The British Council administers the following Scholarships for students and professionals who wish to study in the UK:

International Scholarships:

1. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

2. Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust (CWPT)

3. Chief Minister Faculty Development Programme for Faculty of Public Sector Colleges in Punjab

Offered Nationally:

  1. Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls - Bachelor's Programme
  2. Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls - Master's Programme

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls, Bachelor's 2019-20

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls funds graduate studies for Pakistani women in any HEC recognized university across Pakistan. Funded by the Scottish Government, these grants aim to make higher education more accessible to women, supporting them in achieving their potential and ambition. 

For the very first time this year, Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls is being offered at undergraduate level for a four-year’s bachelor’s degree as well.

British Council will administer the scheme in Pakistan and coordinate with selected scholars and universities either directly or through nominated university focal persons.

The Award

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls will facilitate award-holders with the following:

  • Tuition fees for courses in eligible fields
  • University hostel costs (where applicable) 
  • Travel to and from home to university two times a year for students staying in on-campus hostels

Subject Areas

The scholarship will cover a four-year bachelor’s degree at an HEC-recognised Pakistani university in one of the following subject areas only:

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

Eligibility Criteria

These scholarships are open to female applicants only. In addition, applicants must:

  • Be Pakistani nationals currently residing in Pakistan  
  • Be pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree in the above listed subject areas
  • Hold a confirmed admission offer from an HEC recognised public university in Pakistan 

Young women with disabilities, from rural areas and/or minority groups are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

A complete application will include:

  • A duly filled out application form 
  • Scanned copy of CNIC
  • Scanned copy of transcripts
  • Proof of admission and/or enrolment at bachelor’s level
  • Tuition fee form 

Applications for the Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls Bachelor’s programme are now closed.

Click here to view some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme for Bachelors.

 For further information or queries, please write to us at ps3@britishcouncil.org.pk or call our toll free number 0800-22000

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls, Master's 2019 - 20

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls Program funds graduate studies for Pakistani women in any HEC recognized university across Pakistan. Funded by the Scottish Government, these grants aim to make higher education more accessible to women, supporting them in achieving their potential and ambition. 

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls Master’s levels funds a maximum two-year master’s degree for Pakistani women in any HEC recognized university across Pakistan. 

British Council will administer the scheme in Pakistan and coordinate with selected scholars and universities either directly or through nominated university focal persons.

The Award

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls Scheme will facilitate award-holders with the following:

  • Tuition fees for courses in eligible fields
  • University hostel costs (where applicable) 
  • Travel to and from home to university two times a year for students staying in on-campus hostels

Subject Areas

The scholarship will cover a two year master’s degree at an HEC-recognised Pakistani university in one of the following subject areas only:

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

Eligibility Criteria

These scholarships are open to female applicants only. In addition, applicants must:

  • Be Pakistani nationals currently residing in Pakistan  
  • Be pursuing a two year master’s degree in the above listed subject areas
  • Hold a confirmed admission offer from an HEC recognised university in Pakistan 

Young women with disabilities, from rural areas and/or minority groups are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

A complete application will include:

  • A duly filled out application form 
  • Scanned copy of CNIC
  • Scanned copy of transcripts
  • Proof of admission and/or enrolment at master’s level
  • Tuition fee form 

Applications for the Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls Master’s programme are now closed. 

Click here to view some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme for Masters.
 
For further information or queries, please write to us at ps3@britishcouncil.org.pk or call our toll free number 0800-22000

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959, and over 26,000 individuals have benefited. Awards in the UK are funded by the Department for International Development, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Education (DFE), in conjunction with UK universities. The CSC also nominates UK citizens for scholarships to study in other Commonwealth countries under the CSFP.

Scope of Study

  • One-year taught Master's course
  • PhD
  • Six-month fellowship
  • Distance learning
  • Split-site scholarship 

What does CSFP cover? 

  • Economy travel airfare
  • Visa processing fee
  • Tuition fee
  • Maintenance and other allowances, during the study period

Eligibility

Candidate must:

  • Be a Pakistani citizen, residing in Pakistan
  • Hold a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above), or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Have taken the IELTS English language test. 

Selection Criteria

Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • The quality of the proposal
  • The likely impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country. 
  • Scholarship 
  • Firstly, the candidates are shortlisted based on their application and later they are further assessed through personal interviews. This phase of selection is conducted in Pakistan, by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). 

Fellowship

Nominations for the prospective fellows are required to be sent to the Higher Education Commission (HEC), from respective institutions and organisations. The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) London does the final selection on the basis of the nominations sent by the HEC. 

Further Questions

For more information, please visit the CSFP website

Please contact us at the following details: 

Mr Mushtaq Ahmed
Senior Joint Secretary
Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training
Government of Pakistan
Office No.051-9204596
Email: mushtaqchaudhary@yahoo.com

NOTE: The Commonwealth Scholarships applications for the year 2019 are now open

Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Visiting Fellowship Programme 2019/20

The Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship Programme provides assistance to mid-career professionals who wish to undertake short visits to the United Kingdom to broaden their professional knowledge, skills and contacts. 

The fellowship may take the form of an attachment to a university department, professional institution, or arts centre. The two principle purposes are:

  • Professional networking and interaction
  • Study and Research

A Fellowship may last for between three weeks and three months.

Candidates should:

  • Be Pakistani nationals, residing in Pakistan, aged between 30 and 50.
  • Have a firm offer (for the period of time applied for) from a UK institution.
  • Apply only in the subject areas listed below. Applications in other subject areas will not be considered.

The Award

Award holders will receive a grant of £1,450 per month, and a contribution of £800 towards international travel costs. The award-holders are responsible to make all arrangements in the UK in consultation with their host university. 

Eligible Subject Areas

Eligible disciplines are as follows: Social Sciences, Social Development, Humanities, Education, Arts and Creative Industries, Environmental Sciences and Health Sciences.

Application Deadline

Applications are currently closed.

Chief Minister Faculty Development Programme for Faculty of Public Sector Colleges in Punjab

The British Council has been supporting the Government of the Punjab since 2014 in capacity development of its college faculty through the Chief Minister’s Faculty Development Programme. The scholarship focuses on enhancing professional knowledge and skills of college faculty by providing them an opportunity to study in the UK through this scholarship programme. Since 2014, six faculty members from the Punjab have completed their Master’s degree from the UK and 6 others are in the process of completing it.

Commonwealth Medical Fellowships

Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are for mid-career medical staff from low and middle income countries, to enhance their clinical skills.

Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Medical Fellowships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. These fellowships are offered under one of the CSC’s six themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity

Eligibility

To apply for these fellowships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country, or be a British Protected Person
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Have an academic appointment in an eligible Commonwealth country at one of the medical schools by the World Directory of Medical Schools employed by a hospital affiliated to the Medical School where you have the academic appointment
  • Be available to start your fellowship in the UK in January 2020
  • Have qualified as a doctor before 1 October 2004
  • Have qualified at a medical school recognised by the World Directory of Medical Schools
  • Have met the English language requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC) within 2 months of being notified that you have been provisionally selected for an award

You will be expected to participate in clinical practice during your fellowship, and to register with the General Medical Council (GMC). If your proposed programme does not require this registration, your application will be considered ineligible.

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.

The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.

How to apply

Please click the link for details - http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/medical-fellowships/