Government of Sri-Lanka Presidential Scholarships for Foreign Students for the Academic Year 2014-2015

Government of Sri-Lanka Presidential Scholarships for Foreign Students for the Academic Year 2014-2015

Sri Lankan Government Scholarships for Foreign Students for the Academic Year 2014


Applications are invited from eligible Pakistani students to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels in Sri Lankan Universities.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must b Pakistani /AJK national.
  • Minimum 6.0 in IELTS/525 in TOEFL for Undergraduate Programs, and Minimum 6.5 IELTS/ 575 in TOEFL for Postgraduate Programs).

Note: Applicants having their education in English Medium, they may submit English Language Proficiency Certificate from their last attended institution. However, preference will be given to those having Valid IELTS/TOEFL

Undergraduate Programs:

  1. Applicants are advised to attach to their application the original letter obtained from the Examination Board concerned, to prove that their educational qualifications are equivalent to G.C.E. (A/L) Examination conducted in Sri Lanka  or the G.C.E A/L examination of University of London or qualifications required for admission to a university in their  own country to follow an undergraduate course of study leading to a Bachelor degree.
  2. Applicants should ensure that all required passes  should be obtained in own

and the same sitting under a recognized Board  of Examination. 

                              3.    Be less than 25 years of age on 05 October, 201.4


Post Graduate Programs:

  1. Applicants must possess an MS/M.Phil. degree to enroll in PhD
  2. Be less than 45 years of age on 05 October, 2014

Courses offered:

For complete details of courses Click here.



  • Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee and fee for Laboratory experiments.
  • Students’ visa is given free of charge.
  • During the study period, a monthly allowance of Sri Lankan Rs.30, 000/. will be paid.
  • One-off settlement allowance of Sri Lankan Rs. 10,000/- is given after registration at the university.
  • Cost of Air fare should be borne by the scholarship holder.
  • Accommodation:  It is expected that the scholarship holder will meet the expenditure for food and accommodation with a monthly allowance of Sri Lankan Rs.30, 000/- (The relevant university will assist in finding accommodation)
  • Medical Cover:  Free of charge medical benefits will be provided at government   hospitals other than   dental related diseases.
  • Scholarship holder should be in good health and he/ she should submit a Medical
  • Health Certificate issued by a Government Hospital or an accredited medical agency as per the attached format within    two months of the registration.
  • No request for change of course or university will be entertained after registration.




  • The scholarship holder is required to maintain a satisfactory performance of his/her studies until graduation and if not, scholarship can be terminated before the completion of the full period.
  • In case the scholarship holder cannot complete the course during the prescribed period due to reasons of health or other unavoidable circumstances, considerations will be given to extend   the scholarship by a maximum of one year on the recommendation of the University.
  • The rules and regulations imposed by each university for the university students will also apply to the scholarship holders.


Application Procedure:

  • HEC form (Click to Download).
  • Sri Lankan Scholarship form (Click to Download). Forms can also be downloaded
  • Attach the payment receipt of Rs. 300 (Application Processing Fee) with HEC Application form only. All payments are to be made to HEC through HBL online facility. This facility is available in all branches of Habib Bank Ltd. A separate bank Account No. 17427900133401 is being maintained for the purpose.
  • Each applicant should submit dully perfected 04 sets of application along with all required documents to his/her government nominating agency.
  1. Certified copy of Birth Certificate and Passport
  2. Certified copy of official evidence of any name change
  3. Certified copy of the personal page of applicant’s passport
  4. Certified copies of the graduation certificates
  5. Certified copies of the post – graduation certificates
  6. Certified copies of the academic transcripts
  • G.C.E A/L and G.C.E O/L certificates or their equivalent

o   for undergraduate students

  • Graduation and post-graduation transcripts

o   for postgraduate students

  1. Medical Certificate
  2. Security Vetting
  3. Two Referee reports (preferred from applicant’s current employer/former
  4. lecturer/academic supervisor) – for postgraduate students
  5. Research proposal – for PhD/MPhil applicants


Deadline for application: 5th October, 2014.


