Higher Education Commission HEC has announced Allama Iqbal Scholarships for Srilankan Students under the Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme. Last date to apply is June 1, 2019



 

 

Higher Education Commission HEC has announced Allama Iqbal Scholarships for Srilankan Students under the Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme. Last date to apply is June 1, 2019

Extension in Application Submission Date

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Higher Education Commission (HEC), is pleased to announce 'Allama Iqbal Scholarships' under the Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Programme. Spread over the course of next five years, Allama Iqbal Scholarships provide an excellent opportunity for 1000 Sri Lankan students to visit Pakistan and pursue undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degree programs in Engineering Science, Basic and Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The scholarship aims to promote an effective exchange of knowledge and better understanding of cultures and tradition between Sri Lankan and Pakistani students. Selected candidates will study in top-ranked Pakistani universities, learn about Pakistani society and values, acquire leadership skills, and help educate fellow Pakistani students and community groups about their country and culture. The Allama Iqbal Scholarships are part of HEC's internationalization initiative to encourage international students to study in Pakistan. Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply for these scholarships.     

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

The Scholarship offers full tuition fee of the Programme for study in Pakistani universities, accommodation allowance, study allowance, books allowance, and one-time return air-ticket. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Minimum criteria for selection of students for various degree programs will be as under:

BS Engineering (4 years)

GCE A' Level / Equivalent Examination (Pre-Engineering) with at least 65 % marks.

​BS Other Programs (4 years)

​GCE A' Level / Equivalent Examination with at least 60 % marks.

MS Program (2 years)

16 years education in relevant subjects with 60% marks or CGPA 2.50/4.00 at graduate level

Doctoral Programs (4-5 years)

18 years education in relevant subjects with CGPA 3.00/4.00 at Master's level. Research Thesis at MS level is required

 

* Candidates must provide Equivalence Certificate from IBCC and HEC.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Only Srilankan citizens are eligible for the award of scholarship. Dual nationals are not eligible.
  2. Age limit for BS programs is 17-22 years and maximum age limit for graduate and doctoral programs is 35 years.  
  3. The candidate must have acquired the requisite qualification on or before the last date of application submission.
  4. The candidate will be required to serve Sri Lanka after completion of education in Pakistan.
  5. Selection will be made purely on merit basis after physical examination of the documents provided by the applicant.
  6. Placement of students will be solely at HEC discretion
  7. Medium of instruction will be English
  8. Merit list will be prepared on the basis of information provided by the applicant. In case of any misinformation/misrepresentation, scholarship will be terminated at any stage

HOW TO APPLY

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  • An application form to be filled online at http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/paksl
  • All registered candidates appear in scholarship test organized by HEC in collaboration with Pakistan High Commission in Colombo and Srilankan Ministry of Higher Education
  • Shortlisted candidates appear in an interview to be held at Pakistan High Commission in collaboration with Srilankan Ministry of Higher Education

Merit Criteria

S.no

Item

Percentage (% age)

1

HEC Scholarship Test

50

2

Academic Achievements

30

3

Interview

20

 

​Total:

100

 

Participating Universities

S.

Engineering University

Website

1

NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi

www.neduet.edu.pk  

2

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi

www.giki.edu.pk

3

University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar

www.uetpeshawar.edu.pk

4

University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila

www.uettaxila.edu.pk

5

University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

www.uet.edu.pk

6

COMSATS University, Islamabad

www.comsats.edu.pk

7

National University of Science and Technology

www.nust.edu.pk

8

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

www.uaf.edu.pk

9

National Textile University, Faisalabad

www.ntu.edu.pk

10

National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Islamabad

www.nu.edu.pk 

 

S.

General University

Website

1

Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad

www.qau.edu.pk

2

Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi

www.fjwu.edu.pk

3

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

www.uaf.edu.pk

4

COMSATS University, Islamabad

www.comsats.edu.pk

5

University of the Punjab, Lahore

www.pu.edu.pk   

6

Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar

www.imsciences.edu.pk

7

Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur

www.iba-suk.edu.pk

8

The University of Agriculture, Peshawar

www.aup.edu.pk

9

Government College University, Lahore

www.gcu.edu.pk

10

University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore 

www.uvas.edu.pk

11

University of Peshawar, KPK

www.uop.edu.pk

12

National College of Arts, Lahore

www.nca.edu.pk

 

CONTACT US

For any question and queries, please contact us on:

Pak-Sri Lanka Higher Education Cooperation Program

Higher Education Commission (HEC)

Sector H-9, Islamabad, Pakistan

Email:   [email protected]

Phone:   +92 51 90808120

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