5000 HEC Indigenous Scholarship for Pakistani Students 2018


Applications are been accepted for the 5000 HEC Indigenous Scholarship for Pakistani Students 2018 , all interested applicants are advised to ensure that they hvae comp-lied with the eligibility criteria to avoid disqualification of any sort.

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.

About HEC scholarship

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) is offering Indigenous fellowships for MS/M.Phil/PhD students. These scholarships are offering for local students who want to pursue their MS/M.Phil/PhD degree program in different universities of Pakistan.

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.

Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing the Masters/MPhil/PhD programme in the fields of Science & Technology as well as Social Sciences, Humanities and Life Sciences

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by the institutions in Pakistan.

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to indigenous students and researchers in Pakistan.

Scholarship Benefits:

These opportunities has value that includes full tuition waiver, accommodation, research grants, travel fares and other expenses paid.

Scholarship Number:

There are about 5000 different scholarships.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
An applicant is eligible for the award of a scholarship in a year if, in that year, the applicant:

  1. Has previously completed an undergraduate program with honours; and
  2. Is enrolled in the first year of a postgraduate program.
  3. Students must meet the required criteria for a particular Institution.
  4. The candidate must have the necessary grades in the previous degree.
  5. must be a citizen of Pakistan.

Application Procedure:

Application link for scholarship http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/hec-portal-web/auth/login.jsf
Please visit ‘Current Status’ or ‘How to Apply’ for information / guidance.
It is encouraged to read information available on our webpage before applying. If you still have query, please send email to indigenous2018@hec.gov.pk only.

The PMU will respond to only those queries /issues that have not covered at our webpage. Please make correspondence in case of query via email only.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the submission of online application may have passed but we shall communicate most recent information on applications and deadline, please keep checking this site for these information.

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