Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) has launched “Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship (SSMS) The Govt. of the Punjab Scholarship Apply Today , Eligibility Criteria , Application Form ,Ph.d Scholarships Ad ,List of Subject Areas , Scholarship Coverage ,Allocation of the scholarships Geographical distribution of scholarships and How to Apply for New Scholarship Program offered by Govt. of Punjab
The Govt. of the Punjab has launched “Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship (SSMS)” under which eligible male and female students, as per the eligibility criteria set for this scheme from time to time, will be awarded scholarships for Ph.D level Education at the top ranked universities of the world.
Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarship (SSMS) is a revolutionary step of Govt. of the Punjab which will enable the youth to study at the top ranked educational institutions of the world and play their role in strengthening & uplifting the economy of Pakistan. The scholarship scheme focuses the meritorious students of Punjab while allocating a special quota for the students of other federating units of Pakistan as well.
Students fulfilling the following criterion shall be eligible to apply for SSMS
a) Valid Ph.d admission offer from Top 50 (Subject wise) Universities of the World (QS ranking) in preferred subject areas
b) Not less than 60% marks throughout the academic career.
c) Declared monthly income of parents (from all sources) is equal to or less than Rs. 200,000/-
d) Age limit (at the time of application) should not be more than 35 years
e) Not availed any foreign scholarship in the past .
f) Must take up the scholarship in the year for which it is offered and the scholarship shall not be deferred to the next year.
g) All Pakistani Nationals, both males and females are eligible to apply.
Note: Existing faculty members of all public sector teaching / educational institutions of Pakistan are not eligible for SSMS
PhD Scholarships awarded under SSMS are fully funded and will cover the following costs:
>> Tuition fees of the Degree Course
>> Boarding & Lodging (as per approved rates)
>> Air Fare
Allocation of the scholarships will be as follows:
>> 80 % scholarships are reserved for science disciplines
>> 20% of scholarships are reserved for Social Sciences/Humanities & Arts.
Geographical distribution of scholarships will be as follows:
a. 90% scholarships will be awarded to the students of Punjab.
b. 10% scholarships has been allocated for the other federating units of Pakistan.
SSMS Subject Areas
Category of Subjects Areas
Major Subjects Areas
Detail Subjects Areas
for 80% Scholarships
Life Sciences & Medicine
1) Biological Sciences
1) Nano Biology
2) Bio Processing 3) Computational Biology
4) Entamology 5) Structural biology
3) Veterinary Sciences
1) Anatomy 2) Physiology 3) Pharmacology
Engineering & Technology
1) Low Cost Housing 2) Urbanization 3) Prefabrication
2) Computer Science
3) Electrical & Electronic Engineering
1) Photovoltaic Engineering
2) Mecatronics 3) Modeling Engineering 4) Power Engineering
4) Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering,
1) Coal Technology
1) Physics & Astronomy
1) Photonics 2) Bio Physics 3) Nanotechnology 4) Plasma Physics 5) Device Fabrication
2) Environmental Sciences
3) Earth & Marine Sciences
1) Nano Material Chemistry 2) Physical Chemistry 3) Inorganic Chemistry
5) Material Sciences
Social Sciences/Arts Subjects
for 20% scholarships
Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities
1) Economics & Econometrics
1) Environmental Economics 2) Waters Economics
3) Energy Economics 4) Economics of Health 5) Economics of Education
6) Urban Economics 7) Public Finance
1) Cyber Laws 2) International Laws 3) Forensic Laws
4) Legislative Drafting
3) Politics & International
1) China Studies
1) Sampling Statistics
6) Arts & Design
7) English Language &
10) Communication & Media
1) Electronic Media 2) Social Media 3) Film Making