HEC Pakistan has announced a fully-funded scholarship for Pakistani applicants to study abroad. Applicants from all around Pakistan including AJK (Azad Jammu Kashmir) can apply for the HEC Foreign Scholarship to study abroad free. Pakistani Students have a chance to study abroad in the top 100 universities of the world with a fully-funded HEC Scholarship under the Advanced Skills Development Through International Scholarships.

Applicants can apply for Fully Funded International Scholarships to study abroad to pursue their higher studies including, Master and PhD degrees from the world’s top 100 QS Ranked universities. International Scholarships for Pakistani students to study abroad is limited to Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Software Engineering and Information Technology under HEC Foreign Scholarship for this Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships which is a Prime Minster`s Knowledge Economy Task Force Initiative.

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 HEC Scholarship Program.

Brief Description

  • Organization: HEC Foreign Scholarship 2022
  • Universities: World Top 100 QS Universities
  • Department: Given Below
  • Course Level: Master and PhD Degrees
  • Award: Fully Funded
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 145
  • Nationality: Pakistani/AJK
  • The program can be taken in Abroad
  • Application Deadline:  25 October 2021
  • Language: English

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants to study abroad with fully-funded scholarships through HEC Foreign Scholarships 2022, must fulfill the following eligibility criteria;

  • Applicants must be Pakistani / AJK Nationals
  • Interested students must have Bachelors/Masters (16 years) (BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology and BS/BE Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Avionics) for MS scholarship and BS/MS/ MPhil in (Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Avionics) or another relevant field for PhD scholarship.
  • Applicants must have first division (in annual examination system) or CGPA 3.0 out of 4.0 or 75% marks in the final degree for PhD Scholarships.
  • Must have 60% marks or CGPA 2.50 out of 4.0 in the final degree for MS Scholarships.
  • Maximum two second divisions and no third division throughout academic career.
  • The maximum age on closing date for MS scholarship:             35 years
  • Maximum age on closing date for PhD scholarship:           40 years
  • Must have obtained requisite qualification on or before closing date of application.
  • Those who are availing any other scholarship are not eligible to apply, or they need to reimburse the already availed scholarship for consideration 

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Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships

A literate population with modern skills and education is essential for a vibrant economy. The aim of ‘Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships’ is to educate our youth with the most recent, advanced, and up-to-date hands-on knowledge of AI and related technologies offered by international institutes and universities. This will not only bridge the gap between our prevailing educational level and international industry demands but will also have a direct impact in boosting the country’s economy by providing fresh blood in the local ICT industry.

Local industry is lacking highly qualified scholars and professionals in emerging technologies. The industry is more inclined towards hiring international professionals for several job roles like business development and intelligence managers, technical managers, and project leads.

Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships is initiated to mitigate the gap between academic and diverse industries. The foreign-based world-class learning would provide access to more technical courses and degree programs that will help reduce the gap between trained resources available and industrial needs. Moreover, this project will produce better scholars and professionals for local Universities and industries which will eventually help raise the educational standards and ranking of local Universities, as well as higher earnings from services offered by industries. It will also minimize the gap between academia and industry demands by providing them knowledge and skill set of the most relevant and in-demand global technologies.

The increase of skilled workforce in the country enables the industry to take up technically challenging and high return projects by using the expertise of internationally trained graduates.

Fields of Study

HEC Foreign Scholarship 2022 for Pakistani students to study abroad in World Top 100 QS Universities through Advanced Skills Development Program phase 1 is offered in the following fields of study to apply for the Master Scholarship and PhD Scholarship.

  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Data Sciences (DS)         
  • Software Engineering (SE)
  • Information Technology (IT) 

How to Apply

HEC provides opportunities to applicants to pursue MS and PhD studies in Top 100 QS Ranked universities of the world Universities under “Advanced Skills Development through International Scholarships ” by following the given procedure.

Step 1;

Deposit the application fee of Rs. 800/- in an account of HEC online Account No. 17427900133401 in HBL, Shalimar Recording Company Branch, Sector H-9, Islamabad. All payments are to be made to HEC through HBL online facility. This facility is available in all branches of Habib Bank Ltd (HBL), Pakistan.

Note: Applicants can also pay through ATM transfer, Mobicash …etc

Step 2;

Submit your Scholarship application through HEC Scholarship Online application portal by clicking on the link below.

Click Here to Apply Online

Guidelines for New Users

Documents Required

  • Proof of Identity
  • Educational Documents
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Study Plan / Research proposal
  • Deposit Slip
  • Others if any


HEC will provide fully financial support to study abroad for free.

For Official Announcement

Click Here to See the Official Announcement

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


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