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HEC to offer 2,000 Overseas Scholarships in next five years

Amna Ansar Jan 22, 2018
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Higher Education Commission (HEC) is offering 2,000 overseas scholarships to the brilliant students of PhD in coming five years. According to HEC, around 2,000 Pakistani scholars will be sent to the top foreign universities in next five years.

This offer is under the Phase-III of the Overseas Scholarships Programme and in this regard a heavy amount of about Rs. 20.904 billion has been allocated. Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved the amount.

According to an official of HEC, the Phase-III of the programme is to offer doctoral studies to the talented students in the best universities of globe. In coming five years, 400 PhD level scholarships will be awarded to 400 students each year. The selected candidates will be sent to the countries which are technologically well developed.

Furthermore, it was announced that almost 200 scholarships will be granted to students of MS/MPhil level in following fields:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics
  • Chemicals
  • Textiles

The selection of the candidates will be made on open merit.

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