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Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarships (SSMS) Foreign Scholarships For Ph.D

Shahbaz Sharif Merit Scholarships (SSMS) Foreign Scholarships For Ph.D

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):
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.

Application for 2016 Intake

Application Form
Ph.d Scholarships Ad
List of Subject Areas
QS Universities Ranking

Last date for the receipt of Application Forms in PEEF Office 15th July 2016.