The Scottish Government in collaboration with the British Council is providing PhD Research Travel Grants to deserving female candidates. With the help of this travel grant, the candidate will get the opportunity to visit a university in Scotland to conduct their research or work on their dissertation.

The British Council will administer the scheme in Pakistan and directly coordinate with selected scholars and universities.

Host Country:
  • Scotland
Course Level:
  • PhD
Also Read: Pakistan Scottish Scholarships Scheme 2018-2019
Scholarship/Award Value:

Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme PhD Grant will facilitate the award holders with the following:

  • Travel expenses including return ticket to Scotland, visa fee and insurance
  • Living costs for a period of no more than three months
Eligibility Criteria:

All female Pakistani citizens who are currently residing in Pakistan and are enrolled in a PhD programme are eligible for application.  In addition, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

Applicant must be pursuing a PhD in one of the following fields:

  1. Education
  2. Sustainable energy
  3. Food Security and agriculture
  4. Health sciences
  5. STEM education

Note: To avail the Scottish PhD travel grant, you must identify and approach a Scottish University on your own. Once you have identified a university that is working on research relevant or in line with your own research, we suggest you approach a professor and submit your case to them. If they agree to host you for the duration of the travel grant then you may apply for this grant. Please note, you may only apply to Scottish Universities for this award. This travel grant is not valid for universities in other parts of the UK.

Required Documents:

A complete application will include:

  • A duly filled out application form
  • Scanned copy of CNIC
  • Scanned copy of transcripts
  • Invitation letter from host university
  • One letter of reference preferably from a professor who can attest to your academic abilities and research focus
How to Apply:

Applying Online: The online application form can be filled and submitted on the official British Council website

Applying via Courier: Application forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads section below. Completed applications should be sent via courier to the British Council Islamabad office at the following address:

Pakistan Scottish Scholarships Scheme 

British Council Pakistan

PO Box 1135, Islamabad

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the British Council Pakistan PhD Research Travel Grants is 12 August, 2018


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