HEC Scholarship For MS and PhD Students 2021-22

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan has issued the HEC Scholarship for MS and PhD Students for study in World Top 100 QS ranked universities (Fall-2021, Spring-2022 and Fall-2022) under Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships. The online applications are invited from Pakistani/AJK nationals for the award of MS and PhD Scholarships in the World Top 100 QS Ranked Universities.

Field of Studies:

  1. Data Science
  2. Computer Science
  3. Artificial Intelligence
  4. Software Engineering
  5. Information Technology

HEC Scholarships For MS & PhD Students Eligilbity Criteria 2021-22


  • Candidates must be Pakistani AJK nationals
  • Must have Bachelor’s/Master’s (16 years) – BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering Information Technology and BS/BE Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Avionics) for MS scholarships, and BS/MS/MPhil in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Avionics or another relevant field for PhD scholarships
  • Must have 1st Division in annual examination system) or CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0 or 75% marks in the final degree for PhD Scholarships
  • Must have 60% marks or CGPA 2.50 out of 4.0 in the final degree for MS scholarships

Also Check:


  • Maximum two second divisions and no 3 Division throughout academic career
  • Maximum age on closing date for MS scholarships 35 years
  • Maximum age on closing date for PhD scholarship: 40 years
  • Must have obtained requisite qualification on or before closing date of application
  • Those who are availing any other scholarship are not eligible to apply or they need to reimburse the already availed scholarship far consideration

Key Notes About HEC Scholarships 2021-22


  • All scholarships will be awarded on merit basis as per the Federal Government quota policy
  • Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their HEC Aptitude Test score.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview by the relevant board.
  • Applications will be processed on the basis of online data/information provided by the applicants.
  • In case, any information is found untrue/misrepresented at any stage, the application will be rejected.
  • On completion of their MS or PhD programme, all scholarship awardees will be required to return to Pakistan immediately to serve for a minimum period of four or six years respectively.
  • No request for waiver for the purpose of service bond will be entertained in any case.
  • The candidates, who abscond during or after completion of their degrees, will be charged twice the expenses in the foreign currency incurred by scholarship programme on them.
  • Obtaining visas of their relevant country will be responsibility of candidates
  • Admission requirements must be met by applicants
  • The scholarship offer will expire if a selected candidate cannot secure admission in the mentioned academic sessions.

How To Apply For HEC Scholarships 2021 MS & PhD


  • Submission Application must be submitted online through HEC portal by October 25, 2021.
  • Original online deposit slip or ATM transfer sap of Rs. 500/- (non-refundable) as application processing fee in favour of Director General, Finance, HEC must be uploaded on the HEC portal.
  • Fee can be deposited in Account# 1742-79001334-01 Habib Bank Limited (HBL), Shalimar Recording Company Branch, Islamabad, Pakistan through any bank
  • For scholarship coverage and further details, please visit: https://www.hec.gov.pk/english/scholarshipsgrants/asdis/default.aspx

HEC Aptitude Test (HAT-I) Schedule For Scholarships


  • The Education Testing Council (ETC) will conduct HEC Aptitude Test (HAT-I), which will be announced later.
  • For more information, please visit ETC’s official website: https://etc.gov.pk For any query, please feel free to contact
  • HEC Call Centre UAN: 111-119-432 Or 0334-1119432:  https://onlinehelp.hec.gov.pk/
  • Muhammad Shoaib, Project Director
  • Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships A Prime Minister’s Knowledge Economy Task Force Initiative Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
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