Pakistan Scottish Scholarships Scheme 2017-18

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Pakistan Scottish Scholarships Scheme

This is Pakistani national scholarship for women. Pakistan Scottish Scholarships Scheme is a grant funded by the Scottish Government, specifically in order to create opportunities for young women in Pakistan to be able to pursue higher education at the post-graduate level. It provides opportunities for young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at Masters Level in Pakistani Universities and is delighted to be supporting this scheme which is helping women in Pakistan achieve their potential and ambitions, helping to build a secure future for themselves and their families. It is not an exchange program, rather it is kind of financial aid for students.

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

About Pakistan Scottish Scholarships Scheme

Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme will facilitate award-holders with the following incentives:

  • Tuition fee for Masters’ courses
  • University hostel costs
  • Subsistence to the award holder
  • Travel to and from home to university three times a year for students staying in on-campus hostels

SUBJECT AREAS

The scholarship will cover a Master’s degree at any HEC-recognised university of Pakistan in one of the following subject areas:

  • Education
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Food Security and Agriculture
  • Health Sciences
  • STEM Engineering

ELIGIBILITY

The following criteria must be met to be considered eligible for the scholarship:

  • Only female applicants can apply
  • Applicant should be a Pakistani national, currently residing in Pakistan
  • Age limit is 35 years
  • Undertaking a one or two-year Masters’ programme only
  • Applicant must hold a confirmed offer from a HEC-recognised university in Pakistan
  • Young women from rural areas are encouraged to apply

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Online

The online application form can be filled and submitted by clicking here.

Applying via courier

Application forms can also be downloaded here.

Completed applications should be sent via courier to the British Council Islamabad office at the following address:

Pakistan Scottish Scholarships Scheme  British Council PakistanPO Box 1135, Islamabad

DEADLINE

Last date to submit the application is 10 September 2017.

For further information, please visit the official British Council Pakistan website, or write to ps3@britishcouncil.org.pk or call our toll free number 0800-22000.

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