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USAID-Pakistan Announced Merit and Need Base Scholarship Program Phase-II

USAID-Pakistan Announced Merit And Need Base Scholarship Program Phase-II

USAID-Pakistan Announced Merit and Need Base Scholarship Program Phase-II

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USAID-Pakistan Announced Merit And Need Base Scholarship Program Phase-II

The Pak-USAID Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program Phase-II

The Pak-USAID Merit And Needs Based Scholarship Program Phase-II

 The Pak-USAID Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program Phase-II

The Pak-USAID Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program Phase-II


The Pak-USAID Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program

 

 

 

Brief History:

 

The Pak-USAID Merit and Needs based Scholarship Program Phase-II is focused on providing opportunities for access to higher education especially to under privileged candidates who, despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education. The scholarship is not restricted to tuition only, but extends to accommodation and living expenses.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved the program at a total cost of Rs. 2,954.808 million in its meeting held on 6th September 2013. The Project is funded by Government of United States of America as Grant in Aid.

The Phase-I of the program was initiated in 2004 at eleven (11) universities with scope of 1807 scholarships. It is the pride of the program that all the scholarships are awarded, 94 percent of the scholarship recipients had graduated in the semester they expected to graduate.

 

Program Objectives:

 

  • To enable the academically qualified, yet financially needy, Pakistani students to continue university studies in selected private and public universities of Pakistan in the fields of Agriculture, Medical, Business, Social Science and Engineering
  • To enhance the institutional capacity of the Higher Education Commission of the Government of Pakistan and local public and private sector universities in designing and implementing  MNBSP Phase II

Eligibility Criteria for Scholarships:

 

  1. The applicant must be a Pakistani/AJK National

 

  1. Financial assistance & scholarships are available for study at undergraduate & graduate level in the following disciplines at the selected 29 Pakistani universities and degree awarding institutions.

 

  1. Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences
  2. Business Administration
  3. Social Sciences
  4. Engineering & Tech.
  5. Medical

 

 

Note: 

I.            Agricultural (incl. Veterinary    Sciences and Bio Technology)

II.            Social Sciences includes (Peace &Conflict Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Linguistics, Law, Communication and Media studies, International Relations, and Psychology)

III.            50% Female Seats: Women’s participation in the education sector is very low. This activity will ensure that at least 50% of the awarded scholarships go to women, especially those coming from remote and vulnerable areas of Pakistan, who are financially needy, and meet admission criteria of the selected 29 partner universities

 

  1. Students need to compete for securing admission in the approved discipline at the participating institution as per admission policy of the institution and be enrolled in Undergraduate (4 and 5 ) and  Graduate (2 Years and 3.5 years) programs

 

  1. Only those students who are enrolled in first semester/professional year in the respective courses offered by the participating institutions are eligible to apply

 

  1. The eligibility of a candidate is linked to neediness of the candidate as determined & assessed by the financial background of his/her family

 

SCHOLARSHIP COMPOSITION:

 

Comprehensive scholarship offered under this program provides funds for the following expenses:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Books
  • Other Academics Costs

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Students applying for admission and financial assistance will fill out both the applications and submit the form to the University Admissions Office and Financial Aid Office respectively.

 

 

The Pak-USAID Merit And Needs Based Scholarship Program Phase-II

Higher Education Commission HEC 90% Overseas Scholarships for MS/MPhil Leading to PhD in Selected Fields (Phase-II, Batch-6) (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)

Higher Education Commission HEC 90% Overseas Scholarships For MS/MPhil Leading To PhD In Selected Fields (Phase-II, Batch-6) (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)

Higher Education Commission HEC 90% Overseas Scholarships for MS/MPhil Leading to PhD in Selected Fields (Phase-II, Batch-6)  (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)

INTRODUCTION OF THE PROJECT TITLED “OVERSEAS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MS/MPHIL LEADING TO PHD IN SELECTED FIELDS (PHASE – II)”

Under this category, scholarships awarded every year for Direct PhD & MS/MPhil leading to PhD Program. Scholars are placed in those technologically advanced countries that have no/nominal/special tuition fee rates for which HEC and higher education agencies and universities in the host countries have signed MoUs. The process takes almost 10-12 months from scholarship announcement to award of scholarship. These scholarships are for all discipline however provincial and discipline quota is maintained keeping in view the national needs.

