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Applications are invited to apply for the fully funded HEC Commonwealth Scholarship 2019 Pakistan.  Commonwealth Scholarship Pakistan is very famous among all students and they never want to miss  the opportunity to apply for it.

All international students from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, for full-time Master’s study at a UK university.

IELTS / TOEFL or GRE is not required while applying. IELTS will be required if you get nominated and selected by Commonwealth.
There are chances that HEC conduct interviews/test from shortlisted students. (But according to the timeline, there are very much chances that there will be no test, just interviews).
There is no restriction on applying, everyone can apply for it for Masters and Ph.D. No requirement of a faculty member for it.
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Details of  HEC Commonwealth Scholarship 2019: 

Must try your luck as last year, more than 80 Pakistani students were selected for commonwealth scholarship Pakistan 2018 to complete their Masters and Ph.D abroad. The nominations are now open by HEC Commonwealth Scholarship 2019.


  • UK

Eligible Countries: 


  •  Fully Funded

Course Level: 

  • Masters, PhD

Commonwealth Scholarship Value:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award.
    Approved tuition fees.
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,084 per month, or £1,330 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2018-2019 levels)
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Pakistani/AJ&K national & permanent resident of Pakistan/AJ&K.
  • Age must not be more than 30 years for Masters & 35 years for Ph.D. at the time of application
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2019
  • For Master Scholarship, candidate by the closing date of application must hold a first-class degree complete in all aspects in graduate qualification (16 years degree i.e. MSC/MA/MBA/BS/BBA etc) in the relevant field of study.
  • For Ph.D. Scholarship, candidate by the closing date of application must hold a first-class degree complete in all aspects in postgraduate qualification (17/18 years MS/MPhil degree) in the relevant field of study.
  • Not have any third division throughout your academic career and maximum of two-second divisions are allowed but candidate must not have a second division in the terminal/ last degree.
  • Must apply under one of the themes as mentioned above and on the CSC website and candidate’s field of study must be in line with future development needs of Pakistan.
  • NOT be registered for a Ph.D., or an MPhil leading to a Ph.D., or Masters at a UK university before September/October 2019 or candidate not has studied at the same level in the UK before.
  • Be financially unable to afford study in the United Kingdom without this scholarship.

How to Apply for Commonwealth Scholarship:

  • Apply online at HEC website: http://eportal.hec.gov.pk/loa. After registering and filling your profile, please select “Learning Opportunities Abroad” under “Scholarship and Grant” menu in a left-hand side panel of the online portal. After that, apply online to Commonwealth Scholarship through Electronic Application System (EAS).
  • Attach deposit slip of Rs.500/– (in original) deposited through HEC online Account No. 17427900133401 in HBL, Shalimar Recording Company Branch, 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.
  • All the applications for Masters/ Ph.D. without submitting both EAS Application form and online HEC form will not be entertained in any case.
  • Print HEC online submitted an application form and attach Rs 500/- deposit slip, relevant academic documents viz. transcripts, statement of purpose, study/research plan, copies of CNIC along with HEC application form and proof of EAS application form submitted through CSC online system application system along with EAS Number. (One set of documents in Spiral Binding only)
  • Commonwealth scholarship forms will be taken from shortlisted candidates only.
Send hard copies of applications on or before the deadline on the below mentioned address.
Learning Opportunities Abroad (LOA) Scholarship Cell, HRD Division, Higher Education Commission, Sector H-8/1, Islamabad.


  1. HEC may conduct test/interview or both to shortlist candidates.
  2. Commonwealth UK does not accept direct applications. All nominations from Pakistan will be routed via HEC.
  3. HEC endorses equal opportunity; therefore, females are encouraged to apply.
  4. HEC will shortlist eligible applicants based on selection criteria i.e. highest academic merit, quality of study/research plan, and relevancy of candidate’s selected field with Pakistan’s future development needs, provincial/regional quota and the number of scholarship slots allocated for Pakistani students.
  5. By-hand applications, incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will NOT be accepted. The recommendation of nominating agency i.e. HEC will be final and binding.
  6. Please note that HEC has facilitation role in the nomination process, a final selection will be made by the donor country. Further, HEC will have no financial liability regarding this scholarship.
  7. In case of submitting false information at any stage, HEC reserves the rights to cancel and debar for all future scholarships as well as impose a penalty, as decided by HEC.
  8. It is the sole responsibility of applicants to ensure that they apply to HEC Online system and EAS Online application form simultaneously before the deadline of 12th December 2018, as applications submitted after the deadline shall NOT be entertained in any case

Deadline of  HEC Commonwealth Scholarship 2018-19:

  • 12th December 2018.
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