HEC Faculty Development Program For Pakistan Universities 2021-22

Higher Education Commission has announced the HEC Faculty Development Program For Pakistan Universities 2021-22 Batch-III. Applications are invited for the academic year 2021-22 from Pakistani/AJK faculty members of public/private sector universities under the Higher Education Commission’s project entitled Faculty Development Programme for Pakistani Universities.

The scholarship programme provides an opportunity to faculty members of public and private universities/degree awarding institutions (DAIs) to pursue PhD degree at HEC recognised Pakistani universities/DAls. The scholars can avail scholarship for a maximum period of four (04) years including 12 months at a foreign university. The last date for submission for application is 3rd November 2021.


Eligibility Criteria of Faculty Development Program 2021-22 HEC


  1. Applicants must be Pakistani/AJK nationals.
  2. Must have minimum 18 years of education with MS/MPhil/equivalent degree for PhD.
  3. Must have two years of teaching experience in the HEC recognised universities/DAls.
  4. Must have the 1st Division (in the annual examination system) or minimum CGPA 3.00 out of 4.0 in the final degree and no 3rd Division/Grade D in the entire academic career.
  5. Maximum age limit is 45 years on the closing date.
  6. The faculty members who are already enrolled in PhD (before Fall 2020) or availing HEC/Government/University or any other scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  7. Applicant must be a faculty member of HEC recognised university and will re-join after completion of studies as per terms and conditions of the scholarship award. 8.
  8. Visiting/adjunct faculty members are not eligible to apply.

How To Apply For HEC Faculty Development Program 2021-22


  1. Applicants must apply online only through the HEC e-portal
  2. An original deposit slip/ ATM transfer slip of Rs. 500/- (non-refundable as application processing fee) must be uploaded on the HEC eportal.
  3. Fee can be deposited through any bank in Account Number 1742-79001334-01 of Habib Bank Limited, Shalimar Branch, Sector H-9, Islamabad.
  4. Before submitting an online application, please read the FAQs on the HEC website.
  5. The following evaluation criteria are used to evaluate applications.

Also Check:


  • Academic Merit of the Candidate (By Academic Evaluation Formula)
  • Higher Education Aptitude Test
  • Interview
  1. Candidates who are or may be enrolled in one of the HEC recognised universities listed on the HEC website will be considered for the scholarship.
  2. The scholarship merit list will be compiled based on the applicants’ online information/data, and any errors or omissions will result in the offer cancellation.
  3. HEC reserves the right to select or reject applicants based on the selection criteria.
  4. Applicants must keep a copy of the original fee deposit slip. At a later stage, a hard copy will be required.
  5. For details, please visit Faculty Development Programme for Pakistani Universities.
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