Top 25 Global Universities for Pakistani Grads

Top 25 Global Universities for Pakistani Grads
Top 25 Global Universities for Pakistani Grads

On the occasion of the 75th independence anniversary of Pakistan, the government announced a number of scholarships under the Prime Minister’s (PM) Youth Program to students and researchers.

This announcement says that 75 scholarships are going to be awarded to well-deserving candidates to study in the world’s 25 most prestigious universities. There will be a two-year scholarship period for MS studies, and a four-year scholarship period for PhD studies.

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It is important to understand the following information when applying for a Master’s or Doctoral Scholarship:

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must:

  • Applicants must either be Pakistani citizens or Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) nationals.
  • A student must have a confirmed/unconditional admission into any of the top 25 QS or Times Higher Education (THE) ranked universities for the subject matter under consideration.
  • The candidate must have a minimum qualification of the following:
    • Students applying for MS scholarships must be a BS, BE, MA or have equivalent 16 years of previous education in the relevant field of study in order to qualify.
    • For Ph.D. scholarships, the candidate must possess a MS/MPhil/ME or three years of experience, equivalent to 18 years of education in the field of study.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3 out of 4 on a semester system, or 3.75 out of 5 on an annual system, in a BS, BE, Masters, or equivalent degree program is required.
  • Before receiving your final degree, you must maintain a minimum of one-second division throughout your academic career.
  • You must be of a certain age on the date of the deadline, as listed below:
    • An individual who is a full-time member of the faculty of a public college or university or a government employee must be at least 40 years of age.
    • For all others, the minimum age is 35 years old.
  • There are not going to be any other scholarships offered to you. It is mandatory for him/her to provide a No Objection Certification (NOC) from any scholarship project of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) if he/she has applied for any other scholarship.
  • If he or she is a public sector employee of an organization or university, he or she must submit an NOC.
  • After completing his/her studies, he/she will return to Pakistan.

Applicants must follow the following instructions:

Applications for HEC scholarships can be made through the scholarship’s e-portal. To access the website of the HEC which lists the 25 top international universities listed on the website of the institution, please click here.

Fields of Study

Sr. No.Priority Research Area
1.Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences
2.Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Information Technology (IT)
3.Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
4.Cyber Security – IT
5.Data Sciences – IT
6.Hydrology and Water Resources Management – Civil Engineering
7.International Law – Social Sciences
8.Nonproliferation and Peace Studies – Social Sciences
9.Renewable Energy – Electrical Engineering
10.Satellite & Aerospace – Aerospace Engineering
11.Urban Planning & Development
12.Development Economics – Social Sciences
13.Disaster & Risk Management
14.Engineering and Emerging Sciences
15.International Relations (IR)
16.Public Administration & Management
18.Business Administration & Management


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