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The British Council offers the Scholarships for Pakistani Students

The British Council offers the  Scholarships for Pakistani Students

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

International Scholarships:

  1. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)
  2. Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust (CWPT)

Offered Nationally:

Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme


The British Council is currently offering the following scholarships:

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.


  • Economy travel air fare
  • Visa processing fee
  • Tuition fee
  • Maintenance and other allowances, during the study period


  • One-year taught master’s course
  • PhD
  • Six-month fellowship
  • Distance learning
  • Split-site scholarship


Candidates 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 post-graduate qualification
  • Have taken the IELTS English language test.



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).


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.


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.


Please contact:

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan:

Islamabad (Head Office)

Sector H-9, East Service Road
Phone: (051) 9040 0000


55-B/2, Gulberg III, Lahore

Phone: (042) 99263092, 99263096


Behind PTV Station

Stadium Road, Karachi

Phone: (021) 99231476-77

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 fellowships may take the form of an attachment to a university department, professional institution, or arts centre.  Their two principal purposes are, firstly, professional familiarization and interaction; secondly, study and research.

A fellowship may last for between three weeks and three months.

Candidates should:

• be Pakistani nationals, 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. They must make all their own arrangements in the UK in consultation with their host institution. There is no provision for course or bench fees.

Eligible subject areas

Eligible disciplines are as follows: Social Sciences, Social Development, Humanities, Education, Arts & Creative Industries, Environmental Sciences, and Health Sciences.


Please download the form from the downloads section below.

Deadline, to apply, is 1 April 2015.

Got and questions? We’ve got answers.

For further information, please write to:

Email: or call us on: 021- 111 424 424

The Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme is a grant funded by the Scottish Government, specifically in order to create opportunities for young women in Pakistan to be able to pursue higher education at the post-graduate level. The scheme aims to facilitate and provide assistance to young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a Masters’ degree in Pakistani universities.

The scheme has been initiated in response to the identified need of young women in the country who are deprived of the resources and opportunities to pursue and continue their education, and as a consequence to enable them to contribute positively to their community and society.

The award

The British Council Pakistan will administer the Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme in Pakistan and coordinate with the selected scholars for their tuition fee, subsistence and related issues.

The Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme will facilitate the award-holders with the following incentives:

• Tuition fee for the Masters courses

• University hostel costs

• Subsistence to the award-holder

• Travel to and from home to the university, three times in a year

The award will last the duration of the proposed Masters’ programme.

This will not cover MPhil or PhD courses.


The Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme is only for female applicants. Candidates should:

• Be Pakistani nationals, currently residing in Pakistan

• Be no more than 35 years old

• Planning to undertake a one or two-year Masters’ programme only

• Holding a confirmed offer of admission from a HEC-recognised university in Pakistan

Candidates from rural areas are encouraged to apply for the Pakistan Scottish Scholarship Scheme.

Subject areas

Candidates should hold an admissions offer for a one or two-year Masters’ programme at any HEC-recognised university of Pakistan in only the subject areas listed below. Applications in other subject areas will not be considered.

• Sustainable Energy

• Food Security and Agriculture

• Education


Applications for the year 2014-15 are now closed.

Further information 

• For further information, please write to or call our toll free number 0800-22000.

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