 

APPLICATIONS INVITED

90% Overseas Scholarships for MS/MPhil Leading to PhD in Selected Fields (Phase-II, Batch-6) 

(Fall 2014/Spring 2015)

 

Online applications are invited from outstanding Pakistani/AJK nationals for the award of scholarships in selected fields for MPhil/MS leading to PhD or PhD in one of the following countries/universities:

Countries

Germany

China

Any other country / university subsequently identified by HEC

Austria

France

 

Universities(other than above / mentioned)

University of New South Wales, Australia University of Cambridge, UK University of New Mexico, USA Bilkent University, Turkey KOC University Istanbul, Turkey
Sabanci University, Turkey Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand Massey University, New Zealand
90% Overseas Scholarships

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

 

a)      Pakistani/AJK nationals

b)      Candidates must have minimum sixteen years of education

c)      Maximum two second divisions throughout the academic career

d)     Maximum age on Tuesday March 18, 2014:

a.       40 years for full time regular faculty members of public sector Universities/Colleges and employees of the public sector R & D organizations

b.      35 years for all others

e)      The candidates must have obtained 50 or above marks (Accumulative Test Score) in the GAT-General test valid from April 08, 2012.

f)       The candidates who are already availing any other scholarship are not eligible to apply

g)   The candidate must have acquired the requisite qualification on or before March 18, 2014.

Application Procedure: 

The following documents are required to be submitted along with the printed copy of online application form:

1.   Attested photocopies of all educational testimonials.

2.   Attested photocopy of domicile

3.   Attested photocopy of CNIC

4.   CV/Resume

5.   Research Proposal based on indigenous issues.

6.   Attested Copy of GAT (General) result card.

7.   NOC from the employer for in-service candidates (only for Government employees).

8.   Original online Deposit slip of Rs. 200/- (non-refundable) in favor of the Director General Finance,   

      Higher Education Commission, H-9, Islamabad on account number 0112-00500119-01, HBL

Important Note: 

1. All scholarships will be awarded on provincial quota merit.

2. Scholarships are not being offered in Engineering, Agriculture and chemistry subjects.

3. Incomplete applications or those received after the closing date will not be entertained.

4. Special GRE type test will NOT be arranged for these scholarships.

5. Government employees should apply through proper channel

6. Candidates are required to make sure whether their field of subject is being offered in their choice

of country/university, otherwise candidate will not be considered for interview/scholarship.

7. Candidates will have to submit the research proposal based on local Pakistani issues/problems.

8. Candidates are required to fulfill the requirement of Host University to secure the admission which may

include International GRE, TOFEL etc. Candidates are advised to appear in these tests before the

interview / admission.

9. Candidates are required to indicate the countries/universities of their choice in order of preference in the

application form. HEC reserves the right to re-allocate any country / university to the candidate. Only

one interview or admission chance against any country / university will be provided.

 

10.Merit lists will be developed on the basis of GAT score as per provincial, discipline and subject wise

classification.

11.Only short listed candidates will be called for interviews

12.Short listed candidates will be interviewed by the relevant country selection team for award of

scholarship

13. Maximum four and half year funding is available for Masters leading to PhD program and three years

funding is available for PhD program. However actual duration of study program and funding will be

determined by HEC with the consultation of foreign universities/agencies.

14. Awardees have to execute a bond with the HEC to serve in Pakistan for 5 years after completion

of study, preferably in an institution of Higher Education

Last date of receipt of applications: 

Printed copy of online application form completed in all respects along with all requisite documents should reach the undersigned latest by Tuesday March 18, 2014 through registered mail or courier service. By hand / Incomplete/ applications received after due date will not be entertained

Higher Education Commission HEC 90% Overseas Scholarships For MS/MPhil Leading To PhD In Selected Fields (Phase-II, Batch-6) (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)

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