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

International Scholarships:

1. Commonwealth Scholarships

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 2021-22

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls - Bachelor’s 2021-22

The 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.

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 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 four-year bachelor’s degree at an HEC-recognised Pakistani public 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 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 Scholarship 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 Scotland Pakistan Scholarship Scheme.

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/MPhil 2021-2022

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls - Master’s/MPhil 2021-2022

The Scotland Pakistan Scholarship 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.

The Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme Scotland Pakistan Scholarship for Young Women and Girls Master’s levels funds a maximum two-year master’s/MPhil 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

The 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/MPhil 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 Scholarship 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 Scotland Pakistan Scholarship for Young Women and Girls.

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

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships are given to talented individualswith the potential to make a positive impact on the global stage.

As part of the UK’s ongoing commitment to the Commonwealth, each year around 800 students are given the chance to undertake postgraduate degrees with UK universities.

If you are from a Commonwealth country and believe you could make a difference to the world but you can’t afford to fund your UK studies on your own, then you could be the ideal candidate for a Commonwealth Scholarship.

What is the Commonwealth Scholarship?

The Commonwealth Scholarship scheme is aimed at students from across the Commonwealth who would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK. By funding postgraduate studies in a range of different study formats, the scheme helps to support future innovators and leaders.

This historic award is the UK’s primary scholarship scheme focused on supporting British international development goals. It is designed to attract outstanding talent to UK universities whilst also supporting sustainable development overseas.

Who can apply?

To apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of a Commonwealth country. You will still be eligible if you are a refugee or British protected person. You also need to have an undergraduate honours degree of at least upper second class (2:1). If you wish to study a PhD, you will need an appropriate master’s degree too. Finally, you must be unable to afford to study in the UK without the scholarship.

The eligibility criteria for each type of scholarship and fellowship vary. More information is available on the CSC website.

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Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Visiting Fellowship Programme 2020/21

Dear Applicants,

We are aware that due to the outbreak of Covid-19, there has been severe travel restrictions being applied globally and in addition the mode of education has also gradually being shifted to distant learning. In this time of transition, it will not be possible for the universities in UK to invite fellows from Pakistan. Therefore British Council and Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust has decided not to proceed with the recruitment cycle of fellowships for this year.

We hope to resume the programme again from next year. We thank you for your interest in Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust fellowship programme and we hope to continue providing this opportunity to you in future. For more information, please write to cwpt@britishcouncil.org.pk.

Thank you.

British Council & Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust

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.