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. Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme 
  2. Pakistan Scottish PhD Research Travel Grants for Women

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 2018/19

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 will enable a Pakistani academic or professional to undertake a short working visit to their host university in the UK, with the aim of broadening their professional knowledge, skills and contacts. The content of a fellowship normally takes the form of professional interaction, study and research. 

University of Oxford’s Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme Visiting Fellowship:

The Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust will sponsor one scholar or practitioner from Pakistan as a visitor to the University of Oxford’s Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme (CSASP) at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) in Trinity term (28 April- 22 June 2019). The deadline for applications is Friday 30 November 2018.

The fellowship will enable a Pakistani academic or professional to undertake a short working visit to the CSASP with the aim of broadening their research experience, professional knowledge, and contacts. For details, click here

Eligibility: 

  • Be Pakistani national, residing in Pakistan
  • Academic applicants must hold a PhD
  • Applicants must have at least five years’ relevant experience.

SOAS Charles Wallace Pakistan Fellowship:

One fellowship is awarded annually by the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust to a Pakistani scholar whose research and career would particularly benefit from the opportunity of spending 3 months at SOAS. The 3 month placement, located within the SOAS South Asia Institute, is ordinarily taken up between March and June. For details, click here

Eligibility

  • Be Pakistani national, 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 £1,400 per month, and a contribution of £815 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.

How to Apply

Applications for 2018 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.

Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme 2018-19

To promote higher education amongst Pakistani women the Scottish Government is providing scholarship opportunities for young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at masters level in Pakistani universities. This scheme aims at supporting women in Pakistan achieve their potential and ambitions, and help empower through education.

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

The Award

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

  • Tuition fees for Master’s courses
  • University hostel costs
  • Subsistence to the award holder
  • Travel to and from home to university 2 times/twice a year for students staying in on-campus hostels

Eligibility Criteria

All female Pakistani citizens who are currently residing in Pakistan are eligible for application.  In addition, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Applicant must be undertaking a one or two-year programme in any one of the following fields:
  1. Education 
  2. Sustainable energy
  3. Food security and agriculture
  4. Health sciences
  5. STEM engineering 
  • Applicant should hold a confirmed offer from an HEC recognised university in Pakistan
  • Only female applicants are eligible to apply
  • Only applicants undertaking a one or two-year master’s programme are eligible 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 Pakistan Scottish Scheme Master's programe are now open. Last date to submit the application is 30 August 2018.   

Applying Online: The online application form can be filled and submitted on the official British Council website, at the link: https://www.research.net/r/MWNJ83W

Applying via Courier: Application forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads section below. Completed applications should be sent via courier to the British Council Islamabad office at the following address: 

Pakistan Scottish Scholarships Scheme 
British Council Pakistan
PO Box 1135, Islamabad
 

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

Pakistan Scottish PhD Research Travel Grants for Women

The Scottish Government in collaboration with the British Council is providing PhD research travel grants to deserving female candidates. With the help of this travel grant, the candidate will get the opportunity to visit a university in Scotland to conduct their research or work on their dissertation.

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

The Award

Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme PhD Grant will facilitate the award holders with the following:

  • Travel expenses including return ticket to Scotland, visa fee and insurance
  • Living costs for a period of no more than three months

Eligibility Criteria

All female Pakistani citizens who are currently residing in Pakistan and are enrolled in a PhD programme are eligible for application.  In addition, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Applicant must be pursuing a PhD in one of the following fields:
  1. Education 
  2. Sustainable energy 
  3. Food Security and agriculture
  4. Health sciences
  5. STEM engineering  
  • A duly filled out application form 
  • Scanned copy of CNIC
  • Scanned copy of transcripts
  • Invitation letter from a Scottish University 

(Please note, the candidate will be responsible for contacting and confirming a placement to carry out research)

How to Apply

A complete application will include:

  • A duly filled out application form 
  • Scanned copy of CNIC
  • Scanned copy of transcripts
  • Invitation letter from host university
  • One letter of reference preferably from a professor who can attest to your academic abilities and research focus 

Applications for the Pakistan Scottish Scheme PhD programe are now open. Last date to submit the application is 30 August 2018.   

Applying Online: The online application form can be filled and submitted on the official British Council website, at the link: https://www.research.net/r/KNMPFRK

Applying via Courier: Application forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads section below. Completed applications should be sent via courier to the British Council Islamabad office at the following address: 

Pakistan Scottish Scholarships Scheme 
British Council Pakistan
PO Box 1135, Islamabad
 
Click here to view some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme for PhD.
 
For further information or queries, please write to us at ps3@britishcouncil.org.pk or call our toll free number 0800-22000