HEC Offers Commonwealth and Swiss Scholarships for Pakistani Students

Web DeskSeptember 11, 2023

In a significant stride towards advancing educational opportunities, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has unveiled two prestigious scholarship programs: the London Commonwealth Scholarship Programme and the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Programme. These initiatives aim to empower Pakistani students to pursue Masters and PhD degrees while fostering international educational collaboration.

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Commonwealth Scholarships: A Gateway to Academic Excellence

The London Commonwealth Scholarship Programme, funded by the Commonwealth and Development Office in London, offers a remarkable chance for Pakistani students to embark on their academic journeys. With a total of 30,000 scholarships available, this program encompasses 26 dedicated to Masters and 30 to PhD disciplines.

Prospective scholars are urged to mark their calendars for the application deadline, which falls on October 17. To apply, candidates must submit their applications through both the HEC and Commonwealth Masters and PhD portals.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships: Nurturing Academic Potential

In parallel, the Government of Switzerland, in collaboration with the HEC, introduces the Excellence Scholarship Programme for Pakistani students, targeting the academic year 2024-25. This initiative presents a diverse array of programs, including one-year post-Masters research, three-year post-Masters, PhD, and one-year Post-Doctoral Programmes (PDP).

Applicants aspiring to embark on their academic pursuits in Switzerland through these scholarships should be aware that the submission deadline with the Swiss embassy is September 30. Comprehensive information and application guidelines are readily accessible on the official HEC website.

A Shared Commitment to Global Education

These scholarship opportunities symbolize the shared commitment of both the Commonwealth and Switzerland to promote international educational cooperation. By providing foreign scholars with the means to pursue Masters and PhD degrees, these programs not only enrich the educational landscape but also foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration.

The selection process for scholarship recipients will be meticulously conducted under the supervision of the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students. As Pakistani students prepare to embark on their academic journeys, these scholarship initiatives serve as beacons of hope, opening doors to a world of educational possibilities and excellence.

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