of education in relevant field of studies
    • For PhD Scholarships: MS/MPhil/ME or equivalent to 18 years of education in relevant field of studies.
  4. Applicants must have a minimum CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0  and 3.75 out of 5 in semester system or First Division (in the annual system) in BS/BE/Masters/equivalent for MS scholarships and MS/MPhil/ME/Equivalent degree for PhD Scholarships.
  5. Maximum one-second division throughout the academic career prior to the final degree.
  6. Maximum age on the closing date:
    1. 40  years  for  full-time  regular  Faculty  Members  of  Public  Sector Universities/Colleges or employees of the Public Sector organization.
    2. 35 years for all others
  7. Must not be availing any other scholarship. (in case, applicant to any of the HEC Scholarship Scheme, need to submit the NOC ​from that scholarship project).
  8. Employees of any Public Sector University/Organization needs to submit an NOC to apply for the scholarship from his/her organization.
  9. Maximum age on the time of advertisement:

a.        40 years for full-time regular Faculty Members of Public Sector Universities/Colleges or employees of the Public Sector organization.

b.        35 years for all others

Fully funded DAAD Scholarships (Germany) are open for Masters & PhD in all fields

Subject Priorities for 75 Scholarships

Sr. ​Priority Research Area
1Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences
2Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Information Technology
3Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
4Cyber Security – Information Technology
5Data Sciences – Information Technology
6Hydrology and Water resources management – Civil Engineering
7International Law – Social Sciences
8Nonproliferation and Peace Studies – Social Sciences
9Renewable Energy – Electrical Engineering
10Satellite & Aerospace – Aerospace Engineering
11Urban Planning & Development
12Development Economics – Social Sciences
13Disaster & Risk Management
14Engineering and Emerging Sciences
15International Relations
16Public Administration & Management
18​Business Administration & Management

List of Foreign Universities:

​Top 25 THE Ranking Universities 2022:

Sr. NoNameCountryTHE Rank
1University of OxfordUnited Kingdom1​
2California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States2
3Harvard UniversityUnited States2
4Stanford UniversityUnited States4
5University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom5​
6Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)​United States5
7Princeton UniversityUnited States7
8University of California, BerkeleyUnited States8
9Yale UniversityUnited States9​
10The University of ChicagoUnited States10
11Columbia UniversityUnited States11
12Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom12
13Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States13
14University of PennsylvaniaUnited States13
15Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) ZurichSwitzerland15​
16Peking UniversityChina16
17Tsinghua UniversityChina16
18University of TorontoCanada18
19University College London (UCL)United Kingdom18
20University of California, Los AngelesUnited States20
21National University of SingaporeSingapore21
22Cornell UniversityUnited States22
23Duke UniversityUnited States23
24University of Michigan-Ann ArborUnited States24
25Northwestern UniversityUnited States24

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship 2023, Fully funded opportunity to study in Europe

Top 25 QS Ranking Universities 2023:

Sr. NoUniversity NameAddressQSRanking
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT​)United States1
2University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom2
3Stanford UniversityUnited States3
4University of OxfordUnited Kingdom4
5HarvardUniversityUnited States5
6California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States6
7Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom7
8University College LondonUnited Kingdom8
9ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule) ZurichSwitzerland9
10The University of ChicagoUnited States10​
11National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore11
12Peking UniversityChina12
13University of PennsylvaniaUnited States13
14Tsinghua UniversityChina14​​​
15The University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom15
16École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland16
17Princeton UniversityUnited States16
18Yale UniversityUnited States18
19Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore19
20Cornell UniversityUnited States20
21The University of Hong KongHong Kong21
22Columbia UniversityUnited States22
23The University of TokyoJapan23
24Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States24
25University of Michigan-Ann ArborUnited States25​

Required Documents:

The following information and supporting documents (which should also be uploaded directly to the portal.

  • Confirmed Admission Letter
  • All Academic documents Matric to MS /MPhil for PhD Scholarship
  • All Academic documents Matric to Masters for MS (16 y) for MS Scholarship
  • CNIC
  • Domicile
  • Deposit slip
  • Equivalence (where required)

How to Apply?

Generate an application request at the mentioned universities in one of the accepted programs. When you receive the letter of acceptance at any university, apply on HEC portal on the link given below.

  • Scholars​hip period will be 2 years for MS studies and 4 years for PhD studies.
  • Candidates have to secure admissions in world’s top 25 ranked universities.​​
  • Candidates have​ to return to Pakistan immediately after completion of their studies.
  • Successful candidates have to sign an agreement with HEC to serve for a period of 3 years for MS and 5 years of PhD in Pakistan after completion of their studies.
  • Applicant has to apply on HEC Scholarship E-Portal, Click on Apply Online, in the end.


Successful candidates have to sign an Bond/Agreement with HEC to serve for a period of 3 years for MS and 5 years of PhD in Pakistan after completion of their studies.

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