US Pakistan PhD Scholarship Program: The US Pakistan Knowledge Corridor PhD Scholarship Program has been announced for year 2018. In June 2015 the United States and Pakistan established an Education, Science and Technology Working Group (ESTWG) under the Bilateral Strategic Dialogue.
According to the Plan, ten thousand (10,000) Pakistani scholars will join US universities in next ten years as an effort of the Government of Pakistan to train its faculty resources in identified subject areas.
Host Universities:

  • Click here for the List of Ranked US Universities:

Course Level:

  • PhD Courses

Scholarships Value:

  • This scholarship will cover living expenses, initial settlement allowance and airfare. But it will not cover Tuition fee, but you can take admission in the given list of universities which offer tuition fee waivers, but you have to win these waivers from the universities. You can cover your waived tuition fee from your living stipend.

Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible, you must:

  • Be Pakistani citizen/national/AJK nationals who meet other criteria
  • Have MS, M Phil or equivalent degree (18 years of formal education) from an accredited university/institution approved by Higher Education Commission, prior to this program, relating to selected fields for the PhD Degree Program
  • Have a maximum age of 40 for regular faculty members and researchers of public sector universities/R&D organizations, subject to NOC issuance and for all others maximum age of 35 at the time of closing date of application submission
  • Have an active written commitment to serve the universities/R&D organizations in Pakistan after the completion of studies under the scheme. All selected applicants are required to sign a bond to return back and work in Pakistan for a minimum of five years upon completion of degree program

Academic criteria:

  • The scholars who have already secured admission or enrolled in PhD program in QS ranked US universities (Overall Ranking), in the above fields may also apply for scholarship. Preference will be given to those applicants who have obtained tuition fee waivers from ranked US universities
  • Have acquired the valid GRE/GMAT/GRE Subject & TOEFL scores required for admission in US universities. Under the new scoring system, minimum scores of 138 in the verbal and 136 in the quantitative sections are required. However higher scores will be required than the minimum threshold for admission in top QS ranked US universities
  • Academic merit based on HEC-AEF calculator will also be applicable
  • The percentage weightage is 30% GRE; 30% HEC-AEF; 40% Tuition fee waiver
  • Have maximum 2 Second Divisions throughout the academic career
  • Have no 3rd Division or grade D in his/her career
  • Not less than 50% marks in academic career

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  • You will be required enter your created ‘User ID’ & ‘Password’ then ‘Sign in’ on HEC E-portal.
  • Complete online profile section wise at
  • Click ‘Scholarships and Grants’ on left ‘Navigation’ and then ‘US-PAK Knowledge Corridor Application’.
  • Now follow instructions, fill and submit the form successfully.

2. ‘Sign In’ for applicants who already have Common Profile at HEC E Portal:

  • If you already created user ID at , then click & enter User ID and password and ‘Sign in’ and proceed further for scholarship  by Clicking ‘Scholarships and Grants’ on left ‘Navigation’ and  then ‘US-PAK Knowledge Corridor Application’.
  • Now follow instructions, fill and submit the form successfully.

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For any query feel free to contact HEC Call Centre UAN: 111-119-432(HEC) 
Or, ​​0334​​-​​111​9432(9HEC)
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Application Deadline:

  • Deadline has been Extended upto One month. Now Last date to apply: 31 January, 2018

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