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HEC Indigenous Scholarship Scheme 2017

HEC Indigenous Scholarship Scheme 2017

Applications are invited for HEC 5000 Indigenous Scholarship Scheme 2017, from outstanding Pakistani / AJK nationals for PhD studies from HEC recognized Universities / Degree Awarding Institutions. The scholarship is being offered for the academic year 2016-17 in all areas of Studies / Disciplines under the project entitled -Indigenous PhD Fellowship for 5000 Scholars- Phase-II- in the following four categories:
Bachelor’s / Master’s 16 years Completed.                        Master’s / M.Phil 18 years enrolled  

Master’s / M.Phil  18 years Completed                                Enrolled in PhD on or after Spring 2015

​​​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.

Eligibility Criteria:

a) Pakistani/AJK National

b) For MS/MPhil, the candidates must have minimum of 16 years of education with no 3rd division or Grade D in degree/certificate in the entire academic career.

c) Candidates applying for direct PhD scholarships must have minimum CGPA 3.0( out of 4.0 in the semester system) or first division (in the annual system) in MS/MPhil/Equivalent degree is required along with the condition mentioned above in clause (b).

d) Maximum age at the closing date of application i.e. January 31, 2017: i. 40 years for full-time regular faculty members of public sector university/DAIs and regular employee of the public sector/R&D organizations ii. 35 years for all others.

e) The candidates who are already availing any other HEC/Government scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.

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Indigenous Scholarship Scheme 2017 by HEC


Batch-IV Academic Year (2017-18):  HEC has announced batch-IV of Phase-II for new intake. The scholars can apply from January 1st, 2017 on HEC E portal. The deadline for the submission of online application is January 31st , 2017. Please read FAQs in case of any issue.
a) New Users (Registration)
‘Login’ for new users. Fill the available information on page and create Common Profile.
click on ‘Register’ for new users and follow the steps stated below:
You will be required to create user ID by using your CNIC (without dashes) as User ID and select your password.
Create an Account and fill the required information available on the screen.
Click and obtain ‘Mobile Code’ on your provided mobile no. for further process. (Currently, MNC / Ported numbers are not supported)
After receiving code on your mobile enter the code.
Enter your email ID and click Send Code. You will receive a code on your provided email.
Please enter a valid email ID.
Perform code verification and click on submission.
You will be registered successfully. Please check your email for further information.
You will be required enter your created ‘User ID’ & ‘Password’ then ‘Sign in’ on HEC E-portal.
Complete online profile section wise at
Click ‘Scholarships and Grants’ on left ‘Navigation’ and Indigenous PhD Fellowship Program. Now follow instructions, fill and submit the form successfully.

b) ‘Sign In’ for already have Common Profile at HEC E Portal

If you already created user ID at HEC E portal, then click & enter User ID and password and ‘Sign in’ and proceed further for scholarship by Clicking ‘Scholarships and Grants’ on left ‘Navigation’ and Indigenous PhD fellowship Program. Now follow instructions, fill and submit the form successfully.

Important Notes:

Please be informed, HEC will respond to only those queries that have not been addressed in FAQs section. The issue that is not covered under FAQs or notes, please send email on below mentioned Email ID only:
It is recommended to complete the process of application without waiting for closing date of application to avoid server /connectivity issues near deadline.
Applicant should fill & submit Online Application at only.
Hard copy of application form and pre-requisite documents are not required at this stage. Please keep application form and Original deposit slip in your record.
Please remember and keep checking your authenticated email ID for future correspondence.
Please carefully fill the application form with correct information. HEC will not take responsibility of any error or omission on the part of applicant.
The applicant must select the study status, educational record, discipline, domicile, test center carefully. No change request will be entertained.
Application form once submitted cannot be edited. HEC will not entertain any request in this regard.
HEC will issue roll number slips of test on your provided addresses. To avoid delay or non receipt of roll number slip, fill complete and correct correspondence/postal/current addresses.

Last Date to Apply 31 January 2017