Commonwealth Scholarship 2023 for Pakistani students is now open for new applications. The opportunity to study in the United Kingdom with the fully-funded Commonwealth Scholarship Program 2023 for Pakistani Students. Applicants from all around Pakistan/AJK can apply for the Commonwealth Scholarship in UK to study in UK.

A Commonwealth Scholarship in UK is to pursue higher study in UK by the government of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Countries members. Applicants from Least developed countries and fragile states in Commonwealth can apply for the full-time master and doctoral study at a UK university. HEC Pakistan is pleased to accept applications for Master Scholarship in UK and PhD Scholarship in UK for Pakistani students under Commonwealth Scholarship for Master and PhD 2023 Scheme.

Commonwealth Scholarship for Pakistani Students is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Commonwealth Scholarships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development, and are aimed at those who could not otherwise afford to study in the UK. To contribute to the development needs of Commonwealth countries by supporting research that will have a developmental impact. These awards will also enhance individual teaching and research capacity leading to increase institutional capacity in academic and other sectors in Commonwealth countries and will contribute to UK higher education and research by attracting high-caliber international candidates and encouraging links and collaboration.

HEC Pakistan announces different foreign scholarships for Pakistani students to study abroad and gain international knowledge. The purpose of international study abroad with fully funded HEC scholarships is to enhance and promote education in Pakistan. A study in China with a fully-funded scholarship for Pakistani students is a bright opportunity from HEC through the Commonwealth PhD Scholarship Program.

Brief Description

  • Organization: Commonwealth Scholarship 2028
  • Universities: UK universities
  • Department: Given below
  • Course Level: Master and PhD Degrees
  • Award: Full Funded
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: Pakistan/AJK
  • The award can be taken in UK
  • Deadline: 18 October 2022

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants to continue their higher degrees with the Commonwealth Scholarship in the United Kingdom, must fulfill the following eligibility criteria;

HEC Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a Pakistani/AJ&K national and permanent resident of Pakistan/AJ&K. Dual nationals are not eligible.
  • For Master scholarship, an applicant must hold a first-class degree in relevant postgraduate qualification (16 years Bachelors/master’s degree) in the relevant field of study by the closing date of HEC application portal.
  • For PhD scholarship, an applicant must hold a first-class degree in relevant postgraduate qualification (17/18 years Masters/MS/MPhil degree) in the relevant field of study by the closing date of HEC application portal.
  • Candidate must not have Second/Third division in the terminal/last degree. Result awaiting candidates are also not eligible to apply.
  • All applicants are required to provide HAT test score. Applicant must have obtained a minimum score of 60 out of 100 in HAT test. Those applicants who have taken HAT test on or after January 01, 2022 may upload the test result on HEC portal for consideration.​
  • ​Without providing minimum HAT test score (60 out of 100), applications will not be considered for further process. Those interested applicants who are yet to take HAT test, may register for the same by visiting Here. ETC is accepting applications for HAT test till October 11, 2022​.

CSC Eligibility Criteria in addition to HEC criteria

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September 2023
  • The CSC would not normally fund a second UK Master’s degree. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you will need to provide justification as to why you wish to undertake this study
  • Be unable to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship
  • Provide full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications including to-date transcripts for any qualifications you are currently studying (with certified translations if not in English) – uploaded to the online application system
  • Provide references from at least two individuals.

For Ph.D. candidates only

  • NOT be registered for a Ph.D., or an MPhil leading to a Ph.D., at a UK university or in your home country before September/October 2023
  • Provide a supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the institutions named on your application form.

For More Details Please visit the following documents

For Master: Click here to read information for a Master’s Scholarship

​For PhD: Click here to read information for a PhD Scholarship

Commonwealth scholarship For International Stuidents:

Click Here to See the Commonwealth Scholarship for their Countries

Available Disciplines or Fields of Study

Commonwealth Scholarship is offered by the UK Government for international students to study in the UK under six development themes:

1. Science and technology for development
2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
3. Promoting global prosperity
4. Strengthening global peace, security, and governance
5. strengthening resilience and response to crises
6. Access, inclusion, and opportunity

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How to Apply

Eligible and interested applicants to study in the UK with a fully-funded Commonwealth Scholarship in UK universities through HEC Commonwealth Scholarship 2023 are encouraged to apply for the scholarship in UK by following the given procedure;

Step 1;

Applicants are required to start their application by first submitting an online application to the Commonwealth Scholarship application portal by clicking on the following links.

Commonwealth Master Application

Click Here to Apply Online

Commonwealth PhD Application

Click Here to Apply Online

Step 2;

Submit the last application to the HEC Scholarship online application portal by clicking on the following link and please select “Learning Opportunities Abroad” under the “Scholarship and Grant” menu in the left-hand side panel of the online portal.

Click Here to Apply Online

Note: No need to send hard copies at this stage

Documents Required

  • Proof of nationality
  • Educational documents
  • Recommendation Letters (Online)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Research Plan/Research Proposal
  • Other supporting documents if any


The Uk Commonwealth Scholarship is a fully fund scholarship scheme for international students to study in UK that will cover the following:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award.
  • Approved tuition fees.
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,116 per month or £1,369, for those at universities in London metropolitan area.
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable.
  • Study travel grants towards the cost of study-related travel within UK or Overseas.
  • Family allowances

For Official Announcement

Click Here to See the Official Announcement

Source: HEC Pakistan

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HEC HAT Test for Commonwealth Scholarship 2023

HEC would conduct the HAT test for shortlisting and selecting the students for the final selection to study in UK. HAT test would be consist of as following

How to Prepare for HAT test?

Click Here to see the Details and Materials

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