Higher Education commission invites application form from full time Pakistani/ AJK University teaching faculty member working on regular basis for PhD scholarship program provided by Commonwealth Commission United Kingdom 2016. These scholarships are for PhD students in all fields but priority areas are Education, Health, Economic, Growth and the private Sector, Governance and conflict, Climate and Environment, Water and Sanitation, Food and Nutrition and Humanitarian Disasters and Emergencies.
FIELDS TO STUDY/Courses offered
Commonwealth Scholarships are for PhD students in all fields but priority is assigned to some specific fields
Economic Growth and the Private Sector
Governance and conflict
Climate and Environment
Water and sanitation
Food and Nutrition
Humanitarian Disasters and Emergencies.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of Academic record, quality of research proposal, potential of candidate, and the impact of work on the development of Pakistan.
Must be Pakistani National or AJK citizen.
Must have first class master’s degree or equivalent (MS 18 year).
Must be a full time regular university teacher at the time of their application to which they intended to return
Applicant applying for the doctoral study must provide the evidence of support from a prospective supervisor or at least one of their chosen institute at the time of application.
Applicant must have an overall IELTS score of no less than 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each band in academic IELTS. The test taken no earlier than 1 October 2015 and no Later than 06 March 2016. The British Council, on the request of HEC, will hold the IELTS test for final nominees only.
 Academic record

Download HEC application form and fill it by using MS word (click here to download).
Fill online Commonwealth application form (for respective scholarship program) through Electronic Application System (EAS), from online Application by selecting HEC as your nominating agency. Get three (03) printouts of your online application form (duly filled and signed by the head/Vice Chancellor)

Documents Required
Attach attested copies of all the documents
One set of HEC application form along with Online Bank Deposit Slip endorsed by employer separately, as mentioned in the HEC-Application Form, available on the HEC website.
§  Surety Bonds one (01) copy (each) (Downloaded from here)
§  Undertaking one (01) copy (each) (Downloaded from here)
§  Passport Copy one (01) copy (each)
§  Medical History Certificate (Downloaded from here)
§  Attach the payment receipt of Rs. 1000 (Application Processing Fee) with HEC Application form only. All payments are to be made to HEC through HBL online facility. This facility is available in all branches of Habib Bank Ltd. A separate bank Account No. 17427900133401is being maintained for the purpose.
§  HEC will conduct interviews of potential candidates initially prescreened by Commonwealth through the experts at HEC and after interview, finally shortlisted candidates will be required to take IELTS academic test and further nominated to Commonwealth UK for further processing.
§  Incomplete applications or applications received after HEC deadlinewill NOT be accepted, for further processing. The recommendation of nominating agency i.e. HEC will be final and binding. Further, final selection will be made by the Commonwealth. Please note that HEC nomination does not guarantee for final selection.
§  Commonwealth UK does not accept direct applications. All nominations from Pakistan will be routed via HEC. HEC prefers equal opportunity, however, females are encouraged to apply. Please send filled in EAS application form along-with documents in spiral binding (3 sets) each separately and one copy of HEC application form duly filled in and signed by employer separately along with bank receipt on or before deadline on the address given below.

Last date to Apply/DEADLINE
30th October, 2015 

Detailed instructions are available in the application form and also uploaded on the website, i.e. official website

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