The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has announced one of the most long-awaited scholarships by the Pakistan students that is Its Indigenous Scholarship Program for MS/MPhil and PhD Studies.

It is really an achievement for a student to earn HEC Indigenous Scholarship and get the chance to study free in the renowned universities. HEC has started the online registration process of the Indigenous Scholarships Program for the Year 2018. The students of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir are eligible to apply for the said scholarships.

Last date for Online Registration is 07 May 2018

HEC Indigenous Scholarships 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The interested applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

For MS/MPhil

The candidates must have passed 16 years of education on May 07, 2018.

For PhD

The candidates must have passed MS/MPhil or equivalent degree with minimum 1st Division or 3.0 CGPA out of 4.


  • 40 Years – For regular and full-time faculty members of public universities
  • 35 Years – For all others except above

Must be a regular student

Following are not eligible:

Those in employment unless getting study leave for the full duration of the study program

Those already availing HEC sponsored or government scholarship

Those who are already enrolled in the PhD program before Spring 2016 Semester

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How to Apply?

The applicants meeting the criteria mentioned above need to submit an online application at and create their profile by giving all required personal and educational details.

After creating a profile and updating educational record, just apply for the HEC Indigenous Scholarship.

Deposit Rs. 500 in favour of Director General, Finance, HEC in any bank in Account Number 1742-79001334-01, HBL. After submission of Fee, update it on HEC Eportal. Hold the hard copy as it will be required at a later stage.

Selection Process

HEC will conduct the Aptitude Test within one month of the closing date of submission of application May 07, 2017. HEC will send the Roll Number Slips to the applicants. The slips will also be available for downloading from HEC Official Website as well. Moreover, applicants will be informed via their mailing address and SMS as well.

HEC Indigenous Scholarships 2018 Test Weightage/Pattern

The test pattern for different disciplines is as below.

Test Type

Discipline Quantitative Verbal Analytical


Engineering & IT, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics 40 30 30


Management Science, Business Education 30 30 40
HAT-III Social Sciences, Art & Humanities, Psychology (Clinical and applied) 30 40


HAT-IV Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences (except Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics) 30 40


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