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 a scholarship scheme that enables students from Commonwealth countries to study in other Commonwealth countries. The scheme has been helping students develop their education since 1959 (over 21,000 Scholarships have been awarded during this time). The fund is managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), on behalf of the UK government.

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 CSFP website. 

Please contact us at the following details: 

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan:

Islamabad (Head Office)

Sector H-9, East Service Road

Phone: (051) 9040 0000 

Lahore 

55-B/2, Gulberg III, Lahore          

Phone: (042) 99263092, 99263096

Karachi

Behind PTV Station

Stadium Road, Karachi

Phone: (021) 99231476-77

NOTE: APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED 

Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Visiting Fellowship Programme 2017/18

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 Charles Wallace Visiting Fellowship to the Department of Politics and International Relations is sponsored by the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust, in cooperation with the British Council in Pakistan. The duration of the Fellowship is from 3 weeks up to 3 months, and the Visiting Fellow is expected to be in residence for one Oxford term of the 2017-2018 academic year. The fellowships may take the form of an attachment to a university department, professional institution, or arts centre.  Their two principal purposes are, firstly, professional familiarisation and interaction; secondly, study and research. 

The purpose of the fellowship is to advance the understanding of contemporary problems and issues facing Pakistan across a broad range of themes. 

An all-inclusive monthly stipend of £1,400 is offered by the Trust in order to cover costs at Oxford, together with a return economy air fare from Pakistan. 

The Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust will sponsor one scholar or practitioner from Pakistan as a visitor to the Department of Politics and International Relations for one Oxford term in the 2017-2018 academic year.

The fellowship will enable a Pakistani academic or professional to undertake a short working visit to the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations, 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. 

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

  • Please click here to download the application form.
  • Completed applications should be sent to cwpt@britishcouncil.org.pk
  • Deadline to submit the application is 1 May 2017. 

NOTE: 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.

Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme

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 three times 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 education 
  • Applicant should hold a confirmed offer from an HEC recognised university in Pakistan
  • Only female applicants 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 from 

To Apply online, please click here

NOTE: Applications open 17 June, Applications Close 10 September (midnight Pakistan time). 

A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Scottish Scholarships can be found here.

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 education 
  • 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 

To apply online, please click here

NOTE: Applications open 17 June, Applications Close 10 September (midnight Pakistan time). 

 A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Scottish Scholarships can be found here.