UK Scholarships in HEC Commonwealth

Hi, if you are interested to join UK Scholarships in HEC Commonwealth, then you need to read this article carefully and how you can apply for this UK Scholarships, just scroll down and see the apply procedure complete.


The HEC Commonwealth Scholarship program for Masters and Ph.D. studies in the UK is now accepting applications. These scholarships are generously funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The primary aim of the Commonwealth Scholarships is to provide access to higher education in the UK to individuals who might otherwise struggle to afford it. There are 26 available slots for Masters and 30 for Ph.D. candidates.

UK Scholarships Benefit:

Successful applicants will receive a stipend of approximately £1,347 per month (which translates to roughly PKR 521,469 per month), along with other benefits such as a return air ticket, children’s allowance, spouse allowance, study tour allowance, and more. The application deadline for the HEC Commonwealth Masters and Ph.D. scholarship is October 17, 2023. It’s essential to submit your applications to both the HEC and Commonwealth portals, as both deadlines align.

Overview of the UK Scholarships:

  • Levels: Masters, Ph.D.
  • Fields: All Fields
  • Offered By: Higher Education Commission (HEC)
  • Category: International, Merit-Based
  • Area: All Pakistan
  • Deadline: October 17, 2023

Scholarship Details:

The HEC Commonwealth Scholarship for Masters and Ph.D. in the UK includes:

  • Stipend for living expenses
  • Full tuition fees coverage
  • Round-trip airfare to the UK
  • Warm clothing allowance
  • Study tour expenses
  • Air tickets for fieldwork
  • Family allowances for spouses and children

Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Scholarship:

To be eligible for these uk scholarships, you must:

  • Be a Pakistani/AJK national (Dual nationals are not eligible)
  • Hold a first-class Bachelor’s or Master’s degree for the Master’s scholarship
  • Hold a first-class degree in a relevant postgraduate qualification for the Ph.D. scholarship
  • Not be registered for a Master’s, Ph.D., or MPhil leading to a Ph.D. at a UK university before September/October 2023
  • Have the support of a potential supervisor from a UK university
  • Score a minimum of 60 out of 100 marks in the HEC Aptitude Test (HAT)

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to submit online applications on both the Commonwealth and HEC websites. Failing to submit applications on both websites will result in the application not being considered further.

Important Notes:

  • HEC encourages equal opportunity, with a minimum 45% female nomination ratio.
  • The HEC online portal will close according to the deadline, and incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • HEC has a facilitation role in the nomination process, with the final selection made by the donor country.
  • Providing false information at any stage can result in the cancellation and debarring of applicants from future scholarships.
  • It’s the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they apply on both Commonwealth and HEC portals before the October 17, 2023, deadline.

Please note that this scholarship opportunity is a fantastic chance for aspiring scholars to pursue higher education in the UK, and we encourage eligible candidates to apply without delay.

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