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

International Scholarships:

1. Commonwealth Scholarships

2. The Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship Programme

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 2023-24

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls - Bachelor’s 2023-24

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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.

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls, Master's/MPhil 2023-24

Scotland Pakistan Scholarships for Young Women and Girls - Master’s/MPhil 2023-24

Attention: The first shortlisted candidates list is live. Please download from the link below in downloads section. 

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.

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships are awarded to talented individuals with 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 700 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 are Commonwealth Scholarships?

Commonwealth Scholarships are 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 contributing to the UK’s international development aims. It is designed to attract outstanding talent to UK universities whilst 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 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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The Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship Programme

The Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship Programme, managed by the British Council in Pakistan, enables mid-career professionals across a broad range of disciplines to undertake short visits to the United Kingdom to broaden their professional knowledge, skills, and contacts. Its two principle purposes are:

  • High-level study and research
  • Professional networking and interaction with peers.

The fellowship may take the form of an attachment to a university department, professional institution, or arts organisation.  

Duration

A fellowship may last for two weeks and a maximum of two months.

Eligibility of applicants

Applicants who have studied in the UK/US/Canada/Australia/Europe/China in the last 5 years are not eligible to apply, nor are previous beneficiaries of Charles Wallace awards. 

A Candidate for these fellowships should:

  • Be a Pakistani national, residing in Pakistan, aged between 30 and 55
  • Show a written invitation (for the period of time applied for) from a UK institution or arts body
  • Normally hold a doctoral degree if proposing to undertake research in a UK university.

Current terms of the award

  • Successful candidates will receive a grant of £1,500 per month and a contribution of the equivalent of £1,000 towards visa and travel costs.
  • The award holders are responsible for making all their own arrangements in the UK, including accommodation, in consultation with their host organisations.

Eligible disciplines

The following disciplines are eligible for support under this programme:

  • The social sciences and humanities
  • The arts (all art forms) and creative industries
  • The environmental and medical sciences.

How to apply:

Complete the online application form here

Documents to be submitted, and next steps

After retaining a copy of your completed application form, email it to cwpt@britishcouncil.org.pk by Friday, 14 June 2024, together with your Letter of Invitation and your CV, including a photograph of yourself.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview, either in person or on-line, in July 2024, and successful candidates will be able to take up their awards from September 2024 onwards.

Please note that neither the British Council nor the Charles Wallace Trust will be able to help applicants to secure invitations from UK institutions. All applicants are expected to make contact with prospective UK host organisations on their own behalf.  

Please note that hard-copy applications, and incomplete applications will not be processed.

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.