Where to Send Applications:


Send the application package to the address mentioned below before 5th October, 2014:



Engr.Waheed Ahmed Mangi

Incharge (FFSP/Sri Lanka)

HRD Division,

Higher Education Commission


Phone: +92 51 90808081

Commonwealth Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in UK 2015 For University Teachers Working on Full Time Regular Basis

Commonwealth Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in UK 2015 For University Teachers Working on Full Time Regular Basis

Commonwealth scholarships for Doctoral studies tenable in the United Kingdom, 2015




HEC invites applications from full time /permanent Pakistani / AJK faculty members for scholarship program offered by the Commonwealth Commission United Kingdom. The scholarships are offered for PhD studies only. All awards will be made on the basis of the academic merit, quality of the research proposal, potential of the candidate, and the likely impact of the work on the development of Pakistan.


Eligibility Criteria for PhD Studies

*        Be a Pakistani  citizen/permanently resident of Pakistan

*        Should hold or expect to hold by October 2015, a first degree or at least upper second class honours level and relevant postgraduate degree or equivalent (MS 18 years)

*        Must hold a full time/regular university teaching posts at the time of their application.

*        Candidates applying for the doctoral study must provide the evidence of support from a prospective supervisor or at least one of their chosen institutions at the time of application.

*        The candidates must have an overall IELTS score of no less that 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in each band. The validity of IELTS test is not taken earlier than 01 October 2014 and no later than 06 March 2015.The British Council, on the request of HEC, will hold the IELTS test for the final nominees.

Subject Areas


*        Education

*        Health

*        Economic Growth and the Private Sector

*        Governance and Conflict

*        Climate and Environment

*        Water and Sanitation

*        Food and Nutrition

*        Humanitarian Disasters and Emergencies

Selection Criteria 


Final selection of the candidates and host institutions will be made by the UK Commission. The selection committee will grade the applications on the basis of:

i.      The academic merit.

ii.      The quality of the proposed programme/ study plan

                                                          iii.      The likely development impact that a candidate will have after their award.


How to prepare Application Package


Before sending application, read the below instructions thoroughly. List of UK institutions can be found at letters should be submitted in sealed envelopes. Please attach following documents in your application package:-


*  Download HEC-Application Form and fill it by using MS word (click here to download).

*  Fill online Commonwealth application form (for respective scholarship program) through Electronic Application System (EAS), from by selecting HEC as your nominating agency. Get three (03) printouts of your online application form (duly filled and signed by the head/Vice Chancellor), as described on HEC website. The applications without EAS Application form will not be entertained.

*  Attach attested copies of all the documents with EAS filled in EAS application form (03 sets in spiral binding each separately) and one set of HEC application form endorsed by employer, as mentioned in the HEC-Application Form, available on the HEC website.

*  Attach the payment receipt of Rs. 1000 (Application Processing Fee) with HEC Application form only. All payments are to be made to HEC through HBL online facility. This facility is available in all branches of Habib Bank Ltd. A separate bank Account No. 17427900133401 is being maintained for the purpose.

*  HEC will conduct interviews of potential candidates through the experts at HEC and after interview, the selected candidates will be required to take IELTS academic test and further nominated to Commonwealth UK for further processing.

*  Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted, for further processing. The recommendation of nominating agency i.e. HEC will be final and binding. Further, final selection will be made by the Commonwealth. HEC nomination does not guarantee for final selection.

*  Commonwealth UK does not accept direct applications. All nominations from Pakistan will be routed via HEC. HEC prefers equal opportunity, however, females are encouraged to apply. Please send filled in EAS application form along-with documents in spiral binding (3 sets) each separately and one copy of HEC application form duly filled in and signed by employer on or before, 30th October, 2014 on the address given below:



(Engr. Waheed Ahmed Mangi)

Deputy Director (HRD) / In-charge FFSP / Commonwealth United Kingdom)

Higher Education Commission

H-9, Islamabad.


Phone: +92 51 90808081



IMPORTANT NOTE: Nominations from HEC doesn’t guarantee any final selection.HEC is only facilitating agency in processing of this scholarship scheme. Therefore, HEC has no financial liability in this regard.