Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD PositionsProgram, Split-Site Doctoral Research Program and Post Doctoral Fellowships Program, Tenable in the United Kingdom, 2009.: The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the oldest and most prestigious schemes of its kind in the world. It was established at the first Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in 1959. Over 25,000 Commonwealth citizens have held awards – many going on to reach the very highest levels of their profession.
The scheme envisages the following programs in different fields:
User Review( vote)
Split-Site Doctoral Research program
Post Doctoral Fellowship Program
Applications are invited, through HEC, from Pakistani/AJK nationals, fulfilling eligibility criteria on or before close of the deadlines etc.
How to Send Application Form?
Detailed instructions are available in the application form and also uploaded on the website, which must be read, before sending application. Reference letters should be submitted in sealed envelopes.
I. Download a) Commonwealth Application form and b) HEC Application Form (for respective program), from:
II. Attach attested copies of all the documents and Annexure, as mentioned in the Application Form, available on the above referred website. All bachelors and above level degrees obtained from Pakistani Universities and foreign universities MUST be verified by Accreditation and Attestation (A&A) Division of HEC. Link to concerned website is:
III. 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. 01120050011901 is being maintained for the purpose. A proforma for depositing funds is available at the following URL:
IV. Attach portion of payment receipt (in Original), of HBL online payment facility of amount Rs. 300/- non-refundable, made in favor of HEC, Islamabad.
V. Applicants are advised to initiate their admission process simultaneously and to start making communication with UK universities/supervisors, now.
VI. Attach One (1) copy of Commonwealth application Form, along with all the annexure, as described in the form.
VII. Attach one (01) copy of respective HEC application Form (for use by HEC), with all annexure
VIII. Attach Three (3 ) Copies of Research proposal.
IX. Incomplete forms will NOT be accepted.
How to prepare Application Package?
Kindly read each and every instruction very carefully to prepare a good application package
I. Fill one set of Commonwealth UK Application Form in original (Use computer Typing.) and then make two photo copies of this filled application form. Retain one photo copy with you, while one ORIGINALLY filled form and one photo copy be sent to HEC
II. Fill one (01) HEC Application Form in original using computer typing and send to HEC.
III. Use appropriate clip/stapler and file folders to attach set of academic documents with each application form. Lose papers or untidy package should be avoided
IV. Avoid sending lose documents / Annexures, after sending original application package, hence one complete in all respect set of application be sent.
V. Do not forget to obtain signature, approval, stamp of your organization’s competent authority or VC of your employing university or any organization where you are currently employed, (which ever applicable) on the first page of the Commonwealth UK Application Form. This is a MANDATORY condition, while sending application to HEC, without which no further processing will be done.
VI. Order of forms and papers:
a. HEC Information Form with all academic documents in ascending order, starting from 10th grade
b. Commonwealth UK Application form (original) with all academic documents in ascending order, starting from 10th grade
c. Commonwealth UK Application form (Photo copy of originally filled form) with all academic documents in ascending order, starting from 10th grade
VII. Please be noted that preparing an appropriate application package, neatly as per instructions, is the first step towards your journey for higher studies.
Deadline for Sending Application:
Commonwealth UK does not accept direct applications. All nominations from Pakistan will be routed via HEC. Kindly send the Application Forms (mentioned) for the said scholarship as mentioned, on or before, 21st October, 2008, to the undersigned on the address given below.
Project Director (FFSP/CW-UK)
Higher Education Commission
Sector H-9, Islamabad